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Cynthia Hernandez, Esq.

Cynthia Hernandez, Esq.

Cynthia is a highly skilled and aggressive family law attorney that will fight for her clients rights. Cynthia is a Qualified Parenting Coordinator, Certified Guardian Ad Litem and a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator . As someone who has experienced the difficulty of a divorce herself, Cynthia has a unique understanding of the process and emotional toll divorce and custody battles can take on spouses and children. Cynthia’s office is LGBTQ+ friendly and very experienced in handling same sex divorces, surrogacy and child timesharing matters.

Cynthia previously worked as a Public Defender in Pinellas County with an unprecedented winning trial record and leading the office in Pinellas County for the most trials during her tenure. She then opened her own office and focused her legal practice to Family Law 2007.

Cynthia Hernandez obtained her B.A. from the University of South Florida, and her J.D. from Florida State University College of Law.

HONORS & AWARDS

    • TEN BEST FLORIDA FEMALE ATTORNEYS IN CLIENT SATISFACTION
    • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2019)
    •  TOP 100 LAWYERS IN FLORIDA IN MATRIMONIAL & FAMILY LAW
    • National Advocates (2017)
    • PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
      WASHINGTON D.C. BAR
    •  D.C. Bar, Family Law Section, Member (2019-Present)

FLORIDA BAR

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member (2015-Present)
  • Florida Bar ,Domestic Violence Committee, Member (2019-Present)
  • Florida Bar, Legislative Committee, Member (2020-Present)
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Rules and Forms Committee, Member (2020-Present)

U.S. COURT OF APPEALS -Eleventh Circuit

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, MEMBER (2005-PRESENT)

  • Family Law Division, Executive Council (2020-Present)
  • Family Law Division, Member (2015-Present)
  • 5k Pro Bono River Run Committee, Member (2020-Present)

PINELLAS LATIN BAR ASSOCIATION, MEMBER (2019-PRESENT)

  • Executive Council Secretary (2019-Present)
  • Founding Member (2019-Present)

ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS, MEMBER (2019-PRESENT)

  • Florida Chapter, Member (2019-Present)

FLORIDA ADOPTION COUNCIL

  • Member (2019-Present)

COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW ORGANIZATIONS

  • Next Generation Divorce, Member (2019-Present)

STANN GIVENS FAMILY LAW  INN OF COURT, MEMBER (2018-Present)

  • Executive Council Secretary (2019-Present)
  • Master (2018-Present)

TAMPA BAY INN OF COURT, MEMBER (2019-Present)

  • Associate (2019-Present)

Guardian ad litem: representing a child’s best interests

Guardian’s ad Litem are court-appointed advocates tasked with representing the best interest of a child. These court advocates are frequently appointed in cases of suspected child abuse or cases where there are particular concerns for a minor child in litigation.
Cynthia Hernandez has been regularly court-appointed as a guardian ad litem for minor children in Hillsborough County custody cases. If you are looking for an independent guardian ad litem to advocate for a child’s best interests, contact Cynthia Hernandez Law.

Parenting Coordinator

Parenting Coordinator’s are court-appointed during the pendency of an open case involving children or after a case has settled when the parties are having ongoing difficulty cooperating.
Cynthia Hernandez is available to be court-appointed as a parenting coordinator for divorce and modification in Hillsborough & Pinellas County. If you are looking for an parenting coordinator to assist in bridging the gap in communication, contact Cynthia Hernandez Law.
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