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Matthew J. Ausley

Family Attorney at Crestview, FL

4.4   7 reviews

also known as Matt Ausley

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2015
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Matthew

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I started a law firm called Good Life Legal. We are a little different and here is how:

1) We use fixed fees. That means we tell you exactly what you will pay us upfront. Most other lawyers bill by the hour. Would you hire someone to build a house and pay them by the hour? We wouldn't either. How do you know if you are getting a good value if you don't know the cost?

2) We only take a limited number of clients per attorney. Many attorneys just take every client who comes through the door and then struggle to help them all. We limit the number we take so that we will have enough time to help each of our clients.

3) We focus on Divorce-Related Family Law. When attorneys practice in multiple disciplines, their attention is split. We do our best to focus on just one thing, Divorce-Related Family Law.

If you have questions, I hope you will call me. I want to help you in any way that I can. If you have questions on your mind, get them answered and you will start to feel better.

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Good Life Legal
114 E Cedar Ave
Box 16
Crestview, FL, 32536
Good Life Legal *By Appointment Only*
1992 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Suite #1048
Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32547
Good Life Legal *By Appointment Only*
13 Palafox Pl.
Suite #1048
Pensacola, FL, 32502
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4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Si | March 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Smooth, easy process
I used Matthew to clear up some confusion with a credit card company. Best decision I ever made! Matt keeps the process simple and clean and made sure I understood the process from beginning to end!
Posted by James | November 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
James got help from Matthew Ausley
I was sued over an automobile accident involving a vehicle I sold some time ago. Since I live In Chattanooga TN I was very perplexed about what to do. The vehicle had expired tags that were registered to me and the police filled out the accident report listing me as the owner. I e mailed Matthew on a Friday after finding him on a website I contacted several other attorneys also. I was very surprised when Matthew called me the next day on Saturday morning. After describing my case to him he assured me that the plaintofs had a very weak case and he thought he could help me. He was very reassuring and I enjoyed talking with him. I hired Matthew and felt very good about it. Matthew went to court and then he called and told me that the case was dismissed. If you need legal help I would highly recommend that you give Matthew a call.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2018
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Outstanding Results
Matt's hard work, knowledge, and experience helped us to obtain a very positive result in a contentious child timesharing/custody hearing. He provided us with very realistic expectations and helped to reduce the associated anxiety involved in this type of case by keeping me informed of the process. Highly recommend Matt as a family law attorney and his amazing team. Summer and Sarah both were very knowledgeable and compassionate members of this team.
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Posted by Richard | October 17, 2018
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Great Advocate
Matthew was most efficient in dealing with a credit card company wrongfully effecting my credit rating, as well as a pending civil lawsuit from the same CC company. Through his legal expertise, the matter was resolved, my credit rating restored, and the suit dismissed, I even received an apology from the CC company. Job well done Mr Ausley.
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Posted by Daniel | July 29, 2018
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Matt did an awesome job with my case. He listened to what I wanted and delivered exactly that. He made sure I understood the process and everything. I’ll definitely recommend him to any friends in the area. Overall great team over there.
Posted by Howard | April 14, 2017
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Family planning/ custody
Consulted Matthew in child custody/protection for a family planning. It took us a year based on another state for partial custody of the child. Court went well Thank you Mat for the hard work.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Do nothing lawyer
Paid up front to help our daughter in law in a custody battle. Its been 3 months and Mr. Ausley has not been able to even meet with the other lawyer. I can not express how disappointed we are. He does not return phone calls and never contacts you with updates. He is a money pit! Do not use this guy!
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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Good Life Legal
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Anchors Smith Grimsley
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • The Critzer Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Judicial Intern
  • U.S. District Court
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Holland & Knight
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Advanced Collections
  • Global eTelecom
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Owner
  • Spick & Span Pressure Washing
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Branch Manager
  • American General Financial
  • 2005 - 2008
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  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Asbury College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Niceville Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Walton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Okaloosa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • NRA
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Crosspoint Chruch, Niceville
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Military Affairs Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Empower Young Professionals
  • Chairman
  • 2017 - 2018
  • NIceville Young Professionals
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Walton Family Law Advisory Group
  • Adviser
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Fort Walton Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Above and Beyond Service
  • FCSL Student Ambassadors
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Creating Unstoppable Relationships Summit
  • Divorce Attorney Rules for Keeping a Marriage Together
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Matthew
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt has the unique ability to see a client's issue through their eyes, understand their goals, and to simultaneously create a strong litigation plan that assists in putting clients' worries at ease. He is hard working, detail oriented, and cost effective. If you are looking for a professional attorney who gets results- look no further."
General practice Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew to handle any legal matter and family law matters in particular. Matt is a diligent, honest and knowledgeable attorney."
Debt collection Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Matt for sometime now and who I have come to know is a sharp attorney who tirelessly works to get his clients the best results."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an excellent attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable on the law and is passionate towards obtaining his client's goals."
Business Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ausley is a hard-working, diligent attorney. As an opposing attorney, he has been a pleasure to work with, as he strives to achieve just and fair outcomes for his clients."
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Divorce and separation
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Crestview Family Lawyer Matthew J. Ausley
Matthew J. Ausley
Family Attorney
Crestview, FL
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation