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Ann truly was Heaven sent. My original divorce was in another state pro se, and I basically tied both my hands behind my back and didn’t even realize it. It was a hard fight, but there was absolutely no slacking on Ann’s part. I honestly believe the outcome of my custody issue was important to Ann, and legitimately cared. Ann provides a very reasonable rate based on your situation, and she won’t seek to nickel and dime you every chance she gets. She also won’t drag the case as long as possible in order to get more money. Understand, as most things in life, you can’t just throw money at her and then retire to the couch and expect a judgment in your favor. Simply put, your results will be reflective of the effort you put in. Ann will ALWAYS do the best possible with what you provide her. You will have to provide accurate information to her, and you will have to take ownership of your situation and do some work. (Constantly keeping your case in the ear of the guardian ad litem by writing him or her, keeping records of events, and providing Ann all the ammunition you can for her to make your case. But she will not abandon you and will tell you exactly how and what you need to do. She will still write anything that needs to be official and provide you with an opportunity to review before submitted.) She is the type of attorney that works for big boys and girls with a sense of personal responsibility, and this is a huge tool she uses to keep her costs so reasonable. Make no mistake, Ann will make good on her end of the bargain! She is at home in the courtroom/ mediation room and will ensure your side is heard loud and clear. She has an uncanny way of arguing a case and maintaining the momentum; the whole time maintaining the upmost in professionalism. Before your trial, Ann will give you advice of things you should or should not do. You may not always fully understand why initially, but FOLLOW IT. She knows what she is doing. She never led me down a bad road and I know she won’t to you either. Ann was NOT a ghost when I needed to talk to her. There were some times I had to talk to her as late as 11 oclock at night, and at some points during my ordeal talked to her every day of the week. I never paid 1 extra cent for those communications. She really cared, period. Ann always gave me an accurate assessment of the situation. She didn’t lie or build up false hope. Then she fights like hell anyway making my argument. If you are a dad with gumption that just wants what is fair, or a hard working single mom who is being bullied in the courtroom by some high dollar legal eagle, Ann is right for you. Because of her, my daughter is now out or a really bad situation and now has chance at a bright, successful future. Ann was able to secure primary placement for one of my children and get enforceable, fair visitation and rights for the other children. I am honored to not only call Ann my counsel, but my friend. Thank you Ann
I normally don’t write reviews for anything but I felt like I needed to after I read the review that says she makes her clients do all the work. I’m a little in awe as to where this person is coming from. No one knows your case better then you and no one should care more about it then you. Ann genuinely cares about helping you but you need to care as well. She might ask you to type something up or make a phone call. Big deal. She keeps her operating costs down so she can pass the savings on to her clients. It sounds like this person didn't care enough to get off their lazy ass. It’s your battle with your ex, if you don’t want to fight it then no one will be able to help you. If you actually care, Ann will help make the best out of a bad situation. She’s the best guide/ally one could hope for.
I foolishly allowed my ex to have primary physical placement of our children in an attempt to speed up or divorce process. I paid her child support for over 5 years and only got to see my kids every other weekend. With Ann's help, I built a successful case against my ex and won primary physical placement 5 years ago.
The review before mine complained about having to do work themselves and that you should hire a lawyer that will be "in your corner." Ann tells it like it is without sugar coating; she will not waste your time and money filing motions that will be a dead end. So what if you have to correct a typo? So what if you have to make a phone call on your own? I've got kids to raise and they come first; I'll gladly make a call on my own time rather than paying another lawyer $300.00/hr to do it just to pretend they're "in my corner."
Ann has been a blessing to be and my family since Day 1. She meets us at odd hours, calls and emails on the weekend, and genuinely wants to help her clients instead of being out to get every penny she can. She knows the law and abides by it, an asset that my ex's attorneys could benefit from.
Ann Rothstein appeared to have good reviews; so I hired her. I recommend that you do your homework first, on the lawyer that you are hiring. She never did anything to help us. She wanted me to do all of the work. Working with her was so absurd. It is a total waste time and money, find yourself another attorney, pay the extra cost and hire an assiduous lawyer, that will be in your corner. It will be in your best interest in the end.
Ann handled my case for additional placement when my daughter was five, 8 years later, based on the agreement she helped me win, I have a healthy relationship with my daughter, and I'm a big part of her life.
She was clear, concise, and handled the case with a ton of respect and patience, and ultimately was a major reason reasonable I have a great relationship with my daughter today.
Thank you Ann!
Over the past 8 years, I have seen the inside of a court room many times. Each time seemed like the last.....a decision was made and my case was closed without fairness, justice, and my voice was never heard. My hopes were gone because it was the same thing each time; I was sure I would never see fairness but, I always did what the court documents said I was suppose to do. I honestly forgot who I was talking to but, I was told about Ann, given her number, and wasn't sure if I could go through this again. Then I figured I had nothing else to lose so I called her, received counsel, and finally had a lawyer who saw that I was doing the right thing all along. She worked around the clock on my case, was by my side every step of the long way, made sure I knew what to expect.......good or bad, and made sure my voice was heard. Ann stood up for me, she knew I did the right thing and clarified that! I can honestly tell you.....................Ann Rothstein gave me my life back!
Words cannot say enough about how wonderful and supportive this woman has been. The best lawyer I could've found, and I still thank God for that. Not ridiculously priced either. Amazing communication, always kept me in the loop, gave great advice, stayed on top of the situation. We've won are last several court hearings which would not have been possible without her extensive knowledge. Very knowledgeable and highly impressive. I recommend her with all I have, definitely give her a visit.
Ann is amazing. I chose Ann after a failed attempt at collaborative divorce. The whole collaborative process had left a bad taste with lawyers who charged me a retainer and then for hours and hours of meetings that did little to nothing to move me toward divorced. Ann cut through all the baloney that I was getting from the other attorneys and helped move me from frustrated to divorced. She doesn’t have a swank office that you visit and get charged for every moment you are there. She doesn’t have staff that answer her phone and charge you when they send a fax. Ann simply tells you where you stand, what you should do and gets things done. Listen to her. The first weeks working with her she laid it out simply for me and over the following months I took her lead and I ended up with shared placement and custody of my son (which my former wife was adamant that I would NEVER have). Everyone knows Ann in the courts. She is tough, she is usually right and she is fair.
Ann had fantastic reviews here so I hired her. She never did anything she promised to do. She wanted me to do everything. It was ridiculous. Then she just dropped off the map and it took 2 weeks to get a hold of her. Another reviewer on here said her problem is she gives more attention to some clients than others. I guess I fell into the category of not getting attention. She made me miss hearings and pissed off a judge's staff which I'm sure contributed to the fact that I lost my case. Her law firm is named after her dad I think, and I think her dad must have been a much better business man and lawyer than her because she trades under his name and not hers. I do not recommend Ann Rothstein at all. Stay far away. Pay the extra money, it'll be worth it in the end since she does nothing for the money you do pay her.
If you want someone focused and ready to do anything to help you further your case, I would not suggest Ann. If you want someone who knows the law, is available at all times and flies by the seat of her pants, hire her. Note: She is disorganized. She carries your files in a manila folder in her Louis Vuitton bag. Not good with paperwork, rarely signs docs on time. She has a pretty good memory, though. She will speak up in court and has a good unstanding of the law. Some clients get more of her attention then others. Hope you're not on the short end of the stick. If your a guy, she sees things from a man's point of view and the law. That is a plus if you're a man looking for an attorney.