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Linda D. Carley

Linda D. Carley

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  • Divorce, Family Law, Probate ...
  • Florida
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Experienced, wise, and compassionate.  From thirty plus years of being a circuit court judge and an attorney, Linda is not your ordinary attorney. She uses common sense and practical advice for you to resolve legal problems as quickly, saving relationships, money and time.

Her law practice caters to individuals with legal issues related to life transitions and caters to individuals who understand how important it is to resolve legal issues that threaten the security of their family, home, and business. Her knowledge and experience from serving as both judge and attorney gives her a unique perspective that enables her to project the end result and frame issues from early on. This alleviates time and emotional and financial toil that legal issues create for people when they are in the midst of turmoil such as divorce, illness, or when they are facing an age or family-related legal issue.

Linda graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Mass Communications and political science.  She attended Stetson Law school and was on Law Review She was recruited by one of Central Florida premiere law firms, Gray Harris and Robinson in 1985 and worked in their municipal securities, health care and employment law departments.  

In 1989,she was one of the first women in Central Florida to begin her own law practice.  

For the next twenty years, she became a Board Certified Marital Law attorney, a Supreme Court appointed Mediator, a trained collaborative practitioner, and one of the most successful women attorneys in the Central Florida area.  She was elected Circuit Judge for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit in 2010 and served on the family, civil, probate, juvenile, and dependency benches.

Since that time, she has written two best-selling books, Divorce Made Simple, The Ultimate Guide and a memoir, An Illusion of Normal.   

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Elder Law
    Juvenile Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner and Senior Attorney
Carley Law LLC
- Current
Owner and Senior Attorney
Circuit Judge
18th Judicial Circuit
Circuit Judge on Family, Civil, Juvenile, Dependency, and Probate Benches
Owner, Senior Attorney
Linda Schoonover, P.A.
Owner and Senior Attorney
Associate Attorney
Gray, Harris and Robinson
Recruited out of law school
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
Honors: Law Review
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Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0513172
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Divorce Made Simple
Rocky Road Publishing
An Illusion of Normal
Rocky Road Publishing
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Carley Law
435 S Ridgewood Ave,
Suite 205
Daytona Beach,, FL 32114
Telephone: (386) 281-3340