Founded by attorney Joy Carpenter, Carpenter Law P.A. has been providing competent, compassionate, and cost effective Family Law and Probate services to clients in Osceola, Orange, Seminole, and Polk Counties for over 20 years. We represent clients living locally, out-of-state, and overseas in family law and probate matters. We understand you have a busy schedule and may have transportation issues or may be practicing social distancing. We provide phone and virtual visits whenever possible.
Joy graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with high honors in 1976. She received a Masters of Education with high honors from the University of Florida in 1991 and worked as a teacher, often teaching at-risk youth and children of migrant farm workers, until following her true passion for law. Joy received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law in 1995 where she was recognized for efforts in environmental law and urban planning.
Joy has lived in the Kissimmee area since 1998 and has deep ties to our community. Joy founded Carpenter Law P.A. in 2002 and has proudly represented children, families, and charities in Kissimmee and surrounding areas ever since. She has represented clients in thousands of successful trials, mediations, and settlement conferences. She also continues to give back to the community and has volunteered with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) since 1999 providing free divorce seminars and clinics to those in need. Her dedication earned her the Osceola County Attorney Advocate award in 2012 and the Osceola County Attorney of the Year award in 2014.
Her early years working in agriculture give her a unique perspective into the financial challenges and hardships working class families face and she knows what it means to work hard. Her experience teaching the children of underserved families and farmers trained her to listen, and she will teach you what you need to know step by step and make the confusing and complex process of the court easier to understand.