I received the notice of entry of judgment for my divorce yesterday and I wanted to thank you and your whole team for all of your hard work.
The process before your team got involved was one of the longest and most taxing processes that I have ever tried to complete on my own.
I also want to make sure that you know Brittany Puerta is one of the most compassionate and professional people that I have had the privilege of working with.
She answered every question that I had promptly and when she didn’t have the answer to my question she used her resources in your firm to get the information that I needed and always presented it clearly.
Maybe more important is that my case had its challenges and each time that the process started to get to me and I may have become emotional or (hopefully not) short tempered Brittany immediately was able to compassionately steer me back towards the current or next step in the process and always was able to illuminate the end goal and the progress that had been made.
I will definitely recommend your firm in the future.
My divorce was recently finalized (Jan 2015).
Hamid Naraghi is an excellent, professional mediator. He kept us on track to be productive and fruitful. He kept editorial comments, meant to inflame the situation, to a minimum. DH is especially helpful because we were able to conduct mediation over the phone, as we don’t live in northern CA and my ex lives out of state.
I highly recommend DH! As long as you know your rights AND trust your spouse, it’s an excellent, low cost way of getting a divorce.
In my opinion, some people may choose mediation as a way to railroad the other person to agree to their unfair terms. So with that said, I highly recommend using one of DH’s objective attorneys, who will inform you of your rights… not in an inflammatory way, but rather like a knowledgeable friend. Helping you to see things clearly and plan appropriately for your future. Mary Pollock was my advocate, and she gave me great advise. She was professional, respectful and didn’t inflame the situation. DH charges per minute and it’s money well spent!
It was refreshing to use DivorceHelp. I’ve seen some of my friends go through ugly divorces, and believe me – mine was ugly at times and could still be going on, if not for DH help. Some divorce attorneys have a vested interest to keep things ugly and inflamed… more billable hours and expenses… All the while, their clients are miserable and spend money that should go towards their future. I never felt like DivorceHelp tried to create more billable minutes, but rather help both parties come to an agreement. I’m very pleased with the cost of our divorce.
—KG, Los Angeles
THANK YOU, your council was spot on in every single regard! I took your advice and addressed NOTHING irrelevant unless the Judge asked. I didn’t get court costs, but as you thought might be the case…..no award on legal consults. You were worth every penny!!!
Before I say anything else, let me take a second to compliment Allison, Coleen and Dimitra. You are all prompt, patient and courteous at all times, and I really appreciate it. It is so seldom that organizations get news when they are doing something right. Usually you only hear when someone is upset. I want to be one of the people who voice my appreciation. Thank you. ( I talked to Dimitra and Coleen today and it struck me how patient and professional you all are with every dealing I have had with you.)
I would like to let you know how much your firm helped with my divorce last year. Allison and the entire staff made what was the most difficult time in our lives so much easier. My ex-husband and I are able to be friends and now with a grandchild on the way, I can’t begin to tell you how nice that is.
Again, I can’t thank you enough for all that Divorce Helpline did for me. I look forward to hearing from you.
I ended up with full physical custody, and girlfriend is not allowed access to my son in any way. I really have you to thank for this. I gave your ideas to my lawyer. I’m still a bit shocked that it worked out so well.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your legal advice. You helped in not only clarifying some legal issues, but also explained how to communicate with my ex-husband in such a manner as to keep him from shutting down or getting defensive.
—KN, Santa Clara
A very valuable service during a difficult time. We were able to keep calm and reasonable because of the advice of everyone involved.
—EF, San Jose
We were on the “fast track” and boy was it fast. Worth every penny! Start to finish (Judgment) was about eight weeks! Everybody on your staff was delightful! RESTORED MY FAITH IN LAWYERS.
Hamid seemed even-handed, knowledgeable and patient. He was very prompt and efficient and I really appreciated his willingness to come to Ojai for the mediation sessions, since I live in Santa Barbara and couldn’t drive at the time.
—LSS, Santa Barbara
As you know, I had a few attorneys before I found you, and they didn’t work out so well to say the least. You were able to accomplish in less than three months what the others couldn’t do in a year and a half, because you saw the situation for what it was and stood up for me. I thank you for that.
—PJ, Los Angeles
Cost was reasonable; paperwork was prepared very well and explained well. Documents filed promptly. Overall, a very efficient service!
—AS, Los Angeles
Your service felt very personal. It was a very difficult ordeal and I felt like you all were there to help me. Thank God it’s over.
—ES, San Francisco
I appreciate the ability of having one law firm prepare documents based on joint instructions and avoid having both spouses having to hire separate attorneys.
—ATM, Santa Clara
You not only saved me several thousand dollars…but also saved me a lot of pain and concern because I had the knowledge I needed to handle the divorce process.
I learned more from Bill W. in 20 minutes than I have in years of working with other attorneys!
—TH, Sacramento, CA
I want to thank you again, and everyone at Divorce Helpline who has helped me. I’ve been through some tough sh*t in my life, but getting divorced has been a “unique” experience that I never wish to experience again! But all of you have made a horrible time in my life, just a little less awful.
You’ve been kind, honorable, and sensitive to my needs. You’ve been calming when I have felt hysterical. You’ve been comforting when I felt so alone and terrorized by the one person I thought would always be there for me.
If I have to go through this process, then I am glad that it was in your capable and caring hands.
Charma Pipersky is dedicated and prompt when it comes to assisting clients with their sensitive needs. I have collaborated with her for approximately 3 1/2 years and find her to be personable, precise, and confidential. I recommend her and her office to all of my clients.
I also wanted to deeply thank you for all your help during this process. [My husband] and I went into the divorce very concerned in general about how the divorce process is set up as a system, knowing it’s not really intended to help people amicably separate. We wanted to do it in a way where we could preserve our friendship and not create unnecessary conflict, for the sake of our ongoing relationship and as parents for our children. We also wanted to protect our financial situation so we could split fairly and not have our resources go towards fighting each other.
We have witnessed well-intended couples have divorce go very, very bad as soon as any attorneys entered the process by further complicating issues or inviting conflict. In the end we saw it drain the family’s finances and wreck them individually, and their children’s college funds.
You have been extremely helpful in providing very thorough information, very quickly and did your part in respecting our desire to create an agreement with the most amount of peace possible. You gave pros and cons to every fork in the road but left it up to me to make a decision based on my judgement and knowledge of my former spouse; you didn’t impose your own opinion on the matter but instead you gave the facts and the possible outcomes and left it at that. That respect, your responsiveness and professionalism are deeply appreciated. I truly hope someday the courts find a better process so divorce can be addressed in a more productive way. In the meantime, I’m grateful to have had you and your firm’s help and I hope others can benefit as well. Warmest regards and happy holidays.