Allyson Hughes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New Port Richey, FL

Hughes Law Group
 | 7604 Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey, FL 34653-3020
Phone: 727-842-8227
Fax: 727-842-8151
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Allyson Hughes is a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney in New Port Richey, Florida. An honors graduate of the University of Florida's Levin College of Law, she is Florida Bar board-certified in marital and family law and practices law exclusively in those areas. She is founder and principal of Allyson Hughes, P.A., and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers listings every year since 2007.

Over many years, Ms. Hughes has maintained a leadership role within the local and statewide legal community:

Her involvement in the Florida Bar Family Law Section is extensive. She was section chair in 2007-2008 and served as editor of the section's publication, "The Commentator." She was a member of the section's executive council in 2000-2005, co-chair of its legislative committee during 2003-2004, and co-chair of its continuing legal education committee in 1999-2001.

Her other organizational involvements have included: co-chair, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, and past president of the West Pasco Bar Association. She was the founder and chair of the West Pasco Family Law Committee.

While at the University of Florida, Ms. Hughes was a Teaching Fellow for Appellate Advocacy and received the American Jurisprudence Book Award in family law.

When Ms. Hughes is not practicing law, her hobbies include training and showing Morgan horses at regional, national and world championships.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Email Me

To: Allyson Hughes
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About Allyson Hughes

Admitted: 1987, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.hugheslaw.com/allyson-hughes-attorneyprincipal

Honors/Awards:

  • Teaching Fellow for Appellate Advocacy
  • With Honors, Book Award-Family Law, University of Florida College of Law
  • Atticus Forum, March 2000
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award-Family Law from University of Florida
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar, 6th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “B” (2014-2016), Chair (2016)
  • Past chair, Family Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2001 - present
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 1995 - 2006
  • Founder and Chair of Family Law Committee, West Pasco Bar Association, 1995 - 1999
  • Co Chair, Florida Bar's Matromonial Trial Advocacy Seminar of 2011
  • Member, Clearwater Bar Association, 2001- present
  • Co-Chair, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 1999 - 2001
  • Chair and Founder, Family Law Committee, West Pasco Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Inn of Tampa, 2001 - 2004
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Attorney Fee Arbitration Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Sections Legislative Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Vice Chair, Family Law Certification Committee, 2010 - present
  • Board Member, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1998 - 1999
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Chair, West Pasco Bar Association, Family Law Committee, 2009 - present
  • Member, West Pasco Pro Se Advisory Committee, 1997 - 2004
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Health Law Section, 2006 - present
  • Publications Chair, Editor, The Commentator, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2004 - 2005
  • Family Law Representative, The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1998 -1999
  • Former Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, Family Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Member, West Pasco Bar Association, 1988 - present
  • Vice Chair, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 1998
  • Founder and Chair of Family Law Committee, West Pasco Bar Association, 2004 - 2007
  • Past President, West Pasco Bar Association
  • Member, Allgood-Altman American Inn of Court, 2005 - present
  • Co-Chair, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislative Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Member, Family Law Section Executive Council, 2000 - 2005
  • Member, North Suncoast Estate Planning Council, 2004 - present
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1995- 2000
  • Member, American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, 2011 -  present
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Family Law Legislation Committee, 2011 - 2012
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Ethics and Attorney's Fees Committee, 1997 - 1999
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professional, 2010 -present
  • Executive Council, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2000 - 2005
  • Organizer, Chair, Pasco Access Center Task Force, 1998 - 2004
  • Former Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Family Law Section, Florida Bar, 1999 - 2001
  • Member, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1995 - 2002
  • Secretary, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 1997
  • Founder and Chair of Family Law Committee, West Pasco Bar Association, 2001
  • Chair, Marital and Family Law Board Certification Committee, 2012 - 2013
  • Member, Allgood-Misemer Inn of Court, 1995 - 2004
  • Chair Emeritus, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2002
  • Chair, Family Law Section, Florida Bar, 2007 - 2008
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2004 - present
  • Sixth Judicial Circuit Task Force, 2000
  • Co-Chaired, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee from 1998 - 2000
  • Vice-Chair, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2010 - present
  • Co-Chair, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1998 - 2000
  • Member, Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group, 2010 - present
  • Chair, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2007 - 2008
  • President, West Pasco Bar Association, 2002

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chair, Pasco Fine Arts Council, 1998 - 2002
  • Leadership Pasco - Class of '96

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Family Law Modification September 2000
  • Speaker, Leadership Conference, The Florida Bar, 2006
  • Changes: The Future of Custody Litigation, September 2006
  • Family Law Discovery, March 1997
  • Speaker, Program Co-Chair, Family Law Legislative Update, Deborah Marks and Jeffrey Wasserman, The Florida Bar, 1997
  • Matrimonial Trial Advocacy, August 2000
  • Speaker, Initial Office Contacts and Handling Clients Through Trial, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Young Lawyers Division, Florida Bar, 2006
  • Family Law Legislative Update, July 2006
  • Family Law Certification Review, February 1997
  • Speaker, Mandatory Disclosure, West Pasco Legal Secretaries, 1997
  • Matrimonial Law Certification Review, February 2000
  • Speaker, Matrimonial Certification Review, The Florida Bar, 2006
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 28th Annual Seminar, May 2006
  • Discovery, May 1996
  • Program Co-Chair, Consumer Issues in Bankruptcy, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1996
  • Family Law Accounting and Financial Experts, November 1999
  • Speaker, Direct and Cross Examination, Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar, The Florida Bar, 2005
  • Matrimonial Law Certification Review , February 2006
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers May 199618th Annual Institute Symposium
  • Program Co-Chair, Mini View from the Bench, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1996
  • Speaker, Program Co-Chair, Preserving Your Case for Appeal, Honorable Stevan Northcutt, West Pasco Family Law Committee, 1996
  • High Conflict Custody Cases, October 1999
  • Article, "Addressing Frustrations: Handouts for Family Law Clients," The Florida Bar Family Law Section, The Commentator, 2005
  • Child Support and Alimony: Investigating the Numbers, March 2005
  • Good Parenting Arrangements, April 1996
  • Speaker, Hot Tips and Helpful Hints, panel discussion, West Pasco Family Law Committee, 1996
  • Handling the Media, October 1999
  • Article, "Mediation Hot Tips," The Florida Bar Family Law Section, The Commentator, 2005
  • Representing the Physician, February 2005
  • Marketing Law Practice Workshop, April 1996
  • Speaker, New Family Law Rules of Procedure, West Pasco Bar Association, 1995
  • Legislative Update - Matrimonial Law, June 1999
  • Speaker, Direct and Cross Examination, Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar, The Florida Bar, 2003
  • Matrimonial Law Certification Review, February 2005
  • Torts for Family Lawyers, March 1996
  • Family Law Certification Review, February 1996
  • Speaker, Impact of Changes of the Bankruptcy Code on Family Law, Hernando County Bar Association, 1995
  • Trends in Family Law, May 1999
  • Speaker, Examining Parenting Plan Evaluators, Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar, The Florida Bar, 2011
  • Changes: The Future of Custody Litigation, September 2006
  • Mad About You, January 1996
  • Moderator and Program Co-Chair, Consumer Issues in Bankruptcy, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1995
  • Visitation Center Annual Meeting, May 1999
  • Program Co-Chair, Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar August, 2009
  •  Family Law Legislative Update, July 2006
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers April, 2011, 32nd Annual Seminar
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, May 1999
  • Program Co-Chair, Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar, The Florida Bar, 2005
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 28th Annual Seminar, May 2006
  • Premarital Agreements: Representing the Stronger Party; April, 2011 Representing the Weaker Party
  • Children's Issues, April 1999
  • Program Co-Chair, When the Love Boat Becomes the Titanic, The Florida Bar, 2004
  • Matrimonial Law Certification Review , February 2006
  • 2011 Marital and Family Law Review Course January, 2011
  • Deposition Skills - NITA, March 1999
  • Program Co-Chair, Matrimonial Certification Review, The Florida Bar, 2003
  • Child Support and Alimony: Investigating the Numbers, March 2005
  • Representing the Physician, February 2005
  • Family Law Case Law Update 2010 November, 2010
  • Law Office Management, January 1999
  • Program Co-Chair, Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar, The Florida Bar, 2003
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 26th Annual Seminar, May 2004
  • Find Info Like a Pro September, 2010
  • Practical Insights - Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, October 1998
  • Program Co-Chair, Family Law Legislative Update, The Florida Bar, 2002
  • Matrimonial Law Certification Review, February 2004
  • Charging liens, Retaining Liens, and Enforcement in Family Law Cases  August, 2010
  • Bankruptcy Law and Practice, October 1998
  • Program Co-Chair, Speaker, Matrimonial Certification Telephonic Seminar, The Florida Bar, 2002
  • Valuation & Accounting Issues in Matrimonial Cases, September 2003
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 32nd Annual Seminar  April, 2010
  • Practical Use of Investigators, September 1998
  • Program Co-Chair, Matrimonial Certification Review, The Florida Bar, 2002
  • Matrimonial Trial Advocacy, August 2003
  • 2010 Marital and Family Law Review Course February, 2010
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers May 1998 20th Annual Institute Symposium
  • Speaker, Family Law Modification, The Florida Bar, 2000
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker, Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar, The Florida Bar, 2000
  • Matrimonial Law Certification Review, February 2003
  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion February, 2010
  •  Mini-View from the Bench, May 1998
  • Speakers, Program Chair, The Trustees 8th Nuts & Bolts Seminar on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law & Practice,  Terry E. Smith and panel Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 2000
  • Matrimonial Law Certification Review, February 2003
  • American Bar Association ABA Center for Continuing January, 2010
  • Should Mediators Mediate, April 1998
  • Champagne Divorce on a Beer Pocketbook, April 1998
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker, Matrimonial Certification Review, The Florida Bar, 2000
  • Matrimonial Law Certification Review, Telephonic Seminar, December 2002
  • Legal Education: Client Trust Accounts January, 2010
  • Bankruptcy--Sovereign Immunity, March 1998
  • Speaker, Presenting the Petitioner's Case in a Domestic Violence Action, Bay Area Legal Services, 1997-2001
  • Family Law Enforcement, September 2002
  • Legal Education: Divide and Conquer September, 2009
  • 7th Nuts and Bolts Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Seminar, February 1998
  • Program Chair, High Conflict Custody Cases, The Florida Bar, 1999
  • Family Law legislative Update, July 2002
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 31st Annual Seminar, April, 2009
  • View from the Bench, February 1998
  • Program Chair, Handling the Media, The Florida Bar, 1999
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 24th Annual Seminar, May 2002
  • Parenting Plans: Why? What? How? February, 2009
  • Family Law Certification Review, February 1998
  • Program Co-Chair, Family Law Rules & Legislative Update, The Florida Bar, 1999
  • Custody Cases: Truth and Consequences, April 2002
  • The Last Thirty Days Before Trial January 2009
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 30th Annual Institute Symposium on Marital and Family Law, May, 2008
  • Family Law Certification Review, February 1998
  • Speaker, Program Co-Chair, Family Law Issues in Bankruptcy, Honorable Jeffrey Gallett, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1999
  • Matrimonial Law Certification Review, February 2002
  • How to identify, Represent and Litigate Against the Mentally Ill or Addicted Party,  March, 2008
  • Practice Management Seminar, January 1998
  • Speakers, Program Co-Chair, Investigating Fraud in Bankruptcy, Theresa Boatner and Dennis Moore, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1999
  • Family Law Legislative Update, August 2001
  • Specialized Divorce Tax Issues, January, 2008
  • Florida Asset Exemption, December 1997
  • Speaker, So You Want to Get Paid: Attorneys Fees and the Family Law Case, West Pasco Family Law Committee, 1998
  • Section Leadership Conference, July 2001
  • Parenting Coordinators - Who Are They and Can They Help?, November 2007
  • Rehabilitative Alimony, November 1997
  • Program Co-Chair, Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar, The Florida Bar, 1998
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 23rd Annual Seminar, May 2001
  • Domestic Relations Legislative Update 2007, July, 2007
  • Psychology in Custody and Visitation, October 1997
  • Program Co-Chair, Family Law Rules and Legislative Update, The Florida Bar Association, 1998
  • Collaborative Law, March 2001
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 29th Annual Institute Symposium on Marital and Family Law, May, 2007
  • Client Intakes, September 1997
  • Program Co-Chair, The Trustee's 7th Nuts & Bolts Seminar on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law & Practice, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1998
  • Parenting Coordinators, February 2001
  • Program Chair, Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Seminar, The Florida Bar, 2011
  • Crunching the Numbers - A Financial Workout for Matrimonial Lawyers, March 2007 Representing the Physician, February 2007
  • Bankruptcy: Recent Developments, May 1997
  • Speaker, Program Co-Chair, Preparing the Rehabilitative Alimony Case, Kathleen Counts, West Pasco Family Law Committee, 1997
  • Matrimonial Law Certification Review, February 2001
  • Advanced Evidence, Seminar 2001
  • Speaker, Parenting Plans/Developmental Stages, The Florida Bar April, 2008
  • Matrimonial Law Certification Review, January, 2007 Family Law Ethics - A View From the Bench October 2006
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 19th Annual Institute Symposium, May 1997
  • Speaker, Program Co-Chair, Child Custody Evaluations, Dr. Deborah O. Day, West Pasco Family Law Committee, 1997

Educational Background:

  • Florida Atlantic University, B.A., in Political Science, 1984
  • Broward Community College, A.A., 1981
Show More
Office Location for Allyson Hughes

7604 Massachusetts Avenue
New Port Richey, FL 34653-3020

Phone: 727-842-8227

Fax: 727-842-8151

Allyson Hughes:

Last Updated: 2/1/2019

Page Generated: 0.55826115608215 sec