Email MeLynette Silon-Laguna
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.
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 consumer (and business) Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and 13.
Areas of Practice:
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.
Furthermore, we have the experience to assist you if you are overwhelmed with debt. As property is divided in divorce, and one household is divided into two, divorce sometimes has the unexpected consequence of serious financial issues leading to bankruptcy. Even if you are not going through a divorce, if your debt is unmanageable, you are threatened by home foreclosure, or you have any questions regarding restructuring business or consumer debt unrelated to bankruptcy, we, provide experienced consumer and business Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy law legal services.
If you have questions regarding divorce, family law or bankruptcy law, contact us. We provide a free initial consultation. Furthermore, we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, checks, cash and we charge reasonable and competitive rates. Call us at 813-902-3903 or contact our firm by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We serve clients throughout Hillsborough County, including the areas of Tampa, New Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, Valrico, Gibsonton, Lithia, Mango, Palm River, Seffner, Sun City Center, Apollo Beach, Ruskin and MacDill Air Force Base.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Stepparent Adoption
- Relative Adoption
- Name Change
- Child Support
- Child Custody
- Domestic Violence
- Florida, 1995
- University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
- Juris Doctorate - July, 1995
- Honors: Graduated with Honors
- University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Studiessumma cum laude - May, 1992
Honors and Awards
- Phi Kappa Phi (Honor Society)
- Founder's Day Honors
- Certificate for Outstanding Achievement
Professional Associations and Memberships
- U.S. Middle District of Florida - 1998
- The Florida Bar - Family Law Section
- Clearwater Bar Association
- Hillsborough Bar Association - Family Law Section
- Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary - 2000 through 2002
- Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member, September 1, 2009 - Present