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A family law court case is often a difficult, emotional experience for the litigants. The legal system appears confusing and cold to an outsider. And the ramifications of the case are serious. A judge's decision in a family law case will affect you and your family for years to come. If you are a party to a family law case, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced family law attorney to protect yourself.

I would like to help you better understand the process and make good decisions so that you obtain a fair result in your case.


 


As an attorney, I limit my practice exclusively to marital and family law matters--divorce, child support, custody, visitation, parenting plans, time-sharing schedules, paternity, property division, alimony, domestic violence injunctions, and other such family law issues


 


If you wish to settle your case, I am also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. I can help you pursue a quick, fair settlement of your case. Often, a good relationship can be preserved through a settlement that is acceptable to both parties.


 


I look forward to discussing your family law case with you. Please contact my office at (407) 246-0280 to schedule an initial consultation.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 25%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Uncontested Divorce: 15%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Alimony: 15%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Family: 15%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Alejandro Rafael Lopez

    Not only Shawn is a great family law attorney, but also has worked as a Guardian Ad Litem representing the best interests of children and becoming their voice in Court in cases involving their rights. His written reports to the Court as a Guardian Ad Litem and his attention to detail in those reports are excellent.

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Contact info

J. Shawn Hunter, P.A.

PO Box 533441
Orlando, FL, 328533441

J. Shawn Hunter, P.A.

121 S. Orange Ave
Suite 1500
Orlando, FL, 32801

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199506/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Certificate of AppreciationU.S. Department of State, Office of Children's Issues, United States Central Authority2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Award of MeritNational Center for Missing and Exploited Children2003
Board Certified in Marital and Family LawFlorida Bar2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Certified Family Law MediatorFlorida Supreme Court2002
Award of MeritNational Center for Missing and Exploited Children1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerJ. Shawn Hunter, P.A.1995 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Academy of Professional MediatorsMember2002 - Present
The Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember1995 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1995 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1995 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Orlando SentinelAsk a Lawyer - Waiving Parental Rights Ends Child Support Obligation2011
Orlando SentinelAsk a Lawyer -- Can Restraining Order be Revoked?2010
Orlando SentinelAsk a Lawyer -- Don't Blackmail Your Bigamist Husband2010
Orlando SentinelAsk a Lawyer -- File Taxes First to Avoid Dependent Fight Later2009
Orlando SentinelAsk a Lawyer -- They Want Support for Their Grandchild2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of FloridaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1991