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What should have been a simple, uncomplicated divorce became very complicated and litigious thanks to the opposing counsel, who seemed positively giddy at the prospect of taking the case to court; at which point I was so very glad that I made the decision to hire Gillian. I had absolute faith in her ability to handle a case that seemed like it might suddenly be headed for court. Thankfully, after nearly 6 months and the OC having filed almost every document that was possible to be filed, we reached a settlement agreement and avoided court. Gillian was familiar with the mediators in Dekalb county, having worked with them many times before, and I believe that was to our advantage. And, being a notary public, I was able to sign all the final documents and have them filed that very day, so that we were completely done. Not how it usually happens, I understand.
I must admit that in the beginning she came off as rather short and blasé about things that caused high emotion in me, but I realized soon enough the value of that level-headed calmness and focus in the midst of what to me felt like chaos. There were many times that I called her with the latest unbelievable actions of my wife and Gillian helped calm me down and put it in perspective, for which I am eternally grateful.
And what came off as brusque turned out to be more about efficiency and keeping my costs (i.e. her billable time) down, which was truly impressive in comparison to other lawyers. Gillian is not the cheapest lawyer you can find, but I really felt she was worth every penny, and every bill she sent was absolutely reasonable in that I never once felt like her hours were padded. If anything, I was surprised at how little time she billed for some activities, like a huge array of interrogatories and responses to discovery.
And Gillian’s knowledge of family law and her ability to anticipate the reaction of the judge to certain motions was invaluable in helping me to make decisions about what course to take during the case and how much to push or not to push on certain topics.
Obviously, I cannot say enough good things about Gillian and her skill. She can be trusted to give it to you straight and to be there when you need her.
Gillian has been with me every step of the way through a long, difficult divorce and custody case. She has worked tirelessly to ensure a successful outcome in my case and has made a very stressful time more bearable; keeping me informed and helping me understand this process by answering all my questions and addressing my concerns along the way. She has always been accessible, professional and made me feel not only expertly represented but cared for as well. I would (and have) highly recommend Gillian.
There aren't enough adjectives to describe how impressed I have been with Gillian O’Nan. I found her on AVVO after mediation failed to resolve all the outstanding issues in my divorce and my case was dragging on with no end in sight. Gillian quickly stepped in and was able to absorb all the background and nuances of my case in a short period of time. She is very professional, intelligent, upfront, honest, and to the point. Gillian did a great job of keeping me level headed in unarguably the most emotionally trying time an individual can go through, while taking my concerns into consideration.
What made my case unique was that I reside in Texas, but was going through a divorce in Atlanta. However, from the moment I talked with Gillian, I had the utmost confidence that I had made the right decision in retaining her. She worked tirelessly on my behalf, leveraging her sound knowledge of the law to bring my tricky case to a quick close, even though opposing counsel was not very cooperative. If your case ends up in the courtroom, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. Gillian is quick witted, tenacious, and a very good litigator.
One of the many qualities that sets Gillian apart is her responsiveness. She is extremely accessible and does a great job of staying in touch with you and answering your questions. With her you never have to worry about being forgotten about and because she is proactive, you will always feel like you’re her number one priority.
If you are ever in need of a divorce lawyer, you will be hard pressed to find a better advocate for you than Gillian O’Nan.
Thank you Gillian!
I can't imagine how difficult it would have been having to deal with my ex-wife and her aggravating lawyer without Gillian's help. From the first phone call, to the consultation...to the final decree and closing letter, Gillian always kept me informed and I was never made to feel like she was busy with other people or other things. I felt very confident that my case wasn't buried under a mound of paperwork on a disorganized desk and was being attentively looked after.
50% of all lawyers graduate in the bottom half of their class. My ex-wife's lawyer was probably one of them. Gillian isn't. She takes herself and her profession seriously and I would highly, highly recommend her to anyone that wants straightforward and serious legal representation.
Thanks again Gillian!
I came to Gillian through a friend's referral. I was beginning the process of divorcing my husband of 11 years and was in a emotionally fragile state. She very professionally guided me through the process with compassion but stayed detached enough to keep me focused on what I needed to do. A divorce I thought would take forever to complete was done in 4 months. I have already referred Gillian to others and will continue to use her for future legal counsel.
I worked with Gillian on my divorce case and she was very knowledgable and quick to reply to my emails and phone calls. She always answered my questions promptly in a way that I could understand. She will always be my number one choice for an attorney and I will always recommend her to anyone in need of a good attorney.
Ms. O'Nan was one of the attorneys assigned to my child custody modification case a few years ago. Before that, I did not know her at all. Though the outcome of that case was the worst news that I have received during my lifetime and handled very poorly by the lead attorney on my case, Gillian is the only reason that I was able to keep my composure at that time and to this day. Gillian has remained close to me and my daughter while we weather the unfortunate outcome we were faced with when my daughter was only ten years old. Gillian cuts right to the heart of the most heartfelt matters with kindness, passion and genuine concern. I have and will only recommend her to anyone in need of a "real person" to represent them in family law matters. My wish is that you are not dealing with court at all. If you must, Gillian is the person for the job.
Gillian negotiated my child custody case resulting in an excellent outcome that included me getting custody of my child and a financial settlement that exceeded my expectations. She was able to quickly identify and condense the issues into a workable solution and was able to structure the settlement in a manner that was accepted by my ex wife without having to proceed to court. Gillian responds directly to her clients and readily answers any questions regarding the case. I will not hesitate to refer anyone with family law issues to Gillian.
I hired Gillian for a prenuptial agreement. We spoke on the phone and she came up with an agreement that met my needs. The entire process was efficient, affordable and most of all stress free. After several emails and phone calls, Gillian was able to deliver an excellent product that I trust and that I hope to never use. Thanks Gillian - great job!
I hired Gillian to direct in establishing a legal agreement that was fair for both parties, but more importantly represented the best interests of my child. From the start of the process, I realized that I was fortunate to have a lawyer with such expertise, commitment, and professionalism as Gillian. What we expected to be a simple case took several loops and turns, but who better fit for the position than Gillian. She knows the law and isn't afraid to stand up against the "best" or wealthiest despite the opposing parties' accolades or ranking. I learned that when you hire someone who is knowledgeable and has the best interest of the client and child, there is no room for doubt. Despite any obstacles or the hurdles that the opposing party attempted to place before us or the number of lawyers on the opposing side, Gillian advocated for what I wanted and needed. Gillian responded to countless correspondences, provided education of unknown laws, and remained committed to winning my case. The personal attention and commitment that Gillian devoted to this case made it hard to believe that she had other clients at the time, which she did. My case cost thousands and was met with twists and turns. We walked away with a win and were granted all legal fees. Gillian, YOU ROCK!