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Colleen has helped me and fellow moms on numerous occasions. She is known in our community as our go to legal guru. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs to retain a lawyer.
Colleen has represented me in more than one divorce. She knows every caveat of the law and is aggressive when needed. Her billing is extremely reasonable.
Recently used Ms Huott for a divorce. My wife was hiding assets and income and I was afraid I was going to have to pay an unfair amount of support. Luckily, Ms Houtt was very thorough and meticulous in her reviews and sent a subpoena for a loan application. In the loan application my wife disclosed her true assets and income. This led to my wife agreeing to FAIR settlement terms. I am very happy with the result and the work that was completed. I saw the review below and I cannot imagine any loopholes left by Ms Huott. My settlement agreement she drafted was 35 pages. The case was long so it was pricey but it was worth the money.
I used Colleen Houtt recently for a child support and custody case. It was a great experience. She was reaslistic with her advise and told me what to expect. I had not used an attorney before and had to get used to being charged for all of her time but I knew what I was getting into up front. I felt like Miss Houtt was more prepared than the other side. I would recommend her to friends and family. Hiring an attorney is not cheap but she was worth it.
I used Ms. Huott about a year ago for a child custody case. In the beginning, she informed me that my case was solid and gave me a lot of insight that I thought to be true. Everything she said would happen did not, she did not get things dismissed as she promised she would and she was NOT good at all with responding to my inquiries. Her assistant made the whole experience even worse. Her assistant is rude and VERY unhelpful. The most she does is harass you about payment, even though your questions about charges go unanswered for MONTHS. I actually ended up in a far worse situation by hiring this attorney. She 'settled' my case through mediation but the terms are just not detailed enough, which generates too many loop holes. As a result of this, I am out over $5,000 and I still need to hire another attorney just to help fix the mess that was created of this case. Many things I told her were overlooked and never even taken into consideration when time sharing was involved. All of my concerns about the agreement (which I was told by her and the mediator would not be an issue) have become an issue. Ms. Houtt is genuinely a nice person (which is the only reason I would not give her just one star) however, I would not recommend her for legal help. You will be chasing her down for information on your case, have to deal with a rude unhelpful assistant (Jaritza) and the end result may you seeking another attorney to modify something that should have been done the first time around.
Honest, straight-forward. She thought out of the box. Great in Court