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Deborah has an amazing ability to eliminate volatility and strife in even the most contentious divorce cases. She is extremely sharp, fair, no-nonsense and able to transform very acrimonious circumstances into peaceful resolution that is quick and cost-effective. Highly recommend!
Deborah made an extremely terrible life event into something bearable. I never imagined in my worst nightmare getting divorced and becoming a single parent of three children. When my wife filed she was very angry and hired a nasty lawyer. We met Deborah at a mediation regarding custody. She helped us through that event and recommended what was best for the children. Because of this positive experience, I was able to get my wife to agree to mediation regarding the financial settlement. Deborah worked with us to develop a plan that was fair and again protected the children's interest. She was able to calm my wife down when she became emotional and angry and got us to focus on the end game. Her management of the mediation kept us from getting bogged down in unnecessary detail that really didn't matter. She was also very supportive for me to get through this nightmare that I never would have imagined having to go through. The divorce is still very stressful because I still hope that my wife will get the help she needs and return to the kids and me. I can't control that. Deborah was instrumental in getting me to a place that resulted in a stable situation for my children. That was my main goal which she helped me achieve. If you ever find yourself in a situation not of your making, I would recommend Deborah's help in making the best of a bad situation.
I have used Deborah for custody mediation. She is absolutely fantastic. She listened to both sides of the stories and offered great suggestions on how to resolve the issues. She is genuinely concerned about the children's best interest and wants to see the parents work out their disagreements. We even ran over the hour time slot but she didn't push us out the door. In comparison to the last mediator she is a 100% improvement! She also recommended an attorney in another county for a friend. She always seem to want to help you out during a difficult time.
MEDIATION PROCESS CAN BE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND ALL THE INS AND OUTS OF A CUSTODY AGREEMENT. MS. BRAND REALLY TOOK THE TIME TO GO THRU EXACTLY WHAT MY EX AND I NEEDED TO KNOW. OUR CUSTODY WAS A BIT TESTY BUT SHE STAYED VERY PROFESSIONAL AND ALLOWED MY EX AND I TO ARGUE A BIT THEN SUGGESTED WHAT SHE THOUGHT SOUNDED THE MOST FAIR. SHE EVEN ALLOWED US TO GO OVER OUR 1 HR TIME LIMIT TO REALLY IRON OUT THE FINAL DRAFT. SHE REALLY WANTS BOTH PARTIES TO UNDERSTAND THE BEST THING FOR THE CHILDREN NEEDS TO BE OUR BEST INTRESTS. SHE IS VERY KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT THE LAW AND LETTING YOU MAKE THE FINAL DECISION BUT LETTING YOU KNOW THE REALITY OF YOUR CHOICES AS WELL.
Deborah Brand was amazing to work with. She handled my complicated divorce with excellent professionalism, knowledge, emotion and efficiency. She went above and beyond what I expected as I work with attorneys and had a predisposed notion. She never once wasted my time and never overbilled. I am completely happy with the work she did for me and still refer her to everyone I know going through a divorce. She knows how to get the job done and will make you feel comfortable and informed the entire process.
Attorney Deborah Brand is a sharp, experienced attorney looking out for your best interest. She seeks resolution as opposed to dragging out conflict. Knowledgeable in all aspects of divorce and custody. A true asset. Does not over inflate her rates or over charge for services. I would be lost without her legal advice and insight. I highly recommend !!