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Ramona Swantise Chaplin

Family Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Ramona

Learn Ramona’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, wage garnishment, foreclosure, repossessions

    14 years

  2. Family
    25%
    Adoptions, Child Custody, Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody, Stepparent and Second Parent Adoptions, Grandparents Visitations, LGBTQ+ Divorce & Related Issues

    14 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    car accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect

    14 years

  4. Probate
    25%
    will, trusts, summary administration, formal administration

    14 years

Ramona S. Chaplin is the founder of the Law Office of Ramona S. Chaplin, P.A. and licensed to practice law in the State of Florida. Ms. Chaplin was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. Ms. Chaplin attended and earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Florida and received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law in Orlando, Florida. Ms. Chaplin has owned and operated her own practice in Jacksonville, Florida since 2010.

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Ms. Chaplin is a member of the Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, Family Law Inn of Court, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Jacksonville Bar Association, and the Past President of the D.W.Perkins Bar Association, Past Board Chair of the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

Location

RAMONA S. CHAPLIN, P.A.
4040 Woodcock Drive
Suite 232
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

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Reviews

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Posted by Darryl | November 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Helped with my divorce.
Ramona Chaplin did an excellent job in handling my divorce and I would highly recommend her to my friends and family.
Posted by Jacqueline | November 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent services
Ms. Ramona was professional and sympathic to my needs. She held my hands thru the entire process and showed empathy when needed. I would definitely recommend her wholeheartedly.
Posted by Marcel | November 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied client
This law firm has been exceptional and extremely professional. No stones left unturned. Awesomeness to the core
Posted by Tamara | November 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Not only is she compassionate, she gets right down to business. I appreciate the ease and comfort that she delivers. I would 10 times over choose Attorney Chaplin.
Posted by Dori | March 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Superb Service
Attorney Chaplin was competent and personable throughout a very personal matter. She explained options and provided wise counsel. I am thankful for her her and her firm.
Posted by Paul | February 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Debt Free
I was in a financial hole and Ms. Chaplin pulled me out of it. After getting in contact with Uprightlaw I given an attorney Ms Ramona Chaplin and she Immediately went to work on my case. She was able to get contact with all of my creditors and got the phone calls to stop and got me a piece of mind in the beginning of taking my case. After taking my case she was able to work my case through the courts and in what seem like a few months my case was closed and i was awarded my discharge. I am now free of any debt to any one. I say thanks again to Ms. Ramona Chaplin and Uprightlaw.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2022
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Custody
Ms. Chaplin listen and understood what I was reaching out for her to do. She pointed out things that’s I never had previous lawyers address. I would recommend Ms. Chaplin for anyone law needs…
Posted by Adriann | February 2, 2022
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A customer that was seeking counsel
She gave me counsel on my situation and it turn out to be best solution for my situation.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness
Shea is such a knowledgeable attorney. Made everything super easy and explained everything, step-by-step, to me in a way I could understand. 10/10 would recommended Mrs. Chaplin
Posted by Tatianna | February 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever
I had the pleasure of having Attorney Chaplin represent me for my family law case. She was very knowledgeable and always communicated any updates in a timely manner. I am very pleased with her service. Thank you so much!
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Honest and Caring
Attorney Ramona Chaplin and her law firm are efficient and very professional. I highly recommend.
Posted by Nichole | October 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
I hired Ramona for a family law case, not only was she super professional but she was incredibly nice and did everything in her power to help my family. I highly recommend Ramona for all cases.
Posted by Sean | August 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A pleasant experience
After having a very bad experience with one attorney, I came into contact with attorney Chaplin. I explained to her what I already been through, my concerns, & what I was trying to get accomplished. She walked me through what she was going to do, & actually did what she said she was going to do. I appreciate everything attorney Chaplin did for me & will recommend her to anyone who is in need of a skilled attorney. I myself plan on using attorney Chaplin's services again in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2015
Great Family Law Attorney
I hired Attorney Chaplin for a custody dispute, not only was Atty Chaplin very knowledgeable but she was kind and understanding. She made communication with her office and/or herself very easy, unlike other attorneys I didn't have to climb walls to get in contact with her regarding my case. Atty Chaplin made sure I was aware of everything going on which made the process a lot easier than expected.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2015
Family Law Attorney
I had a family law matter that I needed help with. Attorney Chaplin was aggressive, responded quickly to my concerns and she offered me a payment plan.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Manger
  • Ramona S. Chaplin, PA
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of North Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Family Law inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2021 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  • Past President
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Divorce and Family Law Attorney of Jacksonville
  • Attorny.com
  • 2022
  • Best Child Support Lawyers
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Divorce and Family Law Attorney of Jacksonville
  • Attorney.com
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Divorce and Family Law Attorney of Jacksonville
  • Attorney.com
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Divorce and Family Law Attorney of Jacksonville
  • Attorney.com
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • PATHWAYS TO THE BENCH EVENT
  • 2022
  • Florida Bar
  • Trial Preparation: The Attorney's Guide
  • 2022
  • Florida Bar
  • Estate Planning: New Laws That Make Old Tools
  • 2022
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Professionalism: Translating Philosophy
  • 2021
  • Florida Bar
  • Demystifying the Admin Process in Child Support
  • 2020
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association 27
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Ramona
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel in a case against Ramona Chaplin in 2017. Even though it was a moderately high-conflict case with a child involved, Ramona did a superb job focusing on the welfare of the child and emphasizing the importance of a co-parenting relationship. I came away from this case impressed with her commitment to doing the right thing and suggesting actions that would best serve not only her client but the child -- which is one of the highest priorities a family lawyer should have. I have a great deal of respect for her and her practice."
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Jacksonville Family Lawyer Ramona Swantise Chaplin
Ramona Swantise Chaplin
Family Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 14 years
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