Posted by rebeccawcb
Marta really helped me when i had to attend a court date due to Ex, she made sure i was not put into any uncomfortable predicaments during the court process. Marta is a very exceptional lawyer and i would not trust any other lawyer to represent me and i have had a terrible lawyer before who did not have my best interest in mind.
Go with Marta and you will not regret choosing Marta to represent you.
Posted by a Divorce client
Marta was an assistant attorney on my case but she was my main point of contact for consultation and information as to what was relevant or not and what would be helpful or possibly harmful in my attempt to get custody of the children and also to fight a false charge of domestic violence. I was put into a very bad situation by a former spouse who accused me of not only domestic violence but also made a host of other false allegations. I feel that Marta's advise and knowledge coupled with her wisdom and compassion helped me a great deal. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through a divorce or facing a domestic violence charge especially if the charge is false. My first advise to anyone contemplating marriage is get a pre nuptial agreement and to anyone going through a rough patch in their marriage is to seek legal consul as a first option not a last resort. My second is to never go into a domestic violence hearing without an attorney. Marta never sugar coated the issues and I felt like she did her very best to keep my legal fees to a minimum. My lead attorney often told me how much he relied on Marta's advise and insight during a trail and he had so much confidence in her he made her a lead attorney at his firm. With Marta's help I was able get the domestic violence charge dropped and I settled my divorce case in mediation without an expensive trial.
Posted by a Divorce client
I have worked with Mrs. Noriega-Allen for the past 18 months on a divorce case that a previous attorney really messed up for me. I cannot rave enough about this attorney! She is extremely knowledgeable and really helped my case. My case wound up going to a 2 day trial and she was excellent in the courtroom. Even the judge commended her organizational skills. Mrs. Noriega-Allen is also very compassionate if you are the type that will need a little hand-holding while going through one of the most difficult times of your life (I believe she told me she also had a degree in counseling). She will return your phone calls in a timely manner (my previous attorney was awful with this). Everyone on her legal team that assists her is knowledgeable and helpful. After hiring an attorney who almost ruined my life I wish that I could yell out to everyone in need of an attorney to hire Marta. Her legal expertise truly changed my life and was worth every single dime. I am a female, but I have learned through my conversations with her that she represents a lot of men as well. Please don't make the mistake of hiring the wrong attorney when dealing with matters of your children and family like I did in the beginning. That was a costly experience in more ways than one. I am so thankful that I had Marta represent me and I will continue to use her in any future legal proceeding that I may have come up. I highly, highly recommend her.
Posted by Barbara
I would highly recommend Meriwether & Tharp specifically Marta Noriega-Allen, to my friends and co-workers in need of family legal assistance and/or representation. The service was professional and all of the staff members were knowledgable and timely. The personal attention I received made my experience a good one. Marta quickly understood my issues and I felt confident to let her handle the rest. I am very pleased with the outcome (again).
Posted by a Divorce client
Last year I hired MERIWETHER & THARP, LLC (M & T) to represent me in my divorce proceedings. I was very impressed with M & T from the first time I called the office to make an appointment, until my case was finalized. Although my ex-husband wanted to delay the process, trying to withdraw his petition, it took only three months for the divorce to go through. The first time I met with Marta, I was impressed by her professionalism, although she is an attorney, she was very personable and I could tell that she understood my needs, I did not want a contentious divorce and she approached the case as such. I simply wanted to end the marriage with dignity and grace. Nevertheless, I knew I would have been in great hands the second time we met. I remember going to see Marta on a Friday afternoon at 3:30 PM after my ex wanted to file a withdrawal, which I did not want. I wanted him to be held accountable to the divorce he filed eight days earlier. I explained that to Marta but I did not bring any of the papers my ex gave me to acknowledge his filing of the petition. She asked me a few questions and what I could recall from memory of his petition. She then explained my options, and noted I could file a counter claim. In doing so, I would not have to file a new petition and pay a fee and he would still be accountable and would need to follow through with his divorce. Marta and her team at M & T were very proficient, they got to work immediately and from the time I arrived at her office on that Friday, it took only 30 minutes for her to hand me a counter claim to read and approve. By 4:30 her paralegal was on the way to file my counter claim at the county clerkâ€™s office!
I have since recommended M & T to anyone who has a need for a divorce lawyer, and my ex likes to say, â€œYou and your army of lawyers rammed the divorce through, even though I really did not want it.â€ I hope he learned his lesson, be careful what you wish and file for!
Posted by a Adoption client
very professional and does an excellent job explaining complicated legal matters to us. She and her staff always kept my husband and I in the know regarding timelines and fees and everyone stayed on the same page.
Posted by Daniel
In fact I have referred two people to Marta. This was a first experience for me and I did not have any frame of reference in my mind as to how to proceed. Marta was excellent at tempering my anxiety, setting realistic expectations and steering me in the right direction.
Posted by Jennifer
Marta helped me to successfully navigate the most difficult time of my life. She helped me focus, prioritize, and define what was best for my small children and me. She showed creativity in negotiation, wisdom in her advice, and a great deal of unexpected compassion. I highly recommend Marta.
Posted by a Divorce client
Marta proved to be an excellent lawyer for my specific needs. Her education and experience even prior to becoming a lawyer was extremely helpful in my situation. The only instances where I experienced frustration was occasionally when I was advised of one specific "rule" and it turned out to be different. Perhaps it was a case of miscommunication.
Posted by K.
Marta Noriega-Allen represented me during my divorce several years ago; if you have ever been divorced or are considering one now, you know how stressful the entire process can be. Well, stressful and - if you don't know what you're facing - terrifying, to be honest! I feel so blessed to have been given Marta's name and number by another satisfied client. As soon as we spoke and I understood my rights and what to expect, the relief that I felt was unbelievable. Marta did a great job of reassuring me during a difficult time.
Also, and perhaps more importantly, Marta has continued to support me incredibly well during ongoing child visitation and support issues. I sleep better at night, honestly, knowing that Marta is a phone call away.
(Per the question below: I say that I have worked with over ten attorneys not because I am especially litigious, but because I used to work in the legal field.)