I established the Law Office of Joy N. Owenby, P.L. in 2004. Our firm focuses on marital and family law, probate, wills, trusts and estate planning.
• Child Support
• Custody and Visitation
• Elder Law
• Estate Planning
• Marital and Family Law
• Probate and Estate Administration
Due to client-attorney confidentiality, we do not share information about prior cases.
6136 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville FL 32211
We offer a free initial consultation, in person or by telephone, for one half hour.
We do not have fixed fees.
$300 for attorneys.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
I chose our areas of practice to help children and families.
Our firm encourages clients to be well informed and educated on the legal issues relative to their case. An educated client helps our firm address any and all issues to ensure a successful outcome.
We have had many clients over the years who could not afford to fully retain us. In those instances, we would be retained hourly to assist the client in representing themselves. We encourage these clients to have all documents reviewed by our firm prior to filing pleadings with the court.
It is our firm's philosophy that there should be an attorney available for everyone, even if they cannot afford one. Therefore, we assist clients in representing themselves on an hourly basis. We also are one of the few firms that take payments with credit cards.
Law Offices of Joy N. Owenby, P.L. Attorney and Counselor at Law, Owner and Managing Member. Practices in the area of family law, probate, wills, trusts, and estate planning. Family law includes the areas of: adoption, child custody, divorce, and visitation.
State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program. Program Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit. Served as legal counsel for the State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program. Practiced law in the areas of dependency, family, criminal law and pro-bono in probate and immigration law. Supervised pro-bono attorneys. Participated in program administration, drafting policies and procedures. Member of Executive Management Team. Provided legal training classes for volunteers and staff to obtain certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Served on pro-bono committees for the Jacksonville Bar Association and the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association.
General Master, 4th Judicial Circuit. Judicial Intern/Law Clerk for Family Law Judge. Researched legal topics for court proceedings and prepared legal memoranda. Prepared pro-se dissolution database for use across the state of Florida.
State Attorney's Office, 4th Judicial Circuit. Certified Legal Intern for Special Assault Division. Tried cases and appeared in criminal court proceedings. Prepared and argued motions in court. Conducted depositions.
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Administration Manager for Local Census Office. Functioned as a second level supervisor of ten employees for all administrative functions, including personnel, payroll, supply requisitioning, physical security and computers. Functioned as instructor for new managers. In October 1999, received the Special Achievement Award for recognition of significant contributions and exceptional performance directing administrative activities in this office.
I have had the most amazing opportunity of representing children in dependency cases, family law cases and criminal cases (when children were victims or witnesses to crimes). I was the child's voice. All the other parties had attorneys, but what a unique and rewarding experience I had in so many facets of the legal realm to be the child's voice to the court. It was an extremely rewarding experience which educated in so many areas of the law that most family law practitioners have had this experience. It makes me a better attorney.
Our firm's strength is putting children first and ensuring the family's needs are met according to Florida law.Personal interests:
I enjoy spending time with my family. We have three beautiful children who are the focus of my life. We enjoy outdoor activities, such as camping, swimming, scuba diving, and enjoying all that Florida offers.
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