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I met with Astrid after attempting to file for full custody of my child pro se for about a year. The only reason I felt I needed to hire a lawyer was because my son's father decided - right before he defaulted on the case - to hire a lawyer of his own. Suffice it to say that I was angry, bitter, and distraught when I went to see Astrid for the first time. However, in less than an hour, I immediately felt comfortable. She was knowledgeable and straight-forward, telling me what I needed to hear, not necessarily what I wanted to hear. My first impression of her was right on.
Although I liked Astrid from the start, I was really impressed when we had to go to mediation. She may be tiny and look unassuming, but she was a pit bull - and I mean that in the most flattering light possible. For a client, that is exactly what you want in a lawyer: someone who will fight to get you what you deserve. Astrid did just that. Not only did I receive legal custody of my child, which was the main thing I was worried about, but she got the other party to agree to terms that never even crossed my mind to ask for: back child support, a time-sharing agreement 100 percent in my favor...she even thought to make the father take out a life insurance policy with my son as the benefactor! I didn't even realize that was a thing! Even my parents, who witnessed the struggle I went through since my son was born. were floored by the job she did. I can't say enough about her.
If I had to do it all over again, I would only change one thing: I would have sought out Astrid sooner. Yes, she has the experience, and that's a huge plus. But if you're seeking a lawyer that is in tune to your needs and wants, is confident (yet civil) enough to go toe-to-toe with anyone, and will actually spend considerable time and effort to win your case, I would recommend Astrid in a heartbeat.
Ms. Bismarck provides honest and sound advise. I was very fortunate to have her in my corner during my divorce.
I chose Astrid to represent me for a divorce case. I chose her because she did not come with pre-conceived notions and listened to what was needed for my case. She pushed at the right time and let certain situation develop within the right timeframe.
Ms. Astrid Bismarck became my lawyer after I tried, for a long time by myself, to establish my parental rights against people with a lot of money and power and endless access to legal services.
She is an excellent lawyer, efficient, to-the-point. Fast, knowledgeable, analytical and logical.
Empathic, but above all: fact-driven, with an impeccable code of ethics.
Ms. Bismarck will always use her mediation skills first to get to reasonable solutions.
With perseverance, she is advocating my case and will fight firmly for my rights, which are in the best interest of the children.
I am thoroughly satisfied and continuously impressed with the services rendered by Ms. Astrid Bismarck. She is efficient, intelligent, firm, detail oriented, strategic, always very well prepared and most importantly, accessible to her clients. She represented me in a child support matter involving a high income earner and guided me throughout the process so that I could make rational and informed decisions that would serve in the best interest of my family. I am very happy with the achieved results. Astrid has the knowledge, cojones, and aptitude to deal with any opposing parties including "bullies"; she doesn't back down from anyone and maintains the utmost professionalism. I would highly recommend her services, especially to those involved in divorce or child support matters with successful or high profile individuals.
Ms. Bismarck represented me in a family case involving execution of a pre-nuptial agreement, as well as in real estate transactions. I found her both knowledgeable and efficient, with a "can do" attitude. I overwhelmingly recommend her.
Astrid handled a divorce case for my father as well as a real estate transaction for me. I found her to be both knowledgable and highly competent. I would definitely recommend her without hesitation.
Astrid is very responsive, reliable, and very knowledgeable in Family Law. She has always been honest
and extremely professional in her dealing with me. I have received clear, accurate and honest information from her. I have no doubt in my mind that she is the best "divorce" attorney. She has been very empathetic and has gone above and beyond to assist me during this difficult and emotional time. I have had numerous questions and concerns and she would always call me back or email me right away with a response. Again, Astrid M. Bismarck will be the best choice in any family law issue.
I am an attorney who has referred clients to Astrid and have always received positive feedback. She works very hard and fights for the people she represents.
I was lucky enough to have Astrid Bismarck help me with a mortgage refinancing last year. She did an excellent job, and gave me advice that helped me save money on the transaction. I was very pleased with her attention to detail and her responsiveness. I strongly recommend her for real estate matters.
Separately, I have referred people with family law issues to her (I am a practicing lawyer in Miami). The people I have sent to her have been uniformly satisfied, and no one has said anything but positive things about the recommendation. You can't go wrong hiring this experienced, smart and responsible lawyer.