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I used Nancy for a collaborative divorce a few years ago and she was an excellent, highly experienced lawyer who handled my case with competency and compassion. I was very pleased with my outcome. I have needed to contact her post divorce for a few issues and she has continued to help me as needed. I would definitely recommend Nancy to anyone who needs a good lawyer in a divorce.
I was referred to Nancy by a friend as being an exceptional divorce lawyer. While she may be good in as a courtroom lawyer, she was highly disappointing to me as a negotiator and advocate. My perception after the fact is that Nancy is not good at thinking strategically. I asked her several times to give me the best and worst case scenario in my divorce so we could plan from that perspective. She never gave me a clear answer. She was also very unresponsive at times. For instance, I wrote a draft of an email I was going to send my wife about issues we were disagreeing over and sent it to Nancy to review and she replied that she would not be able to review it for at least four or five days because she was attending the NY State Bar Association meeting for Matrimonial lawyers. There were other times when she was virtually unavailable for an entire month because of other client commitments. Towards the end I felt that she was more interested in getting the case done than getting me the best deal. We had a meeting towards the end to go over 15 items that that the lawyers were supposed to have discussed and come to a tentative recommendation on. During the meeting we went out of the room and Nancy told me not to waste money on each of these issues. I said that was fine but I needed to know how what the recommendations were going to be on the outstanding issues so I could pick out the ones most important to me.. She said she did not remember what the recommendations were going to be. I felt that her tendency, esp. at the end, was to cut the baby in half but that only encouraged the other side to make larger demands so that half would be larger. But as a result of this, there were aspects of the settlement that played out in ways that I never anticipated and which I am sure that Nancy did not consider as well. I did not bother to go back to her at that point because if I am going to reopen my case, I will do it with another lawyer.
I understand that Nancy has seen this review and intends to write a reply. When I started off on the road to divorce I really did not know what I was in for. I had heard that all divorce lawyers were horrible. I don’t think Nancy is dishonest and I suspect that in the Courtroom she shines. But I think in the context of negotiating a complicated settlement that I would have been better served by another lawyer.