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Bonnie Lynn Canty

Family Attorney at Deerfield Beach, FL

4.9   15 reviews

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About Bonnie

Learn Bonnie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Pre-nuptial agreements, post dissolution issues, alimony and child support modification, and parenting plan problems.

    35 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    Petitions for dissolution of marriage with or without children and with or without property. Simple divorce to complex litigation.

    35 years

  3. Child support
    Applications to receive child support. Modification of child support. Defense of loss of drivers license.

    35 years

  4. Child custody
    Will draft parenting plan. Litigate for majority time sharing and or sole parental responsibility.

    35 years

  5. Debt settlement
    Debt Negotiation/Bankruptcy Avoidance, student loan debt negotiation

    25 years

Bonnie Canty, Esq. began her legal career in the New York and New Jersey area. She has been offering assistance in Florida since 1994.  Bonnie Canty, Esq. provides legal assistance in the areas of family and debt law, together with general litigation, contract review, simple wills, powers of attorney, medical directives and legal letters.  Bonnie Canty, Esq. makes herself available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  If she is available to take your call she personally answers the phone.  She is willing to meet with clients at their convenience including nights and weekends at her office, their homes or other convient locations.  Bonnie Canty, Esq. has worked for large and small firms, she has owned large and small firms but is now dedicated to maintaining a small practice where she selects her clients so that she can provide meaningful personalized attention to each one.

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Licensed for 35 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 02/03/2023
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 02/23/2023
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/23/2022
State NJ
Status Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1989
Updated 03/08/2023
State CT
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 1987
Updated 01/30/2023

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

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4.9 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Lu | April 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Professional with superb guidance and confident in the outcome of results to the satisfaction of her client. A great listener and understanding of an individuals needs with a great calming affect. The best best attorney I couldn’t be happier
Posted by judy | March 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A+ lawyer
Ms Bonnie really listens! You know she understands because she'll summarize your situation back to you... then advise you on the path to take. I'm very impressed with how she handled the consult.. and took her advise. This is not your typical lawyer here.
Posted by Chelsea | July 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Efficient, Knowledgable, Dedicated!
Working with Mrs. Canty has been an excellent experience in otherwise chaotic and stressful time. She was able to assist me with my divorce even though I am staying with family out of state and has made the process very simple as well as made sure my affairs were in order and protected. I appreciate all her help and would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing her services!
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service.
Attorney Canty help navigate me through my divorce case and has continued to provide consultation on many additional circumstances I need legal guidance.
Posted by Frank | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, trustworthy family and business lawyer.
Bonnie is excellent in the court room. I had her handle a case for me 8 years ago. I saw first hand how smart and talented she is. Especially in the court room. She doesn't come across at first as the skilled and talented lawyer that she is. She also worked with a studious and tenacious paralegal name Maura. Bonnie is really good in the courtroom. When I had a business dispute/problem with one of the businesses that I manage I could only thing of one person that I would entrust with defending me. That person is Bonnie. I highly recommend Bonnie to help you with your family law matters and even with some corporate law problems.
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Posted by Briana | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Canty is phenomenal!!
Ms. Canty has helped me with serval legal matters and each time she was so professional and extremely informative. She always made me feel like I was her only client with great communication and quick results. I would use her time and time again!
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thorough and very personable lawyer. Made the whole process very easy.
Posted by Steven | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney - I recommend highly!
Bonnie was incredible to work with. Handled my dispute in an expedited manner and was very professional. I will definitely work with her again and recommend her highly!
Posted by Peter | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Good Atty
Knows what she is doing. Very fair about fees. No BS about your case. Handled most of my business concerns relating to my business.
Posted by Kristie | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mrs. Canty maintains professionalism throughout representation. She is honest, highly effective, and fair. Been using her services for several years and I am very pleased with the services rendered.
Posted by Philip | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bonnie Canty is a great attorney
Very thorough and very professional attorney. She got me money back from creditors that garnished my wages illegally. She was there for me every step of the way from start to finish. She treats you like family. I highly recommend her to represent you when you need legal help
Posted by Janita | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of mind
I contacted Bonnie Canty regarding guidelines pertaining to my child support. She answered and explained other questions I had as the queries continued. I hired her immediately! She took over my problems and had them resolved in less than 3 months (court dates).
Posted by Rose | April 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Garnishment Case
Bonnie was extremely helpful in resolution of my garnishment case. My wages were being garnished over $1000 a month. Bonnie attempted a few avenues before landing in a payment arrangement of $230 per month and a release order on the garnishment. She is very professional and dedicated to her clients. Thank you Bonnie!
Posted by Tracy | April 14, 2015
I reached out to Bonnie from out of state to handle my divorce case in Florida. I consulted with Bonnie several times prior to my case being filed. From our first meeting I have felt very comfortable and heard. They listened openly and responded realistically. Bonnie has always been very responsive to my phone calls and emails. Bonnie is very personable and professional. Her assistant Maura has been extremely helpful to me as well. Bonnie and Maura have both made me feel as though my case was just as important to them as it was to me. Wonderful to work with as well as other members of her firm. I highly recommend Bonnie Canty. Exceptional service- She is great!
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Posted by Jerry | February 17, 2015
Loan Rehab
When I decided to pursue trying to remove my wage garnishment for defaulting on overdue school loans, I sent inquiries to several online entities that proclaimed they could help me. The Law Offices of Canty and Associates remain the ONLY contact that reached out to me. I will always be grateful to you for your professional response, approach, and honesty. I must applaud the individual efforts of Rene Mears. She is professional, courteous, patient, and knowledgeable. Thanks to her due diligence, I am successfully in the early stages of Loan Rehabilitation. She has taken the extra time to ensure I understand the rehab program and what I must do to maintain a new start and clean slate.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 2018 - Present
  • Consultant, trainer, and coarse development
  • Natitional Association of Certified Credit Counselors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fox, Kohler and Associates PLLC
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Canty law
  • 2006 - 2015
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  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Ramapo College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Murry v Murry
  • Clients alimony continued
  • Creditor v Smith
  • Creditor unable to force collection against Client for money owed


  • Society of Financial Career and Credit Counseling Professionals
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Lifetime Honor Member
  • Biltmore Who's Who
  • 2010
  • Listed
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2010
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  • NACCC Certification Course
  • Student Loan Counselor
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • SFCCP Orlando Conference
  • Student Loans
  • 2018
  • Defaulted Student Loans
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Bonnie
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bonnie is an experienced and caring attorney. I happily give this endorsement."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We were opposing counsel on a family matter. Bonnie was professional and helped us settle the case."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bonnie Lynn Canty is a very professional and dedicated family lawyer. We have worked together in the past, and I highly recommend her!"
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bonnie Canty. She is a passionate advocate for her clients, yet realizes when and how to settle family disputes in the best interests of the family."
Debt collection Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Bonnie Canty. I have crossed paths with her here on Avvo answering questions and have typically agreed with her responses. What impresses me most is not only are her answers are not cookie-cutter but responsive to the questions, and even more importantly, she does so in a way that a non-lawyer can understand what she is expressing. There are plenty of attorneys who know the law very well but can not communicate effectively with their clients. Bonnie's responses show that she has the ability to connect with her clients--very essential to a good attorney-client relationship."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known and worked with Bonnie for a very long time. She is a trustworthy and very compassionate person. She cares about people in general and she is great at bringing practical resolutions to problems her clients face."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Bonnie is a very caring attorney, who focuses on individual needs and how to solve problems."
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