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Wayne F Jentis

Family Attorney at Melbourne, FL

5.0   69 reviews

also known as Wayne Jentis

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 14 years
    New York - NY 23 years
    New Jersey - NJ 23 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Wayne

Learn Wayne’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    35%

    25 years, 1,800 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Divorce, Child Support, Custody, Paternity, Parenting Time-Sharing, Injunctions, Agreements (Prenuptial, Postnuptial, mediation & Separation Agreements), Adoptions, Name Changes. Also a Collaborative Law trained attorney.

    25 years, 1,600 cases

  3. Uncontested divorce
    15%
    When both parties are in full agreement but desire assistance legalizing it formally, an uncontested divorce through an attorney that won't disturb your agreement can be much easier, faster, and more private. Collaborative Divorce Law also available.

    25 years, 1,200 cases

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%
    Chapter 7, Chapter 13,

    25 years, 550 cases

  5. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Car Proxies, Land Trusts, Special Needs Trusts

    25 years, 650 cases

FAMILY LAW IS AT THE HEART OF OUR PRACTICE. COMPASSIONATE WHEN IT MATTERS, AGGRESSIVE WHEN IT COUNTS.

A multiple jurisdictional attorney regularly practicing in Florida, New Jersey and New York with a unique ability and willingness to handle overlapping multi-state legal needs.  Emphasis is placed on helping clients navigate the legal world as simply as possible in order to achieve and protect all their rights while protecting client emotional and finanical well-being.  Summarizing slogan: "Compassionate When It Matters, Agressive When It Counts."  Personal interests include Road Cycling, Running, and Travel / Fine Dining.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2019,2018,2017,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2020 2019 2018 + 6 ...

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Location

East Coast Law, P.A.
1900 S Harbor City Blvd
Suite 315
Melbourne, FL, 32901
Wayne F. Jentis, East Coast Law, P.A., Princeton NJ Satellite Office
Wayne F. Jentis, East Coast Law, PA New York, NY Satellite Office
130 Malcolm X Blvd.
Suite 1107
New York, NY, 11026
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  69 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Michele | March 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
LGBTQ+ friendly
They helped my wife and I complete a stepparent adoption. They had good communication and were very reassuring when the courts were taking a long time. They are LGBTQ+ friendly and I highly recommend them.
Posted by Robert | May 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I feel like I cannot say enough about how truly wonderful my experience has been working with Wayne F. Jentis, ESQ, and his incredible staff on the management of my divorce. There is probably no experience more painful, frustrating than a divorce. From the very beginning, Mr. Jentis and his staff were patient, compassionate, thorough and supportive. Mr. Jentis and his staff did an excellent and competent job of managing my divorce, consulting with me in all matters, completing all documents in a timely manner.
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Response from Wayne Jentis June 10, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to post your glowing review. I am pleased that we met our goal of providing supportive and compassionate service and that we made your difficult time more bearable. We really care about each of our clients and strive to get each of them the best outcome. It is especially rewarding when a client recognizes our efforts and confirms we met the mark, so thank you for that. Best Wishes, Wayne
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Wayne, worked on my my divorce he was very professional nice and courteous.
Response from Wayne Jentis June 10, 2022
Thank you for your review and kind words. We appreciate it!
Posted by Anthony | September 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, ethical, caring, and diligent.
Wayne defended me against an attempted injunction. His commitment to honesty, ethics, detail, and procedure are as good as you can ask for. He cares about his clients and works hard and diligently for them. Thank you to Wayne and his entire staff for getting the proper judgement.
Response from Wayne Jentis June 10, 2022
Thank you so much for posting your exceptional review. It is nice to be recognized for traits I value and that I use to try to set myself apart from the pack. I can't imagine a better review hitting all the points. I appreciate you. Wayne
Posted by Tiffany | June 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Mr. Jentis and Staff
Mr. Jentis is a excellent Divorce Attorney who went above and beyond for me. He and his staff made my divorce process as easy as possible. He and his staff were very kind and compassionate. If your looking for a Divorce Lawyer look no further.
Response from Wayne Jentis June 22, 2021
Thank you very much for your review. I are thrilled you found that I went above and beyond your exoectations and that everyone on my staff was kind and compassionate. Those are always our gosls in seving our clients. Bless you for sharing your experience.
Posted by Gil | April 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal care~
Wayne is the first lawyer I have seen who actually helped me resolve a long outstanding issue. It was a painful process for me, but Wayne and his staff, Victoria and Kathy, were there for me in the midst of my frustrations, and kept me on a track that led to a legal resolution that other lawyers told me could not be achieved. They dealt with the opposing attorney with patience and respect. They were kind, understanding, and proved an oasis of calm and sincerity for me. Thank you Wayne and team! I appreciate you.
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Response from Wayne Jentis June 22, 2021
Thank you kindly for your experience with my firm. I am so rewarded that we achieved your goals and that you were always appreciative of everything we did along the way to get you there. Best wishes to you, Wayne
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Caring
Wayne and his staff made one of the worst things I have been through as smooth as can be in these situations. Both he and his staff were not only quick to respond, but also caring and understanding during the whole process. Making thigs as easy and fare as possible for both parties was always the top priority. Wanye and his staff never tried to pull "dirty tricks" or anything underhanded. They were professionals the whole time. I never felt like just a name in a file while working with them.
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Response from Wayne Jentis March 9, 2021
Thank you for your wonderful positive words about your experience. We are delighted we were able to make such a difficult saturation more bearable for you. Best Wishes, Wayne
Posted by Amanda | December 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
My experience with Attorney Jentis was great. He was always avaiable whenever I needed questions answered. His prices are very reasonable considering the fantastic service he provides. During this pandemic he was able to complete the change of names for my two minor children and my will within the year. I could not have asked for a better attorney who is attentive and informative. Attorney Jentis always made sure that I was informed of all actions and steps needed during the process. I will always refer family and friends to him when his services are needed. He is the best choice to represent you. I will always be thankful for his help.
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Response from Wayne Jentis March 9, 2021
Your comments and review are most appreciated. I am quite happy you you wrote about your positive experience to help others make a more informed choice. Best to you always. Wayne
Posted by Jen | September 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Experience!
The process of divorce can be one of the most emotionally and stressful experiences. I am so pleased and grateful to have chosen Mr. Wayne Jentis and his team to manage my divorce. From the very beginning of the process, Mr. Jentis and his team have been excellent communicators, offered wise and excellent counsel on many matters, and efficiently led me through the process. In addition, Mr. Jentis' entire team was compassionate, patient and helpful beyond words. Most notably, despite my husband hiring an "aggressive type" attorney, we were able to avoid the process of a court trial and Mr. Jentis established a Marital Settlement Agreement that was extremely fair, and one that I am very happy with. Mr. Jentis' fees are extremely reasonable, and there was never a feeling of pressure or impatience from anyone on his team. Victoria, Mr. Jentis' Paralegal was fantastic, and her steady and calm manner invoked so much confidence that all was being handled professionally and efficiently. Kathy, another paralegal was also amazing with her support, attention to detail and good nature. Emma, an intern was also an excellent support and asset to this amazing team. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Jentis and his team if you are about to undergo the divorce process. You will not be disappointed. and you will be in very capable hands! J en A
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Response from Wayne Jentis March 9, 2021
Thank you so much for your positive words about your experience!
Posted by Rachel | May 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Definitely the lawyer to have
Having to go through anything legal is not an easy process, especially a divorce. The folks here have been extremely on top of their game and communication with them has been super easy and there was no fluff. They answered all of my questions honestly and accurately and they always responded super quick, even when places were shut down because of a hurricane and COVID-19. I loved working with the ladies in the office (I worked with Kathy and Victoria) and with Mr. Jentis. They were all extremely friendly and professional and easy to get along with. I would absolutely work with these folks again should I find myself in need of an attorney again and I will definitely recommend him and his staff to anyone looking for someone great to represent them.
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Response from Wayne Jentis May 21, 2020
Dear Rachel, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with with our law firm and for naming support paralegals you found to be especially helpful. We all appreciate it greatly and wish you Happiness, Safety and Health gong forward.
Posted by TC | May 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lucky Find
With thousands of lawyers in my county I feel that I landed with the best. I was actually referred to Wayne Jentis from my best friend in Philadelphia (me in FL) whose husband is a legal medical expert. From beginning to end Wayne was professional, courteous and clearly highly experienced. East Coast Law firm helped me file divorce proceedings and additionally helped me enforce a post nuptial agreement. Wayne was the ideal lawyer for me as I prefer a professional who is always calm, level-headed and speaking intelligently from legal knowledge. There is no way I can't acknowledge Wayne's paralegal Kathy who was outstanding in every way. I was a paralegal a long time ago in a very successful large firm so I am speaking from experience when I state that Kathy is a highly competent paralegal that really East Coast Law firm is fortunate to have. I was very satisfied with my divorce settlement outcome. No question I would use Mr. Jentis's services for any legal work in the future.
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Response from Wayne Jentis May 17, 2020
Dear TC, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and for calling out the satisfaction with paralegal Kathy as well. We are so pleased we were able to wow you with our representation and service and look forward to helping you in any capacity we may in the future. Wayne Jentis
Posted by Rose | February 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wayne Jentis and East Coast Law
Be it known that I hired Wayne Jentis and staff to help with my divorce. I felt that I was in good hands and had an overwhelming of calmness with their assistance. Wayne and staff encouraged me to do what is best for me in my situation. I would highly recommend Wayne to anyone going through a divorce and wants an ethical resolution.
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Response from Wayne Jentis February 27, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. It is so rewarding to know we were able to impart a feeling a confidence and calm into a situation that can be such a difficult time in your life and that you were pleased with manner in which we were able to achieve the best results for you. Your were a pleasure to work with. Thank you again for your time and effort to post your experience.
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Posted by Khalid | January 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce case and child custody
The Best Team to deal with, Mr Wayne helped me with my divorce case and I got my child custody, always will have him as my family lawyer for any future consulting or cases
Response from Wayne Jentis January 31, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to sharing your experience and your high praise. It was a pleasure to assist you.
Posted by DERRICK | January 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best legal experience ever!
This was my first experience using an attorney for a legal matter and I thank God that I found Wayne Jentis and East Coast Law. Wayne, Victoria, and Kathy were amazing to partner with. The cost for services were more than reasonable and the outcome of my case was beyond what I expected. I am forever grateful to Wayne and his team! Thank you so much!
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Response from Wayne Jentis January 31, 2020
We are all so pleased to have succeded in creating such a positive experience for you and for exceeding your expectations. That is always the most rewarding compliment we can receive. it was a pleasure to assist you and you are very welcome.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. M Bean
Excellent staff and service for a reasonable price. Mr. Jentis sat with my wife and myself explaining the divorce process thoroughly.
Response from Wayne Jentis January 21, 2020
It is always rewarding to help a client work out a dissolution peacefully to preserve as much of the parties' assets and income as possible. I am so glad we were able to accomplish that for you. Thank you for your time in posting your experience and compliments.
Posted by Scott | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Mr. Jentis and his professional team (Victoria was my primary contact) exceeded all expectations. Both with their professionalism, responsiveness and fee structure. I would gladly use them again in the future and recommend them to others.
Response from Wayne Jentis January 14, 2020
Thank you so much for your review of our services. We are so pleased that all of our staff exceeded your expectations.
Posted by Patti | May 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best negotiator
I want to thank Mr. Jentis for his excellent negotiating skill in my difficult divorce. He used his skills to work out a better deal with my husband then I orginially thought could be negotiated. He and his staff were professional and kind to me through this difficult time. I highly reccomend his service.
Posted by Jennifer | April 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Mr. Jentis did an amazing job with my divorce. He was able to get my divorce uncontested and finalized very quickly. Mr. Jentis was more than fair on his fees, not like other attornies I consulted with in the past. His staff, Kathy and Victoria, both professional, compassionate, and always made time to explain certain procedures. It is great to have a law firm that has my best interest at heart and I can't say thank you enough.
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Response from Wayne Jentis April 12, 2019
We are each so glad we were able to provide you with such a positive experience and so pleased with your recognition and sharing. Thank you.
Posted by Anthony | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce, property transfers & a will
Nothing pleasant about divorce, even when uncontested. Disheartened, confused about the process, and uncertain about a fair settlement, I sought a consultation with Mr. Jentis. He and his excellent staff (Kathy & Victoria) carried me through to a good outcome in just two months. It was clear from the beginning that their interest was to get a good resolution without creating a big fee. They also prepared property quit claim deed transfers, resulting in no doc stamp payments, and my new will. I recommend Wayne and East Coast Law without reservation.
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Response from Wayne Jentis March 29, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to relay your positive experience. We are so pleased we were able to assist you with each of your legal needs and we are so grateful for your very kind words.
Posted by Teri | March 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of a difficult situation
I could not have found a more compassionate advisor to work through my divorce. He was not only presented fair options, but was firm in helping me understand what the options meant and how they could positively / adversely affect the current situation and the future. Many thanks to Mr.. Jentis and his team for getting me through this tough situation eloquently.
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Response from Wayne Jentis March 29, 2019
Thank you for your gracious and detailed review. Your words embody what we strive to make each client experience so we really appreciate your personal account.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-325 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Wayne Jentis, East Coast Law, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Principal
  • Wayne F. Jentis, Esq. Counsellors At Law, LLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Brad Micklin Esq. LLC
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Diamond and Diamond
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk to Juvenile Criminal Court Judge Noden
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk to Presiding Family Judge Forrester
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Pupil, Graduate, Associate
  • Family Law American Inn of Court
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Legal Assistant
  • Office of the District Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Seton Hall Center for Social Justice
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Legal Research Assistant
  • Law Professor and Author Tracy A Kaye
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Oxford University, New School, Oxford England
  • Graduate
  • 1999
  • Universita degli Studi in Parma, Milan, Florence and Nervi, Italy
  • Graduate
  • 1998
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Relocation with Child from Florida to Rhode Island
  • Relocation Granted as In the Child's Best Interest
  • Strong Defense defeats Injunction
  • Injunction dismissed

Associations

  • Brevard Collaborative Association
  • Member Collaborative Law Attorney
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • State of Florida Bar
  • Licensed Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State of New York Bar
  • Licensed Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Licensed Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State of New Jersey Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Most Valuable Contribution to the Family Law Clinic
  • Seton Hall Center For Social Justice
  • 2000
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Seton Hall Center for Social Justice
  • 2000
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Seton Hall Center for Social Justice
  • 1999
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jentis is very thorough and very accommodating to his clients. He is very skilled. He's aggressive when it counts and kind when it matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Jentis for more than 10 years and can say without a doubt that I, unequivocally, recommend him and his firm. Mr. Jentis is an experienced attorney, an ethical practitioner and a zealous advocate for his clients. You can't do better."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Wayne. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Jentis was a pleasure to work with. He returned calls immediately and was very knowledgeable with respect to family law. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne is an excellent advocate for his client, focused on resolving cases cost-effectively using his substantial experience and knowledge of the law, but without sacrificing his client's rights."
Family Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Wayne brings a practical approach to family law and is a worthy opponent. I endorse this lawyer."
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