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Robert Scott Hannan

Family Attorney at Satellite Beach, FL

5.0   86 reviews

Licensed for 34 years

About Robert

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Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    20%
    Practice limited to Family Law. Previously represented the State of Florida as a Child Support Prosecutor. Divorce, Parenting Plans, Distribution of Property, Alimony, Child Support, Relocation, Child Support, Alimony, etc. Over 1000 cases handled.

    33 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Practice limited to Family Law. Previously represented the State of Florida as a Child Support Prosecutor. Divorce, Parenting Plans, Distribution of Property, Alimony, Child Support, Relocation, Child Support, Alimony, etc. Over 1000 cases handled.

    33 years

  3. Child support
    20%
    Practice limited to Family Law. Previously represented the State of Florida as a Child Support Prosecutor. Divorce, Parenting Plans, Distribution of Property, Alimony, Child Support, Relocation, Child Support, Alimony, etc. Over 1000 cases handled.

    33 years

  4. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Practice limited to Family Law. Previously represented the State of Florida as a Child Support Prosecutor. Divorce, Parenting Plans, Distribution of Property, Alimony, Child Support, Relocation, Child Support, Alimony, etc. Over 1000 cases handled.

    33 years

  5. Family
    20%
    Practice limited to Family Law. Previously represented the State of Florida as a Child Support Prosecutor. Divorce, Parenting Plans, Distribution of Property, Alimony, Child Support, Relocation, Child Support, Alimony, etc. Over 1000 cases handled.

    33 years

Over 1000 Family Law/Divorce cases handled not including child support enforcement and paternity cases handled on behalf of the State of Florida, and, Broward County.

 

ROBERT SCOTT HANNAN limits his practice to Family Law and was formerly a State and County Child Support/Alimony Prosecutor. He has practiced in Fort Lauderdale for 30 years and grew up in South Florida. For the last approximate 1 year, Mr. Hannan has been practicing primarily in Melbourne and the surrounding communities.

Mr. Hannan has handled many hundreds of Family Law cases from straight forward and simple divorces to complex divorces involving custody disputes, significant incomes, assets and liabilities often requiring the use of experts such as Forensic Accountants, Business Valuation Professionals, Parenting Coordinators and Child Psychologists.

As well, Mr. Hannan has handled nearly all other aspects of Family Law cases involving Visitation (Time- Sharing), Support issues (Alimony and Child Support), Relocation, (including international relocation), Domestic Violence, along with a diverse variety of other Family Law issues.

Mr. Hannan received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University. Mr. Hannan has been an active member of the Florida Bar since 1988 and is a member of the Family Law sections of the Florida and American Bar Associations. Mr. Hannan previously served on the Family Law Legislative Committee of the Florida Trial Lawyers Association

Mr. Hannan previously represented what is now known as the Florida Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Program, (DOR). His firm, Hannan and Rieman, PA, was responsible for enforcing and/or modifying approximately 30,000 divorce and paternity decrees from throughout Florida and the United States. Additionally, Mr. Hannan previously represented parents on behalf the Dade County State Attorney's Office, Child Support Enforcement Program, as well as parents on behalf of the Broward County Support Enforcement Division, (SED). Mr. Hannan no longer represents Government Agencies and has dedicated his private practice to Family Law cases only. Child support and alimony enforcement cases along with child support and alimony modification cases account for a higher than usual number of cases currently being handled by Mr. Hannan due to these difficult economic times. Mr. Hannan welcomes Child Support and Alimony cases where the client is defending Motions for Contempt or Supplemental Petitions for Modification.

Mr. Hannan is a caring and understanding attorney who himself is a divorced Father. Mr. Hannan will throughly listen to your concerns, hopes, and fears and take the time necessary to see the issues as you see them. This is key. Beyond considering the purely legal issues, Mr. Hannan will consider and discuss factors which are non-legal, such as the inter-personal dynamics and potential fallout of certain legal avenues. He will then discuss your options, intended or anticipated results, and how best to proceed. For instance, is mediation possible or must the matter be litigated? If 1itigation is sought, then Mr. Hannan will aggressively and tenaciously litigate the matter in Court. After all, Divorce Attorneys are Trial Attorneys.

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Licensed for 34 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by Bridget | November 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Being confident in your choice is what you want isn't it?
You’re making one of the biggest choices of your life and you’re here looking for proof that if you hire Robert Hannan, you will get what you want in your divorce settlement. Every family and divorce is different. My review cant promise that if you hire Robert you will have that result but I can write the review I wish I had been able to read. Robert heard and validated the things that were most important to me. He was honest about my chances in being successful in getting those things and promised to advocate for them even though it would not be easy. AND he did! I didn’t get the parenting that I set out for BUT with Robert's skill set I was able to compromise on the next best parenting plan for my family and it is one that am very happy with. Robert advocated for the things that weren’t as important to me because HE knew they were important. He was able to compromise on a settlement that was beyond what I would have ever expected or asked for for myself. Without Robert, I would have sold myself very short. Robert truly was a sound voice of reason from beginning to end. When he tells you not to worry, it’s his job and he will take care of it, he will. He did not let anyone walk all over me, he advocated for what was fair. Robert will tell you from the beginning he doesn’t want you to go broke through this process, he’s was very conscientious about making this as affordable as possible. His goal from the beginning was to settle in mediation and we did. There are no winners in divorce and it’s really not a situation to gloat about but I walked away 10,000 percent confident that I made the right choice when I hired Robert and his firm (thank you Shelby and Sara for your hard work!) Being THAT confident in who you hire is what you want isn't it?
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Posted by Jeff | August 2, 2022
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Gets the Job Done
Responsive, focused and empathic. Got back to me timely. Gave me straight, no BS consul. He worked to understand my individual dynamics and needs.
Posted by Roy | July 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Robert Hannan is an up front attorney that gives his clients extremely realistic and helpful.assistance.
I need some legal help with a case and sort out some legal advice. Atty Robert Hannan provided me with legal advice based on his many years of experience. He told me the honest facts relating to the law; and did not just tell me what I wanted to hear. I am very pleased and satisfied with his advice and would work with him again and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by JO-ANNE | March 24, 2022
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THE BEST!!!!!
All i can say is hands down this guy is amazing. During my custody battle for my son this man was truly professional and also really supportive. His advice was always on point. I retained him at-least 8 times in the 6 years we fought for this custody. Honestly when i had no hope of keeping my son safe this man gave me the light at the end of the tunnel. When i was truly thinking I couldn't go through another day he delivered not once but every single time. Robert my son turned out to be a great young man i have you to thank for part of that. Thank you again for all that you did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
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client
Robert Hannan is the the kind of guidance that you would like to have in your side in search of the true as he did in my case. going through an extensive case that involved Dade county and Broward County FL to get them into agreement to allow a father of having the opportunity to a great relationship with his son. Thanks Robert.
Posted by Hazem | January 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney
Mr Hannan is an excellent divorce attorney. He handled my case and I couldn’t be happier. Mr Hannan is very knowledgeable, and always available. He follows up on all requests , calls and has very good expertise in the ins and outs of divorce, spousal support and related laws. He seeks the most beneficial position for you to proceed forward on the case and is available for advise. I strongly recommend Mr Hannan.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Robert was my attorney in a drawn out, nasty divorce, he overcame obstacles and got me an excellent result. Robert always responded to my emails and phone calls promptly. I recommend him 100%
Posted by Wendy | August 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Heart, Smarts and Experience
Robert has been an angel through my recent divorce issues. Although he was recovering from being sick and catching up on a lot of work because he’d been sick, he took time out of his busy day to listen to my situation. He was very empathetic and, although he was not available to represent me in the upcoming hearing just a few days away, he made referral after referral to help me until I finally found another great lawyer who was available. He gave me guidance on what characteristics I should look for in a lawyer for my particular case, encouraged me to keep him posted on my situation, and has even called me back in his free time on a weekend to answer questions. I don’t know how he could manage to give this kind of care and attention to everyone who is NOT even a client, but if he hadn’t already helped me find such an excellent lawyer I would be hiring him in a heartbeat. If you are looking for empathy, smarts, experience and someone who shows they really care about the outcome of your case, Robert checks all the boxes.
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Posted by David | August 4, 2021
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So glad I had found Robert!!
Robert is the BEST!! A friend of mine referred Robert to me back in 1999. Since then he has handled two divorces and a modification for me with great results!! I believe my case was one of his worst to handle but he did a great job and the paperwork was excellent where my interests were protected!! Talk to Robert he knows what he is doing!!!
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Posted by Jeff Carter | May 11, 2021
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Highly Experienced Lawyer
I've been dealing with the Dept. of Revenue for many years and have had to deal with many attorneys in Brevard County. I recently needed an attorney and hired Mr. Hannan. He helped resolve my case and I was VERY happy with his work and the results. He took a personal interest in my case and worked hard to get my case resolved in my favor. His fees were very reasonable and I would highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable and dedicated to his clients.
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Posted by IM | April 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Attorney in Florida
Robert Hannan has handled 2 divorces and a modification for me over a 25 year period. His expertise is unmatched and is diligent in making sure he fights for your rights. He has never been judgemental in the handling of my cases and always looks out for your best interest. His business and financial knowledge is also extremely helpful in financial settlement meetings and agreements he negotiates and prepares. If you need the best, call Robert Hannan.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2021
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Highly recommend
A dear friend received a summons and did not know where to begin. At first, we thought we could handle this on our own, but quickly realized the stakes were too high. When I contacted Mr. Hannan, he quickly put our minds to rest. He and his staff handled the case professionally and efficently. His experience with the child support system was extremely helpful. My friend's case was a success and she has renewed confidence in her legal position and the well being of her children. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hannan.
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Posted by Paloma | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Mr. Hannan and his professional staff were great! They took good care of me. They also took the pressure and stress off of me which us exactly what I wanted in an attorney. His knowledge and experience is incredible and I felt at peace knowing that he would fight for me and he ultimately did successfully win my case.
Posted by Alexa | February 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Handled my divorce/custody case. Gave me all the ins and outs of family law in Florida, didn't sugar coat anything, and got on a personal level with me. He met all aspects in attorney that I wanted and needed, and I was extremely satisfied with his services.
Posted by Nina | February 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attonery
Mr. Hannan is a great attorney before I even hired him he answered every question and spent a good amount of time on the phone with me reassuring me of my rights and what can be done and what can’t be done when it came to custody of my children he’s a fantastic attorney and a great asset to Brevard County’s legal system
Posted by AB | November 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Best attorney in Florida, very professional, great comunication, always there.
Posted by Peter | October 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Job Well Done
Robert and his professional team of Elise and Shelby made probably the worst mistake I have ever made in my life somewhat manageable. Robert and his team were there every step of the way. They helped me by minimizing my losses and most importantly making a most unpleasant situation go away. So well done Team and I thank you for all of your hard work!!!
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Posted by Mark | July 31, 2020
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Courtoom King
I sought out Mr. Hannan's representation initially to get back timesharing with my son. I had three attorneys drop me, or do half-ass work. My situation was that i was incarcerated for a dui with serious bodily injury (a felony), unable to afford representation for a hearing to be held while i was away, and foolishly (without knowing the actual definition) gave my ex parental responsibly.I had no idea that meant basically signing over my rights. I did several months of researching different attorneys and from the moment I first met with Mr. Hannan, I knew that I NEEDED him on my case if I wanted any chance at getting my 50/50 timesharing back. As we sit now, the case is pending trial, and i have re-implemented a holiday schedule, and got back to one day less than 50/50 every week. Its the aggressiveness, quick thinking, and respectfully assertive demeanor that allows him to control that courtroom. Prior to passing away my father was an attorney, so i am familiar with all sorts of different ones, the ones that win cases, and the ones who dont. Mr. Robert Hannan is a fighter, unafraid to go against the big names. Most important, is the constant communication. Every email sent during the week was responded to within 24 hours, and surprisingly enough in an emergency situation, the weekend as well. My fiance Is now going to change from the second best rated attorney in orlando, to Mr. Hannan because she has seen the way he handles our case in court. I Very highly recommend Mr. Hannan. Schedule a consultation and you will have your chance to see what I mean.
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Posted by Chris | July 22, 2020
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He'll get it done
I'm a veteran, so I'll get right to the point, and spare you the frills. My wife of 15 yrs decided to leave me and my son but still sought access to him. She made the entire process a complete nightmare which went on and on for 3 years. I got Robert involved and we made a plan. That plan was changed and changed again on the fly through good strategy sessions and team effort between myself, Robert, Elise, and their staff. In the end I came away with a settlement that none of us thought would be possible when we first met, and my son is safe. I will say Robert and I are very similar personality types which caused us to but heads like a couple of Bull Ram's in the mountains, but we always came to conclusions, and solutions, based on logic and respect for each other. I would highly recommend Robert Hannan if you find yourself in a bad situation you cannot see yourself getting clear of. He will come through.
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Posted by Frank | April 28, 2020
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Extremely Knowledgeable, Effective and a Winner!
Robert Hannan took my case with confidence. His expectations for the case were realistic and his team was ready for the challenge. In short, I am a father who is actively involved in my boy's lives and attended every court hearing but one (the problem). I have made every support payment on time for the last 6 years without any lapse. In short, I missed a court hearing due to wrong address and court error. The child support hearing should have never taken place as I was in the process to establish a visitation schedule within the court. Given that I did not attend, I was immediately hit with $18,000 in back child support. My passport was up for revocation, license suspension and in the worst case, possible jail time. I was in great fear as I have always fully cooperated with my obligations under the court system. When I contacted Robert and met for our first consultation, he put all of my fears at bay. I will say he won the case and my arrears was completely reversed. Rest assured, Robert will represent you in an effective manner and do everything in his ability to facilitate a satisfactory resolution in your favor. I am having his office represent me in another matter regarding my visitation schedule. I highly recommend Robert!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Offices of Robert S. Hannan, PA
  • 1998 - Present
  • Child Support Prosecutor
  • State of Florida
  • 1991 - 1996

Education

  • Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science Business Administration
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Family Law
  • Victory
  • Family Law
  • Victory

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Family Law Legislative Comittee
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Divorce Lawyers
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Avvo Rating 10
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2015
  • Best of 2015
  • Thumbtack
  • 2015
  • placard of honor
  • Woman in Distress
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (15)
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert and I worked on a very difficult case together. He is highly skilled and passionate about his clients and their cases. I highly endorse Robert!"
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Robert Hannan is an excellent Family Law attorney. He is fair, ethical and a fantastic advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert is a dedicated family law attorney who brings a formidable skill set to the litigation table. Robert is a skilled and forceful advocate who approaches his cases in a zealous yet pragmatic manner, and exemplifies the highest ethical standards of our profession. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have litigated against Robert on numerous occasions. He has always been well prepared, professional, and an excellent advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. You really get to know a lawyer when you work on opposite sides of a case. He is a hard line litigator in Family Law matters, that covers all the bases He is an outstanding professional that I highly recommend. You are in good hands with Robert."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert is a "stand-up" attorney. He is a tough litigator and a skilled negotiator. He is honest and trustworthy and pursues matters for his clients that are worthy, not just because "he can". Robert is respected by his peers, a tribute not all attorneys can boast."
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