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Posted by Scott, a Divorce client, Flag
I hired Mr. Nelson in early to mid 2006. As all would know, divorce is a VERY difficult time. Mr. Nelson is a gift of easing the stress with divorce. He always shot straight regarding this situation. He was not the lawyer where his client can do no wrong, if there was a mistake that was made, it was instantly noticed and addressed. With Mr. Nelsons personality, I feel that over the course of 7 year we have built a very personal and professional relationship, and as a former client, I can always count on him to run things by him.
Posted by Ryan, a Prenuptials client, Flag
Eric drafted a prenuptial agreement for me with less than a week to go before my wedding date. Over and above, he worked with me to get the document properly and timely executed. Unlike many attorneys I've worked with, Eric showed he cared by being attentive to my needs, he was responsive to my calls and emails, and he made sure I understood the provisions in the document I was signing.
Posted by Angela, Flag
I am starting this process and was super impressed with Eric's credentials, past client testimonials, and his responsiveness. He called me back within a few hours of my voicemail, was extremely knowledgeable, and didn't sugar coat anything. I am hoping to avoid litigation, but if I have to, I will be giving him a call.
Posted by Gary, a Family client, Flag
Eric is not only a consumate professional but also has a talent for setting people at ease and listening sympathetically to his clients' concerns.
As my wife and I talked, Eric quickly saw the merits and challenges facing us as we struggled to gain visitation rights with our young grandchildren.
Eric worked tirelessly and kept us informed almost daily. Any questions we had were quickly addressed. We believe Eric's attention to detail and exhaustive knowledge of family law were crucial to us achieving a positive result with the courts.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
After doing a great deal of research, I sought out Eric Nelson as my divorce attorney. Ours was a high conflict situation and I was preparing for a long drawn out divorce.
I quickly felt comfortable with Eric and appreciated his approach of not asking for the world with the intention of accepting less, but rather one of setting an equitable goal and staying the course. His insight into the process and courts meant that I was sometimes given direction which I did not always wish to hear as a father, but this experience is why I sought him out. His advice was direct and communications very timely. Eric did a splendid job in negotiating a settlement despite an unresponsive and difficult opposing counsel. While he diligently looked out for mine and my children's interests, I was thoroughly impressed by the kindness he exhibited in making sure my ex understood what was going on, even when her own attorney would not.
As a father I achieved joint legal and 50/50 physical custody, with Eric Nelson representing me. I highly recommend Eric Nelson.
Posted by Amy, a Child Custody client, Flag
"I had worked with a different attorney to process my divorce proceedings but needed to go back to court to address some very difficult custody and visitation challenges that were not working out per my divorce decree. I needed someone that specialized in divorce and child custody cases and Eric has been a tremendous asset to me with handling these issues. I would definitely recommend Eric to anyone that is looking to hire an extremely knowledgeable attorney. Thanks Eric!
Posted by Robin, a Family client, Flag
If you are reading this testimonial, you are in one of two possible states of mind. First, you may be searching for help without the slightest idea of which attorney to choose. If you fall into this category, stop immediately, and retain Eric Nelson. You will not regret it. Second, if you are like I was, I had already been working with a lawyer, and spent upwards of $8,000.00, and I was dumbfounded by her ineptitude and lack of interest. She went on vacation for our first court date and turned my case over to another attorney who had not even read the case file before meeting me at the court. He was totally clueless. I could not go forward with either of these attorneys.
As fate would have it, I found Eric. If there is such a thing as a 180 degree change in my fortunes, Eric was the reason. What I came to appreciate was that a lawyer’s “standing” with the court, aka, reputation, is critical to your success. Eric’s knowledge of the law, respect for the court, his willingness to seek a balanced and equitable solution that took into consideration the concerns of all parties was instrumental in the outcome of the case. The plaintiff hired a big name attorney from a big name firm whose sole strategy was to defame me in the worst possible ways. It was very ugly and very stressful. As a testimonial to Eric’s ability, was the $5,000 in “bad faith” attorney’s fees, I was awarded against my ex-wife and her attorney. I believe it may be the largest award of its kind in this court. I also received a substantial return of assets including the bad faith attorney’s fees. In her case, she did not get what she paid an incredible amount of money for. You do not always get what you pay for; with Eric you will. More importantly, I was rewarded with the restoration of my emotional health and self-confidence restored. Please do yourself a favor: Retain Eric Nelson: it’s a decision you will never regret.
Posted by Mark, a Child Custody client, Flag
Eric handled my case of contested child custody. My situation was horrendous. I will spare you the details, but the key point is that "the other side" was liberally paying bribes. The family law system is extremely corrupt, filled with some of society's lowest level people. I know how much was paid and to whom, because "she" later told me every detail.
I faced an onslaught of false accusations, including a woman who was paid to give false testimony in court, under oath. Yes folks, there are people who will do such a thing for a few bucks. There are also family court referee's, psychologists, abuse investigators, etc.. who will do anything for a buck. Eric fought back hard, considered every possible angle, every possible technique to defend my position.
Eric stood by my side while my world seemed to be melting down. He was always prompt to either answer my calls or return my calls. When you're floating down a dark sewer, trying to tread water, its certainly nice to have someone pull up in a lifeboat and offer you a ride. The guy in that lifeboat was Eric.
The main point of my review here is that Eric can successfully do battle in this corrupt system.
This story has a very happy ending. We achieved joint physical custody. I would certainly recommend Eric to be your attorney.
Posted by Nathan, a Divorce client, Flag
Divorce happens. If you're in it; you know the unimaginable stress involved. Everything in my life was impacted; family, my business, home, and my sweet girls. My situation was made worse with an extremely unhappy spouse. I suspect most people going through divorce share a similar experience.
Speaking with Eric Nelson provided near instant relief. His calm manner and keen insight put me at ease. His focus on divorce and custody have given him a wealth of knowledge and expertise. His intelligence and confidence made him a champion at the arbitration table and in the court house. I always felt I was in good hands.
My ex-wife was really unhappy. I'll leave it at that. Eric helped me secure a very reasonable settlement. I retained my business. Most important; I share 50/50 custody with my girls. That's what I really wanted. I'll always feel indebted to Eric for that.
Posted by Jack, a Family client, Flag
Mr. Nelson helped me with my case modification of custody and child support. He was very diligent and worked extremely hard to represent me in the most professional way. Throughout my case Mr. Nelson demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the law and a keen ability to communicate with the court, both through written documentation and verbal argument in hearings. He zealously represented me and made me feel like I had a champion on my side during very stressful moments. Mr. Nelson worked very hard to settle our case outside the courtroom through compromise. However, the other party would not compromise forcing a trial to occur. His brilliance in the courtroom led to a favorable outcome. Mr. Nelson won the argument and sole physical custody of my son was awarded to me. I would highly recommend using Eric Nelson to represent anyone in a complicated family law case, especially custody modification.
Posted by Trisha, a Family client, Flag
Eric's natural calm, quiet, upbeat attitude and easy acceptance helped to make getting my divorce simple. And his quick handling of details, and knowledgeable responses to my questions was a godsend. I never once had to wait to hear from him; he got right back to me and eased my mind in every instance.
Posted by Matthew, a Family client, Flag
To whom it may concern:
A divorce is unimaginably stressful. You feel powerless and to make matters worse, you feel like the process favors the mother over the father. All that time you spent working to provide for your family may now be used against you in an attempt to keep things "stable" for the kids by leaving them mostly in the care of their stay-at-home mother. It's not the courts fault; they play it safe, and that usually means at your expense. If you're like me then you're saying hell no. You worked those hours knowing when you came home, the kids would be there. Now that it can't happen, the rules have changed, but somehow you're expected to work those same long hours. If you're like me, you want to have your kids at least half time. It sucks, but it's better than just the weekends. You also need assurances your future ex-wife can't shack up with some looser and take your kids with her. You want joint physical custody.
What I needed was a superhero to make it happen. I needed someone to defend my rights, stand up for me, for truth, and justice for all. It's the "all" part that Eric is best at. Stand up for your wife? Think about it, the best divorce attorneys take everything into account and advise you from the perspective of their vast experience; the kids' needs, your needs, and yes, your ex-wife's needs. The best thing you can do is hire Eric to defend your interests. The second best thing you can do is have your ex-wife hire him. On either side, he's on the right side.
He was the rock I depended on, he was my knight in shining armor, and I don't know how I could have made it through the divorce without him. Professional, wise, and above all trustworthy. Eric got me joint legal, joint physical custody, with essentially equal parenting time. All of the financial issues were very fairly resolved too (equal division of the marital estate, child support pursuant to the guidelines, and spousal maintenance that was very limited in amount and duration). And Eric achieved all this without us ever having to go to Court. I highly recommend Eric C. Nelson.