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Monika Sacks was recommended to me by a friend that had used her services for her divorce. She was also recommend by a mental health care professional. I wanted someone that would help me through the process and keep me from giving in to my abusive husband. She did that and more. I came away with my dignity intact and a fair settlement. If you want a bulldog in your corner, higher Monika Sacks
I was less than pleased with the overall experience of using Ms. Sacks in divorcing my husband. I had overly relied on certain ratings and did not ask a sufficient number of marital attorneys their opinions. On the positive side, Ms. Sacks is an eloquent speaker in court. Her voice is loud and clear and she uses intonation and pauses effectively. On the negative side, she promised a collaborative approach which, unfortunately, she quickly changed to something so negative my husband could not overcome the tone and substance of her initial motions. Also unfortunately, I found out too late that Ms. Sacks has a reputation for being loose with facts in her many motions. Further, Ms. Sacks constant negativity towards my ex-husband appeared to bother the judge and further steeled the resolve of my husband to not accept a mediated settlement. I believe that if she were less negative in front of the judge and stuck to a collaborative approach, the divorce would have been over with much more quickly and at a much, much lower cost.
Clients need to trust their attorneys, and I felt that Monika had my bes interests in mind throughout my case. She and her staff were always reachable!
Monika helped me through a very difficult time in my life. She was professional, worked very hard, and always kept me informed of what was going on. Her knowledge of the divorce process kept me calm during the storm. I would recommend Monika for anyone entering the difficult road of divorce.
Monika skillfully led me through the divorce process for a little over a year, clearly keeping me informed every step of the way. She showed compassion and understanding, while keeping the process on track and meeting timelines. Monikia showed great resourcefulness by connecting me with various other competent professionals such as a divorce coach and mediator. She helped me keep my legal costs down by using email communications when possible. Monika gave me great advice on how to effectively communicate with my very difficult and uncooperative ex-husband. She helped me make concessions in our settlement, while still ensuring a positive outcome for me. I highly recommend Monika Sacks as an outstanding attorney. I feel very lucky to have had her representing me and on my team!
My divorce started slow and Monica did everything she could to keep costs down, including encouraging me to make some concessions. After mediation failed and the other side escalated their demands, Monica responded by identifying case law to support my position. In the end, Monica kept the divorce from going to trial. I retained what was mine under the law and split our marital assets evenly. That was all I wanted. The divorce was costly, but far less than if it had gone to trial. Monica's conduct was competent, honorable, and, when necessary, tough with the opposition.