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:
Summergate Professional Center
Seven Oaks - near Wiregrass Mall - off Hwy 56
27642 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
New Port Richey - Pasco
4807 US 19, Suite 202
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Tampa - Hillsborough
703 W. Bay Street
Tampa, FL 33606
Clearwater - Pinellas
3000 W. Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33760
Lakeland - Polk
1102 South Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
Orlando - Orange County
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.
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Consumer Law
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- Cannabis & Marijuana Law
- General Civil
- Small Claims
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
- 11th Circuit
- Stetson University
- MBA | Business
- Nova Southeastern University
- Honors: With honers
- Stetson University College of Law
- J.D. | Law
- Honors: Cum Laude
- Rising Star Designation
- 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.
- US Middle District Court of Florida
- Florida State Bar # 10202
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- 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.
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- 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.