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Zachary Matthew Alfant

Divorce and separation Attorney at Saint Augustine, FL

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2011
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Zachary Alfant is a trial lawyer, practicing exclusively in the area of family law.

Location

McCune | Alfant
38 Grant Street
Saint Augustine, FL, 32084

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Posted by Katy | April 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond incredible
I have been represented by Attorney Alfant twice in my life, in two different heart wrenching situations. My first experience with him was in 2016 and 2017 at which time I was going through the process of a divorce and being the petitioner of an injunction and my second experience was in 2023 when dealing with an injunction following the death of my fiancé. Both times that I was represented by him he went above and beyond to ensure my well-being in the well-being of my family and others involved in each case. His ability to act on the spot and his intelligence are unmatched. He never wavered once during either process, and his confidence in both himself and me which gave me confidence to know that everything is going to be okay. I never had to worry about whether or not the right thing would happen because of the incredible attorney that he has. He was able to cite things such as caselaw and statutes off the top of his head when needed even at times when something happened or was said that we had not planned on. Both he and his assistant Amanda took as much time needed to ensure that I was comfortable with everything going on, and that I was made of everything that I would need to know during this process. They spent as much time needed to ensure that I felt comfortable, even if that meant taking away time from their personal lives. The compassion and empathy that they show that they truly care for their clients, and even the other parties that may be involved in a case. So often we run into professionals that get caught up in a world of making money, and forget why it is that they began to practice law that this is certainly not the case for attorney, Alfant or Amanda. They are both out to ensure that the best outcome happens that will benefit the well-being of the parties involved. I honestly do not know what how my life forever ended up if not for Attorney Alfant. He even went as far as to remain in contact with me after my case was completed, and when the need for his services came up again, he wasted no time in coming to my aid. He is truly meant to be an attorney and not just an attorney, but one of the best attorneys that could ever exist. His ability to be passionate about what he does for remaining professional is not an ability that is seen often. When it comes to the reputation of attorneys, or just a person in general, there is no debate in my mind that he is one of the best. All of the situations that I was involved in during the times that I worked with him or situations that I would have preferred to have never been in one prefer to never be in again, I’m honestly glad to have been able to be represented by a person as amazing as Attorney Alfant. Both myself and my family will be grateful to him forever for what he has done for us. Thank you Attorney Alfant for always being there for me and for reminding me that the world still has good people in it.
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Posted by Diane | January 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch!
Zach and Amanda were such a support guiding me through a very horrible experience with my narcissist ex husband and his flying monkey lawyer (Bonnie Berns) who encouraged his awful behavior telling him he has a strong case getting thousands of dollars from me (mind you this was after the final divorce was settled, she told him he had a strong case to undo the final divorce judgement) - which was totally untrue. This led to 2 years of legal battles and false accusations from them. During this time Zach and Amanda were on the frontline and managing these two unbalanced people so professionally and at the same time were a shoulder for me to lean on and keep me going. For me it was a fight to be free from this man and his abuse. I cannot thank Zach and Amanda enough for fighting so hard for me and helping me get through this ordeal. We won! We Won!
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2021
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Helped Me Through a Very Difficult Divorce
I was referred to Zach by a local attorney who is now a judge. Zach (and his assistant, Amanda) have been helping me through a long, extremely complicated divorce. While Zach, like most divorce attorneys, would much rather mediate and settle things quickly and easily; in my case, we've had no choice but to have a drawn out procedure due to the actions of my STBX. He has had to navigate issues involving not only other states, but other countries as well. It hasn't been easy, yet Zach has not given up. He's always handled my case with skill and empathy.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing
Attorney Alfant began representing me in December of 2016 and to say that he is a great Attorney does not even begin to describe him. He went above and beyond and helped save me from my own ignorance of my situation. He helped give me a voice when I couldn’t do it on my own and he believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. I can honestly say that he changed my life. I know my case was not easy and there were times when I was whiny and annoying and I’m sure some people might have thought “why am I doing this” a lot but he never gave up on me. He worked really hard to help me and dedicated so much of his time and he was there to reassure me when I started thinking I couldn’t keep pushing forward. He didn’t have to do any of that and he did and he did it wonderfully. I never had to worry anytime we went to court or to depositions because I knew he was going to do everything he could to help me. I often tell people about times when I started shutting down and having a hard time and he would request to stop for a moment for a break so I could pull myself together. One main thing I will never forget was when we were in a hearing and the opposing side was arguing something and Attorney Alfant very calmly and professionally stated rules and statutes straight from memory and it amazed me how he just knew all of this information and he said it like he was reading it straight from a book. He had an ability to help me stay calm and to not let my nerves get the best of me before a hearing. Attorney Alfant has a true talent for being an Attorney. He goes above and beyond for his clients and has their best interest at heart. I am so incredibly lucky to have been represented by such a great person.
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Posted by Michael | March 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
You can't do any better than Zach
Went to the Zach's firm on recommendation from two co-workers who went through a divorce and had hired the firm. Was assigned Zach and didn't regret the decision. He is organized and professional, he and the staff will communicate every thing at every step doing all they can to make an emotional process as painless as they can. The staff is warm and friendly and Zach is readily available to help should a need arise. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!
I hired Zach and his team to modify my agreement with my ex-wife. From the first point of contact it was a wonderful experience. I felt welcomed, listened to and the entire team always took the time to explain what was happening anytime I had questions. I highly recommend this firm!
Posted by Terry | June 18, 2015
5 Star Attorney
Zach has been working my divorce case for the better part of a year. Finalized only a few days ago, but the whole process was very smooth and worry free. Zach and his staff are exceptional individuals, professional in every way and handle each of their cases with the personal attention they deserve. Anyone looking for legal representation in any family law matter I would highly reccomend Zach above all others.
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Posted by Norma | March 26, 2015
The best in every way
My lawyer was outstanding with handling my case. He kept me informed, provided reasonable alternatives to my case, Made himself available for all of my questions. Trustworthy does not describe him or his staff. They made me fell like I was family. The staff was very helpful in deciphering the language in the documents. Made me feel at ease and confident that my situation would result fairly.
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Posted by Mercer | January 5, 2015
Awesome
We hired Zach in March 2014 to handle our relocation and child support. He was able to get everything approved and with out a big court battle. His entire our staff is friendly and responsive. He/ they never felt bothered by our constant questions and worries. We will definately use his office again if ever needed.
Posted by Meghan | May 28, 2014
Thanks Zach
I highly recommend Mr. Alfant as a divorce lawyer. He took care of everything quickly and accurately. I didn't have to ask him for status updates or wait forever for news. He's thorough and very nice. Thanks Zach for everything. You were the biggest help.
Posted by Mickie | September 25, 2013
AWESOME ATTORNEY!!!
I would definitely recommend Zach to anyone who needs help with a family law case. I hired him in March 2013 to help with my child custody case and he did an outstanding job for me. No matter how many times I emailed him or called him worrying about my case...he always got right back to me and reassured me that everything was going to be ok. He informed me of what to expect in court/mediation and it went pretty much exactly how he had explained it to me. I felt very comfortable knowing that my case was in his hands and I couldn't of been more satisfied with the outcome. Zach is very easy to talk to and isn't like some attorneys who make you feel like they are judging you. My case has been settled but I still email/call Zach with questions/issues that I have with my ex and he is more than willing to give me advice on what I should do. Overall, I had a more than pleasant experience in dealing with Zach. I would refer any of my friends/family to him. He is very respectable, reliable, and affordable. I am hoping I don't need any legal representation in the future, but if I do...I will be calling Zach!
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Posted by Linda | May 15, 2013
Knowledgeable, Trustworthy & Quick
Mr. Alfant handled my legal matter swiftly and professionally. I never had to contact him to get status on my case, he kept me well informed during the entire process. He's an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by April | May 9, 2013
Child Custody Matter
Zach was an amazing attorney. My husbands ex wife is an extremely hard person to get along with. Zach was very knowledgeable in helping us work with the judge and her to help create the best possible solution for our children. Often we would email him or try to reach him on the weekend when we were having a hard time with time sharing and he always got back to us in a very timely manner. He also still reaches us to follow up and make sure that every thing is still working as it supposed to. I would highly and have recommend Zach to my friends and family.
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Posted by Monique | March 26, 2013
JACKSONVILLE'S FINEST!!!
Words cannot express/convey my extreme gratitude or appreciate for Mr. Zachary Matthew Alfant (Zach). He stepped into my situation and took it by the reigns! He's very calm, assertive, knowledgeable, and thorough! Zach advised me on my rights and the best direction for me to pursue with my case! Going to court can be scary and unpredictable. Zach made certain I was comfortable, answered all questions (via phone or email), was able to accommodate my work schedule to ensure we were able to meet in person to discuss my case. Zach is an aggressive attorney who fights for his clients to the fullest extent of the law. He follows through on all request, keeps you in the know on all incidents with your case, and spends hours preparing for your case. Not only is Zach a pleasure to work with, but he also has an amazing staff. Professional, prompt, and motivated are just a few adjectives to describe the team Zach has assisting him. His staff is on call to aid in any questions you may have in regards to your case and treats each client with respect. There is NO other attorney I would recommend or I would endorse to fight on my behalf! Zach has become more than my attorney, but he now apart of my family! WE appreciate you!
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would not recommend
I would have been better off representing myself. On my first court date, Alfant showed up 10 minutes late. The opposing attorney was on time and had signed in. Had Zach showed up on time, we would not have waited 4 hours to see the judge, (which of course, I was charged $1250.00 for). On the same day, he had another court appearance in another town, so he tapped his feet and rushed my time with the judge. Zach promised to get things done for me but blew through $6500 in retainer rather quickly with little result. I would not recommend. I wish I could post the frat boy style etiquette he used while communicating with the opposing attorney. It was full of inappropriate innuendo which of course, I was billed for.
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Response from Zachary Alfant December 13, 2018
Dear Christopher: I am so sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with the work that we did and I very much regret that you feel you would have been better off on your own. If you would like to discuss your case or your experience, please give me call and we can arrange a time to sit down as soon as possible. I do have to take exception to your statements regarding my being 'ten minutes late' or that my not being 'signed in' caused us to wait longer. Please give us a call or stop by the office, as I would really like the opportunity to sit down with you and address your comments and concerns. Respectfully, Zach
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McCune | Alfant
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fletcher & Phillips
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Liberty Law, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Daniel M. Copeland, P.A.
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program Attorney/Administrator
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Owenby Law
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Auburn University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dennis v. Dennis 1D16-3350
  • https://edca.1dca.org/DCADocs/2016/1614/161614_1286_12072017_08311160_i.pdf
  • Dennis v. Dennis 1D16-1614
  • https://edca.1dca.org/DCADocs/2016/1614/161614_1286_12072017_08311160_i.pdf

Associations

  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Chairperson
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Executive Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Outreach Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Southside Business Men's Cub
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • St. Johns Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Business Network International
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Outreach Committee
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Best Oralist
  • Lawyering Process, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Jacksonville Bar Association Family Law CLE
  • Domestication of Foreign Judgments and UIFSA
  • 2018
  • Jacksonville Bar Association Family Law CLE
  • Domestication of Foreign Judgments and UIFSA
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (44)
Endorse Zachary
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a big fan of Zach Alfant and his work. In the more than 13 years I've been practicing law, I've rarely found the combination of ethics, intelligence, and dedication that he brings to his cases. He has a fantastic sense of practical solutions and strives to achieve a fair result for his clients even if it means an early settlement that will end up in lower attorneys' fees for himself. Yet he still has the wherewithal to fight through trial if it's the right option for his client. Zach is one of the few Jacksonville attorneys I keep on my short list if someone needs help, and I'd recommend him to a family member or friend without hesitation. For ethics, practicality, or effectiveness, there are few family law attorneys in Jacksonville better than Zach Alfant."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zach is a very prepared attorney who represents his clients well. He looks for reasonable solutions when possible prior to going to court. He has a winning approach to handling divorce and family law matters!"
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm happy to endorse Zach. He is a skilled attorney who advocates zealously for his clients. Zach is very knowledgeable in family law and other areas of law. Plus, he is a great guy!"
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Zach Alfant as a smart, dedicated, and zealous advocate for his Clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is a great lawyer and fierce advocate. His calm demeanor and detailed knowledge of the law guides his clients through difficult times."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Alfant is an outstanding litigator, passionate about his area of practice, and extremely knowledgeable. Highly endorsed."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Alfant is a consummate professional and a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zach Alfant. He is a conscientious litigator who knows the law. Zach is bright, helpful, and possesses excellent writing skills."
Family Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He handled the matter as a good advocate for his client but also with a reasonable solution to help the parties move forward."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Zach is a very easy attorney to work with. Fair, but a zealous advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Zach is a diligent, hard-working attorney. He is a gentleman and a scholar. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zachary's wealth of legal knowledge and work ethic is awe-inspiring. He is a credit to our legal community. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Alfant worked with my former firm as opposing counsel in a family law matter. While I was not the main attorney on the case, Mr. Alfant was easy to work with, and a no nonsense type of lawyer. I would recommend him to anyone looking for zealous representation but with minimal inconvenience."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mr. Alfant. Mr. Alfant is a dedicated attorney and is a zealous advocate for his client. Although opposing counsel on a family law matter, he was nonetheless professional and very easy to work with."
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