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Thanks to Scott, We were able to win custody and adoption of our child! Scott was very prepared. He was awesome in court. We had the right information and turned our case around in our favor. I thank god that we picked Scott as our lawyer. The lawyer of the other party looked very unprepared. Scott really made the difference here. Now we have finished all adoption matters. No worries in our family!
I relied on Scott to help guide me through a bitter and difficult divorce and custody case. As my mind wandered at all times of the night, Scott was persistently aggressive at providing answers to all my questions no matter the time of day. He would provide legal suggestions based on the evidence at hand, and was able to adapt my case to any new evidence that would arise. Not only did he help me win full legal and physical custody of my son, but he was able to advise me on legal questions several years after the case was closed, remembering the details.
Scott Shaw handled our child custody case along with an adoption case. We are very fortunate that we won the case. Scott guaranteed us since the beginning that he would try his best to get the case done for us. He kept his word, and now we have absolutely no worries! Thanks Scott!!!
"The mother of my child took off with my baby, Mr. Shaw took charge of the case, helped us with the use of private investigators to track down the baby, gathered the evidence we needed, and we won on every issue at the emergency hearing. Mr. Shaw knew what he was doing, was in charge of the situation, and was thoroughly prepared and brilliant at the hearing. I can wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Shaw, and because of him my little girl is safe and I have her custody."
Scott was my lawyer through an extremely bitter divorce battle and supported me through the very end with objective, fact based information, and never took the bait on arguments with the attorney on the other side who was just looking to pull punches where ever possible. Scott's office manager, Julie, is also an angel who went above and beyond to be responsive, timely, trustworthy, and is just an all around wonderful person.
I appreciated their support and I would recommend them again.
I hired Mr. Shaw when it became apparent the case was not going to settle and he became my trial lawyers on the case. He was extraordinary at trial, understood detailed financial information, and presented an excellent and concise case that my ex-spouse tried to convolute into millions of dollars and alimony. The judge ruled on my behalf on every issue even though my wife had retained a "Super Lawyer" to represent herself. I would recommend Mr. Shaw to anyone needing a good attorney.
Mr. Shaw was creative without being underhanded and we never felt as though we were being baited into protracted litigation. To his credit, he was effective in steering us away from arguments of lesser merit in favor of those that would have the greatest likelihood of success.
That ability in turn led to greater speed and accuracy in fulfilling our wishes and for a speedy outcome.
I would, however, give anyone who finds themselves in need of legal representation the following advice: Mind your minutes and learn to be patient.
Litigation isn't like the internet, it isn't facebook. Once you've settled on a course of action with your lawyer, let him or her handle the legalities. Constantly requesting a status update is the quickest way to deplete a retainer. Moreover, this can bog down your lawyer, keeping them off point. Limit your exchanges to only when there is a significant discrepancy or change in the circumstances of the case. Courts are slow. Learn to accept that and more of your money will go toward representation instead of responses.
Scott Shaw gives each case personal attention and makes your desires and goals of the divorce/custody/visitation come true. He keeps you straight so you don’t go into the process with unrealistic expectations. Mr. Shaw works hard to get the best possible result.
My case has a number of extenuating circumstances, and Mr. Shaw and Julie have smoothed out every bump that has come along. They fought for me without me even having to ask. Mr. Shaw takes a vested interest in his clients and getting the best outcome from the divorce/custody. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else for my case. It is complex, there are communication difficulties, my ex has tried to limit visitation during the process – at each step Mr. Shaw and Julie worked to make my dreams a reality. When it comes to children – Mr. Shaw and Julie truly shine and come out swinging.
There hasn’t been a single moment of question if I made the right choice in attorneys since I started working with Mr. Shaw. Mr. Shaw has the book knowledge and, just as important, the case knowledge to fight for your rights and win!
Mr. Shaw took my case when my life hit bottom when my marriage broke up. He took charge of the case, he did what was necessary to get me the best result possible, and I still have my business, and my children because of his efforts. I can recommend Mr. Shaw without reservation.