Posted by a client
I hired him, and it soon became clear that I ran back and forth to the court house, he never had my updated file with him, and because he knew I couldn't afford many hours, his work slacked off. My divorce contract was criticized by the judge in court.
Posted by a client
Five years after my divorce, I am reminded daily of the neglect Avratin had for my case. Even my accountant has told me my divorce contract was a joke, especially because there is no clause for what happens when their dad does not take them for the time he is supposed to....furthermore, my contract was supposed to ensure that he takes them 1/3 of the time, but he never does. In the court room, Avratin told me items would be covered in the contract and were not, such as extracurricular activities. Now, every expense for sports, clubs, activities is paid for by me alone. After food, rent, and utilities, I barely can pay for a trip to the movies. My ex is off on his own life with his mistress, now wife, and spends anything he wants on his new family, not his own children. My child support is too low, and Avratin advised me to not take alimony, but now that my children are older, and I am still underemployed, I am in big trouble when child support ends. He promised to look out for my well being, but did not. In addition, he talked about himself and his marital love life all the time when we had our meetings. Do not hire this attorney.
Posted by a client
In my short engagement with Gary he was very accommodating with my schedule. He would meet early at 7:00 am to accommodate my work schedule. He kept in touch to see how I was doing along the way. He returned my retainer as a professional courtesy when his services were no longer needed.
Posted by Donna
I was referred to Gary by my financial advisor of 13 years. I was faced with divorce after 40 years of marriage.It was complicated by the fact my ex was retired military. Gary made it his business to educate himself on all aspects of the military law regarding divorce.Gary with his endless energy and attention to detail,and Helene, his paralegal, with her calm and compassionate nature make the perfect team. They are extremely knowledgeable in all areas of divorce and family law.They both took the time to educate,support and guide me through this difficult process.Gary always handled himself with the highest standard of professionalism.He is well respected throughout the court system.After a 5 year battle, the outcome was all in my favor.I cannot express my love and gratitude I feel for for Gary and Helene. They will always be very special to me.I would highly recommend them to represent anyone in a divorce or family law case. Donna B.
Posted by Jason
I met with Gary one morning before work. I did some research prior to setting up an appointment and wanted someone that I thought would listen to my situation. Gary not only was extremely accommodating through the course of our discussion he gave me some really good resources and said to me "you are not ready for a divorce". With his resources I was able to work on piecing my marriage back together. I never had an attorney talk in such a straight forward manner. I believe Gary really cares. We explored many options and at the end of our visit I realized this guy was interested in the human element too. I never got the divorce, but stay in touch with Gary. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by John
Gary was recommended to me by an attorney who opposed him. That attorney told me that Gary was the only one he would recommend to me. And his recommendation was spot on. Gary took the largest case file most lawyers have ever seen, 8 open complaints with multiple partial judgments over a 6 year period, multiple aspects of legal and physical custody, finance, police reports, GAL reports, depositions, parent coordinator, psychologists, and split siblings. Gary, in only a few months, pulled together the entire case, organized it, applied a winning strategy, and executed the strategy and plan. Six years of open issues were solved in only a few months start to finish (3-day trial). Gary and his paralegal, Helene, are an amazing, organized, knowledgeable team that I have not seen rivaled in this local industry of divorce law. My children and I are grateful to Gary for setting the standard that other attorneys should aspire to.
Posted by Katie
I was referred to Gary Avratin by someone who had experience with Attorney Avratin because his former wife was represented by Attorney Avratin in their divorce. If you are looking for a divorce attorney with intelligence and compassion, Attorney Gary Avratin fits the bill! During this emotionally draining time, Gary and his paralegal Helene LoConte were there for me at every step of the way. Gary and Helene have an amazing ability to work diligently and efficiently as a team. They had a sincere concern for my financial security. I am truly grateful for the special treatment and results that I have received from Attorney Gary Avratin and Helene LoConte.
Posted by a client
What I can tell you for sure is that this is an honest and hard-working man. When I was at the lowest point in my life, other attorneys were trying to get into my wallet, Gary (a complete stranger) was a straight shooter for me and I appreciate him for it very much. Have confidence with this guy!
Posted by a Divorce client
I am profoundly grateful to Gary for his help. Throughout the divorce process, he has been a considerate, kind and affective lawyer. I was not only impressed by his knowledge but also by his humanity. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by beckyrobinson435
Gary Avratin was recommended to me by a friend. I have since recommended him 3 times. The divorce process is not easy. The legal process is long and can be incredibly frustrating. I think, Gary was a great lawyer and advocate for me as I moved along in the process. He listened and responded to me in a timely manner. He wants to do the right thing for his clients. Helene was a constant professional adding her insights as needed along the way. They make a great team. I am not advocate of divorce but if you find yourself in that position……interview a few people and put Att. Gary Avratin on the top of that list.