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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…

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Florida Attorney and former DCF investigator Susan Chesnutt operates a child-welfare centered law practice in Vero Beach, and is ready to provide you with the legal advice you need…

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Our Priorities

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.

A Passion for Child Welfare


Susan Chesnutt has a unique experience, as she was taken away from her parents as a child and put into protective care through the Department of Children and Family Services in Florida. She has firsthand experience in the aftermath of these accusations and living what happens to children who are separated from their parents. It can be traumatic to be removed from the only home that you know and lose access to parents. Susan’s experience in the system has given her a passion for protecting children and protecting families.

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.


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  • Avatar Raymond Stahl ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Chesnutt law firm was a great experience. Going through a life change was difficult in itself but having an attorney that … More was well versed it family law was priceless. Mrs Chesnutt handled many situations in a professional manner and helped me get through my divorce in a way no one else could. I personally am completely satisfied with how things were handled and gladly recommend Chesnutt Law Firm.
  • Avatar amanda conn ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I just want to start off by saying thank you to Susan and her team for all of the help that they've given over this … More last year! Its been a long process, But the outcome was VERY well worth it!! She was able to bring my family together stronger than ever!! For that I am forever Grateful for EVERYTHING that you've done. She's gone above and beyond and recommend this law firm to EVERYONE! Efficient, Relatable, and everything is done in a timely manner!! Thank you again!!!
  • Avatar B T ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Chestnutt Law Firm. They were not even my personal representatives, I was … More on the other side of the custody case from their client, and I still felt they provided me with services that benefited me and my family. They are definitely worth this review. Thank you Susan, and thank you Kristen. I wish you great women success.
  • Avatar Jesse Poirier ★★★★★ a month ago
    Attorney Chestnut is a great. She made the fight personal for the issues we had to deal with which made it easier to get … More through it. Being that my ex-wife is mentally unstable, I’m sure I will be using her again. Thanks for all your help.
  • Avatar Travis Spears ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Susan,helped me tremendously. Very professional, just an all around great person to deal with!! definitely recommend


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Where compassion results in aggressive representation.
Christine Sanchez
Christine Sanchez
Fortunately, my family did not need a lawyer due to charges being dropped but I would recommend anyone to Susan! She... was professional in every aspect and completely straight forward. You can tell this is her passion and will go any length for her clients. Even on the weekends out of business hours she was in contact with me. I’ll forever be grateful for her more
Bob Turski
Bob Turski
Exceeded my expectations!In transitioning the experience of an ever changing world, I seek professionals not only for... their experience, but also their ability to understand my personal situation.The Chesnutt Law Firm is a tightly woven network of highly professional attorneys and staff professionals who walked me through a difficult process, coaching and reassuring me every step of the way.I knew Susan Chesnutt was the right attorney for me the moment I met her, and I appreciated her and her staff keeping me in the loop about filed papers and every little step that needed to be handled to move our case forward to absolute success. I wouldn't hire anyone else. If you want a great criminal and family law attorney, hire this firm.Highly recommended!You are in good hands with Chesnutt Law!”Bob more
Brian Smith
Brian Smith
I hired Susan Chesnutt for a family case. She was referred by a different law firm. They told me she was a pitbull and... is very passionate about her work. She fought tooth and nail for me in trial and I was very pleased with my out come. She is not afraid to fight for you even against the judge lol. She knows when to be quiet and knows when to be heard. Thank you for more
Selina Wiggins
Selina Wiggins
Honesty. Integrity. Professional. With Chesnutt Law Firm I got this and more. Treated first class and like I’m family.... Confident about my more

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Florida Bar Association
St. Lucie County Bar Association
Indian River County Bar Association
Indian River County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Our Expertise

Family Law      •      Child Welfare      •      Collaborative Process      •      Mediation      •      Criminal Law      •      Personal Injury

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As of Monday June 1, 2020, we will be open to the public but by appointment ONLY. Appointments will be strictly adhered to in order to ensure limited occupancy and social distancing. Anyone entering our building will be required to sanitize/wash hands and maintain safe distances for their safety, as well as our staff. High-touch and common areas will be sanitized frequently after each use. Masks will be available but in limited quantities; therefore it is strongly encouraged that you bring one with you. Walk-ins will NOT be accepted at this time or until further notice. As always, we appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you!