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Merv Sharfman agreed to represent me in a child custody case over 20 years ago. As a young mother of two children, My visit to Merv followed a ' cold call' in desperate circumstances. He was truly interested in achieving the best outcome for me given the challenges that I faced. I was confident in his ability to give his best . I trusted him fully and was pleased with the end result. His dedication,frankness and ability will be forever etched in my mind as a critical incident that positively impacted my future.
Merv handled my divorce and custody case. He was amazing! He was very attentive to my fears and needs. There was never a mystery as to what I was being charged for as he provided me with a detailed bill. I always received copies of notices he sent to my ex husband's attorney. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney!!!!
He was unprepared for court. He did not take notes during meetings. He did not know what he was supposed to prove in court for adjustments to child support.
He was not quick on his feet to respond to other parties statements.
Merv is upfront with you from the start. He doesn't waste your time and money. He is efficient and keeps the process moving along. He is always willing to answer questions and actually HAS answers not the usual vague, middle of the road answers that other attorneys give to glaze over things and put you off for awhile. I recommend Merv to everyone even if they have a need for an attorney in an area that he doesn't specialize in, because I trust him and know he will be able to recommend someone to them that will be as good as he is.
Merv was a great attorney. He was very informative. He never sugarcoated anything, so if you are looking for an attorney to tell you want you want to hear, forget it. Merv will tell you like it is. He always kept the other attorney's in the case moving. His office always drafted the necessary paperwork in order to get the other parties to sign the paperwork as fast as possible. When I would speak with friends about our case and the things we had to deal with, they would always say, "I hope you don't have to go up against Merv Sharfman, he is tough." I would then reply with, "Merv is OUR attorney." they would then say, you are lucky, he is best. We continue to contact him regarding the case because what we currently have is Temporary Custody and our future goal it to gain full custody and eventually adopt.
MERV is the best! He may talk a lot and sometimes take a while in the conversation to give you your answer, but he always gives it to you. I recommend him to all my friends that need an attorney for custody or family law.