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This guy handled my divorce in 2012. Boy what a waste of money! He did not fight for me at all and totally conceded to my ex's attorney. Communication was poor also. After talking to other attorney's in the area, I found out just how bad my case was!
This attorney failed to argue a fair case for me. He had me agree to terms that have ultimatley come back to bite me in the long run in my divorce settlement. I am barely able to make ends meet because he did not do discovery on my ex-wife nor did he apply or exercise parenting time deviations that were clearly present for me (I have more than standard visitation). The child tax credit and childcare credit that my ex-wife gets was also not factored into the tax-free child support that she receives (over $17,000 per year). Furthermore, he, my ex-wife's counsel and the mediator all told me that I had to agree to the terms or a judge would not sign off on the order. I don't know what attorney with my best interest and a fair settlement in mind would have had me agree to such terms. An astronoimcal childcare amount was factored into my child support when my ex-wife pays no where near the amount that she stated. This would have been founded had Damon asked for proof. Unfortunately as a result of this, I am having to retain a different attorney for my child support modification case. I do not have money to do this but I have had to figure it out because I am strapped monthly with the child support payments in addition to providing for my children the extra amount of days that I have them. I am not at all happy with the representation that I received. Please do your research and when you are in mediation, ask questions. If something does not sound right, ask questions again. Also, asked to be briefed and prepared for what you could possibly have to pay and what to expect during mediation as I was blindsighted.
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.