Canty Law, A Professional Association

Canty Law, A Professional Association

Services: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Negotiation, Student Loan assistance including termination of garnishment, Claims of Exemption, Debt litigation defense, Family issues, Divorce, Child Support, Paternity, and General Litigation.

Firm Overview

Consumer oriented Law Firm providing assistance to individuals with debt, family, and litigation issues. The firm is committed to a holistic approach where we educate our clients, fully explain options and costs and work together with them to find the best possible solutions to address all of their needs.

Debt relief assistance includes: evaluation of debts, review of budget, bankruptcy filing (chapter 7), debt settlement, defense of litigation, Student Loan Assistance, IRS tax negotiation and/or claim of exemption.

Family assistance includes: divorce, child support, alimony, parenting plans, post dissolution issues, and pre and post nuptial agreements.

General litigation includes disputes between roommates, neighbors, landlords and tenants, business partners and other consumer related issues.

Example cases
1. Representation of Debtor in credit card suit. Filed a motion to dismiss for failure to state a cause of action. Case dismissed.
2. Represented a Father in divorce where wife in law school sought alimony, child support and legal fees. Court determined no ability to pay alimony or legal fees.
Main Office
Canty Law
7601 North Federal Highway
Bldg B, Suite 240
Boca Raton  FL  33487
  • (561) 430-4188
  • (561) 405-3135


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes up to 30 minutes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
If interested in a fixed fee ask the attorney to evaluate and quote a fixed fee during the consultation. Fees vary based upon the service sought, the anticipated time and complexity of a matter. Retainers clearly specifying75are reviewed with the client and are required to be executed by client and attorney prior to providing services.
Hourly Rates
Attorney $325 - $350 per hour, Paralegal $75 - $150 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., evening and Saturday appointments available.
Office Manager
Carlos Kloosterboer
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Creole and Spanish speaking staff available

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes. Our attorneys will file limited notices of appearance to assist a client with one particular aspect of a case.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Our firm will delegate drafting, research and document preparation to paralegals whenever feasible without compromising a client's case to reduce the over-all cost of representation since paralegals are billed at a much lower fee that the attorneys.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Mediation is most often used in family, foreclosure and litigation cases. Many courts require mediation prior to setting a case for trial. Our experiences reveal that a high percentage of cases do get resolved and settle as a result of the mediation.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes. Pro bono legal services are provided by accepting referrals through legal aide.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

When a client is faced with debt issues our firm is capable of addressing the issues in a number of ways whereas many firms only offer one solution and may know little about other available options. Our firm has a holistic approach where we attempt to treat the entire situation keeping in mind goals, current and future needs of the clients.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Our firm believes that an educated client can best assist in their own case. Each attorney makes time to educate the client but also encourages the client to educate themselves and ask questions to clarify confusing information.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes. Our attorneys are willing to review documents prepared by a client and to offer suggestions for improvement.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

In some cases, particularly with divorce or other family issues our attorneys are available to coach a client interested in representing themselves.

The owner of the firm has been practicing law since graduating Hofstra Law School in 1987. Attorney Bonnie Canty has owned and operated several law firms, initially in New Jersey and during the last 15 years in Florida. Attorney Miriama Roc began with Canty & Associates shortly after it was established in 2007. Attorney Jarrett Berfond joined the firm approximately two years ago after spending 3 years working for the Palm Beach County Public Defenders office. Each of the attorneys in the firm provide a host of services to the firms' clients and their diverse backgrounds and experience work to complement each other and offer clients varied options and prospective regarding their issues.

Our firm will delegate drafting, research and document preparation to paralegals whenever feasible without compromising a client's case to reduce the over-all cost of representation since paralegals are billed at a much lower fee that the attorneys.

  • Bar Number: 131245
    Florida , 1997

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