Family Law
Attorneys

Serving Northwest Florida

since 1996

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    Within Family Law

    The area of Family Law encompasses the many legal issues that can arise within the context of family relationships. Such issues include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Child Custody

    Our attorneys represent clients in actions to establish child custody agreements and actions to modify existing parenting plans.

    Child Support

    We help married and unmarried parents get the financial support they need, and we can help with the enforcement or modification of existing child support obligations. 

    Establishing Paternity

    We help fathers establish paternity and parenting plans that respect and reflect both parents’ rights to maintain continuing parent-child relationships.  

    Dependency Cases

    We represent parents and caretakers who are being investigated by or whose rights are being challenged by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). 

    Adoptions

    We provide affordable legal representation to prospective parents in private Florida adoptions, including adoptions by step-parents and extended family members.

    Guardianships

    Our attorneys can help with the establishment and maintenance of voluntary guardianships. 

    We Can Help

    When facing decisions regarding family law matters, it’s important to know what protections you are entitled to by virtue of our Federal and State constitutions, as well as other applicable laws. The counsel of a qualified, Family Law attorney can help you to avoid unnecessary confusion, anxiety, and prevent long-lasting regrets.

    The Family Law attorneys at Risen & Ryan have represented thousands of clients here on the Gulf Coast and military servicemembers stationed around the world. With decades of courtroom experience and extensive knowledge of Florida Family Law, our attorneys work endlessly to provide the legal strategies and solutions our clients need. While so many rely on our firm, we remain committed to treating every client as if he or she were our only client. 

    Complete the Request A Case Review form above, and a member of our support team will contact you to schedule our earliest available consultation.

    Client Reviews

    Highly recommend. They made a difficult process very simple. Their communication is first rate. Walked me through the entire process. Answered all my questions along the way without hesitation.

    - Matthew C.

    Risen & Ryan
    5
    2020-03-09T12:41:07-05:00

    - Matthew C.

    Highly recommend. They made a difficult process very simple. Their communication is first rate. Walked me through the entire process. Answered all my questions along the way without hesitation.
    We are very pleased with his work. he does his job very well. he looks out for his clients helps them in every way he can and explains it in easy words so you can understand, not big lawyer words. Glad he stands up for my son and his rights. As a parent, we thank him and his assistant and office staff. They are very understanding. Love them very much.

    - Donna T.

    Risen & Ryan
    5
    2020-03-09T12:47:34-05:00

    - Donna T.

    We are very pleased with his work. he does his job very well. he looks out for his clients helps them in every way he can and explains it in easy words so you can understand, not big lawyer words. Glad he stands up for my son and his rights. As a parent, we thank him and his assistant and office staff. They are very understanding. Love them very much.
    Very helpful and will get the job done with good results. They helped me and my family and we’re very happy today. I’m sure they can help you as well. They’re fighters and very professional.

    - Connie M.

    Risen & Ryan
    5
    2020-03-10T10:35:05-05:00

    - Connie M.

    Very helpful and will get the job done with good results. They helped me and my family and we’re very happy today. I’m sure they can help you as well. They’re fighters and very professional.
    Great communication, professional and very helpful. My parents and I highly recommend Risen and Ryan!!!

    - Dee J.

    Risen & Ryan
    5
    2020-03-10T10:35:40-05:00

    - Dee J.

    Great communication, professional and very helpful. My parents and I highly recommend Risen and Ryan!!!
    I highly recommend Risen & Ryan they helped me in my time of need, very professional !!!!

    - Dennis C.

    Risen & Ryan
    5
    2020-03-10T11:00:01-05:00

    - Dennis C.

    I highly recommend Risen & Ryan they helped me in my time of need, very professional !!!!
    Best law firm! Shawn has been there for me since day one. He's helped me out so much and is very knowledgeable on telling you what you need to know and puts in great terms what to do in a situation! Very nice and polite staff and very professional. Will recommend to anyone and everyone!

    -Daniel S.

    Risen & Ryan
    5
    2020-03-16T18:42:32-05:00

    -Daniel S.

    Best law firm! Shawn has been there for me since day one. He's helped me out so much and is very knowledgeable on telling you what you need to know and puts in great terms what to do in a situation! Very nice and polite staff and very professional. Will recommend to anyone and everyone!
    5
    6
    Risen & Ryan
    attorney Shawn M. Risen

    Shawn M. Risen, J.D., B.C.S.

    An “Expert” in Juvenile Law.

    Juvenile Law is a specific area of law that relates to the rights of minors in the legal system. With decades of courtroom experience and having represented thousands of clients in Dependency actions, Shawn received Board Certification from the Florida Bar Association, qualifying as an “expert” in the area of Juvenile Law, a title held by a relatively few Florida attorneys.

    Family Law 
    Attorneys

    Serving Northwest Florida
    since 1996

    Within Family Law

    The area of Family Law encompasses the many legal issues that can arise within the context of family relationships. Such issues include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Child Custody

    Our attorneys represent clients in actions to establish child custody agreements and actions to modify existing parenting plans.

    Child Support

    We help married and unmarried parents get the financial support they need, and we can help with the enforcement or modification of existing child support obligations. 

    Establishing Paternity

    We help fathers establish paternity and parenting plans that respect and reflect both parents’ rights to maintain continuing parent-child relationships.  

    Dependency Cases

    We represent parents and caretakers who are being investigated by or whose rights are being challenged by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). 

    Adoptions

    We provide affordable legal representation to prospective parents in private Florida adoptions, including adoptions by step-parents and extended family members.

    Guardianships

    Our attorneys can help with the establishment and maintenance of voluntary guardianships. 

    We Can Help

    When facing decisions regarding family law matters, it’s important to know what protections you are entitled to by virtue of our Federal and State constitutions, as well as other applicable laws. The counsel of a qualified, Family Law attorney can help you to avoid unnecessary confusion, anxiety, and prevent long-lasting regrets.

    The Family Law attorneys at Risen & Ryan have represented thousands of clients here on the Gulf Coast and military servicemembers stationed around the world. With decades of courtroom experience and extensive knowledge of Florida Family Law, our attorneys work endlessly to provide the legal strategies and solutions our clients need. While so many rely on our firm, we remain committed to treating every client as if he or she were our only client. 

    Complete the Request A Case Review form below, and a member of our support team will contact you to schedule our earliest available consultation.

      Request A Case Review