VAN RIPER & NIES ATTORNEYS                 772-283-8712
Stuart Divorce Law Firm                                 


Tim Nies

Christian Van Riper




"We are Known for Reducing the Impact of Divorce on Families..."

Van Riper and Nies Attorneys are known for their aggressive litigation style, personal service and open communications when fighting for their clients' rights.

Van Riper and Nies is a military veteran-owned law firm led by attorney Christian Van Riper, a former Florida Assistant State Attorney and Department of Children and Families (DCF) Investigator, and attorney Timothy Nies, a former U.S. Army Ranger. We offer 20% discount for veterans, law enforcement officers and firefighters in Martin and St. Lucie county. See our page on our firm's discounted legal fees.

Our attorneys' life and work experiences sets them apart from other attorneys in Stuart. Christian , a lifelong resident of Stuart, was an investigator with DCF. In that capacity, he investigated allegations and cases of child neglect and abuse. After attending Stetson University College of Law, where he graduated in the top of his class and served as a Law Clerk for the Supreme Court of Florida, Christian served as an Assistant State Attorney, where he prosecuted cases of domestic abuse and juvenile crimes, among others. As a prosecutor, with a heavy case load, Christian honed his jury trial skills. His experience as both a DCF investigator and a prosecutor provides him with unique insight into the field of family law, particularly in divorce proceedings. 

Attorney Timothy Nies, a former U.S. Army Ranger with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment, attended Nova Southeastern University. While in law school, Timothy clerked for one of the most well-known family attorneys in South Florida. Thereafter, he worked for the largest insurance defense law firm as a senior casualty trial attorney. 

Christian and Timothy, who are cousins, litigate and try each dissolution of marriage case as a powerful and close-knit litigation team. They are known for their trial skills and for leaving no stone unturned when fighting for their clients' rights.

We, more than many other firms, will strive to keep the best interests of our clients' children the primary focus of our family law practice. Our goal is to come up with a solution to each and every family law case quickly and economically. According to firm attorney, Timothy Nies, who himself has gone through a divorce: "In my opinion, large amounts of money spent on lawyers' fees in a long divorce proceeding with kids are involved, in the end would have been better spent on the future of the parties' children; therefore, Christian and I strive to completing the dissolution of marriage as quickly and justly as possible.

Being a military veteran-owned law firm, we offer discounted legal fees for military veterans and active duty military.

For more information about our family law practice, please contact us at 772-283-8712, complete the confidential contact form below or e-mail attorney Timothy Nies at

Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A.
900 SE Ocean Boulevard, Suite 140-E
Stuart, FL 34994

Stuart - Deerfield Beach - West Palm Beach - Delray Beach

By Tim Nies

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