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My ex wife filed an emergency custody hearing, making numerous bogus claims. I have always been the primary custodial parent, but unfortunately women are given an unfair advantage in custody hearings. Damon Bivek leveled the playing field. In a matter of 36 hours, we formed a sound game plan to counter the mother's claims. Mr. Bivek provided a sound defense, and like a master artist was able to accurately portray me as the sound father that I have always been. Long story short, the judge sided with us and my daughter is able to continue normalcy. Would definitely recommend Mr. Bivek to anyone in need of sound legal counsel!
Damon was very compassionate regarding my situation and ensured me he would fight hard on my behalf. Regarding the monetary aspect of specifics within the divorce that I was considering, he always factored what would be in my best interest. As a a single parent, it made me feel good knowing that he was always looking out for my best interest as well as my daughter. Most lawyers are only looking at what they can make off of clients and Damon was not that person. He is a genuine person and only wants to ensure that you are fairly treated and get what you deserve. Nor did he ever make me feel stressed out about his fees. If you want someone to represent you and have your best interest at heart, retain Damon as your lawyer. I've never had to use a lawyer before but he has set the highest bar for standards. Thank you, Damon for all that you did for me and my daughter. Because of you, our future is secure!
Usually, you need a lawyer to help you manage the really tough spots f life and that stinks. When you are angry and sad and maybe a little (or more) scared of the situation that you find yourself in. You have to put all your trust in someone who you don't know, who knows all about the dark road ahead and can help you steer through it.
Damon proved himself to be this lawyer for me. When I had questions, he was there with an answer in a very timely manner. When I admitted my fear, he was kind and supportive. He is courteous, engaging and trustworthy. I have already given his name out to a couple people I know. I will recommend him again and again.
More importantly, I'll use him again if I ever need to.
Its a shame there isn't a ranking lower than one. He took my case two years ago and it still hangs in the balance today because of a lack of attention and inability to defend me. Needless to say, I had to get a new attorney because I want me case heard in my lifetime.
Damon completely misled me about paperwork I was signing that ultimately gave everything to my spouse, stating it would only be temporary. Here it is a year later and the divorce has not been finalized. I am in a much worse position after he represented me at a deposition - I was utterly blind-sighted by the other attorney after Damon had failed to prepare me. He repeatedly advised me not to worry beforehand, chalking the deposition up to "stall tactics" and "routine practices done for intimidation purposes". It turned out to be quite damaging to my case.
It did not appear that Damon had my best interest as a priority. In fact, he basically told a close friend of mine (also breaking my confidentiality) that he was aiming to settle matters in a manner that he deemed "fair to both parties" - which is not what I was paying him for. I paid him for zealous representation, but received minimally helpful counsel, if I could even say that much. What did materialize did not even remotely resemble what he had ensured me would occur.
I don’t believe anyone gets married to get divorced. I know I did not think it would ever happen to me. I thought I would be married for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, one day I found myself facing the decision of filing for divorce because my marriage was past repair. I was unsure of what I needed do and I required guidance to make sure that every step I took was the right one, especially make sure each step was in accordance with the law. Divorce is emotionally and physically draining. You are so unsure of what is going to happen and all you want is the best outcome for everyone involved. Luckily for me, I met Damon through a mutual friend and I’m so grateful I did. Damon has been a solid rock throughout my divorce; from the beginning to the end. He is honest, professional, direct, knowledgeable and understanding. He kept me focused throughout the entire process. He kept me motivated on the tasks that needed to be completed, the overall goal, and what the opposing side was doing, which at times the opposing side was extremely difficult. Damon worked hard on my case, protected my interests, and was always straightforward. He strove to get me the best outcome for myself and my young child. I’m extraordinarily thankful that he was my attorney and would recommend him to anyone!
Damon was excellent! I was trying to orchestrate a move to another coast without being spiteful or unnecessarily aggressive towards my ex. Damon understood my intention and managed to get me everything I wanted without being intimidating and overbearing towards the other party. Now I get to move AND we have a workable plan in place....the best of both worlds. Thanks, Damon.
Damon was awesome from the beginning all the way to the end. My case dragged out a while but that was more on me and my ex wife. In the end he made it very easy and I would recommend him to anyone looking for help or advise with a divorce.
When I first met Damon at a divorce seminar I already planned on hiring another highly recommended attorney. When I told Damon who I had planned on hiring he told me the attorney was very good and I was making a great choice in hiring him. I then spoke with Damon briefly about my divorce and what I was hoping to accomplish. He told me I was never going to get what I was planning on asking for. I couldn't believe how honest and straightforward he was. I felt very comfortable with Damon because I never felt he was trying to persuade me to hire him instead of my original choice for an attorney. Although I did not know anything about Damon and spoke with him for only a short time, I decided to follow my gut and hire him. This was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made!
I have to admit that I was initially somewhat anxious about my decision to hire Damon because he was significantly younger and did not have as many years of experience as the original attorney I was going to hire. My husband was also an attorney, so Damon was going up against 2 attorneys who began their careers before Damon even graduated high school. Damon assured me he felt confident in his ability to represent me in my divorce, and he definitely proved it to be true.
The most difficult part of my divorce was knowing and accepting that the lives of my kids and me were in the hands of another person. I had to trust that Damon understood my needs, respected my decisions, and was looking out for the best interest of my kids and me. After being married to an attorney who was neither supportive nor trustworthy, the thought of trusting anyone was terrifying, especially another attorney. Throughout my almost year long divorce Damon continuously reassured me he had my back and was protecting my kids and me. He supported my decisions, yet was also very direct and firm when he felt I was being unrealistic or losing focus. Damon was not only an amazing attorney who helped me get almost everything I felt I needed to effectively support my kids, he was also a strong emotional support when I needed it during my lowest moments. There are no words to describe how thankful I am for everything Damon has done to help my kids and me.
In addition to being a huge support, Damon was very mindful of my financial situation and did everything possible to keep the cost of my divorce to a minimum. His rates were more than fair and I know that unlike most attorney's do, he did not charge me for every minute he spent working on my case.
I hope I never need to hire an attorney again, but if I do I know without a doubt it will be Damon.
Damon represented me in my divorce and four years later in modification of parenting plan. Damon is honest, fair and patient. He helped make me feel safe and kept me informed of my case. I knew Damon was always working for me and listening to what I needed.