Practice Areas

Family Law

Legal issues that arise within domestic relationships require special care and consideration. The counsel of a qualified attorney can help you to avoid unnecessary confusion and anxiety and prevent long-lasting regrets. The lawyers at RISEN & RYAN, P.A. in Fort Walton Beach have the combined experience of more than 40 years counseling people through life’s most difficult challenges – and fighting for the rights of our clients in thousands of court hearings.



As a parent, nothing is more important to you than the welfare of your children, and nothing is worse than being accused of causing them harm. If you are a parent or caregiver who is investigated by DCF, accused of abuse, abandonment or neglect, or whose child is sheltered by the Department of Children and Families, you should seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer without delay. The dependency lawyers at Risen & Ryan have the combined experience of more than 45 years fighting for the rights of parents at thousands of court hearings in in Northwest Florida, including Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Destin, Navarre, Milton, and Pace. If you are a concerned grandparent or relative of a child at risk, we can advise you too about what you can do to help your loved ones.


A financial crisis may be the result of forces beyond your control: Injury, illness, death, divorce, loss of employment – tragedy has a way of surprising you. Or, perhaps, you have frankly made some regrettable choices. Fortunately, federal law offers relief for debtors facing foreclosure, repossession, garnishment, lawsuits and harassment by creditors. You do not have to face it alone. RISEN & RYAN, P.A., Bankruptcy Lawyers in Fort Walton Beach, is designated a DEBT RELIEF AGENCY pursuant to Federal Law. We help people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code. Contact us today for a FREE & FRIENDLY consultation to determine if Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy is right for you.

Criminal Defense

If you are facing the loss of your liberty, property or reputation because you are being investigated or charged with a crime, you should seek the advice of an experienced attorney immediately. RISEN & RYAN, Criminal Defense Lawyers in Fort Walton Beach, offers a FREE initial consultation concerning all criminal matters including:

  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI, BUI, or Reckless Driving
  • Drug Charges
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Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

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