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Posted by Tara, a Adoption client, Flag
We used Paul to file our foreign adoption with the US courts and to obtain a US birth certificate for our adopted daughter. Paul was extremely helpful and responded to all of our questions. He called us to explain our options. We communicated very effectively over email and phone. We had a court date within weeks of speaking with him and our finalization with the court in just over a month. We like the fact that he has a heart for adoptions and adoptive families as he is the father of adopted children himself. We were very pleased with the reasonable costs compared to other attorneys. I found him to be professional and would not hesitate to work with him again.
Posted by Ed, a Adoption client, Flag
We adopted our son internationally. I wanted to "re-adopt" or domesticate the foreign judgement so that he could have a US birth certificate. I spoke to Paul and initially thought it was an expensive way to go. I thought I could do it myself. It was an incredible hassle. The last straw for me was when the clerk of my county court told me that the forms I was trying to file were the wrong forms. When I asked what the right forms were, she said "I don't know".
I then was referred to another resource, a para-legal. The rates she quoted me were the EXACT SAME as Paul's. Therefore, having made the decision to get help, I went with Paul since I had spoken to him first.
All my troubles, problems, hassles went away. Paul was a turn-key solution who did the job he promised, making it as effortless as possible for me. At the end of the day, we felt completely comfortable with the fee and our decision to have Paul take care of it, and would absolutely recommend him.
Posted by Kelly, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul was amazing to work with for our Re-adoption of our daughter! He made the entire process very easy and explained everything step by step. He responded to all of our questions and stayed in constant contact with us during the entire process. He is very professional and patient. I would highly recommend Paul for similar related services!
Posted by John, a Adoption client, Flag
It was a pleasure working with Mr. Consbruck. He handled our foreign adoption with professionalism, and the overall process went very smoothly. He responded to emails/calls promply, and clearly guided us along the way. Would recommend to anyone looking for an adoption attorney!
Posted by Larry and Dawn, Flag
After researching completing a readoption ourselves, we decided this should be handled by a professional. We had received Mr. Consbruck's contact information several years ago after the adoption of our daughter from Taiwan. We had waited several years before the readoption because of the cost involved on the heels of the immense cost of adoption. Since our daughter will be entering kindergarten, it became imperative to have her name changed, not to mention for the legal protections granted in undergoing a readoption. We contacted Mr. Consbruck's office, and he was prompt in answering our inquiry. Again, time slipped by, and Mr. Consbruck did not plague us with a multitude of correspondence trying to have us utilize his services. Then one day a gentle reminder came through via e-mail, which also informed us that certain filing fees were changing on a certain date. This reminder came through during the same time we were having difficulty with our daughter's Taiwanese adoption papers for acceptance into preschool, which drove home the fact that there was no time like the present. Procrastination now aside, we started the ball rolling. Mr. Consbruck was able to work around my husband's erratic schedule, and before we knew it we were having a simple phone conference with the judge, Mr. Consbruck, and our notary that officially made our sweet daughter legally our daughter in the eyes of the State of Florida. The ease of this legal proceeding was appreciated, and Mr. Consbruck kept us informed every step of the way. He also promptly delivered our Final Judgment and Florida Birth Certificates and let us know the next steps to take in regards to new citizenship papers. Had we tried to undertake this process ourselves, we are certain more cost and time would have been involved due to our complete inexperience. We would highly recommend Mr. Consbruck to be retained for your readoption. He is extremely professional, responsive, and competent. We would not hesitate to place our trust in him again.
Posted by Patricia, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul helped my husband and me obtain a Florida birth certificate for both of the children we adopted from Russia. He provided clear, simple instructions and helped us every step of the way. He was very responsive to questions and made sure we were prepared for the court hearing both times. I would recommend him for any legal work related to adoptions.
Posted by Charlotte, a Adoption client, Flag
I could not have had a better experience with Paul, who handled my daughter's Recognition of Foreign Adoption. Paul was extremely knowledgable, pro-active, always quick to respond and made the entire process which included a hearing via phone, extremely easy. We are also going to utilize his services to create a guardianship and will. I highly recommend Paul to anyone who requires adoption services!
Posted by Haydee, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul successfully and smoothly completed the re adoption of our little girl just yesterday. Throughout the process he was knowledgeable, caring, understanding, thoughtful and patient. He guided us through it step by step and answered all of our questions until we felt confident. We recommend Paul with the highest regards and if needed we would request his services again. Thank you Paul!
Posted by Margaret, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul was so incredibly helpful as my husband and I sought to adopt our internationally adopted son here in Florida. Paul is very knowledgeable and experienced in this matter. We loved being able to submit the paperwork and then "appear" in court via phone with our notary rather than needing to appear in person. I would and have highly recommended Paul Consbruck's services to others.
Posted by Joel, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul was fantastic in finalizing our international adoption by assisting us in the FL recognition of foreign birth and name change for our son. He was very knowledgeable of the FL law and extremely helpful and efficient in working through the process. Once we sent in our paperwork to Paul to officially begin the process, he worked immediately to secure a court date. Paul is a great resource as an attorney for adoptions and would highly recommend him to others.
Posted by Celia, a Adoption client, Flag
I live in Miami / FL and could not find a knowledgeable attorney to take care of my re-adoption petition. I tried to do it myself, searched extensive on google, read about Paul Consbruck's review. But he was not in Miami... After getting tired of not finding any positive answer, I decided to call Paul. He was so familiar with the process, I believe it took about 2 weeks only to get everything done. He has everything arranged and respond to every email thoroughly (some attorneys don't address all topics listed on the email). Plus, in Jacksonville, it was FASTER and CHEAPER than Miami. A win/win situation. As a working single mother, I did not have to leave my office, everything was handled via email, regular mail, and over the phone. Today was my court hearing (via phone call). I am SOOO HAPPY one more step forward was taken to make my little boy part of my life !!! and everything went smooth. Thanks to Paul Consbruck extensive knowledge in this subject. It made my life easier, one more item scratched of my to-do list !!!!
Posted by a Adoption client, Flag
Mr. Consbruck made the finalization of our adoption simple. He was very helpful and very quick to respond to any questions we had. We got his name through a referral and will happily refer him to others.
Posted by Kathy, a Child Custody client, Flag
Truth be told I called 5 Orlando attorneys to find the best attorney/best price. All quotes were in the same ballpark, but here's the deal, none of them have ever adopted, they don't do this full time, so they have only done a few, they don't know the adoption process, all the names of the forms we filled out and they are all about you making multiple office visits. Besides adopting my child, getting Paul Consbruck to help me was one of the best decisions I've made. He's adopted multiple times, so he knows the process for real, he's done hundreds of readoptions, so he knows a lot of the judges and the individual court house requirements. He is very responsive, and current with the communication technology of today - i.e - he emails and texts. The process was smooth and easy. I felt personally taken care of every step of the way. I am honestly not sure how he could have made the process any smoother. Simply put, don't waste your time with anyone else, just call Paul. He will take care you.
Posted by Kevin and Jessica, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul was absolutely great! We met with him for about an hour to discuss the adoption paperwork, process, and other miscellaneous things we could expect along the way. He was extremely informative and pleasant to deal with. We exchanged a few emails along the way to establish a court date that would work for all of us. We met at the courthouse, he led us through the process and even had us go to the right teller to order certificates without an additional charge. We would highly recommend Paul Consbruck!
Posted by HAKIMA & MARK, a Adoption client, Flag
MY HUSBAND AND I ,DID THE GUARDIANSHIP IN MOROCCO AND AFTER BRINGING MY GIRLS HERE ,I HAD TO FINALISE THE ADOPTION ,WE WERE LOST AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ,MY SOCIAL WORKER THAT DID MY HOME STUDY RECOMMEND PAUL COSBRUCK .HE IS AMAZING ,HE HELPED US FINALISE THE ADOPTION IN NOTIME HE WAS THERE FOR ANY QUESTION OR CONCERN AND HE REALLY MADE US HAPPY FAMILY.
Posted by a Guardianship client, Flag
Paul was highly recommended to us by our international adoption agency. After working with him on two cases (international adoption and a legal guardianship), we now know why he was so highly recommended. Most people have heard horror stories involving lawyers, but simply put, Paul is everything one could hope for in a great lawyer. He is direct, dependable, timely, articulate, knowledgeable, and principled. These characteristics are not often applied to lawyers in common vernacular; however, for Paul they are most applicable. Our family wouldn't trust anyone more with our legal matters.
Posted by John, a Adoption client, Flag
I contacted Paul after trying to have our daughters adoption from China registered in Florida by myself. I ran into numerous roadblocks with the Alachua County Clerk before finding glowing recommendations for Paul on several adoption websites. Everything that was said about him was true. He was able to accomplish the entire process in a matter of 3 weeks. He always kept me up to date on what was happening and was the ultimate professional. As I live in Gainesville, he had the hearing conducted in Jacksonville via phone conference with the judge and him on one end and my wife and I, and the notary on the other. The actual court time was 10 minutes. We are very grateful for way in which he handled the entire process and recommend him without reservation. A really great experience!
Posted by Jessica, a Adoption client, Flag
After interviewing several attorneys for the readoption in the US of our son, I was delighted to have found Paul Consbruck. From our initial conversation, to a handful of email correspondences, to our court hearing and follow up, Paul was excellent! He was dependable, knowledgeable and easy to get a hold of. On top of that, his prices were the best that I found!
Posted by Cheryl, a Immigration client, Flag
This morning I became an American Citizen. Many thanks to Paul Consbruck who guided me through the whole process with knowledge, efficiency, and total professionalism.
I have waited over 40 years to apply and become American due to a reluctance to give up my Canadian Citizenship and general confusion as to the sequencing of applications and appointments with Homeland Security.
Paul guided me through the whole process with expediency and also an understanding of my concerns.
I highly recommend Paul as an attorney and know that I will be using him in the future for other legal matters.
Posted by Heidi, a Family client, Flag
We used Paul to readopt our two internationally adopted children. We also used Paul to make our wills. He is an expert in both these fields and got the job done flawlessly and reasonably. I read about how good he was on some internet blogs. He was even better than I expected. I always shy away from using lawyers if I can since I think most are in it to make big bucks and they don't really care about the client. Paul put all my prejudices to rest. When I initially called his office he actually picked up the phone! He communicated promptly via telephone and email. He left no questions unanswered. When we went to court we arrived 15 minutes early and Paul was already there. It was an amazingly pleasant experience. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Tara, a Adoption client, Flag
We used Paul Consbruck to finalize our international adoption here in the United States. Paul knew exactly how to handle our case, and did so with amazing speed! He was friendly and helpful at every point in the process, and we were always able to get in touch with him quickly. Beyond the actual finalization, he has assisted us or advised us in filing for our children's birth certificates, Social Security numbers and other immigration matters.
Our experience with Paul was wonderful. I would certainly use him again for an adoption or any other needs I have legally.
Posted by Lynn, a Adoption client, Flag
Mr. Consbruck assisted us with re-adoption of two children. Both children were adopted oversees, but we wanted to do a re-adoption through the state of Florida as extra protection. Mr. Consbruck was very knowledgable and friendly. He made the process go smoothly, and his fees were very reasonable.
Posted by Darrin & Michelle, a Adoption client, Flag
Michelle and I recently adopted a child from another state. We started with our own attorney and after several months of getting the run around, Florida Home Study and Adoptions recommended Paul. We made one phone call to Paul and he had our adoption completed very quickly. His communication with us was unbelievable. Paul really knows what he is doing. Remove the stress, call Paul!
Posted by Mike, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul assisted us with a re-adoption for our daughter. He made the process effortless and more importantly painless. He was great. We will definitely use Paul for any future needs we may have.
Posted by julie, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul's name was mentioned on all the yahoo groups for Florida readoption. He has great contacts to expedite the process and filled out all the forms for us making it effortless. Thank you!
Posted by a Adoption client, Flag
Last year, we adopted a little girl from another state. While any adoption requires an enormous amount of paperwork and legal involvement, it is even more so with interstate adoptions. Fortunately, we had Paul Consbruck as our adoption attorney.
The adoption of our little angel involved no less than five agencies across two states. While interstate adoption is by no means uncommon, you wouldnâ€™t have known that by the issues that arose during our adoption with the various agencies. At times, it seemed that none of the agencies knew what the others were doing, but worse than that is their failure to pick up the phone and find out.
This is where Paul came in. He pressed the agencies to get them moving. He knew what part of the adoption each agency was responsible for, and worked diligently to get them to do their job. He pursued them tirelessly through phone calls, emails and snail mail to get the process completed. Paulâ€™s persistence really paid off, and our little angel came home to us last summer, and the adoption was finalized six months later. Paul was instrumental in each part of the process.
But even more than all of that, Paul was compassionate with our situation. He treated us not just as clients, but as good friends, even though we had only known him for a short while. He kept us up to date regarding where we were at each step of the way, and what still had to be done, and let us know what we could do from our end to push it along faster.
We fully recommend Paul Cronsbruck as an adoption attorney for anyone who needs such services. He is competent, diligent, persistent, responsive, compassionate, personable and resourceful. In short, he is fabulous!
Tim and Yvonne
Posted by Tina, a Adoption client, Flag
After we came home with our Daughter from China, we knew we wanted to do a re-adopt. Our home study agency recommended Paul Consbruck. He was excellent! He is very knowledgable and got things done very quickly! We were amazed at how reasonable his fees were and how easy he made the process. After the paperchase of the adoption, the last thing we wanted to do was more paperwork. Hiring a lawyer to help us through this process was one of the smartest decisions we ever made!
We are now planning on asking him to complete a living will and help us plan our estate, now that we have another member in our family.
Posted by Daniel, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul helped us finalize the adoption of our son after we returned home from Uganda. Paul had knowledge of Ugandan laws and courts, and diligently moved our case quickly through the court. We were finished very quickly and Paul was professional and through the entire time. He answered all questions quickly and efficiently. We would recommend Paul without hesitation or reservation.
Posted by Richard, a Adoption client, Flag
We needed to find an experienced lawyer who specialized in family/adoption law in the State of Florida to facilitate the adoption of our grandson. We were truly blessed to find the best when we hired Paul J. Consbruck, Esq. From the beginning we found Paul to be very responsive to all of our questions and concerns regarding the adoption process, and very easy to work with and communicate with on a frequent basis. Through the whole process of legal documents and multiple court hearings, Paul was thoroughly prepared and professional every step of the way. We cannot thank him enough for all he did to finalized the adoption of our grandson.
Posted by Heather, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul was a pleasure to work with. He always kept us in the loop of how our case was progressing. He made sure we were prepared and was very helpful when it came to filling out paperwork. Paul even went out of his way to bring a camera and took a few pictures of the judge signing our final judgement papers. If we adopt again, we will definitely use Paul.
Posted by Crystal, a Adoption client, Flag
We highly recommend Attorney Paul Consbruck. He handled our daughter's readoption and we could not have been more pleased with the services and professionalism. Attny, Consbruck was extremely knowledgeable and never once got annoyed with the sometimes repetitive questions I had about the whole readoption process in general. I was kept well informed. He was our last hope in reversing our daughter's age as other attorney's didn't appear to want to hassle with the "additional paperwork". Attny Consbruck not only handled the paperwork, he got our daughter's age reversed as she deserved. We are very greatful and will for sure use him for any future adoption needs we have.
Posted by Hillary, a Adoption client, Flag
Hiring Paul Consbruck to represent us during our Florida re-adoption was one of the best decisions we made during our lengthy foreign adoption process. He is professional, well informed, and up to date with current adoption regulations and he really seemed to care about our family. We are a military family living overseas and Paul was able to accommodate our special circumstances with ease. I would recommend Paul Consbruck without hesitation.
Posted by Kerry and Hans, a Adoption client, Flag
Mr. Consbruck assisted us with our son's readoption in the state of Florida. We travel back and forth between the US and Europe frequently so staying organized can be a bit tough. Mr. Consbruck guided us through the process and made it as smooth as possible. He was respectful, kind, clear, responsive and an absolute pleasure to work with. We look forward to him assisting us with our second son's readoption in the next year.
Posted by Alison, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul always surprised us with his responsiveness to our calls, emails and questions. He made the finalization of our adoption of our daughter amazingly simple and quick. We definitely are thrilled with the whole process and would recommend Paul to every adoptive parent that we come across.
Posted by a Adoption client, Flag
I recently completed a Recognition of Foreign Birth for my second daughter with Paul Consbruck as my attorney. I delayed the process for quite a while after having a stressful experience (with another attorney and judge) when I completed this step with my first daughter. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy and stress-free this part of the process could be. Paul was always very friendly and professional. He answered all of my communications promptly and worked quickly on my case. I could not have asked for a better experience. I will always be grateful.
Posted by a Adoption client, Flag
Mr. Consbruck assisted me with our Recognition of Foreign Adoption.
The process was quick, efficient and the cost reasonable. After going thru our adoption process I must say this was the easiest of it all Thanks to him!
Posted by Jeannie, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul did an amazing job with the adoption of my son, and easily guided me through what could have been a very challenging situation. His knowledge of interstate adoption was outstanding, and as a result, I felt comfortable with the whole process. He paid attention to details, answered my calls and emails promptly, and went out of his way to meet with me. He always explained matters to me in a way I could understand. Paul knows exactly what needs to be done, and then gets it done in a very professional manner. Without his help, I do not know how I would have completed this adoption. I highly recommend him to anyone for a smooth adoption process.
Posted by John & Nancy, a Adoption client, Flag
We needed to readopt our daughter here in the US (Tampa, Florida) for her to be able to get a birth certificate, passport etc. We contacted Paul after learning of him in a chat room. He also has adopted an international child and knew the ins and outs of the process to cut through the red tape. It was without question the easiest and most streamlined part of our entire adoption process. We would highly recommend Paul Consbruck to anyone needing this type of service. We are also planning on haveing him update our wills too.
Posted by Samantha, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul handled our domestic adoption in the most professional manner. He kept us informed every step of the way and made sure we understood everything that happened. We were able to complete our adoption in Duval County while staying in Hillsborough County via a telephone hearing. We are a military family and his flexibility with my husbands changing schedule was excellent. Whenever I had concern or questions Paul answered them quickly answered them with compassion and understanding.
Posted by Amy, a Adoption client, Flag
Acquaintances of ours who have also adopted from Ethiopia referred us to Paul Consbruck. We needed an attorney to help us with a Recognition of Foreign Adoption. We had consulted with one attorney here in Pinellas County, but her fees seemed to be much higher that I thought the process warranted. I called Paul, and he expalined to me that he could do the process in our county, Pinellas, or the county where he lives, Duval. Because Paul has good working relationships with the judges and clerks in Duval County, we decided to go that route. We actually had our hearing via telephone conference yesterday with a notary present on our end. Paul is responsive, he speaks plain English, he doesn't make things more complicated than they should be. He almost always picked up the phone when I called, but if I got his voice mail he was quick to call back. He's also super quick with email responses. Now that we've received our final judgment, he has given us the necessary forms to apply for our son's certificate of citizenship. We can consult him on any follow up issues relating to the re-adoption. I can't imagine the process being any smoother. I am completely confident that everything was done properly. Paul Consbruck was a pleasure to work with and I will recommend him to all of our adoptive friends in Florida.
Posted by Lisa, a Adoption client, Flag
We used Paul with both of our adoption cases-domestic and international and he was wonderful to work with! Paul was extremely helpful, professional and always answered questions promptly. He always returned e-mails or phone calls and kept us informed throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend Paul for any adoption cases!
Posted by Josh and Heather, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul was amazing throughout the whole process. Being new to the adoption process in Florida, Paul did a great job of keeping us informed and trying to accommodate our schedule to the extent possible. There were no surprises and he made a sometimes convoluted process much easier. He always got back to us in a very timely fashion, and he never made us feel that our issues or concerns were tedious or burdensome. I would not hesitate to recommend Paul to anyone who needed an excellent adoption attorney!
Posted by Marlene Avila, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul Consbruck handled our adoption and it was a great experience. He kept us very informed and was a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Anabell, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul was our attorney for readopting in Florida after our intercountry adoption was complete. He was very knowledgeable, caring, professional, responded quickly to calls or emails, and was great at following up and checking in along the way. Thanks to Paul, we did not miss a beat. He appeared with us at the court and was wonderful at guiding us through the whole process. I would highly recommend Paul, and in fact, plan to call him again in the future for readoption once the intercountry adoption for our second child is completed.
Posted by Lisa, a Adoption client, Flag
I could not have asked for a more caring, knowledgeable, confident, or professional lawyer to help me through the process of having the Florida courts recognize the foreign adoption of my daughter. I felt like I was in good hands right from our first conversation. He is an outstanding lawyer. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
Posted by Susan, a Adoption client, Flag
My husband and I had Paul handle our Recognition of Foreign
Adoption. We waited much too long and it was great to have such a motivated attorney when we finally started the process. Paul was phenomenal with the judge. It was apparent the judges do not deal with these petitions on a regular basis and I know the judge was impressed with how well Paul guided all of us through the process. His knowledge of the laws pertaining to re-adoption/recognition of foreign adoption was well noted, and he had an excellent grasp on everything that needed to be addressed. We are so happy to have this completed and would use Paul again!
-- Susan Fremer, Florida Director, Great Wall China Adoption
Posted by Debbie, a Adoption client, Flag
Paul made the "recognition of foreign adoption" process so easy for us! As an adoptive father of a daughter from China, Paul understands all that that goes into a foreign adoption and what needs to be done upon returning to the U.S. He was always very quick to respond to our phone calls and emails. He is very thorough and detailed. He did all the leg work, which made it stress free for us. When it came time for the hearing, Paul gave us all the details of how the day would unfold. It was so nice to know exactly where we needed to be, what we needed to bring, and what we needed to say. The day went exactly as Paul said it would. There were no surprises. We strongly recommend Paul for this service and any other legal services he offers. He was always very professional and very friendly. He took care of all the paperwork for us, to receive a Florida birth certificate for our daughter from China. The fee he charged for this service was very affordable. It is well worth the money to hire Paul for this process. We will utilize his services again, due to the great service we received. It was a pleasure to work with Paul!