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Posted by Arthur, a Divorce client, Flag
I took my time in choosing a lawyer and in the end i chose Rachel Cottrino. My choice was based on the reviews her other clients wrote. I made an appointment and from the minute I spoke with her I was hooked and knew I made the right choice. She listened to me ,she understood what i wanted, and most important told me she will take care of me. She handled everything very professional and got me exactly what i asked for and always reassured me that everything would be ok. I would also like to give some credit to her assistant Jayme, who also was very professional, always followed through on everything. She too responded to every question and always sent me copies in a timely manner. After my settlement conference, which was orchestrated by Rachel, went off without a hitch and the paperwork was signed, I could not be more pleased. Ms. Cotrino kept assuring me everything would be ok and she was absolutely correct.. I would reccomend her to anyone and actually i already have. All the negative things you hear about Attorney,s in general, can be forgotten when you enter Rachel's office. She made a very upsetting and nervous experience into a very cordial and relaxing situation and you always felt better after speaking with her. I can only give high praise for a job well done and find no negatives whatsoever . Her knowledge of the law and her demeanor are a wonderfull combination which will keep her at the top of her game .
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I hired Rachel right there at my consultation! I immediately felt I could trust her and knew that she would work hard and do everything she could to get me the best outcome in my divorce. And she did not disappoint. She walked me through everything from beginning to end and made a very difficult and stressful situation more manageable than I had ever expected it to be. She is smart, always kept me informed and was accessible if I had any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking representation. She won't let you down.
Posted by Maria, a Divorce client, Flag
I found Rachel online and set up a phone consultation after reading the positive reviews. Prior to our conversation I had spoken with two other lawyers, but there was something very different about Rachel. I immediately felt as though she wanted to get my divorce settled as quickly as possible and wasn't going to play games. She is extremely professional, highly responsive, and aggressive. We were dealing with an opposing attorney who liked to drag his feet, and Rachel did everything on her part to make the process to as quickly as she could despite what we were dealing with. I highly recommend Rachel.
Posted by MG, a Divorce client, Flag
Listen up ladies and gentleman, I'm going to give you some advise that will save you tens of thousands of dollars probably even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Before you contact any divorce attorney, you need to contact Rachel. don't worry sign with her IMMEDIATELY don't be sold by a fancy Lawyer that will bullshit you!! because they will!! If you made the mistake and already hired a lawyer its not too late, FIRE your lawyer immediately before they take everything you have and then some, then call Rachel, she will take care of you, Rachel cares, I'm telling you this from personnel experience!
Rachel actually saved my future, she can save yours too! but you need to take back the control, If your a man the system is set up to rape you, humiliate you and then they take everything you have! These Lawyers know this and are raking in millions of dollars from your life savings and misery, they have there tricks and deceptions, they will leave you broke and then when they have taken everything from you, they will take your future earnings!!! just like your ex will do!! DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!
Stop these shyster lawyers from profiting from the system that is skewed in everyway against you! You need someone on your side that cares about you not your money you need someone on your side that isn't collaborating with your ex's attorney running up billing hours DON'T BE STUPID, this happens all the time. Divorces are money printing machine's divorce lawyers. You need a lawyer that cares about YOU not your money! so before you fill out your "CIS" statement exposing every asset you have to a stranger (Lawyer) you better call Rachel Cotrino if you don't, well you'll be broke!
Posted by Kevin, a Child Custody client, Flag
I came to Rachel with a custody issue which was rather complicated. What impressed me initially about her were 3 things: Her ability to understand my case completely right from the initial consultation, ( like I said it was complicated). Her enthusiasm about my case, and her plan on how to handle it. Let's be honest, for a lot of lawyers it's just about the money. I never felt that at all during our times together. She really wants to win her cases.
With the information I gave her she put together a beautiful motion for the court. Complete, extremely informative and actually very moving. She put a lot of time and effort into it.
During the process of the case we were hit with a major setback through no fault of our own. I was a wreck. Rachel did not panic. She kept her cool, stayed on top of it, and put together a plan which turned out to be a very good plan. Not only did we rebound entirely from our setback but our motion was granted, We won. I was the happiest man in the world that day, and I think Rachel was the happiest lawyer. She really did an outstanding job and my son and I will never forget it. I recommend her 100%.
Posted by Eugene, a Divorce client, Flag
I was looking for a new attorney in my divorce case after my previous attorney dropped it. I contacted Rachel to setup initial consultation based on all the positive reviews and I am glad I did. She analyzed my circumstances quickly, was very knowledgeable and told me upfront what can be expected in terms of outcome and which strategy should be taken. Two weeks later my case was settled and I am very satisfied with the results. It was such a different experience - I wish she worked on my case from the very beginning. I am highly recommending Rachel's services. She is smart, trust worthy, confident, knowledgeable, organized and compassionate - I believe it's NOT easy to find an attorney with such qualities.
Posted by Erik, a Divorce client, Flag
Great to work with.
When I set out to find a lawyer, I was worried about ending up with someone who was aggressively after my wallet.
With Rachel I found a lawyer that was rather out to fight for me while making me feel totally comfortable.
I've already recommended her to my friends and will definitely use her for any future needs
Posted by Dan from Bayville NJ, a Divorce client, Flag
I would recommend anyone that needs counsel to let Rachel represent you. I was totally
satisfied with her representation. I would use her again if I need representation. She was well spoken
and had the judges attention the whole time. I was the defendant and she won the case for me.
Posted by Stephen, a Divorce client, Flag
If you're in need of a divorce lawyer, I highly recommend Rachel Cotrino. She is in Jackson and Hamilton. She knew exactly what needs to happen, and she knows the law. She was an excellent listener, which is so important when you need to trust someone and you have lots of questions. Rachel thank you for helping me, getting back to me right away, and being honest with me. Again, highly recommended!
Posted by Judith, a Divorce client, Flag
On a desperate day back in December, 2011, I believe I sent an e-mail to a web-site requesting information from a 'Family Law' or 'Divorce attorney. I received two phone calls within about 15 minutes, and one of them was from Rachel Cotrino of Jackson, NJ. She spent a fair amount of time inquiring about my query, getting information on a 'situation' , which my daughter was in, and giving me some practical advise, without making me feel obligated to follow-through with her. I contacted my own attorney in WI to confirm whether the preliminary information I had received from Rachel was credible, and she told me I had received sound advice. Based on that...and my own intuition, I made an appointment to see Rachel in her office the next day. The rest is history. In short, I hired Ms. Cotrino to represent my daughter in a divorce proceeding, which once initiated, stretched out to about 8 months. I believe that from that very first appointment in December, Rachele gave my daugher excellent professional advice and kept her grounded and informed every step of the way through the process. She was honest and straight-forward, and she never wasted time. She advised us in great detail about how she billed for her services, and how best to consolidate our questions, e-mails, phone calls, etc., as to not incur additional, avoidable fees. She timely returned phone calls, answered e-mails, and sent out papers for review and/or signature when she said she would. I valued her reliability, her knowledge of the law, and her personal connection, which she made with us as her clients. I would recommend her services to anyone seeking an attorney well-versed in Family Law. She worked for us 'long-distance' due to the interesting circumstances of my daughter's marriage/separation, but she provided us with services I would expect from an attorney in my own town. We all thank her for her professional, impressive representation.
Posted by Alan, a Child Support client, Flag
The reason I needed an attorney was for a simple emancipation motion and alimony reduction or elimination in Monmouth county. I live in Florida for the past five years and I needed to find someone that I could trust. After I spoke to a couple of attorneys in NJ I came across Rachels website and called her. I was first impressed that it was Rachel that answered her own phone! She seemed well informed about my situation, confident and offered her services at a very fair price and informed me that she would "Fight for you all the way!" And that she did. She was diligent about the compilation of material she needed to try the case. During the whole process, the only means of communication we had was the telephone and internet. Rachel was always there for my every question to put my mind at ease. She went at the opposition with ammunition like she was going to war. Although a couple of speed bumps arose along the way, as they can, we came out victorious! I am extremely satisfied with the outcome and would strongly recommend Rachel to handle any case.
Posted by Kevin, a Child Custody client, Flag
Rachel was responsive to my needs, and knowledgeable in regards to child custody. As her client I was informed on each issue and she was solution oriented. At the start of my case I gave her a list to accomplish, in the end she accomplished everything and more. I am highly impressed on how quickly she movecd my case along, and kept cost to a minimum. I will be recommending her and would utilize her services in the future if needed.
Posted by Diane, a Divorce client, Flag
She is not afraid of a challenge, will do her best to help you, smart and has courage. Organized. I trusted her with my life, and my case at a very crucial moment after changing counsel. She took it on, knowing it is going to be difficult.
Posted by Tabatha, a Family client, Flag
She helped me through a tough time. She was very nice and there when I needed her. This was my first experience with a lawyer and she did everything to make me feel very comfortable and relaxed. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Posted by Suzanne R., a Family client, Flag
I was referred to Ms. Cotrino by a friend and after the initial consultation I knew she was the spunky, go-getter I needed. I had to re-open my Settlement Agreement from my divorce of 5 years prior and change the child support along with some other details. We put our heads together, I told her what I MUST have and she did the rest. I would hire Rachel Cotrino again.
Her attributes in my opinion are: Knowledgeable, caring, honest, tough, persistence, thorough, well spoken, take charge attitude... and more.
Posted by Jeanette, a Family client, Flag
Rachel handled my case with expertise. She's an aggressive lawyer who gets the job done. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Bob, a Divorce client, Flag
Rachel handled my divorce case. Mediation is a tough process but with Rachel as my "wing Man" (Woman), I was able to make the right decisions. I didnt have a lot of money however she gave me all her personal attention, expert legal advice and compassion. She is quick to respond and follow up.....always answers your calls and emails! Great!
Posted by Betsy, a Divorce client, Flag
A friend referred me to divorcenet.com where I found Rachel. She came highly recommended and once I met her it was clear why. From the very moment I met her she was confident, competent, knowledgeable and understanding. She kept me informed throughout the whole divorce process and actually made it quite easy. I filed for divorce in August and the whole process was finished by December. She is a skilled advocate for her clients. Rachel’s seamless court performance is absolutely beautiful to watch. She is professional, prepared and confident. Overall she made me feel reassured every step of the way from start to finish. I highly recommend her for divorce/child support and or family law.
Posted by John, Flag
Rachel was motivated and determined to get the best possible outcome. She kept me informed and handled things quickly.
Posted by Brian, a Child Support client, Flag
Rachel restored our faith in the Judicial System. We worked with many lawyers to resolve similar issues over the last 5 years with no success! Rachel is a take charge aggressive attorney who makes you feel confident that you have made the right choice at your initial consultation. Everything we were told would happen did. There were no surprises and Rachel was able to relieve most of the pressure we were feeling about the case with her take charge attitude. We would recommend Rachel to family and friend. We will be using Rachel for any additional problems that arise with our case!! Thanks Rachel!!!
Posted by Yaw, a Divorce client, Flag
I was faced with a situation where I needed an attentive and aggressive lawyer, who should not only be knowledgeable in the US divorce law, but one who could sit and sieve through complications of US residents with links in Africa. This was an important criterion because properties at stake were in more than one continent. It involved understanding of some cultural differences and learning of certain foreign terms and their implications.
I therefore took advantage of the free initial meetings that a number of attorney's offer, met with 5 different attorneys in a period of about two weeks, but I finally decided on the energetic and attentive Rachel.
At the end of the one year back and forth divorce proceedings, I thought she was even going to be in a position to speak the African language when she asked me,
"So this lady that your soon to be Ex-wife is speaking about, was that marriage a Traditional African Marriage or just 'Kokooko' "
In brief, I was very satisfied with the outcome of the case and in particular, her outstanding performance on my behalf.
I hope not to go through divorce again in my life but should there be a need for it again, I will surely, use the services Rachel again.