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I was lucky and fortunate enough that another attorney referred me to Lisa Ruggieri. I had previously tried mediation and failed to establish and/or obtain custody of my daughter with my ex-wife. I first contacted Lisa through email and explained my situation. Almost immediately, Lisa responded to my email. Within 24 hours, Lisa scheduled a meeting with me so I could explain my goal of securing custody of my daughter. Lisa gave me the confidence to continue my pursuit when others in the profession said it was impossible. I felt confident that Lisa was not only knowledgeable but also very passionate about my case. Lisa and her associate, Caitlin Ly, guided me through the court process step by step. They advised me on the law, kept communication lines open and were responsive to my questions. They were relentless in my pursuit to obtain custody of my daughter. I would highly recommend the Law Offices of Lisa Ruggieri, P.C. I also want to thank Lisa and Caitlin for helping me accomplish my goal, especially when others in this profession did not believe it was possible.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Law Offices of Lisa Ruggieri, P.C. for anyone going through a divorce. Immediately upon meeting Lisa, I felt I was in capable hands. Lisa took the time to learn about my case and understand my priorities prior to negotiating a global agreement. I am grateful to Lisa and Caitlin for handling all the paperwork and logistics so that I didn't have to worry. Many thanks for all your hard work!
After almost 40 years of marriage, my wife and I decided to seek an uncontested divorce. We had no children and no dependents, but we did have a multi-million dollar estate to divide and disposition. After extended internet searches, we found Lisa Ruggieri and her firm. Our initial meeting with her convinced us that she was the divorce attorney that we wanted to represent us. During that first meeting, she immediately defined an action plan, and identified which tasks my wife and I would have to complete versus those that she and her associate, Caitlin, would undertake. Within a week of our first meeting, Lisa had prepared, and we had reviewed, approved, and executed: a Separation Agreement and related Divorce filings; new Last Will and Testaments; new Powers of Attorney; and new Living Wills. Note: Just prior to retaining Lisa, we had also executed new Health Care Proxies through our medical provider. Also during that first week, Lisa, with Caitlin's assistance, had prepared all necessary court filings and had scheduled a Hearing Date for our Divorce Petition. On the eighteenth calendar day after first meeting Lisa, our Petition was the first to be heard on the Court's docket, and after very brief testimony, the Judge approved the Separation Agreement. Approximately thirty days later, the Judge issued the final Judgement for Divorce. Throughout this whole time frame, Lisa managed the process efficiently, professionally, knowledgeably, and sensitively. We are very pleased with the services and representation that Lisa and her firm provided, and would very strongly recommend her to anyone else seeking similar legal services.
If you're getting divorced or have gotten a divorce and are in litigation and you want to win, choose Lisa Ruggieri. She knows the family and probate court, system and law like she wrote them herself!
I've sat in the courtroom waiting for my case to be called on multiple occasions, watching other lawyers litigate their cases and not one of them is as prepared, well spoken, passionate, and aggressive as Lisa. There will be zero doubt in your mind that she has done her best to represent you and if you have to hire a lawyer, you want to know you've hired the best.
Lisa treated me and my case like we were her number 1 priority. My only regret was not hiring Lisa to handle my divorce. Instead, I used a mediator. It was a very costly mistake. Post-divorce, my ex-Husband stopped paying me child support and did not abide by any of his financial obligations set forth in the mediation agreement. As a working mother of four children, I knew I needed the help of a seasoned professional. Lisa skillfully handled my complicated case which involved a complaint for modification and four separate complaints for contempt. During the process my ex-husband filed a bankruptcy action and I filed for a restraining order, but Lisa never gave up. She zealously advocated for me throughout the entire process while my ex-Husband hired and fired at least three different attorneys. From our first meeting to our final court appearance, Lisa established goals and set expectations, clearly advised me on the law, kept communication lines open and was very responsive to my questions and/or concerns throughout the process. At each court appearance, she was thoroughly prepared, organized, and her arguments were clear and concise. She was dedicated to the case and aggressively advocated for me, unlike my ex-Husband’s attorneys. Ultimately, Lisa helped me avoid the unnecessary expense of a trial. Instead, Lisa presented evidence and advocated for me at a binding arbitration. The Court adopted the Arbitrator’s Decision and set clear deadlines for my ex to repay all of his debts, including an award of some attorney fees and expenses. When he didn't abide by those orders, Lisa advocated for me to have him put in jail. Within hours after the judge incarcerated him, he found the money to pay.
At the start of my search for a lawyer, I consulted with a different lawyer who didn't have the time to take on a case as complex as mine with an unreasonable ex and multiple issues. That lawyer referred me to Lisa stating that Lisa was one of the most well respected lawyers in the industry and the type of lawyer that other lawyers hate going up against. That was exactly what I needed.
I highly recommend the Law Offices of Lisa Ruggieri to anyone in need of a strong, confident family law attorney.
Almost ten years ago I had to sign custody of my child over to his Father. It has been along hard road trying to obtain that back in the courts. I have always been a part of my child's life but was unable to give input in regard to care, schooling and well being. I was always told which school, and what doctor would be seen. I had been in the courts for all these years fighting for my rights to be given back. I have worked with other lawyers to no avail. Lisa was referred to me approximately six months ago, and from day one I knew I was finally going to receive the outcome I deserved. Lisa is dedicated, organized and thinks "outside the box". She will not stand for nonsense and always gets right to the point! She remains focused and is always available for questions and legal advice. She ensures you are prepared before going into court and really listens to what you want for an outcome. She is straight forward and will tell you what can and cannot be done as well as the reasons why. With Lisa's assistance I finally have my desired outcome! Lisa is a true advocate and keeps her clients best interest at the forefront of all that is done. I would recommend her to all!
I highly recommend the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri for anyone looking for a divorce. I first met Lisa six months ago when I sought legal advice for my sister. From our first consult, I knew my sister would be in good hands. In my opinion, what sets Lisa apart from other lawyers is her ability to cut straight to the hard issues and rise above the “courtroom politics.” She is a master in her field, loves her work and treats clients with caring respect and professionalism.
I cannot express my gratitude enough for Lisa's expertise. I am thrilled with the outcome of my case. I thought Lisa and her staff were professional, courteous, and communicative. They were great advocates in court and in meetings. After thirty years of marriage, I knew I needed a strong force on my side to clear this hurdle and start a new chapter in my life. I felt very confident in my representation, and i would highly recommend Lisa's team to anyone looking for an outstanding divorce attorney.
Lisa Ruggieri and her team were outstanding! I sought a second opinion with Lisa to address my concerns with my prior attorney. During our first consultation, Lisa set out a specific plan and strategy for how she would move forward if she were my attorney. She also set forth realistic expectations and goals. I was extremely impressed with her knowledge, experience, confidence and professionalism.. For the first time though the divorce process, I felt relaxed and comfortable. Six months later, I am divorced and extremely happy with the outcome of my case. Lisa is an excellent attorney and has a great team. I would highly recommend her services.
Divorce is one of the toughest experiences that you encounter in life. Lisa Ruggieri does an incredible job of handling the emotional and legal aspects of divorce. She treats you like a person not just a client and works extremely hard with you to strive for an amicable resolution. I have heard many stories from friends/colleagues about their contentious divorces and how they felt like their attorney only cared about the legal aspects without acknowledging the emotional toll a divorce has on everyone involved. That's what separates Lisa from other attorneys and what I appreciate the most about her. She understands that divorce is emotional and stressful and cares about how it impacts your personal life. In addition she works diligently to insure that she provides you with options and suggestions. I highly recommend using Lisa for any family law matter.
I have worked with Lisa for the past 3 years, through a difficult divorce and then a contempt and a modification involving complicated financial matters with my ex. Lisa has been a tireless and passionate advocate for me. In each instance, I have achieved results that have exceeded my expectations. While there may be law firms with bigger names and more expensive offices, Lisa achieves the best settlements. I highly recommend Lisa Ruggieri for anyone seeking help with a divorce, contempt or modification.