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Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
When I hired Vivien Stark, my case had been going for three years and was being strung along by incompetent and unethical lawyers (on both sides) who just wanted to profit off of the acrimony between my son's father and me.
Vivien was able to get my son's father, who was trying to obtain sole custody, to accept a settlement offer, and I think that was in part because she is truly a shark in the courtroom. One day of cross examination by her was all it took to bring him to the table.
Vivien is charismatic and extremely intelligent. She is responsive, hard working, down to earth and a straight shooter. A true professional in every sense of the word. I am so grateful to have found her, because now I can finally get on with my life.
Posted by Paul, a Child Support client, Flag
Get Vivian on your side before the other side does cause then your toast. Vivian even had my opponents lawyer shaking in their shoes. She won my case that was very complex. The presiding Judge could only agree with Vivians argument on my behalf. She was unstoppable, relentless and refused to stop until she had secured my request from the court. I refer to her by her first name because she is very personable. Thanks Vivian
Posted by George, a Divorce client, Flag
Vivien Stark is a dynamic, effective attorney. She has a very direct style that makes it easy get to the core issues of a case quickly, instead of wasting time (and your money) on extraneous details. I came to Vivien after consulting two other lawyers and she was by far the most impressive, not by big-office standards but by giving me a very real idea of the strengths and weaknesses of my case. When we did move forward, she was always prepared and well-versed on whatever issue came up, even if it required additional legal research. If I had questions, she always responded quickly and completely. Most importantly, she did not overcharge (as many NYC attorneys do, at every opportunity) or overstate her hours. Her prices and her time charged were fair and ethical. I have recommended her to two friends, both of whom were also more than satisfied.
Posted by Jonathan R., a Divorce client, Flag
she represented me in my divorce case a couple of months ago, and I was pleased with the result (or as pleased as you can be in a divorce). I got the sense that Ms Vivien really cares about her clients and isn't just in it for the money. She's very knowledgeable in family law and gives excellent advice. His hourly fee is a bit high but I felt I got good value for the $$. I would recommend her.
Posted by Anna, a Divorce client, Flag
Ms. Stark is a wonderful person both on a professional and personal level. Her work has always proven to be outstanding. She is a very caring and devoted to her clients and would highly recommend her.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Vivien Stark was very professional and comforting. She was very concern about my son being in the court house. Vivien Stark was honest and upfront about everything that may have happened. Everything worked out for me and the other party. Vivien Stark is fair and I recommend her to any one.
Posted by Cheryl, a Prenuptials client, Flag
Recommended through a friend to review my Pre-nup. She explained it all to me in "english" so to speak. Patient with all of my questions and highlighted some unfair issues. She was able to negotiate them so that the agreement was fair for the both of us which is should be. I found her easy to work with and fair with her time in ratio to her billing. She made this event a lot easier for me to deal with.
Posted by Ben, a Child Custody client, Flag
My case was a total mess. I had started my divorce/child custody/child support case in California and hired inexperienced attorney. In the middle of the case, my former spouse had moved to NY and I moved to NJ soon after. The interstate case had become extremely complicated and even involved criminal courts.
Vivien was able to handle (what seemed to be a life long battle) timely and efficiently. Today, I have sole custody of my child, pay no child support and my divorce was finalized. I was able to start my life over and build a new family.
Vivien has consulted me in every aspect; she promptly returned my calls even while she was on vacation. She advised me on how to handle myself in court, with different government agencies and even on things beyond her professional responsibility.
Posted by Natalie, a Child Custody client, Flag
My legal case lasted for 3 years and was in real bad condition before Ms. Stark got on board. She was able to change it 180 degrees and to finally reached out settlement where nobody could even forsee that.
Vivien is very hardworking, thoughtful, knowledgable, and dedicated lawyer. She demonstrates keen interest in every client's case she is handling. I would alsway receive timely updates on my case from her, wise advise and friendly support. She is very loyal and honest person and highly professional lawyer who is doing her very best to help you out to win the case and reach the most desirable resolution.