Legal Services

Divorce
The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., are extremely experienced in handling Divorce issues and has handled countless Divorce cases over the course of almost four decades. Divorce is seldom a matter of simply signing paperwork and walking away. Unless your spouse will cooperate completely with everything you want and not seek anything for themselves, divorce can be a complicated, drawn out and stressful experience. The Divorce process can involve the division of all assets, resolution of any custody and visitation issues, and the determination of any appropriate child support or alimony. The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A. will strive to make sure that all of these issues are dealt with in a manner that protects your best interests and financial security.

Worker’s Compensation
The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., will guide you through the Worker’s Compensation process from day one. Worker’s Compensation involves an award of money in order to compensate you if you are ever injured on the job. It is extremely important to contact an attorney as soon as safely possible after an injury occurs. Worker’s Compensation law assigns each injury a value based upon its severity and that equals a specific monetary award amount. The Worker’s Compensation process can become fairly complicated and requires an experienced attorney to insure that your injury is treated seriously and you are paid for your loss. Jeffrey Dragon & Associates will strive to make sure that your injury is properly assessed. A difference of a few percentage points of injury severity can easily reduce your award amount by thousands of dollars. The sooner you contact us after your injury, the faster The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., can begin to protect your interests and help you to obtain proper medical care and full compensation for your injuries.

Immigration
The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., are experienced in handling all aspects of an Immigration case from the very onset. Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., can help you whether you are looking to come into the country for the first time, want to change your Immigration status or become a citizen or if you have run into problems with your current Immigration situation. The Immigration process is almost always extremely difficult and time consuming and can often involve a need to work with complex federal law. The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., will work to make sure that you are represented on your Immigration case competently and thoroughly from the beginning.

Wills, Trusts and Estates
The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., are skilled in drafting simple and complex wills and trusts and otherwise plotting the future of your estate today. Effectively managing your estate is the most beneficial method of ensuring that your finances will pass to your family in the way that you want them to pass. Unfortunately, Estates in general and Wills and Trusts in particular can become exceedingly complicated and much care is needed to make sure that your current intentions will be carried out. Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., will make every effort to prepare your Estate in a way that limits the chances that your hard earned finances and assets will not go where you want them to go. It is very important to contact an attorney’s office such as Jeffrey Dragon & Associates to help change your actual financial gifts into reality.

Spousal Support and Alimony
One particularly frustrating aspect of any divorce proceeding is the award of support and the Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., will work hard to ensure that you receive the amount of money in support that you deserve and do not end up paying your spouse more Spousal Support or Alimony than you can afford to pay. Many people do not realize that temporary Spousal Support can be awarded very soon after the parties separate and Alimony can be awarded later during the Divorce. Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., can make sure that your case is heard as soon as possible and you are granted the Spousal Support you need after your spouse leaves you with the bills. At the same time, Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., has the experience to fight an excessive or unreasonable request for Spousal Support or Alimony from your spouse. It is important to contact an attorney’s office such as Jeffrey Dragon & Associates as soon as you separate in order to make sure that your rights are represented and to help against your spouse taking a financial advantage against your interests.

Probate
The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., will work to guide a beneficiary through the complex world of Probate Court. Usually, a thoroughly planned and designed estate will make the process of executing a Will relatively simple and will ensure that the deceased’s intentions are followed throughout Probate. Jeffrey Dragon & Associates has many years of experience in planning Estates and will work to make sure that a future Probate process is as painless as possible. Unfortunately, not every person had the benefit of a competently constructed Estate. In those cases, it is necessary to hire an attorney such as Jeffrey Dragon & Associates to represent you in Probate Court. In the cases where a Will is disputed, Probate will become the process where a Judge will decide who inherits from the Estate. Depending on the size of the Estate, this Probate process will determine whether or not you will inherit many thousands of dollars or more.

Criminal Defense
The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A. have extensive experience in providing excellent Criminal Defense on all crimes from petty crimes to those that are much more serious. When a person is charged with a very serious crime, that person usually realizes that they need a superb attorney’s office like Jeffrey Dragon & Associates to provide Criminal Defense in a manner that shows their innocence or minimizes their jail time and fines. Unfortunately, people often do not realize that it is also extremely important to use an office like Jeffrey Dragon & Associates to provide Criminal Defense when they are charged with a crime that they consider very minor. Crimes that do not seem important still often allow the Judge to impose a sentence that is much more serious than one might think. Furthermore, even those crimes that do not carry jail time will often stay on a person’s record for many years and interfere with employment and credit. It is important to seek competent Criminal Defense like that provided by Jeffrey Dragon & Associates in order to fight to make sure that even a small matter does not result in thousands of dollars in fines, lost income or worse.

Traffic Tickets
Traffic Tickets seem fairly minor when compared to serious crimes that can result in many years of jail time. However, it is important to realize that traffic tickets have resulted in millions of dollars or more in fines because people simply pay the ticket instead of hiring an office like The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A. There are numerous local courts in every small town and city that spend the vast majority of their time dealing with Traffic Tickets. Jeffrey Dragon & Associates has extensive experience in dealing with these courts and will work to prevent your Traffic Ticket from resulting in a hefty fine and points that may cost a large of money in both the short and long run.

Expungement
The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., has extensive experience in removing past infractions from your current criminal record. Under certain circumstances, many people who have a criminal record may be able to have that record expunged. People will often hire an attorney’s office like Jeffrey Dragon & Associates to handle that process so that the past indiscretion will no longer be visible during a criminal background check often done by employers and others. The rules of Expungement are fairly complicated and require a significant amount of time to complete. Some crimes cannot be expunged and other crimes are subject to Expungement. It is important to hire an office like Jeffrey Dragon & Associates to competently and effectively work to expunge a record.

Living Will
The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., can help you prepare a Living Will in order to make sure that you are treated according to your wishes in the event that you are ever hospitalized or face a situation where medical decisions need to be made for you. A Living Will is a document that legally requires people to abide by your desires regarding medication treatments that may or may not be done for you when you cannot make that decision yourself. Jeffrey Dragon & Associates and has a great deal of experience preparing Living Wills and other documentation to protect a person during any anticipated or unanticipated incapacity. Unfortunately, many events cannot be predicted and it is an always an intelligent idea to hire an attorney’s office such as Jeffrey Dragon & Associates to prepare a Living Will or Advanced Directive in order to protect yourself.

DYFS
The Division of Youth and Family Services has an enormous amount of power to take custody of your children and make very difficult requests of your family. The Law Offices of Jeffrey Dragon & Associates, P.A., have been representing parents in DYFS cases for many years. Most people do not realize that the State has the right to immediately take custody of your children based upon a concern for their safety. Very often, DYFS has made a mistake about you and your family and it is extremely important to hire an office such as Jeffrey Dragon & Associates to make sure that your voice is heard in Court. DYFS cases are not criminal cases and you do not have the same rights. Jeffrey Dragon & Associates is more than capable of working with the unique and possibly unfair laws and procedures present in many DYFS proceedings.