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The People's Law: Attorney Acevedo's newspaper column
The Sanford Herald was first published in 1908 and is still in operation. But, between 1998 and 2004, the Sanford Herald was known as the Seminole Herald. For a couple of years during that time, attorney Acevedo wrote a weekly legal column in the Herald called the People's Law as a service to the community.
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The Law Offices of J. Manuel Acevedo, P.A., are located at 116 North Park Avenue in Sanford, Florida, 32771.
José Manuel Acevedo is a lawyer admitted to practice law in Florida, has clients from Florida, the United States, and other
countries, and primarily serves Seminole County, Volusia County, Orange County, and Lake County, and the following cities:
Sanford, Longwood, Lake Mary, Heathrow, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Oviedo, Goldenrod, Fern Park, Forest City,
Midway, Geneva, Chuluota, Winter Springs, Wekiva Springs, Deland, Deltona, Orange City, Debary, Lake Helen, Daytona,
Deleon Springs, Orlando, Apopka, Maitland, Lockhart, Azalea Park, Winter Park, Mount Dora, Tavares, and Eustis.
El abogado José Manuel Acevedo es miembro del Colegio de Abogados de la Florida.
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Sanford's Newspapers
According to the website of Historic American Newspapers, the first newspaper in Sanford was the South Florida Journal which ran from 1874 to 1883 and was published by F. Robertson. The South Florida Journal was followed by the Sanford Journal which ran from 1883 to 1893 and was published by J.J. Harris.

Near the tail end of the Sanford Journal's run, the Gate City Chronicle began publication. It ran from 1892 to 1901 and was published by T.J. Appleyard. Then, in 1901, the Sanford Chronicle took over where the Gate City Chronicle left off. The Sanford Chronicle which was published by W.D. Bell ran from 1901 to 1908.

Then came the Sanford Herald which was first published in 1908 by R.J. Holly. Over they years, the Herald was run by different publishers with different visions. On March 3, 1998, the Sanford Herald changed its name to the Seminole Herald in order to reach a county wide audience. However, on February 1, 2004, the Seminole Herald changed its name back to the Sanford Herald. To this day, the paper has kept the Sanford Herald name.

Credit: Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers | National Endowment for the Humanities | Library of Congress | The Sanford Herald
Estate planning not just for the rich

To file or not to file for bankruptcy

Child support is a legal obligation

Arrest without a warrant may not be valid

Good luck on your business venture

What every driver and passenger should know

Security deposits protect landlords

Formal requisites of a will reviewed

Juvenile records may follow into adulthood

Shared parental responsibility; Child's
residential choice sometimes considered

Getting out of jail quickly after arrest

When towing company can sell your car

Using a durable power of attorney

Downside of joint ownership explained

Consider all factors in new business

Report abuse to protect children

A worthless check is not worth it

Antenuptial agreements; Contracts apt
to become more commmonplace

Advantages of Bankruptcy; Automatic stay
injunction stops legal proceedings

First Appearance release explained

Role of health care surrogate; Appointee
makes medical decisions for patient

How property restrictions are established

Filing juvenile cases

Sometimes, a juvenile can be tried as adult

Summary facilitates estate of deceased
Possession charges vary with cases

Corporation can be beneficial

Abuse, abandonment and neglect reviewed

Bankruptcy may not stop legal action

Enforcing restrictive covenants is necessary

Relocation requests are generally approved

Contesting a will requires validity

Function, power of grand jury reviewed

Certain collection practices prohibited

Changing a name can be simple

Counsel advised for grand jury witness

Sued party must be served with summons

Personal jurisdiction necessary to enforce order

Statutory duties of landlords reviewed

Employers must maintain certain records

Age requirements for marriage

Incapacity may lead to removal of rights

Establishing grounds for contesting will

Registration of birth certificates: It's the law

Fictitious name registration is required by law

Enforcement of visitation by grandparents

Protective Services available for adults

Sealing and expunging criminal records

Acquiring title by adverse possession

Transfers of assets may present risks to new holders

Know all the facts about fictitious name registration

Government regulates construction industry
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Attorney Acevedo's goal in the selection of topics he wrote about in the People's Law column was to inform the readers about situations that could affect practically anyone directly or indirectly. Attorney Acevedo wrote about legal issues related to family law, criminal law, business law, property law, wills, bankruptcy, landlords and tenants, child support, juvenile records, probate, car accidents, child custody, small businesses, visitation, guardianship, lawsuits, and many other legal issues.
Below is a list of some of the articles written by attorney Acevedo as they appeared in the People's Law. Please note that some titles were modified by the Herald.
Sample articles written by Attorney Acevedo