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Posted by a Family client, Flag
I hired Colleen to take care of several matters for me. One was dealing with a collection dispute. The other was working with FOC to reestablish and review my current child support order. In both cases I was very glad that I had Colleen on my side. She was professional and efficient. My cases were handled promptly and I was kept informed of where I stood each step of the way. If I had any questions, either Colleen or her assistant were available to answer them.
Working through legal matters is never fun. However, Colleen made the process much easier than I had thought it was going to be. I would recommend Colleen to anyone who needs legal counsel. She's worth her weight in gold.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
used tactical delaying so paperwork had to be rewritten (and re-billed) several times; charged thousand$ for negotiating child support when F.O.C. would have done it for free-it's based on both party's income; I ran out of money because it took so long to get anything settled- when I was unable to make payments (because ex didnt have to give me a dime for months while "mediating") she did not properly represent me or counsel me; ended up filing bankruptcy while ex made 6 figures and he got the house
Posted by Stephanie, a Child Custody client, Flag
Colleen picked up on a case that was pretty much a mess and got up to speed immediately. I have complete confidence in her abilities and her commitment to her clients for the best outcome possible.
Posted by Michael, a Divorce client, Flag
Attorney Markou handeled my divorce case and did an amazing job! Colleen was tasked with a situation where there was a conflict of interest with my case and the judge in the county where my divorce case was to be heard. Ms. Markou, immediatly contacted the SCAO (State Court Administrative Office) and had them assign the case to another county which worked out much better. I would recommend Colleen Markou and the staff at Stancoti and Associates to anyone with any legal needs.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I hired this attorney to file my divorce papers, things got messy and she basically let things slide after that. Her process server got assaulted by my ex and the process server was mad and she rather keep her process server than work on my custody case. She also did not file papers to freeze specific assets right away allowing my ex to wipe out 22 years worth of my contribution to the family's wealth. I would not recommend her to anyone.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Colleen is an outstanding lawyer, and I would strongly recommend her to anyone who has to walk through the divorce process. She is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and very compassionate. More importantly, she is extremely honest and fair. Whenever I had questions, needed paperwork completed, or had to meet with her I knew that everything would be taken care of immediately. My ex has often said he wished he had hired Colleen before I did! :-)
Posted by Stephanie, a Divorce client, Flag
Colleen is extremely knowledgable and wonderful to work with. She was very compassionate and understanding. Additionally, she is very responsive. She understands the laws and the legal process as well as the emotional process of divorce. She made it very easy and I would highly recommend her to anyone considering divorce.
Posted by Kristen, a Family client, Flag
Colleen is a loyal, reliable down to earth realistic lawyer. What I enjoy most about Colleen is her direct approach and her honesty to me about whether or not I'm being realistic. If you want a 'yes' lawyer don't go here, if you want honest advice, someone who will represent you, your family, the trust and with the upmost integrity - GO WITH HER! I HIGHLY recommend Colleen to anyone!
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
I was recommended to seek the assistance of Colleen from another attorney whom I've known for many years. As you can imagine, going through visitation and custody disputes can be overwhelming, difficult and stressful times. At my initial consultation, through Colleens experience, knowledge, honestly, and compassion my concerns were addressed and my mind was put at ease.
Since my initial consultation back in 2003, I've chosen to hire Colleen over the years because, unfortunately, raising kids with an "ex" can't always be a smooth and cooperative journey. I have been repeatedly pleased and satisfied with the results. On two particular occasions, I was in need of immediate action and Colleen did not disappoint.
Over the years, Colleen has always been well prepared, tactical, and respectful in her approach. She genuinely cares for her client's best interest and will fight for fair and just results. Colleen has always and continues to exceed my expectations.
I strongly recommend Colleen to anyone who is going through the unfortunate situation of custody/visitation disputes - such can be stressful times not only for you but family members and your children. Colleen has always looked out for the best interest of my kids and helped my family and I along the way.
Posted by Christina Brown, a Child Custody client, Flag
When I had to fire my first lawyer for not having my best interests in my case I had zero faith in the legal system or a lawyer. I went to Colleen and she was like a breath of fresh air. She tells me the truth about my case and what I should do even when it's not what I want to hear. She is accessible when I call or she calls me back, instead of the last firm where all the advice I got was sent to me through the legal assistant. She bills me honestly and fairly for her time. She displays thorough knowledge of all areas of child custody/divorce. She is aggressive in the court room and does not back down to shady lawyers. One of the things I really liked about her is that she would try to resolve things before going to court when possible, instead of pushing for court to bill extra time like other lawyers do. My court case was a tough one with an ex who retained a shady lawyer and takes me to court constantly. Colleen has fought against them agressively and saved me thousands of dollars by not allowing frivilous items to go to court. I have recommended Colleen to friends of mine because I believe she is the best lawyer in the area and they too have been happy with her representation.
Posted by Matt, a Divorce client, Flag
Prior to picking a lawyer for my divorce, I had met with two other lawyers before meeting with Colleen Markou. During that first meeting I knew that Colleen was the person that I wanted to represent me. We discussed the background of what lead up to the divorce and she was more interested in my concerns of child custody than going over fees (like the other two lawyers I met with did). It was because of her genuine concern for my best interests and willingness to listen to what I was saying that I hired Colleen that day.
Throughout the case, Colleen was respectful, prepared, and prompt especially when trying to get information and edits back from my ex-wife’s attorney. There was more than one occasion where things were stalled and Colleen always found a way to keep moving forward.
Colleen did not allow things to drag out and pushed my ex-wife’s attorney for answers on issues that we were trying to resolve, especially around child custody. Colleen is a huge advocate of equal parenting time.
The one thing that stands out for me the most about Colleen is that she was personally involved with the case from beginning to end and did not rely on her assistant (who by the way is also excellent) to take notes and edit the documents. Colleen would sit in her office with me and my marked up draft documents and we would get them completed immediately.
Colleen Markou is a fantastic lawyer and I highly recommend her to anyone that is unfortunate enough to have to go through a divorce.
After the divorce was final, I immediately hired Colleen to rework my “General Durable Power of Attorney”, “Living Will and Designation of Patient Advocate for Care, Custody, and Medical Treatment Decisions”, “Last Will and Testament”, and “Trust Agreement”. These were all finished within a short period of time with the same integrity that Colleen consistently demonstrated during my divorce case.