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Posted by Kate, a Divorce client,
If you’re wondering where the humanity is while flailing through divorce, it’s in Meg Oliver’s office.
After spending nine months and significant funds making slow progress with a previous lawyer, it became a game changer once Meg was on board.
We found her to be incredibly knowledgeable, efficient and a real advocate (she seriously cares); head and shoulders above anyone else we interviewed or hired.
Patient and compassionate, she listened intently to our ideas and concerns then answered questions. We worked out a plan and she dove in to make things happen -- FAST. She held the line and was tough when appropriate with opposing counsel.
An incredible communicator, she cut through shenanigans (and there was a lot of it -- emotional and financial) effectively moving us through the process mindful to keep costs down to an absolute minimum expertly balancing "expense VS return."
Always up on the details of our case as well as quickly returning calls and emails, there was way less stress! We felt extremely lucky to have Meg on our side and recommend her services wholeheartedly.
Posted by MB, a Child Support client,
Meg has been my lawyer for several years. Originally she was my lawyer when she was with a big firm. When she left the firm to start her own private practice I had no doubt that I would follow her and continue to have her as my lawyer. She without fail has been responsive to any and all questions. She was very respectful of my personal financial situation and allowed me to follow a payment plan when it appeared that, after I had paid several retainers, the case was going to take more court time than ever expected. Meg does her best to try to mediate a situation and avoid endless stressful court hearings. In my situation, my ex decided to represent himself and he is quite verbose. Meg managed to limit the amount of time he spent communicating with her as it could have potential to raise my bill but not his. Meg is compassionate and patient, especially during times when I felt like giving up. Thanks to her perseverance and expertise, knowledge of the court system, I am now receiving much long awaited child support. As a single parent, this is life changing for me. I have had other lawyers who failed miserably yet I still had to pay them. Meg is the Best of the Best!
Posted by Eric, a Divorce client,
Meg listened very closely to my ideas and plans for separation and divorce and provided calm reassuring advice during the entire process - respecting my wishes but offered tweaks and perspective. Not many attorneys would do this. Each person's situation is different and she respects that. In addition she is extraordinarily responsive and professional. A real gem. Recommend without reservation.
Posted by a Divorce client,
I worked with Meg on my separation and divorce, after trying to use two previous lawyers who were completely unresponsive. She was clear about the entire process and timelines, and set my mind at ease. She also helped negotiate some tricky last minute requests from my ex in a way that was fair and equitable, and moved our hearing to a less formal setting. While never an easy process, she made it as painless as possible, and just gives you the sense that you are well cared for, both legally and personally.
Posted by Linda, a Divorce client,
Meg is an excellent well informed attorney!! She also is a wonderful person and someone I could always trust. I would highly recommend her to anyone facing a domestic issue that requires legal counseling/representation.
Posted by Syl & Shantel, a Child Custody client,
The best description for Meg Oliver is simple, she is the best. Before retaining Meg, we had poor representation, in fact our case had taken a turn for the worst which is what prompted us to look for better representation. Meg took on our case & quickly got a grasp of the truth and was able to resolve it in no time. Her professionalism in and out of court was tremendous. We didn't have to continue to reach out to Meg, she continued to not only reach out to us, but reach out to both sides to get our matter resolved in our child's best interest. Because of Meg's knowledge in law proficiency, she was able to prove to the Judge without a shadow of doubt that our child's best interest was at stake & she was astounding. We also would like to share the personal email to Meg that we sent to her. Because of Meg we are one happy family. WE have never been in such situations like this. But have truly learned, nothing should be taken for granted & not every attorney has your best interest at heart. Meg, truly did. And we thank her from the bottom of our hearts.
Emailed to Meg:
Dear Meg, I wanted to allow Shantel to tell you her appreciation of your services before I gave mine. A day after the hearing, I thought about when we met. We really didn't know how or when this case would all end but we had a strong confident in you. I thought about what you said about taking things a bit at a time starting with the nose until we got what we wanted. I have to say Meg, you were incredible. WE thank you so much for all that you've done. You took our case believing in us and you made our story be told, by knowing our case through and through and it showed. You help bring us Justice. And no matter how complicated things were or how big of a challenge that was made, you made it all possible. Because of you, we now come home to a very happy 15 year old. When Shantel and I realized that it was over, we were very elated and yet we realized we would miss your pleasantries very much. You had a way of making us feel at ease through the toughest times we had in this struggle. You continued to give us sound legal advice, you kept things honest, and worked diligently to get it resolved. It's because of you we can continue moving forward as a family, and our child can continue to have a bright future without any limitations. I will never forget and you will always be in our prayers, our thoughts, and most definitely in our hearts for all of the kind things you have done in making us joyously happy.
Again Meg Thank you
-Syl J & Shantel B.
Posted by Ron, a Divorce client,
I am happy to give a positive review of Meg. Going through a legal separation, especially one that you do not want, is just plain hard in many ways. To search for a local attorney to help me through the process, I went to the web and discovered Oliver Family Law. I just felt Meg would be a good fit for me, and she was. Making that first phone call to her was one of the hardest things I have ever needed to do, and I greatly appreciate the time she took to listen and help. During the formal separation process, Meg continued to listen and advised me of my options according to the law. Every question asked was answered clearly within a short period of time. I’m sure there are other family law practices in the area, but I can tell you for sure Oliver Family Law is one of them.
Posted by a Divorce client,
I enjoyed working with Meg -- I appreciated her judgement, her cool head, and her ability to respond to my concerns.
Posted by a Divorce client,
I would highly recommend Meg Oliver. When I first consulted with her, she helped me calmly make decisions. She was always helpful and accessible. I could always count on her for advice whether through email or in person. She helped make a very difficult time "manageable" and referred to the people I needed to get through my separation and impending divorce. She was always calm, fair and thorough. She was just what I needed.
Posted by Darlene, a Divorce client,
Ms Oliver helped me through a very difficult time in my life as my divorce moved forward. She was always available to me via email, returned calls promptly, and kept me well informed of all issues. When I needed extra copies of paperwork, she provided these with promptness. She felt like a friend, not just an attorney.