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Stephanie Nicole Greaves

Family Attorney at Shalimar, FL

5.0   57 reviews

also known as Attorney at Stephanie N. Greaves, P.A.

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    Parenting Plan/Custody issues associated with contested & uncontested divorces, Custody matters associated with Paternity (i.e., not married) actions, Modifications of Custody post entry of a Final Judgment, Emergency Custody Issues.

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Contested & Uncontested Divorces (with & without children), and Military Divorce.

  3. Family
    30%
    Contested & Uncontested Divorces with & without Children, Military Divorce, Relocation, Paternity, Modification of Alimony, Child Support, Custody, Department of Revenue Child Support, Emergency Custody, Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements.

  4. Appeals
    5%
    Handling all appeals stemming from all marital and family law matters.

  5. Domestic violence
    5%
    Handling and attending hearings stemming from domestic violence injunctions being filed and entered. Including dating violence, repeat violence, stalking, domestic violence injunctions involving children.

EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE, HONEST FAMILY ATTORNEY ADVOCATING FOR AND PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS. CALL TODAY!

Stephanie N. Greaves was born in Santa Maria, California and grew up in an Air Force family. Growing up in a military family provided Stephanie with the realistic knowledge of what military families face every day, and further gave Stephanie the insight needed to handle military divorces and other military family law issues.

Stephanie attended Florida State Univeristy earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English, and a Minor in Spanish. Stephanie graduated from Florida State Univeristy in 2011 with Magna Cum Laude honors.

Stephanie attended Florida State University College of Law, receiving a full academic scholarship due to her academics and high credentials. During law school, Stephanie focused her studies on the areas of family law and juvenile law, working and interning with private law firms in the local area. Stephanie became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern where she handled numerous family law cases at the college's Public Interest Law Center, and also served as a Certified Legal Intern within the juvenile division at the State Attorney's Office, Second Judicial Circuit. During law school, Stephanie worked with the Tallahassee Bar Association Legal Aid Foundation, where she became the Director of the Family Law Pro Se Program. During law school, Stephanie interned with an Okaloosa County, Florida, Circuit Judge, and other local family law firms in Okaloosa County, Florida, further expanding and enhancing Stephanie's knowledge and experience with family law and dependency cases. In 2014, Stephanie was awarded with a Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award from the Florida State University College of Law, wherein Stephanie was recognized for her strong commitment to providing pro bono services to those unable to afford legal services. 

From 2014-2019, Stephanie worked as an Associate Attorney for a Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney in Okaloosa County, Florida. Stephanie practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law, where she zealously advocated for and protected the rights of her clients and their families. 

In 2016 and in 2017, Stephanie received an award for the 10 Best Attorneys in the State of Florida from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for providing exceptional and outstanding client service. In 2018, Stephanie received an award as a 2018 Rising Star in the area of Family Law from the American Institute of Legal Advocates. Stephanie has been rated by her fellow peers and was distinguished with High Ethical Standing by Martindale-Hubbell.

In 2019, after being an Associate Attorney with a Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney, Stephanie Greaves opened her practice, Stephanie N. Greaves, P.A. and commenced practice as a solo practitioner in the exclusive area of Marital and Family Law. Stephanie offers discounted consultation and retainer rates for active duty and retired military and their dependents, and to first responders. Stephanie is a focused, determined and ethical attorney whose top priority is to get the relief her clients are seeking! Call her today!!

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2019 + 4 ...

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Location

Law Office of Stephanie N. Greaves, P.A.
51 3rd Street
Bldg 6
Shalimar, FL, 32579

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Alvaro | March 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
What can I say, she is probably the best most helpful lawyer I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. From start to finish she always kept me informed and addressed any worries or concerns I may have had, I got what I hired her to do which was to get custody of my kids from my ex-wife. She is very knowledgeable of the law and when my court date came she went in there with her guns of knowledge loaded. Not only did I get custody of my kids my ex now has to pay me child support, overall I am super happy with everything Stephanie did for me my kids and family. Everything worked out for the best thanks to her.
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Response from Stephanie Greaves March 22, 2016
Alvaro, thank you so much for taking the time to leave me such a wonderful review! It was a pleasure having you as a client, and I am so happy for you and your girls! I wish you and your wonderful family the best of luck in your future endeavors and always rest assure that I will always have your back! The firm's door is always open to you and any questions you may have. :)
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Posted by Jennifer | June 2, 2016
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Amazing, highly knowledgable, and dedicated
Stephanie Greaves has been a Godsend for me. I was fighting over custody of my child and she helped me to get my daughter back! She is extremely bright and has a tremendous grasp on the law. Stephanie left no stone uncovered. She thoroughly understood the complexity of my case and always made time to answers my questions or discuss my concerns. That is so invaluable in complex legal situations. She is going to go so far in her career and do wonderful things for her clients because she genuinely cares. You will be pleased to have her represent you!
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Response from Stephanie Greaves June 17, 2016
Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! I am so incredibly happy that your daughter is home where she truly belongs. I am happy to know that you are satisfied with my services and please know that the firm's doors are always open to you and your family should you need me. Best of luck to you and your family!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2024
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Compassionate
I am a very satisfied client of Ms. Greaves. She put out all effort to help with my case and I got satisfactory results. I found her to be very knowledgeable professional during the whole process. Thank you for been so helpful and understanding.
Posted by Larry | November 7, 2023
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Mr
She was helpful, kind, humble and hardworking. I would recommend her to anyone looking for family type services.
Posted by Kate | November 7, 2023
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Step parent adoption
Stephanie worked really hard for us even when we had difficulty from the other party and she kept us informed on what step in the process we were in. When the big day came for the final hearing she even put the effort to make my son a big part of it. I recommend her to anyone who needs a family law attorney!
Posted by Alli | November 7, 2023
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Top notch lawyer-Stephanie Greaves
Stephanie is a true treasure & God sent to our family! She walked our family legal journey hand in hand and treated us like her very own family! Stephanie took our burdens and worries and we are forever grateful for her thorough care, knowledge, and level of professionalism given. Stephanie is easy to understand, sharp, & extremely detailed! Stephanie & her entire legal staff made our “season” less stressful and easier to navigate. We are forever grateful for Stephanie and count ourselves blessed to have her a part of our lives!
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Posted by Princess | June 1, 2023
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Very pleased!
I’m very pleased with the outcome of my case. Stephanie Greaves and her team was very professional and informative throughout the process. Ms. Greaves was very knowledgeable about family law and helped me reach an order that was in the best interest of my kids. I would highly recommend Ms. Greaves.
Posted by Kurtis | October 23, 2022
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Excellent lawyer with deep military knowledge
Stephanie and her team were phenomenal during my divorce. They are always compassionate and understanding that this is a difficult life-event for their clients. They are also incredibly knowledgeable…especially in the unique aspects of military divorce and child custody. Stephanie is a straight-shooter, and I was always confident in her advice and work. She helped me develop a plan that was fair yet firm, and she always had my best interests in mind (even if I didn’t). I didn’t feel like a client following her advice blindly…we worked as a team and she made sure to learn my long term parenting and financial goals. She was always timely and professional with both me and “the other side.” The team at Stephanie Greaves P.A. are honest, resilient, kind, and effective. I have already sent several friends to Stephanie for their own family law needs, because I know she’ll get them on a great path for the future. I’d give them 6 stars if the review would let me!
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Posted by Derek | October 17, 2022
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Highly recommended
I would rank Stephanie 5+stars. Efficient, considerate, Compassionate, and Very knowledgeable. She handled the court proceedings extremely well. Everything you want in a highly contested case. Communication was very good, and her staff beyond helpful. Thankyou Stephanie, Sheena and Staci.
Posted by Haylee | July 7, 2022
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Thank you Stephanie!
Stephanie is a smart, honest, amazing lawyer. She worked hard and took the time to understand all the details of my case. Her and her team always kept me updated and answered all my questions. I was so lucky to have found Stephanie and I will always be grateful for her hard work throughout my long, time consuming case. I will always use her in the future and recommend her to others.
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Posted by John | February 18, 2022
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The best and most reliable choice!
Stephanie and her team is the first choice I would recommend to anyone if they are going through this difficult transition. I came to them after a poor experience with another firm and they salvaged the case. Our case was complicated and required a great deal of coordination to close the case. I am happy with the results. They have an easy-to-use electronic system that provides immediate notifications that are secure and can be handled from the phone or your computer. Also, one area that is normally lacking is the administrative staff, Stephanie's staff is a prime example of how a team should be. They are quick to respond and go out of their way to help you complete your paperwork. I highly recommend Stephanie and her team to transition your family to new beginnings.
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Posted by veronica | January 8, 2022
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Nobody compares to Mrs.Greaves
Stephanie is truly one of a kind, she went out of her way to make sure that I wouldn’t be triggered from trauma i had endured. How incredibly thoughtful and compassionate. I wanted to thank you for your support an cooperation. I really appreciated your professionalism and guidance durning my divorce. Stephanie is knowledgeable and has a backbone. She will fight for you even in the most difficult cases. She is a outstanding attorney with a strong passion for her clients’s cases. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone in need of a attorney. I cannot thank Stephanie for all her hard work, effort, and time she put into my case. Shephanie did the whole documnentation perfecty and in a timely manner ((especially during the beginning of pandemic)). I will forever be grateful for the dedication you put in, so that i was able to move forward in a positive direction.
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Posted by Candyce | October 12, 2021
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Divorce
Going through a divorce is an extremely stressful period in ones life, especially when there are children involved. Feeling supported, guided, and having my concerns heard were all a priority for me when searching for a lawyer to handle my case. I immediately felt like all of these qualities were met upon my initial consultation. I could not be more thankful for her hard work and dedication. It is because of this and the diligence of her staff that my case had a positive outcome. Rest assured she will always have your best interest and will point you in the right direction. There is no doubt in my mind had I not retained her, my case would not have been resolved the way it did. She was very professional and compassionate and I would gladly recommend Mrs. Greaves to anyone that is in need of the greatest divorce lawyer in the Panhandle.
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Posted by Sia | September 29, 2021
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The BEST to Trust.
I felt heard with Stephanie and she always answered any emails or questions that I had. She would email me back early in the morning or late at night-proof she was up late and early working hard on everyone's cases and making everyone feel safe and secure. HIRE HER!!!!!!
Posted by Katina | August 6, 2021
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Great Attorney, I would not recommend any other Attorney
I don't even know how to write how great of a person and attorney Ms. Greaves is because there are so many great qualities. I have been working with Ms. Greaves for the past three years going on four and she and her firm has ensured that my legal concerns and challenges are met. She believes in your fight and probably more than you would. Use her, you will not regret it! Thank you, Ms. Greaves and your law firm for fighting for me!
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Posted by Megan | June 13, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer!
I was/am so grateful to have Stephanie Greaves' advice and support during the most difficult time of my life. Throughout my case, Ms. Greaves was communicative, informative, professional, practical, friendly, and respectful. She was deeply sensitive to my child's needs and determined to give us the best outcome. Ms. Greaves and her team went above and beyond for me and I would recommend their services to anyone.
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Posted by Jess | May 12, 2021
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HARDWORKING AND BEST ATTORNEY EVER!!
She was referred to me by a friend who was also going through a divorce and I will say Stephanie and her staff of ladies were AMAZING from the start. I had looked to a couple attorneys that didn’t even want to take the time to listen and understand my situation. I was extremely desperate to get out of my marriage but didn’t know how to begin. I didn’t think I’d ever find one willing to help me. Stephanie has been extremely kind and considerate as my attorney and have guided me through the whole process. She knows her stuff and will fight for you. She takes immediate action to anything that jeopardizes my well being and quick to communicate any info on matters that need attention. Her team is also very thorough and communication is always prompt whenever Stephanie is not available. They will work diligently in your case even beyond work hours. I would highly recommend her if you want to be represented well and thoroughly. I came out in the end of my divorce winning justly and fairly.
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Posted by Shannon | March 3, 2021
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The best there is!
Stephanie and her office gals Sheena and Staci are incredible! From day 1, I couldn’t have been happier with my experience. She gave me a realistic idea of what to expect and provided her fee schedule. Her services are very well priced. Stephanie is a military brat herself and gives a great military discount. They were very organized and gave me plenty of time to prepare documents needed. They all stayed in contact throughout my case and responded promptly whenever I had a question or needed anything. I can’t say enough good about this office. Stephanie fought hard for me and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. She was well spoken, detail oriented, supportive, and knew the case as well as I did! I felt so confident and well represented throughout the entire case. I have a deep love and respect for everyone in the office. It really doesn’t get any better than this.
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Posted by Grace | November 18, 2020
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Great Divorce Attorney
I highly recommend Ms. Greaves if you are searching for a divorce attorney. Not only was she professional & well informed, she answered any questions I had and stayed on track & had all my paperwork submitted in a timely manner. My divorce process was a breeze thanks to her team.
Posted by Richard | August 31, 2020
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Divorce
Ms. Greaves and staff were very professional throughout the process. Very good communication at all times.
Response from Stephanie Greaves September 13, 2020
Richard, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review of the services you received from Stephanie N. Greaves, P.A. I am happy to hear that you were pleased with our services and that you experienced strong communication from us at all times. Open and timely communication between our clients and with our office personnel is something that we strongly value and prioritize at Stephanie N. Greaves, P.A. We are here for you should you ever need us!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Stephanie N. Greaves, P.A.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Tonya C. Petermann, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Tonya C. Petermann, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Office Of The State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Office of Marilyn K. Morris
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Florida State University Public Interest Law Center Family Law Clinic
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Judicial Intern for The Honorable Judge Mary K. Polson
  • Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Family Law Pro Se Program Director
  • Tallahassee Bar Legal Aid Foundation
  • 2012 - 2014
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Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Associations

  • Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • 2018 Top 100 Trial Lawyers Family Law
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star 2018
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • 2014
  • Ladd Scholarship (Merit Based)
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Stephanie
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Greaves is a strong advocate for her clients. She is a highly skilled attorney in family law matters. I had one case against her and she fought hard for her client. I do not hesitate to refer family law matters to her firm."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is an extremely talented and hardworking family law attorney. I have worked against her in family law matters, as well as handled joint matters with her firm. Stephanie is always professional and all of her clients are clearly her priority. She and her staff are compassionate, caring, and very experienced. I would recommend Ms. Greaves and her firm for your family law needs."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is without question one of the best family law attorneys around. I have had the pleasure of working with her as co-counsel and have also worked against her as opposing counsel. She is always professional and well prepared. I would highly recommend to anyone needing help with a family law matter."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stephanie. She was a pleasure to work with and was a true professional."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stephanie is an aggressive attorney who fights for her clients in and out of the courtroom. I recommend Stephanie for any family law matter."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Greaves is a strong advocate for her clients yet is a joy to deal with as opposing counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this attorney. Ms. Greaves is a dedicated professional who possesses the knowledge and drive to effectively represent her client's interests. Further, her positive demeanor and effective communication skills make working with Ms. Greaves an absolute pleasure. It is with great confidence that I recommend Ms. Greaves to represent your legal interests."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie Greaves is an outstanding attorney who works zealously for her clients. She is always professional towards fellow attorneys. She is very knowledgeable in her area of law, and is always prepared."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I met Stephanie when I became the supervising attorney for Legal Aid's Pro Se Family Program in Tallahassee. I have never been more impressed with a young lawyer--Stephanie cares about the clients and works hard for them. She knows the law, doesn't procrastinate, and gets great results. You will not be disappointed if you hire her. I highly, highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I supervised Stephanie while she was a certified legal intern at the State Attorney's Office. She was always prepared and conducted herself well in court. I was thoroughly impressed with her skills as an intern, and am confident in her legal skills now that she is an attorney. She knows how to litigate and she does it extremely well!"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephanie and I were Certified Legal Interns together at the State Attorney's Office. She always came to court prepared with both the legal knowledge and professionalism that were needed of her. I endorse this lawyer without question."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie and I were classmates at the Public Interest Law Center at FSU College of Law. Since the time I met her, she has demonstrated a great passion and immense knowledge in the field of family law. She is a terrific advocate for her clients!"
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