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I want to compliment one excellent Counsel, Valerie Duane-Dray. She went to great lengths to help me when I was thrown into turmoil by some false accusations on an International Hague Case.
I have always received quality service from the different attorney's I deal with on my professional environment but Valerie's extended help, responsiveness and dedication made it much easier to cope.
She knew just what to do to solve my problem quickly and restore peace into my son's and my life.
Such service builds great working relationships and long lasting memories.
Mrs. Duane-Dray took my case when now one else wanted it and she help me get through the painful process of litigating with my ex wife's savvy lawyer. I thought that I could defend myself and get through the process that way but she reassured me that there was a better way. I am glad she interceded, if not I would still be litigating.
Valerie Duane-Dray is the best lawyer I could have ever hoped for, in the tough times that come from having to discuss parental rights, time-sharing schedule and child support, I needed an "ally" and that is exactly what she became. Valerie Duane-Dray has amazing business acumen, is compassionate yet very professional and always gives objective advice. Her insight in the overall negotiation process was invaluable. Thanks to her expertise we were able to settle all matters directly and saved me expensive mediation and ultimately court fees.
Her response time is second to none, she stayed on top of all the deadlines, proactive in keeping me informed of the process, the next steps and always giving me ample time to review documents, and helping me decipher the "lawyer" speak in each of them. Valerie Duane-Dray does not nickel and dime, I felt very well represented, I have actually hired her on a couple more occasions for other family-related matters, and have recommended her with no hesitation. As a lawyer licensed both in Florida and Paris, she also brings an international knowledge which comes in handy when dealing with French clients such as myself. I trust Valerie Duane-Dray and will continue to use her services for all family-related matters in the future!
Valerie is my family law attorney since 2009 . She has handled my separation agreement, divorce, child custody and termination of parental rights. I have always found her to be honest and well worth the cost.
I was referred to Valerie Duane-Dray by a colleague. After an initial consultation I hired her to represent me throughout the divorce process. My most concern was custody of my children, throughout this process I fought for 50/50 time sharing. Valerie believed in me, prepared me well for trial, and fought for me with an end result of 50/50 equal time sharing. She did a superb job with my case. She was very detailed and organized in her preparation for my case. Throughout the process she tried to resolve my case through mediation and with opposing attorney because of financial costs. After 2 mediations nothing was resolved so trial was the only option. During trial she was well prepared, very professional and stood her ground. She was not intimidated by opposing attorney and his tactics. She discredited opposing witnesses and challenged them on specific points that helped me. In the end I ended up with alimony, child support, 50/50 time sharing, etc. Equal time sharing was most importance during these divorce proceedings and she was able to achieve it. Words cannot explain my gratitude towards her. In my opinion she went beyond my expectations and I thank her for that. I have been able to continue and improve my close relationship with my son and daughters because of her. Again, words cannot express my gratitude. From day one Valerie has been concerned about my distresses and finances. She listens and puts your interests first. I highly recommend Valerie Duane-Dray to represent anyone going through any divorce proceedings.