Divorce and family law is very different than most other fields of law. Yes, divorce and family law involves legal procedures, but at the heart of it, family law is about family. At Van Riper & Nies, we know that what we do may affect clients, especially young children, for the rest of their lives. We take that responsibility to heart and very seriously. Our trial attorneys do not permit husbands or wives of our clients, nor their attorneys, to bully or intimate our clients, at any point during the case. We are known as legal warriors for our clients in all family law matters, including contested divorces, uncontested divorces, paternity cases, modification cases, and all family law cases.
Van Riper & Nies divorce and family law lawyers combine court experience, compassion, skill, hard work, and trust when representing our clients in divorce proceedings. Our attorneys, Tim Nies and Christian Van Riper, take their jobs seriously and are known for working quickly and effectively. Our family attorneys are also experienced in paternity litigation, alimony modification, dependency (DCF) actions, and all family law matters.
Divorce and Family Law Skills
Tim Nies, a US Army Ranger veteran, became highly proficient in divorce law while working for one of the most notable divorce appellate attorneys in South Florida. He is also a former lead casualty trial attorney for Marshall Dennehey, one of the largest law firms in Florida. There, he litigated and tried complex civil litigation cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, giving him ample experience navigating the court system. Tim is known in the community, by clients and other attorneys alike, as being a compassionate and trial-savvy family lawyer who cares about winning. Tim does not allow his clients to be bullied during negotiations, mediation, depositions, or at trials.
Christian Van Riper is a former prosecutor in the 19th Judicial Circuit and a former investigator with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Very few attorneys have the experience Christian has with the legal issues of minors. As an investigator for DCF, Christian investigated allegations of child abuse and child neglect, giving him a wealth of knowledge on family law. As a former DCF investigator and prosecutor, Christian is uniquely qualified in complex cases involving the safety of minor children. Christian also represents minors charged with juvenile crimes and clients involved in Dependency Court (DCF) cases.
We at Van Riper & Nies understand that divorce and family law generates a huge amount of stress for clients, especially on finances. Our goal is to quickly facilitate the divorce process as economically and smoothly as possible through negotiation, mediation, or well-planned litigation. We do not delay proceedings for our own financial gain. We are known for stopping divorce bullies and outworking opposing family law attorneys
Christian and Tim try each and every case as a close-knit and prepared trial team known for courtroom experience, proactive and tenacious litigation style, and a high level of professionalism. From our divorce and family law offices in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, and Stuart, Florida, our divorce and family law attorneys prepare our divorce and family law clients for all depositions, family law mediations, court hearings, and trials. This is so our clients are confident in their decisions and well-prepared.
We are always personally available to clients, furnishing them with our personal cell phone numbers, and we leave no stone unturned in advocating for our clients’ interests. Our Florida family law attorneys offers free consultations from our offices in Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, and Stuart, Florida.