Very professional, very compassionate. Atty. Baraty is an ethical, practical attorney. She does not partake in low brow tactics, takes the high road when needed, and doesn't waste her client's time and money with BS. If the court isn't going to rule in your favor, Atty Baraty is not going to advise you to do something if she believes it would be unfavorable to the judge. I have personally recommended Atty Baraty to coworkers and friends in need of legal assistance. I cannot say enough good things about this woman. It is very stressful to go through custody/placement issues, it is very reassuring to have Cheryl as an attorney.