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Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
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.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
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.
Posted by William, a Divorce client, Flag
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!
Posted by jbruyn, a Alimony client, Flag
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.
Posted by Rachelle, a Family client, Flag
Look no further for an attorney; if you need representation call Ted Rechel.
Ted is attentive, compassionate, creative, hard working and when needed aggressive. I had been battling my Ex for two years before I called Ted. I had previously represented myself (BIG MISTAKE) then hired another attorney in Tampa and had lost two modifications with my Ex before I fired my previous attorney and called Ted Rechel and Associates. Ted listened and was able to make me feel better the first time I spoke to him. I walked into his office, angry, stressed and very disappointed in the legal system. For the first time in almost two years I walked out of Ted Rechel’s office with hope that I would be on the winning side of the courtroom for once. Ted is the consummate professional. Ted did everything he promised and then some. I cannot put into words the sincere appreciation I have for Ted and my paralegal Cathy for what they did for my son and I. There is not another attorney in Tampa that I would have represent me!
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
Ted Rechel is by far the best divorce/child custody attorney there is out there! He took me under his wing and worked around the clock to finalize my divorce and gain custody of my two minor children. My case was a hellish case to say the least but that never bothered Ted and he was amazing. I learned so much from him and got the outcome I wanted/needed each time we went to court, which was several! He is the best, no matter what is thrown at him, he over came it and helped me accomplish so much. I'm blessed and greatful. If you are looking for help with a divorce or custody case look no futher, you have found your general in a sometimes awful battle! He walks you through it all and is there always, even after hours, weekends, holiday and so on. He will make you laugh when sometimes all you want to do is cry and he sees the possitive in all cases, which is almost impossiable to do... AMAZING, he truly cares for his clients and it shines through everything!
Posted by Vanessa, a Family client, Flag
Ted began representing me in 2006 in my custody and child support case. The case lasted 2 years. Now, in 2012, I have retained him again to handle a modification. Ted and his staff have always been prompt to respond to calls and emails. They have also been patient, professional and courteous. He was successful originally in aggressively pursuing and achieving the outcome I was looking for and also getting an attorney’s fees award from my ex. Each time, Ted was very reasonable regarding his attorney fees. I’ve worked in the legal system for 15 years, there’s no another family law attorney in Tampa I would have represent me.
Posted by Charlie, a Child Custody client, Flag
Ted has been invaluable in helping me with my family law matters. He's concise and to the point, very practical and quite pleasant as well. His staff has been most helpful. I highly recommend this law firm. You won't be disappointed.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Ted is an excellent divorce lawyer in Tampa. He helped me with my divorce a couple of years ago. He helped me make really difficult decisions and I really came out of the whole thing as happy as I could be. He is a very knowledgeable divorce attorney.
Posted by Hennie, a Child Custody client, Flag
Ted has been a excellent attorney. He helped me understand the process and did an incredible job at defending me and making sure that my rights were protected as a parent. Most of all, he put my son at the top of his list. Many times he would say "what's best for Vincent". I have already referred him to others who also have commented on how professional and thorough he handled their cases. I noticed also that that many in the law profession knew of him well and he has an incredible reputation for being one of the best.
Posted by Leslie, a Child Custody client, Flag
From day one, I knew my decision to hire Rechel & Associates was wise. Ted Rechel's professionalism and composed approach to meeting my legal needs alleviated much of the stress I was experiencing. In court, Ted was the epitome of a leader in his field. He anticipated possible issues making provisions to avoid any comprises to my case. I found Ted to be extremely knowledgeable, articulate, realistic, and incredibly patient. He was very approachable and could be counted on to respond when I called or emailed. With Tedâ€™s representation, the judge ruled in my favor and for the first time in many years, my kids and I felt safe and looked forward to the next chapter in our lives. I would, without reservation, recommend Rechel & Associates to anyone who needs legal help!
Posted by Troy, a Child Custody client, Flag
I hired Ted Rechel to help me with a child custody lawsuit, filed by my ex-spouse. I am a full-time single dad, and work very hard to make sure that my children have all the opportunities in life to grow, excel in school, and have the very best that life has to offer. That was all threatened when I was sued for custody. However, I consulted a few attorneys, and asked them who would be best suited to help me in this situation. Ted Rechel's name came up three times. I consulted with Ted, and felt supremely confident about his experience, his legal knowledge, and his vision of how things could proceed. Ted fought, every step of the way, and ensured that the best interests of my children were served. Since then, my case was resolved and I was completely happy with the results that Ted worked so very hard to produce. Ted Rechel is a committed attorney, very serious about his work, and TRULY CARES about his clients...trust me, I know....I have a family today because of him. If a future family law issue were to come up, there is no one that I would trust more to handle it than Ted. Thank you, Ted.
Posted by Andrea, a Family client, Flag
Ted Rechel, of Rechel and associates helped me through my divorce. Ted has been professional, knowledgeable, kind, caring, tough, focused and driven to do all that he could for my children and I. Ted and his staff were on the mark with everything throughout the long and difficult process. It is nice to know that there is someone so respected in the field on my side. I highly recommend Rechel and Associates.