Caryn A Van Matre

Caryn A Van Matre

Client focused. Result driven.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence ...
  • Florida
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Caryn A. Van Matre, Attorney at Law, has been representing families in Northwest Florida in a variety of family law matters since 1993. Our practice first opened in the downtown Pensacola historic district, which is where our office remains. We represent clients involved in family law disputes in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Our focus areas include divorce and modification actions involving alimony, child custody, time-sharing and support and asset protection. We also assist clients in establishing paternity rights and support obligations for children. Associated with these matters are issues of enforcement and contempt for violation of court orders. We also represent clients who are involved in domestic violence proceedings.

Another deeply rewarding aspect of our practice is in representing families in adoption proceedings, probate and guardianship matters, and in the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, medical directives and living wills.

My area of emphasis comes from a deep love of family and respect for importance of strong family relationships. While our approach to representing clients is very focused, we are ever mindful that decisions made today can have generational impact. Strength in family means a better environment for the children of our community. Respect, even in adversarial processes, must be shown to all involved. These are concepts that I instill in my own children.

If a client chooses to engage my services, I do my best to offer them straight-forward and honest advice, keeping them focused on the priority issues. I listen. I assess. I act in my clients' best interests, all while trying to maintain the integrity of the process. Well though-out settlements are always my objective. But when that fails, we prepare to offer to the Court a strong, logical case, supported by the law and evidence, so that the best outcome can be achieved and my client has the resources to move forward..

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Paternity
  • Adoption
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We offer low-cost 30 minute or one hour long consultations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Lead Attorney
Caryn A. Van Matre, P.A.
- Current
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. (1993) | Law
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Troy University - Troy campus
B.S. (1989) | Political Science; English
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Lurleen B. Wallace State College
A.A. (1987) | Pre-law
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Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0991960
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Caryn Van Matre, PA
425 East Government Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Telephone: (850) 444-9555
Fax: (850) 444-9565