Based on 5 reviews
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.