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Barbara worked with my kid during a custody case. I found her to be very caring, honest, and very upfront. She cared about the kid's welfare and treated both sides the same.
I was satisfied with services provided from Ms. Watry. I assume all of the people writing poor reviews on her were on the 'losing' end in the court room. Unfortunately in Barbs cases there is always a party that comes out happy and a party that comes out unhappy as they have lost custod etc... I think these people need to look at themselves instead of blaming Barbara. She was honest and professional and I appreciated that even when I did not always like what was said
She was our parent coordinator. she spent 95% of the time with the non custodial party and met less than one hour with the custodial party. during that one hour with the custodial party she would not make any attempt to try to create a mutual grounds with the parties instead infused into the parties' already frustrating on going issues and got involved in the hear say that made the parties divorce. During the one hour she met with the custodial party she asked non relevant questions as it pertained nothing with the matter of setting up a visitation schedule that fits both parties mutually. there was already a temporary visitation that was being excersied by the parties the custodial party wanted slight change to make it easier to travel to not disturb the non custodial's schedule had she addopted the suggestions to slightly change the Already Temporary visitation in place. she spent countless hours and additional visits with the non custodial party as the pc order she had prepared states any party that utilizes the PC has to pay the pc their share 100% and not 50/50. THIS PC PER THE ORDER SHE ONLY WORKS WITH ONE PARTY that is PAYING PARTY. After meeting once with the parties together one hour with the custodial party and 4.5 hours with the non custodial party, and then per her invoice with her final recommendstion that took 4.5 MONTHS to execute (prior to she meets additionally with the non custodual party which she never invited the custodial party to be present).4.5 months later she executed a recommendation to FRUSTRATE the custodial party to make that party lose custody.That WILL NOT HAPPEN.THIS PC ABUSES HER POSITION AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS SHE DISTROYS ANY HOPE TO MAKE THE FAMILIES MOVE ON FROM A VERY HURTFUL DIVORCE instead she helps to make life a living hell for one party.In this case the non custodial party has tried to take the minor child away from the custodial party with every fraudulent allegations. This PC in that short one hour she questions things that had NOTHING TO DO WITH "coordinating" parenting time! SHE IS NOT TRUST WORTHY, SHE HAS MANY BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE WEB IN FLORIDA...Watry has made a namesake in the legal community in Metro Detrioit as an expert parenting coordinator. IN THIS CASE She met with the non custodial party for countless hours vs she ignored the entire suggestions of the custodial parent. she abuses her position and she executed a recommendation that only met the other parties needs, she ignored suggestions made by the custodial party's attorney clearly stating the best interest of the child. This PC has cleverly created a pattern to cover her tracks carefully and wkrks with one party who will allow her TO CHARGE UP thousands of dollars. In this case her INVOLVMENT to be a PC wàs to be cost effective, she exhausted the custodial party's finances because of the recommendation she made was in favor of one party and not compromising. Research Barbara Watry in Coral Spring Florida and you will find alot about her. She should NOT be trusted to allow her to create a clever recommendation that DOES NOT HAVE THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD but of the party who utilizes her expertise!. Do your background research on her. This PC is not trustworthy has done many other identical things to other families. PC is suppose to help families come together not attack each other.PC is suppose to help put the difficulties behind not make it more difficult. The PC is suppose to avoid any type of abuse to any party, not try to help the one party take a child away from the parent! This PC has made my life hell! where she was to be cost effective. Not in this case between her charges and her abuse of her position has cost nearly 20k for the custodial party! If this post can help any families to NOT USE THIS LAWYER and HELP FAMILIES COME TOGETHER RATHER THAN ABUSE EACH OTHER WITH THE HELP OF ONE EXPERT! Than I can sleep at nights knowing one family was saved and not distroyed. DO NOT USE.
Very unprofessional has her minions sending texts at 10:30pm. Thinks it is unfair to ask for more hen 2 days notice for a visitation. Also thinks it is ok when 10 sessions are scheduled to schedule 1 per month? And don't even think of speaking to her on the phone. Talking to her she will try and make you feel as if you are at fault and make excuses for her unprofessional-ism.
We used her service for arbitration of household furniture and other contents due to our divorce. After several hours of frustrating hearing with her, she awarded unfairly 95% of all the household contents to my opposing party. Her poor and unfair arbitration deprived my minor children and me of a right to have a comfort in the house. Now we are forced to live without furniture and other household necessities until I can afford to replacing them. She even took ALL the utensils to cook and eat with, and even the items that I purchased after our financial separation. If the court assigns her as your mediator or arbitrator, I don't know if you can do, but try to get someone else.
This lawyer is used for family matters. Parenting coordinator, arbitrator, supervised visits etc. She is easily confused and needs to retire. Gets facts mixed up or does not hear BOTH SIDES! Makes decisions without talking to both parents. If you value your time with your child go to someone else for your parenting concerns!