Suzette Hyde – Fort Lauderdale Estate Planning Attorney

Suzette Hyde |

Hyde Law Office

(954) 224-2508

1001 w cypress creek road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Suzette Hyde | Hyde Law Office


Firm Summary


New York University School of Law, J.D.
University of Virginia, B.A. in Economics

20 + years of experience as a litigation attorney

Licensed to practice in 3 states: NY, NJ, FL
Sole practitioner: Family law, Divorce, Paternity, Mediations, Estate Planning, Wills, Probate
Court appointed Hearing Officer/ Traffic Court Broward County 2012-2022
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

Bar Memberships

  • Member of the New York State Bar since 1999
  • Member of the Florida State Bar since 2007
  • Member of the New Jersey State Bar since 2004
  • Member of the New York State Bar since 1999
  • Admitted to the Florida Southern District Bankruptcy Court

Attorney Hyde was born in Jamaica, West Indies and came to America in 1981. She lived in New York/New Jersey before moving to Florida in 2007.

Practice areas: Family law, Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody, Estate Planning, Wills, Probate and Mediations

Choosing an attorney

Choosing the “right attorney” can be a frustrating venture. After all, it isn’t every day that you need a divorce attorney. It is, however, important that you find an attorney who you are comfortable with and with whom you can establish a good working relationship. Throughout the process you will need to maintain effective communication with that person. The attorney needs to have a clear understanding of the specifics of your case, as well as your goals for the outcome. During the process, you and your attorney should be functioning as a team. Trust is paramount. Do your due diligience. It may be advisable to interview several attorneys in order to find one whom you feel comfortable with. You may also want to ask to meet the attorney’s assistant or paralegal since this person will be working on your case, and it is likely you will be speaking to him or her frequently during the course of the case.

What can a lawyer do for me that I can’t do myself?

The attorney’s role in a dissolution case is far more complex then knowing how to read and apply the law. An attorney’s job is to move you to a resolution. When you retain an attorney, you are paying for her expertise in many areas. An effective family law attorney will not only know which statutes to apply to your case to achieve an “equitable” settlement, but she will also typically have had years of experience dealing with the complexities involved in a dissolution of marriage proceeding, including parenting issues, real estate, pensions, investment plans, tax laws, evaluating assets, etc. An experienced attorney understands that the Court cannot and does not want to resolve every single dispute. Good attorneys seek to equip their clients with information and tools to improve communication and understanding. Moreover, if the attorney does not have first hand knowledge of a particularly difficult issue, she will typically have the resources to quickly find someone who does. In the event that your case becomes contested, a good attorney knows the “ins and outs” of court proceedings, including experience with the judges and magistrates who preside over domestic cases.

What type of services do you offer?

Domestic Violence
Estate Planning