Jonathan  Jacobs

Jonathan Jacobs

Attorney Jacobs is a caring and compassionate family and divorce lawyer.
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Florida
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Jacobs Family Law Firm is a courteous, friendly, and compassionate divorce and family practice. We are a strong and experienced advocate for our clients to establish and protect their parental and financial rights. Our family practice is centered on paternity and divorce law. These two areas are truly rewarding because we help people when they need us the most. Family law issues can be really stressful. Let us know how we may help you during this tough time in your life.

Among our sub-areas of family practice are collaborative divorce, uncontested divorce, and unlawful detainer lawsuits. Collaborative divorce and uncontested divorce often help make divorce more affordable for you. Uncontested divorce can help you save time, money and reduce the stress involved with traditional dissolution of marriage.

Attorney Jonathan Jacobs believes being a lawyer is an honorable job because our profession allows us to fight to protect our clients' familial and financial rights. Meeting with clients allows Attorney Jacobs to feel connected to the community. We hope that you will hire Jacobs Family Law Firm when you need help with your divorce or paternity case.

Practice Areas
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Unlawful Detainer
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Jacobs Law Firm, PLLC
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Certified Legal Intern
State Attorney's Office (Ninth Circuit)
Certified Legal Intern
Barry Legal Defense Clinic
Advanced Placement English Teacher
Leesburg High School
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Honors English and Dual Enrollment History Teacher
Clewiston High School
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Director Of Marketing And Public Relations
Florida Micro, LLC
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Education
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
J.D. (2017) | Law
Honors: cum laude; High Honors Trial Advocacy Certificate
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University of Connecticut
M.A. (2002) | History
Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honors Society; specialization in 20th century American diplomatic history
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University of Connecticut
B.A. (2001) | History
President of Alpha Epsilon Pi
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Awards
9.9/10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Best Litigation Attorneys in Orlando
Expertise.com
Best Child Support Lawyers in Orlando
Expertise.com
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2017-2019
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 1002263
Member
Current
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Lake County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Orange County Bar Association
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Marital Settlement Agreement and Equitable Distribution Webinar, The Mediation Center of Central Florida Inc.
Law Ruler Conference, Law Ruler, Coral Springs, FL
Websites & Blogs
Website
Jacobs Law Firm
Website
Uncontested Divorce in Florida
Website
Online Divorce Florida
Blog
Family Law Blog
Blog
Uncontested Divorce in Florida
Videos
Child custody in Florida starts with the presumption that both parents should have substantial, continuous and meaningful timesharing with their minor children. Child custody laws in Florida are intended to... Child Custody Florida | What Are the Child Custody Laws in Florida?

Child custody in Florida starts with the presumption that both parents should have substantial, continuous and meaningful timesharing with their minor children. Child custody laws in Florida are intended to...

A paternity lawyer in Orlando elaborates on the concept of ramp up timesharing when a father of a minor child has not seen the child in months or years. There may be a 30-60 day period where overnight timesharing happens gradually. Paternity Lawyer Orlando

A paternity lawyer in Orlando elaborates on the concept of ramp up timesharing when a father of a minor child has not seen the child in months or years. There may be a 30-60 day period where overnight timesharing happens gradually.

A recent development/trend in family law is many courts are scheduling virtual mediation in divorce and paternity lawsuits. These virtual mediations are conducted by Zoom, Duo, Facetime, Teams, or other another media platform. The rules of mediation remain enforced, and the conceptual fabric of the mediation process remains intact. Is virtual mediation right for you? Virtual Mediation Florida

A recent development/trend in family law is many courts are scheduling virtual mediation in divorce and paternity lawsuits. These virtual mediations are conducted by Zoom, Duo, Facetime, Teams, or other another media platform. The rules of mediation remain enforced, and the conceptual fabric of the mediation process remains intact. Is virtual mediation right for you?

When creating a Florida parenting plan to establish timesharing and other parental rights and responsibilities for your minor children, consider whether shared parental responsibility is in the best interest of your children. Shared Parental Responsibility Florida

When creating a Florida parenting plan to establish timesharing and other parental rights and responsibilities for your minor children, consider whether shared parental responsibility is in the best interest of your children.

Modifying alimony in Florida? Alimony in divorce Florida can be non-modifiable or modifiable. First we look to your marital settlement agreement or trial order from the family court judge. We... Alimony in Divorce Florida | Modify Alimony in Florida Divorce

Modifying alimony in Florida? Alimony in divorce Florida can be non-modifiable or modifiable. First we look to your marital settlement agreement or trial order from the family court judge. We...

How to calculate child support in Florida? Florida child support calculations are based on a number of factors. Jacobs Law Firm utilizes a software that includes child support calculations in... Child Support Calculations in Florida | How To Calculate Child Support in Florida

How to calculate child support in Florida? Florida child support calculations are based on a number of factors. Jacobs Law Firm utilizes a software that includes child support calculations in...

Contact Jacobs Law Firm at 407-335-8113 to learn about Child Support laws in Florida. Child support in Florida may be ordered by the Department of Revenue, DOAH, or the circuit... Child Support Florida | Child Support Laws in Florida

Contact Jacobs Law Firm at 407-335-8113 to learn about Child Support laws in Florida. Child support in Florida may be ordered by the Department of Revenue, DOAH, or the circuit...

Have you been summoned to a child support hearing in Florida? After determining you have been properly served, there are many steps you may take to prepare for a hearing... Child Support in Florida | Child Support Hearing in Florida

Have you been summoned to a child support hearing in Florida? After determining you have been properly served, there are many steps you may take to prepare for a hearing...

Child support in Florida may be set by the Department of Administrative Law Hearings, the family circuit court, or by the Florida Department of Revenue. Your Florida child support issues... Child Support in Florida | Notice of Intent to Suspend Driver License

Child support in Florida may be set by the Department of Administrative Law Hearings, the family circuit court, or by the Florida Department of Revenue. Your Florida child support issues...

Collaborative divorce Florida is a new type of uncontested divorce with even more benefits that can help you and your family! The hallmarks of collaborative family law Florida are privacy,... Collaborative Divorce Florida

Collaborative divorce Florida is a new type of uncontested divorce with even more benefits that can help you and your family! The hallmarks of collaborative family law Florida are privacy,...

Choosing to hire a collaborative family lawyer in Florida may be among the best decisions you can make. If you and your spouse want to resolve all of your financial... Collaborative Family Lawyer Florida

Choosing to hire a collaborative family lawyer in Florida may be among the best decisions you can make. If you and your spouse want to resolve all of your financial...

Have you been asking how to file for divorce in Florida? What documents do you need to file for divorce in Florida? To file for divorce in Florida, you may... Filing for Divorce in Florida | What Documents do You Need to File for Divorce in Florida?

Have you been asking how to file for divorce in Florida? What documents do you need to file for divorce in Florida? To file for divorce in Florida, you may...

One efficient way to finalize divorce in Florida is to retain counsel. As your divorce lawyer Florida, we can prepare your final documents, go over your testimony for the final... Finalize Divorce Florida

One efficient way to finalize divorce in Florida is to retain counsel. As your divorce lawyer Florida, we can prepare your final documents, go over your testimony for the final...

A flat fee divorce attorney in Orlando and flat fee divorce attorney in Florida can help to make your divorce affordable, expeditious, and more comfortable. Divorce can be an emotionally... Flat Fee Divorce Attorney Florida | Flat Fee Divorce in Florida How Does it Work?

A flat fee divorce attorney in Orlando and flat fee divorce attorney in Florida can help to make your divorce affordable, expeditious, and more comfortable. Divorce can be an emotionally...

Florida alimony reform 2023 is here and it has passed the Legislature as SB 1416 and been signed by Governor DeSantis. Alimony reform in Florida eliminates permanently alimony except in... Florida Alimony Reform 2023 SB 1416 | New Florida Alimony Law No Permanent Alimony

Florida alimony reform 2023 is here and it has passed the Legislature as SB 1416 and been signed by Governor DeSantis. Alimony reform in Florida eliminates permanently alimony except in...

A Florida divorce deposition is intended to obtain as much information as possible about all aspects of a divorce or family law case. Your divorce attorney may ask questions reasonably... Florida Divorce Deposition | How to Use a Florida Divorce Deposition

A Florida divorce deposition is intended to obtain as much information as possible about all aspects of a divorce or family law case. Your divorce attorney may ask questions reasonably...

At the end of your family law case, Florida divorce paperwork must include a Florida divorce final judgment. A final judgment of divorce in Florida, generally speaking, asks the circuit... Florida Divorce Final Judgment | Florida Divorce Paperwork to End Your Marriage

At the end of your family law case, Florida divorce paperwork must include a Florida divorce final judgment. A final judgment of divorce in Florida, generally speaking, asks the circuit...

Florida divorce mediation is an opportunity to resolve all issues, or at least some of your issues in family court. You may settle your entire case at a divorce mediation... Florida Divorce Mediation | How to Succeed at Mediation in a Florida Divorce

Florida divorce mediation is an opportunity to resolve all issues, or at least some of your issues in family court. You may settle your entire case at a divorce mediation...

Among the Florida divorce paperwork that is part of the court's required financial disclosures is your postnuptial agreement. A Florida postnuptial agreement is a document entered into after marriage and... Florida Divorce Paperwork

Among the Florida divorce paperwork that is part of the court's required financial disclosures is your postnuptial agreement. A Florida postnuptial agreement is a document entered into after marriage and...

How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Florida? An uncontested divorce with minor children, or an uncontested divorce with no minor child in Florida can take as little as... How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Florida | 20 Day Waiting Period for Divorce in Florida

How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Florida? An uncontested divorce with minor children, or an uncontested divorce with no minor child in Florida can take as little as...

How long does collaborative divorce take in Florida? Generally, each collaborative divorce in Florida ranges from 3-5 sessions which can be achieved within 6-9 months. A lot depends on the... How Long Does Collaborative Divorce Take?

How long does collaborative divorce take in Florida? Generally, each collaborative divorce in Florida ranges from 3-5 sessions which can be achieved within 6-9 months. A lot depends on the...

Have you been researching how to file for divorce in Florida? This may mean you are trying to to/get a DIY Divorce Florida. A do it yourself divorce in Florida... How to File for Divorce in Florida | DIY Divorce Florida

Have you been researching how to file for divorce in Florida? This may mean you are trying to to/get a DIY Divorce Florida. A do it yourself divorce in Florida...

When clients ask about divorce, Jacobs Law Firm often encourages them to first think about an uncontested divorce. One of the best questions to ask is, "How to get an... How to Get an Uncontested Divorce in Florida | How to File for Uncontested Divorce in Florida

When clients ask about divorce, Jacobs Law Firm often encourages them to first think about an uncontested divorce. One of the best questions to ask is, "How to get an...

Legal separation in Florida is not necessarily similar to the process in other states. A Florida legal separation does not occur in the sense that a divorce can be granted... Legal Separation in Florida | What is Legal Separation in Florida?

Legal separation in Florida is not necessarily similar to the process in other states. A Florida legal separation does not occur in the sense that a divorce can be granted...

A Motion for extension of time in Florida is designed to help in at least two situations in a divorce or paternity case. The first situation is when a petition... Motion for Extension of Time Florida Divorce

A Motion for extension of time in Florida is designed to help in at least two situations in a divorce or paternity case. The first situation is when a petition...

Parental rights Florida divorce is all about child custody in Florida and the three primary types of parental responsibility available to parents of minor children. Florida parental rights inherently involve... Parental Rights Florida | Types of Parental Responsibility in Florida Child Custody

Parental rights Florida divorce is all about child custody in Florida and the three primary types of parental responsibility available to parents of minor children. Florida parental rights inherently involve...

SB 1416 Florida offers new ways to modify child custody / timesharing in Florida. SB 1416 has removed the unanticipated change in circumstances requirement. Florida's alimony reform bill impacts child... SB 1416 Florida | New Ways to Modify Child Custody / Timesharing in Florida

SB 1416 Florida offers new ways to modify child custody / timesharing in Florida. SB 1416 has removed the unanticipated change in circumstances requirement. Florida's alimony reform bill impacts child...

Simplified dissolution of marriage Florida is an option for spouses with no minor children at issue, when there is no alimony involved in your case, and when both parties have... Simplified Dissolution of Marriage Florida | Are You Eligible to Get a Simplified Dissolution?

Simplified dissolution of marriage Florida is an option for spouses with no minor children at issue, when there is no alimony involved in your case, and when both parties have...

Stay married or divorce? Many spouses consult with a divorce and family lawyer to find out their options. It may be prudent to ask those folks whether they have tried... Stay Married or Divorce

Stay married or divorce? Many spouses consult with a divorce and family lawyer to find out their options. It may be prudent to ask those folks whether they have tried...

A motion for temporary relief Florida is also known as a motion for child custody, a motion for timesharing relief, are types of temporary relief hearings that the family law... Temporary Relief Florida | Motion for Temporary Relief in Florida

A motion for temporary relief Florida is also known as a motion for child custody, a motion for timesharing relief, are types of temporary relief hearings that the family law...

Why should you make a postnuptial agreement in Florida? A postnuptial agreement in Florida is about careful planning. Planning for your financial future and your spouse's financial future after your... Why to Make a Postnuptial Agreement Florida | Should You Make a Postnuptial Agreement?

Why should you make a postnuptial agreement in Florida? A postnuptial agreement in Florida is about careful planning. Planning for your financial future and your spouse's financial future after your...

Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. Can an unwed mother, who has sole custody of the child, change the childs name without consent of the father florida law
A: You have asked a great question and one that many people ask their lawyer. There is a notice requirement in Florida when changing a minor child's name. You will need to demonstrate to the court that you have made diligent attempts to notify the father of your child. You may wish to hire a process server to not only serve the petition for name change of a minor child, but also to perform a skip trace to ensure you have the dad's accurate address. Best of success to you both!
Q. Do I use the gross up method if the non majority parent doesn’t exercise his 20% overnight visits?
A: If you are modifying child support and can prove to the court or child support hearing officer that you the father is not exercising timesharing according to the court-ordered parenting plan, you should present to the court a child support guidelines worksheet that proposes child support based on the actual number of overnights dad spends with the minor child. There is no absolute answer for many family law issues, but if the financial burden falls on you as a hard-working parent, consider presenting your case in the light most favorable to you for your child's benefit.
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Jacobs Law Firm
2435 Lee Road
Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone: (407) 335-8113
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Sunday: Closed
Jacobs Family Law Firm
838 W Desoto St
Clermont, FL 34711
Telephone: (407) 335-8113
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Weekends are by appointment.