ROBERT SCOTT HANNAN limits his practice to Family Law and was formerly a State and County Child Support/Alimony Prosecutor. He has practiced in Fort Lauderdale for 30 years and grew up in South Florida. For the last approximate 1 year, Mr. Hannan has been practicing primarily in Melbourne and the surrounding communities.
Mr. Hannan has handled many hundreds of Family Law cases from straight forward and simple divorces to complex divorces involving custody disputes, significant incomes, assets and liabilities often requiring the use of experts such as Forensic Accountants, Business Valuation Professionals, Parenting Coordinators and Child Psychologists.
As well, Mr. Hannan has handled nearly all other aspects of Family Law cases involving Visitation (Time- Sharing), Support issues (Alimony and Child Support), Relocation, (including international relocation), Domestic Violence, along with a diverse variety of other Family Law issues.
Mr. Hannan received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University. Mr. Hannan has been an active member of the Florida Bar since 1988 and is a member of the Family Law sections of the Florida and American Bar Associations. Mr. Hannan previously served on the Family Law Legislative Committee of the Florida Trial Lawyers Association
Mr. Hannan previously represented what is now known as the Florida Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Program, (DOR). His firm, Hannan and Rieman, PA, was responsible for enforcing and/or modifying approximately 30,000 divorce and paternity decrees from throughout Florida and the United States. Additionally, Mr. Hannan previously represented parents on behalf the Dade County State Attorney's Office, Child Support Enforcement Program, as well as parents on behalf of the Broward County Support Enforcement Division, (SED). Mr. Hannan no longer represents Government Agencies and has dedicated his private practice to Family Law cases only. Child support and alimony enforcement cases along with child support and alimony modification cases account for a higher than usual number of cases currently being handled by Mr. Hannan due to these difficult economic times. Mr. Hannan welcomes Child Support and Alimony cases where the client is defending Motions for Contempt or Supplemental Petitions for Modification.
Mr. Hannan is a caring and understanding attorney who himself is a divorced Father. Mr. Hannan will throughly listen to your concerns, hopes, and fears and take the time necessary to see the issues as you see them. This is key. Beyond considering the purely legal issues, Mr. Hannan will consider and discuss factors which are non-legal, such as the inter-personal dynamics and potential fallout of certain legal avenues. He will then discuss your options, intended or anticipated results, and how best to proceed. For instance, is mediation possible or must the matter be litigated? If 1itigation is sought, then Mr. Hannan will aggressively and tenaciously litigate the matter in Court. After all, Divorce Attorneys are Trial Attorneys.