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From our first meeting, Don made a difficult situation much easier. I had been to see three other lawyers, and I as soon as I met Don, I knew his no-nonsense attitude was exactly what I needed. Throughout the process, Don was compassionate, efficient, and knowledgeable. I appreciated that he would simply tell it like it is, when I previously felt manipulated by other lawyers. The morning of the trial, I felt nervous in general but Don immediately put me at ease. He had a perfect balance of humor and business. He protected my interests, and more importantly, my children. I would recommend him without hesitation.
This is your lawyer, a step ahead at every turn. "No father gets custody in Massachusetts," is what i been told.
The process is overwhelming Don has got your back don't worry. We are still in the process of divorce but my girls live with me where they belong, justice actually works when backed with years of experience and knowledge not to mention the networking within the court system, we are always greeted with respect in court. Just the facts, the judge appreciates Don's approach and it matters believe me.
Money is an issue we all face when it comes to hiring a lawyer, Don is fair without all the nickle and dime charges that come from some of the less honest lawyers.
i can't say enough about his predictive intuition he knows whats coming and he is ready to counter like a quiet pit-bull.
Attention fathers, this is the one call him!
Attention mothers, good luck if your X gets him before you do....
All bravado. No follow through, complete lack of respect for keeping you informed. Does not send paperwork as promised. Does not returns messages or emails . Complete waste of time and your money. Did quite a bit more harm through his lack knowledge of law and lazy attitude for my family then good. Thrilled to be done with him.
Third lawyer was a charm for me in what should've been an easy divorce. Don was responsive, easy to talk to, and just plain got stuff done. He was always prepared, he always kept things positive, but real, and he made the whole court experience less scary with his easy personality and sense of humor. Divorce sucks, your lawyer shouldn't... Don is the best!
As stated, I'm an attorney who went through a bitterly contested divorce proceeding that included custody issues for our 4 children. Don was responsive, knowledgeable, and even keeled. He followed through on everything he promised and, although the process was difficult, Don was able to keep the matter on track and negotiated an amicable resolution. I now refer clients who need a family law attorney to Don.
I would never recommend this attorney to anybody. He didn't return phone calls or emails promptly, or at all for that matter. As another reviewer mentioned, I would be careful of your invoice also, over billing seems to be occurring. I never felt as if he listened to my concerns or addressed my issues at hand. I didn't feel he was on my side.
There are no words to describe how amazing Attorney Pitman is. If it was not for him my family would not be complete. He helped us with a modification which led to my ex signing his rights over and my husband adopting my daughter. If it was not for his brilliance and legal ability the adoption would have never been possible. My family is in debt to him. Attorney Pitman is honest, fair and trustworthy. The moment I met him I felt 100% comfortable with him and his abilities. I could have not asked for a better lawyer. If you are looking for a lawyer who knows the legal system inside and out and able to execute a plan of attack that will work than Attorney Pitman is the lawyer you want to choose. Just put your trust and faith in him and you will not regret it. Again, we are in debt to him and he honestly made our family extremely happy just by doing his job. But his job isn't just a job to him. It's something he cares whole heartedly about and wants the best for each and everyone of his clients!
Don Pitman was refered to me on a short notice when my ex-husband ,of many years, tried to gain custody of my 10 year old son, and tried to keep me from being able to move back to the place where I lived prior to moving to Ma.(where my ex lives). Don took my phone call immediately, and squeezed me in for an initial consult later that day. We only had a week to prepare for our initial court date, and he was right there by my side the whole time. In fact, Don was sick with a terrible cold, but he put that aside, and calmed me down all day long- we were in court the entire day.
When a trial date ws set after our initial hearing, Don kept me abreast of everything going on, and prepared me for what to expect. He also directed me in how to stay focused on the most important thing, my son, and being able to move back to another state with him. He made me realize that all of the other issues, although they were big issues, did not matter-just the facts. Don has a way of doing this in a manner that is calming, and made me feel at ease knowing he was there for me. My case seemed easy to me initially, but it turned out to be a nightmare, due to the court system, and my ex-husbands unwillingness to reach any agreement. Don stood by me ; and in the end had to totally think outside of the box in order to get a decision made on my case.
I truely feel that I owe way more than I could ever pay Don in dollars;he has allowed me to get my life back and my son to be able to finally have stability again. Without Don's excellent service, I feel I easily could have lost my case. I would highly recommend Don Pitman to anyone who needs a family law attorney. He is Kind, witty, knows the law, and has a level of humanity that I belive you rarely see in a lawyer. Thank you Don for everything- you went above and beyond, and I will forever be grateful for everything.
I had been going through a terrible time with my ex-wife. She was not working with me in any way and I was no further along in getting divorced than the day it was decided. From the first meeting with Don his guidance and experience turned a painfully drawn out torment to a near painless ordeal. Don took the time to understand the situation and all aspects of my aggravation attempting to take the needed steps to get divorced.
Don did everything and more than I could of hoped for. He stayed in contact through the entire process keeping me informed of any paperwork sent to her, attempts at communication and the status of the Divorce proceeding. He made himself available through several methods and was always responsive.
Without hesitation I would and do recommend him to anyone who needs legal assistance. I am happily divorced and feel without him I would likely still be fighting an up hill battle.
Don is not an attorney you can trust. He never got back to me on issues or questions I raised during my lengthy separation. He never did discovery in my case and led me to believe it had been done until it was too late to be completed prior to the court date. He couldn't decide if I should go to court or conciliation and then booked conciliation for me against my wishes. What is most disturbing about him is that he had put my child in an unsafe situation with my ex and I now need to follow up to get the issue resolved.