I hired Adriana to file for my divorce from my ex-wife in 2014. The case was made very complicated because the opposing party was not reasonable about anything. While the opposing counsel was very aggressive and was requesting sky, Adriana remained calm and was not intimidated. At some point I felt that she needed to response to some of the accusations or insinuations of the opposing counsel. But, she always reassured me by telling me that none of the insinuations from the other party have any importance. In response to the other party unbelievable offers and counter offers, to say the least, she told me that we always have to be reasonable ourselves in our offer. She also told me to do the right thing and provide all the documents that they requested. I did everything she asked me to do and I always respond quickly to her request. Throughout the litigation, she never stopped telling me that we need to be reasonable. Finally, we ended up going to trial. With Adriana's help , great work preparing for the trial and her constant communication with me all along made me feel confident. Adriana has always crafted our offers with the mindset of a judge. She would go and fight to get you the maximum that she can get from a judge's perspective. She would tell you what is possible and what is not possible based on the facts. With Adriana's expertise and preparation, I was able to get everything that I so desired. You can imagine my emotions when I get the final order. I would definitely recommend Adriana! Great Job Adriana and your team! it is all about results!
oh, on a side note, Adriana is a geeky too! She organized her exhibits in a way that gave her the ease to switch back and forth between exhibits during trial.
Posted by a client
Adriana assisted me in a child custody dispute. When I was referred to her, I'd already been through, 2 divorces and 4 lawyers. Eek! Adriana was the 5th and the best lawyer. She was straightforward, communicative, dignified, intelligent and professional. I felt like she was really working on my case, not just taking my money. She helped me negotiate a hostile situation successfully, without drama or unnecessary delays.
Posted by MichaelS.
I met Adriana during what has been the most trying time in my life so far. The most important part of my life - my family - was breaking apart . And my former partner was doing everything she could to destroy any chance of a loving relationship between myself and my children - my ex was letting her anger poison our children's world..
Adriana was always there for me. She always told me what I needed to know (though it was not always what I wanted to hear) about each step of the hearings she represented me in. There was never a time that i felt Adriana was anything less than professional and prepared - she was able to keep track of each event in the timeline - even when my mind was blurred - and she always stayed on point in her efforts to help me navigate the terrifying landscape of the court system. I never had a cause to doubt that she was totally ON my side - and I could feel that her passion about my case, and her true caring about the welfare of my children kept her BY my side.
I have come to believe that in any divorce/child custody case there are never any real winners. The whole family shares a profound loss in many different ways - But I never felt that Adriana cared more about winning the case than she did about healing my connection with my children, Her selection and use of expert witnesses, and her skill at bringing the critical elements in my case - the welfare of my children - always to the forefront in the courtroom - resulted in a change of Primary Custody for my children, and a hope for better days ahead. Throughout the years this case worked through two county courts - Adriana was able to use her knowledge of the system and her legal skills to arrive at an outcome totally to our advantage.
Like a lighthouse - Adriana guided me safely through the storm and fog while protecting me from the hidden rocks of this terrible time - and I truly believe that she is the reason that I have my children back today. I cannot imagine a more competent, compassionate, or capable guide to have.
Posted by Jonathan
Smart, prepared, fair, and honest. Adriana assisted my family very well in navigating a lengthy and difficult custody modification, and the result was exactly what we had hoped for from a legal standpoint.
Posted by Sean
Adriana did a wonderful job with my case. In addition to what I feel is a fair judgement, I also feel like she kept my costs reasonable. My case took a long time to but that had nothing to do with Adriana and I never felt like the charges just continued to accumulate. She was knowledgeable of my options but also listened to what was important to me and offered ideas on how to create a proposal that maximized what was important to me while also having a chance to be accepted. As a dad, custody issues were my top priority. Adriana ran a number of scenaios by me and worked to make the one's that I was the most comfortable with become reality. Child Support and Alimony were also important topics for my divorce and again, she kept my expectations realistic and was easy to work with. At her suggetion, we pushed for mediation and this proved to be a very effective strategy. Divorces are never fun but Adriana made it bareable and made sure that my role as a father to my children was protected.
Posted by Neil
Adriana was very professional without being "stuffy". She put me at ease rapidly and has a very friendly, personable demeanor. We had a consultation meeting where she explained everything and over the next few months, we were able to follow the script so to speak and get the divorce finalized. Adriana is a relatively young attorney, but highly intelligent and knowledgeable with significant experience. Her fee structure was reasonable and I have and will recommend her to friends.