Jacksonville Divorce Attorney

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer

Matt Hunt

Attorney at Law Magazine's Jacksonville Divorce Local Legal Authority.

About Matt Hunt

Mr. Hunt was born and raised in Tampa, FL. He obtained a Bachelors of Science in Business Management while earning both Deans and Presidents list awards at Florida State University, in Tallahassee, FL.

Mr. Hunt then obtained his Juris Doctorate at Florida Coastal School of Law, where he studied Family Law while also earning a Certificate in Sports and Entertainment Law, and earning both Book Awards and Deans List Honors.

After being admitted to the Florida Bar, Mr. Hunt began his career in the area of Consumer Protection, where he defended clients against Foreclosure, and Collection violations.

In 2009, Mr. Hunt became a Partner at a successful family law firm, where he earned years of invaluable experience handling and litigating thousands of family law matters including:

•Complex and Simplified dissolution of marriages involving minor children, alimony, child support, and equitable distribution;
•Paternity;
•Guardianships;
•Pre and postnuptial agreement drafting;
•Modifications; and
•Adoptions
Mr. Hunt, was a founding partner of Hunt Green & James, P.A., in 2012 which catered to the complex issues involved in divorce and family law issues in Northeast Florida.

Mr. Hunt is now a partner at the Law Offices of John M. Phillips, where he manages the newly formed Family Law Division, which provides professional and personal legal representation in all family law matters.

Mr. Hunt, resides in Jacksonville, FL with his wife and two children, and while being involved in the community, is a member of the Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association, “Barrister” in American Inns of Court; and is a “Clients Choice Award” winner on Avvo as well as a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rated attorney, which is the highest-ranking available.

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Recommended by the Jacksonville Community

This is my first google review I have ever made as it take a lot for me to want to write anything about anyone online. With that being said, I would highly recommend to anyone who needs legal advice. After speaking with Nicole on the phone this morning, she really took the time to explain my situation to me and help me understand my options. To her, I was not just another voice on the phone. I was not judged and she was motivated to help me understand questions that my career applications were asking of me. The level knowledge she demonstrated, her professionalism, and her quality customer service, speaks volumes about this office. Moreover, it goes to show that this office holds a high standard for their attorneys, paralegals, and support team-proving that for any legal issues, this is the place to go. Thank you Nicole!
Jay macy
Jay macy
17:45 19 Jun 19
I like it that this group is honest with you about being able to work your case or not and not just taking your money to get a quick buck..
Mandy
Mandy
02:10 26 May 19
Mr. Hunt got me thru the most traumatic time of my life. He listened to me and took my case seriously. He is professional, articulate, organized and exudes a confidence in and out of the courtroom that puts you at ease. I could not have made a better decision than hiring Matt Hunt to handle my divorce. He and his assistant Ariel went above and beyond to keep me calm and up to date. Wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to recommend him to anyone!
amy tucker
amy tucker
23:43 05 Aug 18
Matt personally handled my divorce which involved me dealing with custody of my children and paying of alimony, he also helped navigate me as I was a business owner. I was very firm with Mr. Hunt on what I wanted and he over delivered on every aspect. I get my kids more than I thought I would, I pay less than was estimated, and it was all handled on one day. No one else in their industry is as skilled as this man. Do not let these 1 star reviews say you as they are all written by clients of the other side, when you don't hire the best. You shouldn't expect to win. I hired the best so I won.
Joshua Downing
Joshua Downing
19:22 26 Apr 18
Matt hunt is my lawyer, he has been for over a year for a truly gut wrenching and scary custody battle. Not only was he honest about possible outcomes, he was extremely well prepared and very easy to work with. I recommend anyone seeking legal help for family law hire this guy. I personally recommend him to anyone I know going through this situation.
Ty Trig
Ty Trig
16:25 26 Apr 18

About Jacksonville Divorce Law

From a legal standpoint, getting married is often far easier than getting divorced. Between ensuring that there is an equitable division of property, determining parenting time, dividing retirement accounts, and other formalities, the process of divorce can be both expensive and time-consuming. While many people can, and do, undertake this process without an Jacksonville divorce attorney, there are a number of specific items involved that can use an divorce attorney’s legal experience.

A Glimpse of Marriage and Divorce in the U.S.

In spite of an often-quoted statistic that half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, the divorce rate is actually dropping and now stands at about 39 percent, according to a 2018 article from Time. However, it isn’t because the millennials—who have now entered adulthood, the workplace, and even matrimony—have found the key to a long-lasting relationship. It is, rather, that they’re delaying marriage, with recent Census figures revealing that the average age for a first marriage is around 30 for men and 28 for women. In 2003, these ages were 27 and 25 respectively. The frequently cited reason for delaying marriage is to gain financial security first, the article notes, adding that many couples are choosing to cohabitate rather than marry.

Reasons to Hire a Jacksonville Divorce Attorney

Jacksonville Divorce attorneys fall into a legal practice area known as family law. Family law is focused on assisting individuals with legal matters pertaining to family relationships. In addition to divorce, family law also covers annulment, child custody and visitation, as well as adoption. Some of the reasons people seek the help of an experienced Jacksonville divorce attorney include:

  • They don’t wish to navigate the legal arena themselves. The legalities of divorce involve a lot of paperwork and timelines. Jacksonville divorce attorneys are educated and trained to deal with this type of work, while many of their clients are not.
  • There are children involved in the marriage. Divorcing with children involves a lot of provisions, such as which parent the child will primarily reside with; a parenting schedule that covers the school year, summer vacation, and holidays; and child support, along with other considerations.
  • You and your spouse disagree on some matters that must be decided, such as child custody or division of assets. It is important if there are disagreements that you don’t try to settle those disagreements in court without a Jacksonville divorce lawyer to assist you, particularly if your spouse has a lawyer.
  • Your case is complex, due to high-value assets or business ownership.
  • You or your spouse has a retirement plan. Often these plans are considered a marital asset and will need to be divided equitably through a Qualified Domestic Relations Order.
  • Your spouse is not sharing all of his or her financial information with you. Because many things such as equitable division of assets or expenses and the determination of spousal maintenance relies on your finances, if you are having difficulty obtaining this information, a lawyer in Jacksonville can help.
  • You or your spouse will need maintenance support. The laws in Florida may help you determine how much this support will be or how long it will last. Your Jacksonville divorce lawyer understands the complexities surrounding spousal maintenance.
  • You have real estate. Selling a home during a divorce can be a tricky situation that needs the expertise of someone trained in family law. Additionally, if you or your spouse wishes to live in the house for a time after the divorce, this impacts the division of your marital property in ways that an attorney can help you understand.
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Matt Hunt of Phillips & Hunt
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