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Michael helped me conclude my alimony payments under Massachusetts alimony reform law. This new law isn't yet well understood by the legal system and Michael explained my options to getting alimony concluded. We successfully negotiated an end to alimony without having to go to a costly trial. Michael has a professional and pleasant demeanor but can also show a valuable tough side when needed during negotiations. Throughout the process, he and his paralegal Deb kept me informed of all information and steps. He was open to my suggestions as well as providing his own expertise. I was always able to easily reach Michael by either phone or email. I will turn to him in the future if I need any legal representation in the family court system.
Michael is my attorney and represented me in my divorce proceedings. He patiently explained Massachusetts Law to me. He also guided me through the whole process resulting in a divorce last fall. I recommend him to you if you are contemplating a divorce.
Attorney Michael Franklin recently represented me in court when another party was trying to get permanent guardianship of my child. He returned phones calls and emails very quickly. Michael was also very professional. He had less than an hour to help me prepare to testify and feel comfortable in any possible situations I might face. We won that day! I have my son back and couldn't be more grateful. I highly recommend Michael he was a pleasure to work with.
May 25, 2012
Attorney Michael Franklin represented me when I sought custody of my teenage daughter. Her mother had physical custody of her for fourteen years and was her primary caretaker. I had never been married to her mother. Therefore, I knew this fight was going to be an uphill battle.
I have dealt with several other attorneys through the years. However, Michael's knowledge of the law and experience allowed him to navigate the legal system in a manner that was unmatched. He was up front with me from the beginning about what my chances were and about the time and effort that would be needed to see this through. He was a true professional every step of the way and was completely committed to the case. He promptly returned every call I made to him and made himself available after hours and on weekends. He took a genuine interest in the case and the well being of my daughter.
My case went all the way to trial. Michael spent a great deal of time with me in preparation for trial. He knew the facts of my case as if he lived them. He made sure I was familiar and comfortable with all possible situations prior to testifying. This allowed me to express myself appropriately while on the stand and ensured that my side of the story was properly told. Michael remained focused and on point throughout the two day trial. Michael actually forced my daughter’s mother to admit acting inappropriately towards my daughter and made her star witness appear foolish.
Thanks to Michael's hard work, dedication and meticulous attention to detail, we won the day. I now have physical custody of my daughter and the future looks bright. I will always be grateful to Michael.
I highly recommend Attorney Michael Franklin. He's a man of integrity and a true credit to his profession.
Attorney Michael Franklin handled my case very professionally. He is very passionate about the law and his clients. He is extremely adept in the court and settling cases. He tries to settle cases with minimal impact to the client. I would strongly refer him to any of my friends and family. I am extremely pleased with his work.
Not only was the outcome better than I expected, I was impressed by Michael's work. I have worked with many lawyers in the past, and most of them have left me feeling frustrated. Not only did he keep me well informed with letters and copies of all correspondence, Michael returned every call I made to him within hours. I would recommend Michael to anyone I know!"