5.0 stars 7 totalReview Sarah Nesbitt
I hired Ms. Sarah Novak Nesbitt recently to represent me in my separation and child custody case. I did not end up going to the court hence cannot evaluate her performance in front of a judge. I strongly recommend Ms. Novak Nesbitt especially if one intends to settle her/his case rather than contest it. In negotiating my case with the opposing parties she "spoke softly and carried a big stick.” She was detailed oriented when discussing issues, reviewing documents/letters, and communicating with the client and the other lawyers. Ms. Novak Nesbitt did not return my calls or respond to my emails in a timely manner. However, she just expanded her office staff and hired another lawyer to assist her. Sarah’s legal fees were very reasonable and compatible. Considering different factors such as quality of deliverables, legal knowledge, cost, and negotiation skills, perhaps Ms. Novak Nesbitt is among the best in her field in this area.
Posted by Janine
This sounds so corny, but when I think about how to describe Sarah I immediately think of the movie Jerry Maguire. At the end of the movie when Jerry and Rod are celebrating after the big game, a player from a different team asks his agent "Why don't we have that kind of relationship?". I can picture people saying that when they see Sarah waiting outside a court room with her client. She is honest, straightforward, caring, and has integrity. She has sound judgement based off of extensive experience in family law and is also extremely intelligent. I have been through a lot with Sarah, and I believe that she truly cares about doing what is best for the people who she represents. Sarah was the third attorney who I worked with during my very ugly divorce and child custody dispute, and she was the first attorney who was actually able to help me. She made sure I understood what I could reasonably expect as an outcome whenever we discussed my options, and she didn't placate me. Sarah has the unique ability to get right to the point and tell it " like it is" while also being sensitive and considerate, which means that she isn't wasting time and racking up needless billable hours. Since she is a parent herself, she can relate to her clients' sometimes desperate desire to do everything they can for their kids, so she doesn't minimize the pain and heartache they are experiencing. Instead she shows compassion as she helps her clients stay as calm and rational as possible while navigating the often unpleasant court system. I would absolutely recommend Sarah to anyone in need of a family law attorney.
Posted by Jack
I was referred to Sarah by a friend of a friend because I really had no idea what I was doing in looking for a divorce lawyer (I had initially tried to do everything myself). I must say that the one bright spot out of my divorce was the work of Sarah. She not only looked after my needs but also of what was best for my two young boys. While I'm sure she has tried hundreds if not thousands of divorce cases, however, she truly made it feel like my case was important to her and that she was working exclusively on mine. I know that isn't true because of how professional, compassionate and organized she was she must get referrals from previous clients all the time. While I don't wish a divorce on anyone as it is an extremely stressful and sad time, Sarah was the one constant that I could depend on throughout the whole process. Anytime I called she either answered my call then or if she was with another client or in court she would get back to me within the hour. I cannot stress enough how happy I am with her work. My case was "ripe" on March 31st and I was divorced on April 1st. Every step along the way she kept me informed of what was going on and where I needed to be and at what time. I would recommend Sarah without any reservations to my best friend, relative, colleague, or anyone with whom I had respect for and cared about. She was a Godsend
Posted by Amy
Sarah represented me for my Collaborative Divorce case. Logically, I accepted the process but emotionally it was very difficult. Sarah kept in constant contact and skillfully assisted me through the process. I can confidently say that I came through the ordeal better than I could have hoped
and gained much confidence in successfully supporting my family.
Posted by Tom
Sarah Novak Nesbitt: Distinguishing Characteristics :
. Exceptional professionalism and knowledge of Family Law. Experienced.
. Genuine interest and practice of keeping client fees contained.
. Provide a realistic picture of what you need to know versus what you want to hear ( asset versus income issue)
. Ability to quickly and accurately assess your situation and provide a best case, worst case and most likely case scenario ( in my case they preformed better than their most likely case scenario).
. Will willingly & actively pursue an issue on you behalf even though Sarah may assess it has a high risk of succeeding .
. Personable & Engaging. Emotionally Intelligent. Ability to work with a wide variety of people & personalities.
. I wouldn't think twice about engaging Sarah again, if needed. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
.Given my considerable experience with family law professionals Sara has a distinct competitive advantage to many family law practitioners.
Posted by John
Sarah's work was excellent. I had a very difficult divorce case, financially complex, hampered with many dramatic events. Sarah has the ability to look at multiple aspects of the case, from her social worker background. She sees the legal, psychological aspects, family, financial, and strategic concerns. She keeps the client well informed and up to date regarding the next steps in the process. Her ability to write and plan are excellent. Getting divorced is a very painful and causes a lot of fear. I was confident in Sarah's legal experience and abilities to guide me through this transformation. By the way, my life my is great now! I would highly recommend Sarah as your attorney.
Posted by Julie
I began working with Sarah Nesbitt's firm when she was a paralegal, waiting for her bar results. She handled much of the "behind the scenes" of my my complicated divorce case that involved property settlement, child support, and child access schedules. Upon passing the bar exam, she took over the majority of my case and I always felt comfortable, well informed, well represented and safe that my best interests (and more so, my children's) were her primary focus. I never felt that it was about her billable hours and often, she would discuss with me the approach that would be less expensive. While going to court was an option in a couple of circumstances, Sarah helped me weigh the pros and cons and avoid what would have been additional expenses. Due to complications and my ex changing lawyers, my case continued with Sarah's firm on and off for about 2 1/2 years. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through a separation and/or divorce in need of legal representation.