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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.


Practice areas


  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%
  6. More 



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

Payment types:

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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.


    Alejandro Lopez Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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



FLMember in Good Standing199506/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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
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
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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of FloridaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1991