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Theodore James Rechel

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  1. The Best in Tampa

    Posted by Maureen,
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    • I recommend Theodore Rechel.

    I had a friend that used Ted's firm and they were able to get her everything that she wanted out of her divorce so I called them myself. As I mentioned before they were the best. From Deborah to Beth, Kathy, Lisa and Ted I was treated more like a friend than just a client. They always had time for me if I needed anything at all. They answered any question I had and they kept me informed of every detail. They were able to get me everything that I had wanted in my divorce. I'm so glad that I had Ted's office represent me.

  2. Great Service

    Posted by David,
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    • I recommend Theodore Rechel.

    Jennifer Todd with Rachel and Associates did a wonderful job with my child support case. This is a very trustworthy firm that cares about its clients. I highly recommend them.

  3. Great Service

    Posted by David,
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    • I recommend Theodore Rechel.

    Jennifer Todd with Rachel and Associates did a wonderful job with my child support case. This is a very trustworthy firm that cares about its clients. I highly recommend them.

  4. FANTASTIC

    Posted by Rob,
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    • I recommend Theodore Rechel.

    When I originally had a lawyer that was non responsive, i was referred to Ted and his firm. From the moment i walked into his office I felt a sigh of relief! He was amazing, he and his team were so welcoming and assured me they would look after me. Ted is incredible with his knowledge and spoke to me like a human and made me laugh when i was worried and my divorce from start to finish was 3 ½ months which was very fast. He was more expensive than my last lawyer but soon worth it. His team of Jennifer, Heidi and Debra were very quick in responding and got things done. He kept me out of court as much as possible and although i didn't speak to him that often as i spoke to Jennifer he always made me feel supremely confident. I can't thank Ted and his team enough for getting this done by the end of the year so i can start my life with my daughter fresh in 2015. Thank you Ted I will never forget what you and your firm did for me.

  5. Best Divorce Lawyer in Tampa!

    Posted by a client,
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    • I recommend Theodore Rechel.

    I interviewed a bunch of attorneys and hired one for my divorce that turned out to be a total waste of time and money. I was eventually referred to Ted who was very personable, honest, and knowledgeable - traits you seldom encounter in the industry. His comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the law are unmatched and even opposing counsels attest to it. That knowledge and his uncanny ability to see issues in a balanced light should allow him to be a great judge one day. Most importantly he is a tenacious advocate of children's rights and a superb guidance counselor to his clients - who often need that guidance and clarity in the face of emotional turmoil, litigation and harsh realities. Visit with him and see for yourself.

  6. Knowledgeable Attorney

    Posted by a client,
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    • I recommend Theodore Rechel.

    I highly recommend Ted and his team if you need a divorce attorney. They can get the job done! They come to court prepared and walk you through each step. You can rest easy knowing they are on your side. I have my life back thanks to Ted, Jennifer and his staff.

  7. Excellent Family Law Firm

    Posted by a Child Custody client,
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    • I recommend Theodore Rechel.
    • I hired Theodore more than 3 years ago.
    • Theodore handled my Child Custody matter.

    A true professional with a mind and heart for family law issues. Mr. Rechel is an excellent strategist who always keeps professional and legal ethics a priority when helping clients make decisions. He is honest and to the point- even if the client may not like what he has to say. A good man and class act! I cannot recommend he and his associates enough.

  8. These reviews are truthful. Ted is the best.

    Posted by a Family client,
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    • I recommend Theodore Rechel.
    • I hired Theodore 1-3 years ago.
    • Theodore handled my Family matter.

    Without going into detail, because I believe in keeping one's marital issues private, I will say Ted has never disappointed. Quite the contrary, he continued to impress me at every turn.

    Ted was my divorce attorney and was able to achieve a fair settlement while protecting my assets. Ted conducted himself with the utmost professionality and the highest moral standards. That is not to say that he can't play hardball with the best of them. Suffice it to say that Ted can speak softly but carries a big stick. He represented me on several subsequent post divorce issues, because my ex is a bit crazy and greedy, and he protected me and my family each time. Ted wants what is best for you and does not ever forget that. Your livelihood and quality of life is always his first priority.

    I trust Ted because he has proven himself time after time. His staff is also first rate.

  9. A Great Lawyer! His knowledge and willingness to fight for me helped me avoid disaster. Crisis avoided because of Ted Rechel!

    Posted by William, a Divorce client,
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    • I recommend Theodore Rechel.
    • I hired Theodore more than 3 years ago.
    • Theodore handled my Divorce & Separation matter.

    Before I retained Ted Rechel I watched him in a hearing. I knew then that he was astute on the law and more than willing to aggressively defend his clients. Years later I was involved in a terrible divorce. The case was resolved over a year ago. My ex-wife hired and fired attorney's and eventually added her father to her legal team. Despite my ex-wife's infidelities she and her father turned our divorce into a money making venture on a grand scale. They retained experts (forensic accountants...etc.) in an effort to break my will and cave into their demands. The steps she took were unnecessary and painful for not only me, but also our children. Ted went to work the day I met him. He was great at helping me navigate the mine fields involved in the ugliest of situations. After my ex-wife's first deposition I expected her to resolve the case. The deposition exposed my ex in a number of very ugly ways. Despite what appeared to be an absolute zero contribution to our marriage on her part, she and her father continued to press forward at the expense of all involved. I want to point out that Mr. Rechel was never ugly to her or opposing counsel. He simply made sure the other side knew what they were about to get into. My divorce took longer than I thought it would, but that was in no way due to Mr. Rechel. It takes two sides to compromise, and the other side simply refused to compromise in the interest of money. In order to summarize my wife wanted:

    1) Permanent alimony $5,500/month (on a 10 year marriage)
    2) Payment of a $4,000 mortgage on the former marital home for another 13 years
    3) Attempted to force me to pay for private school through the courts claiming I had an ability to pay.
    4) Pursued a claim for her attorney's fees to the tune of $155,000

    The results were the following:

    1) My x-wife received a lot less alimony per month for 4 years.
    2) The marital home was sold and we split the profits.
    3) My x-wife was forced to pay for private school.
    4) My x-wife paid $140,000 of her own attorney's fees and I paid $15,000.

    Looking back I am extremely happy with the results Ted created. If my ex-wife would have received the things she was asking for it would have devastated me financially and ruined my life. My life is a lot different now because of Ted Rechel!

    Unfortunately, because my ex-wife has refused to be reasonable, issues involving my parenting plan continue to plague our children and me. The one thing I feel great about is that I still have Ted Rechel in my corner.

    If you are thinking of hiring a divorce attorney Ted Rechel is your best choice!

  10. Started with little or no hope, but ended up much better off than anticipated

    Posted by jbruyn, a Alimony client,
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    • I recommend Theodore Rechel.
    • I hired Theodore 1-3 years ago.
    • Theodore handled my Alimony matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I came to Mr. Rechel with an MSA that i had signed 4 years prior and was basically unfair, poorly written and just a mess. I had been told by other attorneys that I had very little chance of improving my situation, but Ted took on my case and was confident that he could improve my situation at least to some degree. It took about 18 months but in the end I was able to settle in mediation with my ex-wife with an amended MSA that I could live with. It was apparent from the beginning the Ted knows his stuff when it comes to the law and the legal process. The whole process took longer than I expected but as I learned this type of legal wrangling is not an easy or fast process. In the end I came out better than I hoped and the money I spent with Rechel and Associates was well worth it. I would recommend Mr Rechel to anyone who is in need of a great family law attorney. One thing I did learn along the way is that the more work, organization, research and preparation the client does in this process the better the outcome and the more money and time you will save. Ted may give you lots of homework to do, but it is well worth your effort to do it.

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