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I went through one of the toughest times of my life with a recent family situation regarding my ex wife and children. Without going into detail, Mr. Valentine took the time to help me understand my options and a way I could work with my ex wife. As it turns out, I was able to reclaim visitation rights and be a part of my children growing up.
We were searching for a birth certificate from an adoption in the 70's & Mr. Valentine instead of a thorough search on his part proceeded with a legal name change costing me $1700.00 with no birth certificate. 3 months later my daughter did her own search & teceived her birth certificate in her adopted name for $23.00 through the Dept of Health in N.Y.!!! Valentine had the audacity to ask why did we search N.Y. after having all the onformation from me in writing. I asked repeatedly for him to call me & never heard from him. I should have reported him to the bar & still have time to do that. I was furious at how I was ignored. I even had to drive from GA to Lakeland to get an imvoice for charges incurred. My son lives in Lakeland & also had to "stop in" more than twice for results. This guy gives lawyers a worse name than they already have!
I was in the worst nightmare of my life. My husband was living four states away when he filed for a divorce and wanted to pursue custody of our 20-month-old daughter. I had hired three attorneys before I found Mr. Valentine. He took my case not even 2-months before my final hearing. He listened to my every word and got caught up with my case in no time. He knew exactly what I wanted. He was my voice. I could not have done better if I spoke for myself. He is the first honest, experienced, gentleman attorney I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
His staff, well, they are perfect too! They are always warm and friendly rather I am on the phone or visiting the office. They never try to hurry me off the phone or cut me short - no matter how many questions I have. They never make me feel as if my questions are not important. They give Mr. Valentine all my messages and he promptly returns my calls.
You know the saying â€œsave the best for lastâ€? Well, that definitely applies in this case. If you are looking for a divorce/ child custody attorney, well, this is your guy. Do not waste your TIME or MONEY on anyone else. I have made him my attorney for life.