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I hired Mr. Beyer for a divorce. As mentioned above, he did little during Mediation and filed incorrect numbers regarding child support, costing me thousands of extra dollars which I can not recover. Getting responses to questions were slow and painful, and often answered nothing. VERY disappointed, and I am left holding the bag.
Marcus became my attorney # 2 whom I had to hire because the law firm that had been representing me before, had been unscrupulously "fleecing" me of my money and dragging my case for no reason without helping me that much in successfully resolving the matter... What a difference Marcus made! His family law expertise is pretty impressive: he's very educated, knowledgeable, very assertive , and confident. What I valued the most about him was his integrity: we made a financial agreement right from the start (and he was very honest and pretty flexible about it) and stuck to it till the very end, there were NEVER any "amendments" in the form of "hidden" or inflated charges. Being seemingly nonchalant and reserved, he DID care about my case knowing that the well-being of a pretty small child was at stake. He listened to ALL my needs, jotted them down even and did his best to help me win the case, securing thus the safety of my child and my peace of mind. What I also loved about him was that he didn't mind working as a team with me, namely: there was no unnecessary arrogance and "I know it better than you" attitude, he always valued both my intellectual and emotional input, we worked smoothly as a team, and that was one of the reasons we succeeded. I also liked his super matter-of-factness and his ability to never lose touch with reality, to always have this unbiased and objective stance that also helped both of us, me especially, to be on the right track, to never overdo or ruin something because of my being deeply hurt, frustrated, and angry. Being badly burnt and driven close to bankruptcy with the previous firm that had represented me, and also, being emotionally exhausted, I found in Marcus that legal expertise, moral integrity and strength that helped me to successfully win the case. I'll always remember with deep gratitude all the good he did for me and my child. I've also sworn and promised to myself that from this time on, I'll help ANY woman in need of professional help who doesn't want to be duped by an unscrupulous attorney, that's why I've already referred to him a few women and will keep doing it... To put it in a nutshell, despite a very, very sad and border-line dangerous nature of my case, I had a very positive experience working with Marcus and an extremely successful and solid outcome at the finish line of it. Thank you, Marcus, once again.
I hired this lawyer to handle my divorce. I recieved next to zero advice from him, and felt he was never really in my corner to fight for me. He was always busy with other clients, and I felt all he did was forward emails from the opposing lawyer and sent me the bill.
He did nothing to help prepare me for what was coming. Offered nothing during Mediation, just sat across from me and collected his $250 per hour. Offered no counters to the opposing offers. Just sat and let me do all the thinking. He told me about 2 laws/rules during the day long mediation. Other than that, I felt I was in the fight by myself. I would not recommend them.
At age 65, I contacted Marcus to help me with a spousal maintenance reduction regarding my ex-wife. Enen though I was retired with a reduction in income, I knew this was not going to be easy. In fact, I had interviewed 3 lawyers for this job along with 2 other lawyers I had used previously. I feel very fortunate I chose Marcus for this difficult task. From the beginning , he has shown such professionalism ; and, I have never once been disappointed. In my case, there were years of details and financials to digest, understand and present in a meaningful way. Through lots of hard work and intellignece , he developed a very comprehesive, thorough approach. He is very smart ; and, always has good ideas. He is a hard worker, a good listener and a good communicator. Above all, he is honest, non judgmental to all and a man of character. I highly recommend Marcus and appreciate all his hard work and attention to detail.