Attorney at Law Magazine's Jacksonville Divorce Local Legal Authority.
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;
•Pre and postnuptial agreement drafting;
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.
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.
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.
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: