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     4.5 stars 7 total

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Suzanne

    Excellent Divorce Attorney

    Jim did an outstanding job handling my divorce. I had interviewed one other attorney yet after my first meeting with Jim, I knew right away he was the perfect choice for me. He was not only honest but very realistic with me regarding expectations and truly helped me navigate one of the most trying times of my life. Jim listened to what I had to say and provided excellent insight based upon his vast experience and knowledge of the divorce process. The time he took listening to my questions and concerns was invaluable, explaining the pros and cons of issues as they arose. Jim and his staff promptly answered my phone messages and emails, never making me feel as though I was imposing or rushed. Jim was able to help me achieve the best possible outcome for my situation and i will be forever grateful. I now consider Jim my friend and would highly recommend him as a divorce attorney.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kelly

    Excellent attorney!

    Attorney Flaherty was instrumental in giving me back my life. He was able to facilitate significant measures through the court system to protect me and my daughter in the course of a difficult divorce, and he provided me with an extensive education about the court system, which I was very grateful for. Being able to understand the legal process of divorce made the entire situation easier to tolerate. My (many) phone calls and emails were always answered very quickly, and with the best information available in that moment. I felt, throughout the divorce process, that Attorney Flaherty was supportive, empathetic, highly experienced and knowledgeable, and wanted nothing more than to protect me in all the ways that I needed to be protected. Hiring him was money well spent, and I highly, highly recommend him.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    James is Excellent

    James is the top lawyer in the area. He is on the cutting edge of the law, and just as importantly he knows how to apply it. He will aggressively and effectively represent his client through every legal and ethical means available. He can also counsel his client with effective practical advice when necessary. He truly embodies what a divorce lawyer should be. Finally, he provides his services for a very reasonable and fair rate. I would recommend James to anyone looking for top notch representation.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Mary

    Attorney James Flaherty

    Attorney Flaherty handled a complicated divorce. There were many facets to it, such as, custody, business evaluation and asset division. A further complication was the involvement of a prior divorce lawyer. Due to Attorney Flaherty's long term experience in coming across many different types of cases, and his strong financial ability, he was able to navigate through many challenges. I would advise any prospective client to allow him to lead, because he knows divorce law above and beyond what would be considered average. Since he has been around for awhile, he also knows many people, such as top-notch forensic accountants, that can provide required assistance. He is a great listener, and will take your concerns under advisement. If the situation warrants, he has no problem being aggressive.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Bruce

    Not very well informed, quits

    Mr. Flaherty advised me totally incorrectly to proceed to court for my ex to be in violation of the divorce decree in regards to cohabitation. He took the case hoping probably to bag $6000 for a morning. He had no idea at all what the legal requirements were in this state for that clause to be enforced. After he decided he had spent enough time on the case, he QUIT. Leaving me to hire another attorney to clean up the mess.
    A terrible lawyer.

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    James T Flaherty’s response: “The law surrounding modification of alimony based upon cohabitation is extremely complex. Prior to representing the complaining individual, my partners and I attended two separate seminars on the subject and were fully aware of the complexities in Connecticut General Statute Section 46b-86b which is the controlling statute. The statute requires that in order to justify a modification or termination of alimony, the spouse who is receiving the alimony must be living with another person under circumstances which the court finds should result in the modification, suspension, reduction or termination of alimony because the living arrangements cause such a change of circumstances as to alter the financial needs of that party. Case law also requires a motion for modification under C.G.S. §46b-86b to incorporate the requirements of C.G.S. §46b-86a. The burden on the moving party is to prove the actual cohabitation and to prove that the cohabitation modifies the receiving party’s financial situation. The burden on the moving party as well as the risks of litigation are always fully explained to our clients prior to filing any motion. When the facts of a case change, the array of potential outcomes also change. We at Flaherty Legal Group, LLC take great pride in our knowledge of the law. We work with the family law statutes every day. We attend seminars on a regular basis. We read all of the case law the superior court, appellate court, and supreme court publishes in family cases. Unfortunately, in certain cases such as the one described by the reviewer, facts change. This endeavor was entered into with eyes wide open and full knowledge of the law and of the facts. In the course of the litigation, the facts changed and the reviewer’s willingness to accept certain risks deteriorated. The reviewer’s review is simply untrue.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Divorce client

    KIND SUPPORTIVE KNOWLEDGEABLE

    WHEN I HAD BEGUN TO LOSE FAITH IN THE LEGAL PROCESS JIM FLAHERTY APPEARED. HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW, HIS CREATIVITY, HIS PLAIN HARD WORK IMPRESSED ME AND MADE ME A BELIEVER AGAIN. HIS STAFF IS ALWAYS TUNED IN TO EVERY ASPECT OF THE CASE AND ARE AVAILABLE WHEN JIM IS IN COURT. FLAHERTY LEGAL GROUP FELT LIKE A FAMILY. THIS TEAM APPROACH MADE ME FEEL SUPPORTED DURING A CONTENTIOUS DIVORCE. I WOULD RECCOMMEND JIM WITHOUT RESERVATION.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by DonnaI

    Review for Jim Flaherty

    I cannot say enough about how thoroughly satified I am with the services of Atty Jim Flaherty and his entire office staff. The staff is highy competent, empathetic, courteous, professional, personable, and accessible. A phone call or email would always cheerfully be returned promptly, so I was never kept anxiously waiting for a response, or in the dark regarding any issues in my case.

    I was made to feel like I was a person whose circumstances they truly cared about, rather than just a number or a revenue source. Atty Flaherty was all that his staff was and more. My divorce case lasted almost three years, was extremely complicated, and included a restraining order against my ex-husband for the entire duration, a custody battle requiring my child to have his own lawyer, four court appointed counselors, a bankruptcy filed by my ex-husband during the divorce, and two liens on my home, one from the IRS, both of them on my ex-husband's one-half interest.

    He coordinated all the interactions of the various lawyers, couselors, depositions, court appearances , etc that were necessary and I was always kept informed. He was never to busy to get back to either through email, or his office or cell phone to update me on the status of my case. His experience , judgement and integrity put the other lawyers to shame. He was never wrong on his predictions as to how he felt an issue would be resolved, on his advise as to what the next action was to pursue, or as to how the settlement would ultimately be resolved.

    He never talked down to me, and treated me as an equal team player. Before I hired Atty Flaherty, I had another lawyer who had a conflict with another case and could not take my case. It was the best blessing I could have inadvertently gotten. I did not feel this lawyer was truly vested in my case or well-being, felt like I was bothering her and her staff when I called, and never got a prompt response. Dealing with Atty Flaherty and his office staff was a 180 degree turnaround.

    His demeanor and professionalism make you feel comfortable, at ease and relaxed, at a time which is definitely the most stressful time in your life. I have some friends who are lawyers, and when I needed to find another divorce lawyer I went to them and asked them who they would recommend. Atty Flaherty's name kept coming up as the lawyer most recommended, as they called him "a lawyer's lawyer".

    After almost three years of dealing with my ex-husband's divorce lawyer, his bankruptcy lawyer, my child's lawyer, the four court appointed counselors , the IRS to resolve the lien on the marital property, and getting the restraining order renewed every 6 months, Atty Flaherty was able to negotiate a very favorable settlement just 12 days before the trial date. I thought for sure we would have to go to trial. I would highly recommend Atty Flaherty to anyone, especially a professional woman, without any reservations. He was well worth the money, and because of his expertise, he saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars . Not only is he a "lawyer's lawyer", he is a people's lawyer.

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