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I found that Eric did more in generating outrageous fees for himself instead of attempting to resolve the issues at hand. Eric created complications and confusion where non existed and has now put me thousands and thousands of dollars in debt and provided me with a legal outcome that was far from ideal.
Attorney Posmantier handled my case not only with the utmost professionalism, but also in a way that shows that his main concern is doing right by his clients. He explained my options clearly and calmly and acted both as my advocate and my advisor. During difficult moments in the process it became clear to me that he cares not for just the case, but for the person. He kept me fully informed at all times, and explained to me the rationale for both his tactical and strategic advice. He nevertheless made it clear that the decisions were, ultimately mine to make. He is very knowledgeable about both legal theory and case divorce law in Connecticut, but he was very forthright in suggesting when we should seek advice on esoteric tax matters from other experts. He was always very responsive and timely in answering my questions and concerns. Most importantly, he kept his focus on bringing the ordeal to an end, even when it would have been in his financial interest to let it drag on.
I was extremly fortunate to select Eric Posmantier as my divorce attorney.
Eric represented me over the last 2+ years in an extremly complicated case involving 2 special needs children and many challenging custody issues. I was continually impressed with his extensive legal knowledge and outstanding litigation skills. He was meticulous in preparing for every meeting and court hearing. He worked tireless to achive the best possible outcome for every step of the way. Eric is an extremly compassionate individual and I was truely grateful for his understanding and warmth and his ability to skillfully handle the complexities of my case.
I highly recommend Eric to anyone looking for an outstanding, knowlegable, incredibly effective and compassionate lawyer who is a true advocate for his client.
I have worked with Eric for approximately 6 years now, dating back to the divorce and still ongoing today on numerous issues relating to alimony, child support and overall interactions with my ex-wife. Eric has been a constant source of guidance and has done an excellent job.
One of Eric's principal strengths is that he provides sound practical advice without the goal of simply generating billable hours. Eric has continually given me advice as to when an issue was worth fighting for and conversely when pursuing an issue, while beneficial to him, would likely accomplish little and be costly. On many occasions Eric has suggested that if I desired, I could handle certain items on my own, with guidance from him. Having said that, Eric has been exceptionally engaged where I have needed expert and hands-on strategy and court participation. When called for, Eric can be surgically tactical and tough, but fair. Our record together on several court appearances is very strong.
I think a differentiating quality of Eric is that he cares very much about the well being of the children. Whenever we discuss custody matters, Eric's first observation is the impact on the children. While divorce is obviously an unpleasant event, hopefully all parents want to accomplish it with as little impact to the children as possible. Even at the expense of a long drawn out custody fight, Eric cares very much about disrupting the children as little as possible.
In short, Eric has been a fabulous attorney for me. He strikes the right balance of knowledge, tactical expertise and courtroom savvy with a concern for both the children and the pocketbook.
I heartily recommend Eric.
The divorce process is, at best, a difficult one - requiring making important descisions under duress and with time constraints. I can comfortably say choosing Eric was the single best decision I made once the divorce was under way. Obvious diserable traits in choosing your lawyer would be one that is technically competent, hard-working, proactive, and well-connected among judges. Eric brings all of these characteristics and more, but in my opinion brings something else that separates him from most other lawyers - compassion and strong knowledge with respect to family/spouse/children dynamics. At every step Eric gave sage counsel when emotions ran high and always had our childrens' interests first. Eric balanced legal and family counseling well, while at the same time focusing on keeping his costs down. While our prcoess is now complete, I still reach out to him for ongoing family advice - and I respect him as a lawyer and a family man.
Eric has represented me over the last 12 years. we originally met during a very complex divorce in early 2000. He's the most thorough attorney i've ever worked with including attorneys practicing in different areas of law. In my experience he was never out prepared. His greatest skill set came to the forefont during a challenging custody process where his steady hand and personality ultimately achieved the outcome we all worked hard for. His knowledge of children's issues are incomparable. Eric manages a case with a very practical and sensible approach. He's very cognizant of the costs associated with family law and genuinely tries to keep those costs to a very minimum. If you find yourself in need of a top family law attorney I would highly recommend Eric.
I am deeply grateful for Eric's service, hard work, legal knowledge, litigation skills, preparedness and passionate advocacy on my behalf. His forthright consultation and advice went beyond the scope of law and into the greater realm of facilitating effective human relationships and individual responsibility. He kept me from making my situation worse by acting out from a place of fear and hurt. The combination of these things and his assistance getting my prepared allowed me to walk into court confident that we were prepared and to walk from the trial knowing that we made our case to best of our ability.
Eric was obsessive in his preparation, tireless in his effort, outstanding in his communication skills, creative in his advocacy and all this peaked in the court room, where he was a maestro. While he is a vociferous advocate of avoiding trial to resolve divorce based on his decades of practice and belief that going to trial will undermine any future relationship between the divorcing parties who may have to continue raising children, as my wife and I will, Eric shines on his feet in a court room.
I went through two attorneys before hiring Eric and regret that I did not hire Eric from day one. He was worth every penny I paid him.
I strongly recommend Eric Posmantier as a Family Law attorney (although I would and will hire him for any area in which he practices as needed) with the utmost integrity, intelligence, knowledge of the law, sharp instincts, ability to understand the complexities of a case and stay focused on what is most important. I put my trust and faith in him and he delivered on every level. He is strong and strategic and his balanced disposition keeps tensions from escalating and the process moving forward. His understanding and compassion went beyond the call of duty and I am forever grateful to him. Because of him, I received the best possible settlement in the shortest amount of time. Quite simply, I recommend hiring him without hesitation.
Attorney Posmantier is the true definition of a professional attorney. His compassion and concern for all parties is truly rare in this line of work. His concern for the well being of children and the impact that Divorce has on a family is second to none.
I had never met Atty. Posmantier before my divorce. I am grateful for his professionalism, warmth and compassion thoughout my separation. I gained insight and knowledge from Eric, but most importantly, I gained a friend.
Eric was referred to me at one of the lowest parts of my life. I couldn't agree more with all of the reviews on this site that speak to Eric's strategic ability, his knowledge, integrity, business prowess, etc. In my case, it was just as important to be surrounded by Eric's positive attitude, his ability to be tough with me when I wasn't thinking rationally, to give me a push when it would have been easier to give up, to keep me focused on the important pieces of a very complicated case all why being sensitive to what an awful ordeal divorce can be. Eric put me at ease and was always willing to listen to my thoughts and theories.