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Howard Iken

Howard Iken

Law Firm of Ayo and Iken PLC
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Summary

Attorney Howard Iken is the founder and managing partner of Ayo and Iken PLC, a law firm helping clients with divorce, custody, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and debtor defense. We have offices throughout Tampa Bay and Central Florida.

We have the following locations available:

Wesley Chapel
Summergate Professional Center
Seven Oaks - near Wiregrass Mall - off Hwy 56
27642 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

New Port Richey - Pasco
7623 Little Road Suite 200B
Counsel Square
New Port Richey, FL 34654
(727) 844-7676

Tampa - Hillsborough
703 W. Bay Street
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 774-4529

Clearwater - Pinellas
3000 W. Gulf to Bay Blvd
Wilder Building
Clearwater, FL 33760
(727) 844-7676

Lakeland - Polk
1102 South Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 248-1151


Orlando - Orange County
Suite 411
7651 Ashley Park Court
Orlando, FL 32835


We have six attorneys with extensive experience in many different areas of law. Those attorneys include a former prosecutor, former public defender, mediators, divorce and custody attorneys, and a chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney. Our consultations are free and we encourage you to come in to speak with an attorney.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Small Claims
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
11th Circuit
Education
Stetson University
MBA / Business
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Stetson University College of Law
J.D. / Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
Nova Southeastern University
Business
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Honors: With honers
Awards
Rising Star Designation
Superlawyers
We are proud to announce our managing partner, Howard Iken has been designated by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star. The designation recognizes Mr. Iken’s years of dedication to his clients, his professionalism. and his standing in the legal community. The process for selecting SuperLawyers candidates: The General Survey Requests for nominations go out to area lawyers. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation. The Research Process In addition to the general survey, the attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. The research staff also confirms that nominees are properly licensed, in good standing with the state licensing agency, and, when possible, that they have no history of disciplinary action that would warrant removal from the list. The Final Selection Process The point totals from the general survey and research process are then added to arrive at a final tally. The lawyers are ranked by point totals and those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list. To ensure a diverse and well-balanced list, the research staff considers factors such as firm size, practice area and geographic location.
Professional Associations
US Middle District Court of Florida
Member
Current
Florida State Bar # 10202
Member
- Current
Small Business Administration
Business Counselor
- Current
Activities: Volunteer resource counselor for SCORE program, an organization operated under the US Small Business Administration. Provide free counseling to business owners on all aspects of business operation. Specialize in business buy/sell issues. Currently I serve the organization as a legal resource counselor.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Florida Divorce and Custody Guide
Ayo and Iken PLC
Certifications
Family Law Mediator
Florida Supreme Court
Websites & Blogs
Website
Abogado
Website
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Website
Florida Divorce and Custody Info
Website
Divorce Mediation
Website
Criminal Defense
Website
Clearwater Divorce Attorney
Website
Tampa Bankruptcy Attorneys
Website
Tampa Personal Injury
Website
Tampa Immigration Attorney
Website
Free Florida Child Support Calculator
Website
Sarasota Divorce Atttorney
Website
Miami Office
Website
St Petersburg Divorce Attorney
Blog
Ayo and Iken PLC
Blog
Ayo and Iken - The Divorce Center
Blog
Attorney - Lawyer Network
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. Husband petitioner in uncontested divorce can I still get my maiden name back
A: Yes. But you must request that at the final hearing.
Q. Can I manage my divorce in Florida from Puerto Rico
A: That will be difficult. We have free consultations. 800-469-3486 Wesley Chapel Summergate Professional Center Seven Oaks - near Wiregrass Mall - off Hwy 56 27642 Cashford Circle Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 New Port Richey - Pasco 7623 Little Road Suite 200B Counsel Square New Port Richey, FL 34654 (727) 844-7676 Tampa - Hillsborough 703 W. Bay Street Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 774-4529 Clearwater - Pinellas 3000 W. Gulf to Bay Blvd Wilder Building Clearwater, FL 33760 (727) 844-7676 Lakeland - Polk 1102 South Florida Ave Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 248-1151 Bradenton - Manatee 9040 Towncenter Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34202 Orlando - Orange County Suite 411 7651 Ashley Park Court Orlando, FL 32835
Q. Does spouse still get alimony if half of the family net worth is enough to maintain her standard of living?
A: I agree. It really depends on how much money she receives.
Q. My husband and I went in front of a General Magistrate on May 21,2013 for a Pre-Trial Conference. I just received in the
A: The judge is giving you a hint that you two will be happier if you settle and agree.
Q. What is a counterclaim versus s counter petition in Florida? I answered the dissolution of marriage on April 1st,2013,
A: If you just filed the answer, you can immediately file an amended and a counter. Here is the rule: RULE 1.190. AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTAL PLEADINGS (a) Amendments. A party may amend a pleading once as a matter of course at any time before a responsive pleading is served or, if the pleading is one to which no responsive pleading is permitted and the action has not been placed on the trial calendar, may so amend it at any time within 20 days after it is served.
Q. My daughter came home from a weekend with her dad saying she witnessed disturbing things. She is 2. I'm worried. Advice?
A: If this is really a safety issue you should call the abuse hotline. A child protective investigator will visit within 24 hours. 1800-96-abuse
Q. My wife has remarried and I dont think we are divorced...can I remarry?
A: I assume you asked her? Or you can look on myfloridacounty.com for a divorce judgment.
Q. Can a petition for dissolution of marriage be amended after the respondent has been served?
A: If they already responded you can get an order from the court giving you the right to amend. Court are normally liberal with giving permission.
Q. I have property owned by me and my ex girlfriend who was married when purchased together. Can I get her off the deed
A: The only easy way is if she signs off on it. Otherwise it will be a complex problem.
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Contact & Map
Lakeland Office
1102 S. Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 469-3486
Wesley Chapel
27642 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 469-3486
7651 Ashley Park Court
Suite 411
Orlando, FL 32835
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 469-3486
Tampa Office
703 W. Bay Street
Tampa, FL 33606
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 469-3486
Clearwater Office
3000 W. Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33760
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 469-3486