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About me

I am a former Assistant State Attorney with the Ninth Judicial Circuit and now handle criminal defense matters.  I have been practicing family law for over eight years as well.  I work in over ten counties but my primary focus is family law matters in Orange County.  I am married with two girls and I shuffle the life of a career mother like many of my clients do.  I enjoy helping people achieve their dreams and goals while educating them on the future opportunities they have available as a result of their current litigation.    


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 90%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    10 years



Hourly ($125-300/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Marti Louden Goldstein

    Cheri Hobbs is a top notch family law attorney. She is an aggressive litigator and a creative problem solver. She brings to the table a thorough knowledge of family law. A steadfast advocate, she is adept at obtaining favorable results for her clients. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Marti Goldstein Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jacquelyn Roys

    Ms. Hobbs' commitment to her clients is beyond reproach. Ms. Hobbs is thorough, knowledgeable, tough, and caring. Her professional integrity is top notch. Ms. Hobbs is passionate about her work and is well respected within the legal community.


    Jacquelyn Roys Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Pates Law Group

1521 Mount Vernon Street
Orlando, FL, 32803


FLMember in Good Standing200606/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPates Law Group2016 - Present
Managing AttorneyAyo and Iken, PLC2009 - 2016
AttorneyRathel Law Group2008 - 2009
Assistant AttorneyState Attorney Office2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeVice Chair/Executive Committee Member2011 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Family Law American Inn of CourtN/A2010 - Present
Florida BarN/A2006 - Present
Central Florida Christian Chamber of CommerceN/A2011 - 2012
American Bar AssociationN/A2006 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Criminal Law FelonyWas able to get the State Attorney's office to recommend 24 months probation when the maximum sentence was over 70 years consecutive in prison
Alimony AwardI was able to obtain a durational alimony award for the Wife for the entire length of the marriage in a significant amount which protected her future.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pates Law Blog - AprilSpring Break2016
Ayo and Iken blogParenting After Divorce or Separation2015
Ayo and Iken transcript/videoHow to Win a Child Custody Case in Florida2015
Ayo and Iken blogFathers & Mothers in Florida Custody Cases2015
Ayo and Iken blogGetting Temporary Permission to Relocate2015
Ayo and Iken blogPanhandling – nuisance or crime ?2014
Ayo and Iken blogRelocation of Children After Divorce2013
Ayo and Iken blogFootball Season and Underage Drinking2013
Ayo and Iken blogCommon Law Marriage2013
Ayo and Iken blgMandatory Disclosure in Florida Divorce Cases2013
The Briefs (Orange County Bar Association)PTSD Considered “Harm” for Modification of Time Sharing2012
RSSING.comFlorida Divorce and Custody Law Forum - blogs2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce Survival GuideDivorce Survival Guide2016
Divorce SeminarOrange County Divorce2009