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Joseph Alan Alvarez

Family Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Location

Sussman, Johnson & Alvarez Family Law
1200 Riverplace Blvd.
Suite #850
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

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Reviews

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Posted by Charity | March 28, 2024
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A Gift from God
Joseph and his team are incredible. I was dealing with a long distance divorce/custody case, with homeschooled children. I'd had a couple of attorneys, only one of whom actually helped, but then things seemed to fall apart. I needed to make some changes because my children were not doing well. Our plan hadn't been finalized yet, so time was of the essence. A few other mommas, in a similar situation, recommended Joe. I consulted with a few attorneys, but none of them were willing to really listen. All of them left me feeling hopeless and very triggered. After years of psychological and emotional abuse, I wasn't in a place to be able to handle those types of attorneys. Joe was different. He was careful, calm, kind, and compassionate, but still straightforward with no b.s. I felt safe. I think that's what all of us want, really. Joe stayed in communication with me. He didn't leave me hanging. He kept me informed, answered every question, and was patient through all of it. He didn't yell at me (yeah, that has happened before). He helped me see things that needed to be seen and understand from better perspectives. It was a bonus that we saw eye to eye on some things and I didn't feel like I had to defend myself to him. We were able to come up with a new plan that kept the children's best interests as the top priority and avoid going to trial. I'm truly grateful and blessed. God put him in my path right when I needed it most. I have given his information to several mommas who are in need of help, and will continue to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2023
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Thank you Joe
Thanks to Joe and his team they helped me reach an agreement without going to court. They led and held my hand the whole way in a very scary and emotional situation. He has great communication and I felt like he really saw and heard me. I know they are very busy but he was always very up to date on my case like it was the only one. I would recommend this team for my friends and family’s and anyones’s family law needs.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2022
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Thorough and compassionate
Mr. Alvarez and his team did a fantastic job with my custody modification case and thanks to him I was able to reach an agreement that was better than our best day in court. He made the emotional and stressful process easy to grasp thanks to his kind and compassionate demeanor. I know he’s busy but I always felt like I was his only client! He was always up to date with my case and always a step ahead. I also felt like he had my family’s best interests at heart-High recommend him for all your family law needs!
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Posted by Leila | December 1, 2022
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THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!!
I truly don't even know where to begin, finding Mr. Joseph Alvarez was more than a blessing. He saved my life and my babies' lives. He believed in me and gave me hopes from the very first meeting, when over eleven other attorneys told me to get comfortable with the idea of a certain outcome, one that I wasn't willing to settle for. My kids deserved better. Mr Alvarez was honest, direct, kind and you would have thought it was your brother fighting for your life. If you think your case is difficult and you've heard many "no's" just give this firm a chance to prove them wrong. I owe Mr. Joe so much, he not only won my case and got me more than what I wanted, but he got my kids and I the peace of mind that I will never be able to truly repay. I can probably sit here and talk for hours about how wonderful, professional, and talented Mr. Joe and this law firm are. You will not regret your decision to go with them! Don't let bullies get you scared, you can do this and you will come out successful. Thank you Mr. Joe, from the bottom of my heart, forever grateful that I found you.
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Posted by Dan | November 15, 2022
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Gets the job done
Joe worked with me on my divorce settlement. Very excellent experience! If you need a straight shooter to go to bat for you, Joe is the right guy. Fair and conscientious with time and fees.
Posted by Guzel | November 2, 2022
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Best lawyer ever
I hired Mr. Alvarez as my divorce attorney. My case was complicated. Mr. Alvarez understood when I told him that I needed to take time and settle other legal issues that I was involved with my ex-husband and our business. He made sure that settling other legal issues were included in our divorce agreement. And when I was ready to settle, he acted very fast and professional. He is a great lawyer and has a big heart. Even after my divorce is over, he always responds to my emails if I have any questions.
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Posted by Younus | September 6, 2022
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Excellent attorney
Mr. Joseph Alvarez was the legal assistance to my opponent in a lawsuit. Now this May come unexpected but I would recommend this law firm anyways from what I have seen they are well prepared in their documentation of their case, they seem to have their clients always briefed on everything they do in their case and quite frankly they do know what they are doing.
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Posted by Lindsay | May 4, 2022
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10/10, would highly recommend
Mr. Alvarez represented me during my divorce case and was amazing. Very professional and understanding. Mr Alvarez was very knowledgeable and understanding during the consultation and asked that I email him with any questions I might have after the consultation ended which relieved a lot of my worries. He kept me updated with all of the necessary paperwork and filings required as well as mediation. He was very thorough during the mediation process while also treating me with compassion during such a hard time. I would absolutely recommend Mr Alvarez to anyone needing legal representation.
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Posted by Melanie | March 4, 2022
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Joe Alvarez/Above and Beyond attorney
Initial Consultation I knew Joe, was God sent to me my emotions were off the chart and during our conversation I felt peace a of mind. His professionalism was very confident I knew at that moment I was in good hands. During the process of my divorce, he was always reassuring with a compassionate spirit. He's always smiling even over the phone you feel the smile. Very pleasant courteous and prompt on time of every and anything during the completion of my divorce. My initial contact was in March 2021 and my mediation completion was in August 2021., CFJ February 2022. I felt so much Joy!!! he's always on the case. You find far and few Attorneys like Joe Alvarez, words just cannot say enough. Thank You Joe, and your entire Staff for going above and beyond for my future. Sincerely Melanie D. Roberts
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Posted by Paulo | March 3, 2022
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Helped me in a time of need...
I was going thru a divorce and was struggling deeply. I had paid a lawyer for help with my divorce and had that lawyer take my money and run. I was in a deep hole at this point. Joseph Alvarez was such a blessing to find. He contacted me after I found his law firm and made my life so much easier. He said and I quote "I want you to live life without worry of this divorce, you're in good hands." He could not have been more right, he made my divorce, which seemed like an absolute nightmare, seem like it was nothing to worry about at all. He took care of everything and made the process so simple, easy, and care free. Thank you so much Joseph Alvarez! If you're looking for a divorce lawyer, look no further and hire Joseph Alan Alvarez!
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Posted by Ashley | January 11, 2022
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Would Recommend 10/10
I highly recommend Joe Alvarez, while going through my case he was very understanding and made me feel at ease during the whole process. He was able to get my case dismissed, the case went just the way he stated from the beginning. He made me feel very confident during the whole case. He was very knowledgeable about family case law. If I have to use a lawyer in the future, I will be going back to him and I would recommend him to all my family and friends and I believe that is the best endorsement I can give to someone.
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Posted by Sandra | October 4, 2021
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Very Highly Recommend!!!
Joe came highly recommended and proved to be an absolute Godsend. He's professional, highly knowledgeable and trustworthy. I was very impressed with his dedication to my case. His kind manner, understanding, attention to detail and willingness to explain helped keep me calm through a very contentious divorce. He kept me updated through every step of the process and readily responded to every question I had. His legal assistant, Stacey was also a joy to work with. I couldn't have chosen better and will forever be grateful for Joe and Zisser Family Law.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2021
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Highly Recommend
I highly recommend Joseph Alvarez of Zisser Law. I’ve worked with several family law attorneys prior and Joseph Alvarez went above and beyond. I’m so grateful to Joseph for how he handled my case and truly looked out and fought for what was best for my child and myself. I had complete confidence and could always count on Joseph to help me take the emotion out and provide the best guidance. He is extremely attentive and timely with responses and always well prepared. He is hard working, highly knowledgeable, and I was impressed with his understanding and quick assessment of critical facts and information that impacted the case and his swift action and results. He was quick to react and move a case that was dragging out needlessly with my former counsel and helped move it toward resolution, minimizing both an incredible emotional and financial toll to my family. And for that I am the most grateful to Joseph. His entire support staff was always helpful and efficient as well.
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Posted by Ken | June 30, 2021
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Competent, Confident, and Honest
Family law is a very emotional and contentious process and for some has become very lucrative. So, it was nice to find an attorney who was honest. I needed help in changing my custody agreement and Joe laid out all my options in a manner that put me at ease and helped walk me through all the potential outcomes for my case. He was blunt when I needed to hear it and was critical of my best way forward. I'm a military guy and I like it when people just tell me like it is. Displaying the wisdom of a very seasoned professional, he took time and care with my case ensuring I had good representation. He was focused on the goal and outcome that I wanted to get out of this process. Everything about this process in family law is gut-wrenching, soul-sucking, filled with emotion that you never know which direction the wind will blow and Joe stayed calm and confident through this whole process. For my military brethren, Joe is honest and will tell it to you like it is without any legalese jargon which only serves to make an already stressful moment even more stressful. Joe is the kind of attorney who will work his hardest for you, even the most minor details are things he doesn't overlook. I highly recommend Joe Alvarez and would recommend him to anyone that appreciates honesty and wants an attorney who will work for them to achieve outcomes in the most difficult of situations.
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Posted by JoAnn | May 27, 2021
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Deepest thanks
Now that it is completed I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking Mark's case Pro-bono as that was a Godsend for him. I know you will be blessed many times over for your actions. Thank you again! Mark's mom (JoAnn Thompson).
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2021
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Professional and responsive
I hired the Zisser law firm to handle my recent divorce which was somewhat complicated and challenging. Joe Alvarez was my attorney and he did an excellent job handling all the pieces of this divorce including properties, companies, and complications dealing with a difficult /somewhat hostile ex husband. I was very pleased with his communication and the management of the whole process. He definitely helped me to obtain the best settlement I could ,and I was happy with my results. I’m glad I chose Joe and the Zisser law firm to represent me ,unlike my ex spouse who flipped through multiple lawyers, I had consistency from start to finish with no complaints and positive results.
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Posted by Amber | April 21, 2021
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Amazing lawyer
Joe was the best lawyer I have ever worked with. I couldn’t have asked for a better person. He handled everything perfectly.
Posted by Michelle | April 1, 2021
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Compassionate and Professional
Working with Joe was a pleasure from day 1. After a terrible experience with another firm, I was very skeptical coming onboard. Joe quickly diminished all fears as he explained my options to me, walking me through each step. Joe was aggressive as I needed him to be, given my situation and opposing council. He was clear and concise, respecting my wishes as well as protecting my future and my best interest. Joe has a gift for making a seemingly impossible situation become minimal! I found myself fully trusting his advice and deferring all communications to him which was a true blessing! I never felt like a number or just another client with Joe, I always felt like he truly cared, and my case mattered. The final outcome of my divorce far surpassed my expectations because I hired Joe and his firm.
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Posted by Fab | March 8, 2021
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Professionalism at its best!
When hope is lost and you don't see the end of the road, Joe is there to guide you and be the legal rock on which you stand, his counsel, knowledge and trust helped me and my children start a new life. I can't be thankful enough to Joe who worked very diligently, professionally and in extreme timely manner to get results that exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by Ashley | February 9, 2021
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Ethical, Knowledgeable, and Empathetic Attorney!
Joe is an excellent attorney and guided me through a very aggressive divorce with grace and victory. Despite opposing counsel and my ex-spouse being unreasonable and dishonest, Mr. Alvarez was able to represent my interests with integrity and professionalism. He is uniquely capable of being ethical and professional without sacrificing aggressiveness in his handling of a case. He is an excellent communicator and always knows the details of your case. I couldn’t recommend a better lawyer.
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 6.4 (Good)

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Valdosta State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Joseph
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Friend
"Joe is an excellent attorney who puts the needs of his clients before his own. Joe's passion for his profession and dedication to his clients is evident by his great work and favorable results. I would definitely recommend Joe to anyone faced with a family law issue"
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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