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Where compassion results in aggressive representation

Here at the Chesnutt Law Firm, we strive to help our clients achieve the legal results that they are seeking and to provide professional legal assistance in a variety of family law and criminal law related cases. One of the main priorities at our family law firm is to ensure that each and every client receives the personal attention that their case deserves. For us, it's not just about padding our settlement stats or trial record, it's about making sure that you have someone you can trust and rely on to work for your best interests.

Our Legal Services at The Chesnutt Law Firm

We provide comprehensive family law and criminal law services to clients throughout Florida. Our extensive experience and familiarity with Florida state law allows us to provide professional legal counseling in any matter concerning family law or criminal law. 

If you are going through a contested or no-fault divorce, are having problems with child support or child custody, or have been contacted by the DCF (Department of Children and Families), then we can provide you with caring and compassionate counseling at our family law firm. It can be difficult to leave your emotions at the door in situations such as these, which is why it can be extremely beneficial to have an experienced family law firm by your side. 

If you are facing a criminal charge, then you'll want to speak with a criminal law attorney as soon as possible. We can help improve the outcome of the trial, whether it's by proving your innocence, having your case dropped or having your sentence reduced. Having a good criminal law attorney at your side can be the difference between having a misdemeanor or a felony on your record, or between jail time or community service.

Have you been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another party? Whether you have been the victim of a car or truck accident, medical or medication mistake, slip and fall or other property liability, The Chesnutt Law Firm has the experience and passion you need to fight for the compensation you deserve from the insurance company or business at fault.

About The Chesnutt Law Firm

The Chesnutt Law Firm is owned by Susan Chesnutt. Susan has a history of dealing with families having worked as a Child Protective Investigator for four years on the Treasure Coast. This has provided her with unique insight into working with families that many family law firms do not have.

Susan also has a wealth of legal experience and expertise as a result of her education. She attended the University of Central Florida, where she earned a Masters Degree in Applied Sociology with a specialization in Domestic Violence. She then went to the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, where she focused on family law.

Once Susan finished law school, she became a prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney in the 19th Judicial Circuit. There, she handled over 30 jury trials in addition to countless non-jury trials over the course of four years, during which she became intimately familiar with the ins and outs of criminal defense.

Family law

Going through a divorce can be a trying experience, whether you're on good terms with your spouse or not. Even if the divorce is mutually agreed on and the marriage is coming to an end on good terms, things can get messy when it comes to assets, alimony, and custody if children are involved. Because of this, it's a good idea to turn to an experienced family law attorney for help.

Susan has a broad range of experience in all areas of family law including prenuptial agreements, paternity, custody and child support.
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Not all family law matters need to be litigated in the court system. Mediation is often a desirable and appropriate way to resolve child custody, paternity, and support issues. The benefits of mediation include a less adversarial process, greater privacy, and potentially lower costs.

Mediators remain neutral throughout the process. They do not favor one party nor do they give legal advice to either party. That's why it’s important you also have a family law attorney representing your separate and distinct needs.
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Criminal Law

Being charged with a criminal offense can have a serious impact on your life, especially if you're found guilty. If you've been arrested and charged, whether it's for a felony or a misdemeanor, you should contact a criminal lawyer as soon as you can.

A qualified criminal defense attorney is often a crucial advocate for anyone charged with a crime. Whether you were arrested for a crime against a person, a crime against property, or a DUI or drug-related crime, a criminal defense lawyer can help.
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Personal Injury

Physical injuries can change your life in many ways. Not only can they diminish your overall quality of life, they can result in serious financial stress, especially if you're no longer able to perform your job and have to pay for current and future medical care.

If you've experienced a personal injury that was caused by a third party, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at The Chesnutt Law Firm, we can help you make your case and put you in the best possible position to receive the compensation you deserve.
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The BEST lawyer around!!!!
If you ever need a family lawyer Susan is definitely the one to get. She was the best lawyer I have had. She kept me updated and informed on everything that was happening. When it came to fighting for her clients I give her a 100!!! She didn't hold back any punches and made sure my voice was heard as well as all the legal technicalities that went with it. She is very well educated and knows what she is talking about! She works very hard for her clients and I appreciate everything she has done for me and my family! Thanks again Susan you are the best!!!!!!
July 27, 2015
Beyond helpful
If you're looking for a family attorney stop searching and call this attorney ASAP. Helpful and knowledgeable and in my experienced has fixed all the problems that come and somehow figures out how to solve the most complicated ones. I doubt I could have gotten better results in my family matter if I had chosen someone else.
June 8, 2015
Professional Assistance with a Smile
I needed an attorney to assist me with modifying a payment clause in my marital settlement agreement but needed someone who would listen to my side and tell me how she truly saw my situation. Not only did she listen and make a special appointment to accommodate my work schedule she explained to me the options that were available. I can honestly say I was extremely impressed and happy to have found exactly what I needed in an attorney.
February 27, 2015
Aggressive defense attorney
Susan is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. Her hard work on my DUI case resulted in a highly favorable outcome - where the DUI was ultimately reduced, I wasn't convicted of a crime, and the court didn't suspend my license. She has a talent for trial strategy and negotiation that were essential to achieving such a great result that ultimately exceeded my expectations. She did not back down when we faced opposition and was a terrific advocate for me throughout the process. Ultimately, I felt fortunate to have her on my side during this difficult situation. Thanks again for all the hard work, it has made a major difference in my life!
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September 24, 2014