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Posted by Roger, a Divorce client, Flag
Mary Colwell was recommended through a friend who had recently just gone through a divorce. When we met for our first consultation, I was amazed how efficient, sympathetic and realistic she was dealing with my initial situation and separation. From there she efficiently guided me through the divorce procedure, I just received my final papers recently, and on reflection, realized that my divorce process, though difficult, was handled extremely professionally and with care.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
A divorce is not a great process for anyone. This was the most difficult time for me to go through. I had many issues to go through and needed much help. Mary was amazing she held it together for me. She had everything under control and guided me through every challenge we came across. I was very impressed how she handled my case, she was very knowledgeable, professional and under control at all times, which I have much respect for.
During my case I have not received much corporation from my ex, we couldn’t come to any terms in regards to our assets, our child and the debt. We end up in court in front of the judge to decide. This is the time when you need the best lawyer on your side to represent your case and get as much as you can. Since I was the bread winner and worked for everything we had, I was very nervous of loosing what I worked for. Well that wasn’t the case I was going to settle to terms I was comfortable with and at the end I received more than what I hoped for. Mary was amazing.
I definitely would recommend Mary
Thank you Mary for everything you have done
Posted by AbbeRoberts, a Adoption client, Flag
I have hired Mary for multiple purposes in the past few years for everything from family law issues to traffic violations. Every time I feel like I am the most important client, even if it's just a traffic ticket. The level of professionalism Mary exhibits over the phone, by mail, in the office and the courtroom is exemplary and leads me back to her for all me legal needs.
Posted by Beth, a Prenuptials client, Flag
Mary drafted a prenuptial agreement for my husband and me that was fair and agreeable to both of us. My husband waived his right to legal counsel, so Mary, my attorney, was in a position to cater solely to my interests while disregarding his. Rather than adopting a rabid dog attitude, she navigated this difficult territory in the spirit that my husband and I intended; she worked creatively with both of us to ensure that our document fit our needs. Not only did she treat us with professional courtesy, respect and a genuine concern for our particular situation, she was able to handle this matter quickly and thoroughly. We felt heard and well-represented. Should I need a lawyer in the future I would absolutely call her first.
Posted by Phil, a Divorce client, Flag
Mary was sensitive and helpful in guiding me through a mediated separation and subsequent divorce. She kept me informed throughout the process and attended to the details well, without running up her billable hours unnecessarily. She brought issues to mind that I would not have anticipated before the mediation process so that I was prepared for them. Although I came armed with a list of questions and issues, she dealt with them all before I even needed to ask.
Both personable and highly professional, it was a pleasure working with her and she helped make the difficult and unpleasant process of separation and divorce a little easier and less unpleasant.