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Lynette Silon-Laguna

Lynette Silon-Laguna

All Family Law Group, P.A. - Tampa Divorce Family Criminal Lawyers Since 1997
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In January 1997, I founded the law firm of Lynette Silon-Laguna, P.A., now known as All Family Law Group, P.A. We are experienced and responsive attorneys concentrating in the areas of divorce, child custody/visitation/child support, stepparent and relative adoptions and name changes, as well as criminal defense, and consumer, personal bankruptcy.

Our objective is to provide professional and informed representation in the most expeditious and economical manner possible in consideration of each client's circumstances. Amicable settlement is the ultimate goal, if it is possible, to avoid the financial and emotional cost of litigation. Although we strive for an amicable resolution of a divorce and family law case, there are circumstances where it is not possible to resolve the client's case amicably. Under these circumstances, we will aggressively represent the client to attain the best result to which the client is legally entitled. We will advise the client as to the law regarding the client's issues and we will not mislead the client if the client desires an outcome which is not legally possible. Our first priority is to obtain a result for the client which is in his or her best interest and legally obtainable. Our contact with our clients is in a casual, yet professional manner and we will always represent our clients in a professional and ethical manner with the Court and all parties involved in the case.

We provide heavy-duty criminal defense by developing strategic plans to negotiate and strongly defend our clients' rights in court while upholding their dignity in difficult and challenging times.

Call us at 813.672.1900 or email us at info@familymaritallaw.com for a free initial consultation to discuss the options available to you. Se habla Español.

Practice Areas
Divorce
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
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
DUI & DWI
Bankruptcy
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Additional Practice Areas
  • Stepparent-Relative Adoption
  • Military Divorce
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All Major credit cards including Discover and American Express, as well as PayPal, Quicken, Android and Apple Pay.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Either flat fee or retainer, depending on the case. Bankruptcys are flat fee.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner, Managing Attorney
All Family Law Group, P.A.
- Current
Prior to 2012, Lynette Silon-Laguna, P.A.
Attorney
Lawyer's Title Company
Education
University of Florida Levin College of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
Honors: with honors
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University of Central Florida
B.A. (1992) | Legal Studies
Honors: summa cum laude (top 1%); Phi Kappa Phi (Honor Society); Founders' Day Honors 1992; Certificate for Outstanding Achievement 1992
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Awards
Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
10 Best for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2014-2017
Client Champion SILVER
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Services
since 2021
Superb Rating
Avvo
Lawyer of Distinction
Lawyers of Distinction
Recognizing Excellence in the Practice of Law
Elite Lawyer Award
Elite Lawyer
since 2021
Top Attorney
Attorney.com
since 2019
Top 10 Best Female Attorney
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
since 2017
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
Top 100 Lawyers
The National Advocates
Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell's Law Directory.
Professional Associations
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
- Current
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Florida Bar
Member
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Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Hillsborough Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Probate and Estate Section; Family Law Section
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Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
Officer
- Current
Activities: Officer 1997-2008
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Florida State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Probate and Estate Section; Family Law Section
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Clearwater Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section
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Florida Bar
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Proposed Alimony Reform Bill 2013
JDSupra.com
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Exemptions and Non-Dischargeable Debt
Avvo Legal Guide
Prevent Foreclosure by Stripping Second Mortgages in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Avvo Legal Guide
Seeking a Divorce and Financial Independence in a Down Economy
Avvo Legal Guide
Speaking Engagements
Annuities in Divorce, The Use of Insurance and Annuities in Divorce
Websites & Blogs
Website
Tampa, Florida Divorce Attorney
Website
Website
Tampa, Florida family law attorneys
Blog
Videos
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All Family Law Group Firm Overview

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Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered
Q. I was trying to see about a divorce I have been separated for over 13 years but I don’t have a lot of money
A: Hello! Since you have been separated for 13 years, how complicated your divorce would be would depend on whether you have minor children or assets and/or debts together. I cannot provide too much advice as I do not know your situation. It could be a very simple divorce and depending on the circumstances, you may not even need a marital settlement agreement, if there are no issues to resolve. You could possibly qualify for a flat fee divorce if there are no issues to resolve and the two of you are in agreement. However, more information is needed to give more accurate advice.
Q. In the state of fl does a married couple with kids have to be legally separated a length of time before divorcing
A: Hello! In Florida there is no required length of time a married couple has to be separated before divorcing. You can file your petition for dissolution of marriage even if you are still living together. Wishing you the best!
Q. Does a lesser earning spouse pay alimony?
A: Hello! There has to be a need for alimony for one spouse and the ability to pay by the other spouse. It sounds like he would be the one who would likely pay you alimony, depending on the circumstances and whether alimony is an issue. We offer a free consultation to discuss your situation if you are in the Tampa Bay area. Call 813-672-1900 or text 813-543-8960. Take care!
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All Family Law Group, P.A.
South Tampa Office
511 West Bay Street, Suite 350
Tampa, FL 33606
Telephone: (813) 672-1900
Fax: (813) 672-1661
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Free Consultation by Appointment
All Family Law Group, P.A.
Riverview Office
6338 U.S. Hwy. 301 So., Ste 105
Riverview, FL 33578
Telephone: (813) 672-1900
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Free Consultation by Appointment
Carrollwood/Northdale Office
3903 Northdale Blvd., Suite 100-29
Tampa, FL 33624
Telephone: (813) 672-1900
Fax: (813) 672-1661
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Free Consultation by Appointment