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Posted by a Divorce client,
I hired Anthony Abear for my complex divorce case involving a spouse with a criminal case for domestic violence to a minor. As a mother, I have been supporting my children and upholding the household on my own for the past 2 years without any contribution from my spouse. I have endlessly informed Mr. Abear that I do not want anything from my spouse, and to just have the divorce over, since I have been spending so much money in attorney fees and would rather take my losses. Mr. Abear continues to play the game with my spouses attorney by continuously asking for more and more documents of my expenses; however, Mr. Abear does not follow through with obtaining my spouses financials. Also, my spouse has a criminal case that is pending and Mr. Abear thinks its a perfect idea for my spouse to have communication with my children when my children do not have a desire at this time and there is an order of protection in place. I find this unreasonable since my spouse has not wanted to have anything to do with his children for many months, nor has he taken any responsibility to financially support his children and his financial responsibilities for the mortgage, etc. Mr. Abear has favored my spouses side throughout this entire process. Mr. Abear has no problem calling me and asking for payment, but yet does not follow-up on returning my phone calls. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND this attorney to any women that is truly trying to get out of an abusive relationship for the better of herself and children. Mr. Abear only wants your money and to make himself look good to the judge and the opposing attorney.
Posted by a Child Custody client,
Tony represented me for a very complex family law matter involving the welfare and custody of my child.
I had worked with other lawyers before Tony and was full of despair when I first came to Tony. After the initial meeting, Tony turned my despair into hope and soon after that, turned that hope into a miracle.
He and his staff, Michael and Sally, handled my case as if I were family. They were beyond compassionate, never gave up, and provided support for me every step of the way. In fact, for one of my hearings, the entire team came just to provide emotional and physical support for me.
Tony then worked relentlessly to get results for me that no lawyer before him could ever get. He truly cares and is an advocate for children. He sought justice and never gave up until he got results. I'm confident that there's no other lawyer in Dupage County, or the State of Illinois for that matter, who can match his skill and service level. He is everything that anyone would ever want in a lawyer and beyond. He treats you like family, is honest, hard-working, reliable, competently knows the law, and is financially reasonable. And on top of all that, he always keeps as smile on his face, no matter how complex or stressful the situation, which really helped to relieve my worries through the process. He and his team are truly miracle workers and the absolute best ever in the legal system, hands down!!!
Posted by Tim, a Divorce client,
I met Anthony through a mutual friend. This was during the most confusing, scary,and humiliating time of my life. I was filing a divorce after twenty years of marriage. With no clue as to what to do or what to expect other than more pain, Anthony listened, advised and, most importantly, provided support. He guided me through the expectations, drawbacks and possible consequences of every step. I could not have come through all of this without his steady hand.
His confidence and demeanor within the courtroom assured me that he was in charge and fighting for me. I have no regrets and know it is because Anthony had my case and my back. His knowledge of proceedings and his explanations of each step of the process was clear and concise.
He spoke with clarity and patience, even in times of my personal anger, despair or distress. I never felt helpless.
Anthony got me through the most difficult part of the divorce proceedings and continues to be there for legal support and direction as issues continue to come up regarding support and maintenance.
Anthony is a true professional and someone I would recommend to anyone seeking legal counsel,
especially in the matters of divorce and family law. He makes you feel worthy of someone's help during a time when that isn't so easy. Divorce is a very very difficult process and Anthony is more than a lawyer. He treats you as a friend going through difficult times. He is that critical support system you need at your most vulnerable time.
Thank you Anthony for everything you did for me.
Posted by a Divorce client,
Anthony Abear was always available to answer questions and he let me know detail level step he was going to take.I had a very complex divorce situation. He offered great suggestions and ideas that are TRULY appreciated. He gave excellent advice and was able to deliver excellent results.
Posted by Katherine, a Child Custody client,
I worked with Tony Abear as my lawyer for almost three years. He is professional, compassionate and will be by your side every step of the way. I had a long complicated court case where Tony got me full custody of my children and put in place some court orders that will help my children have a better life. He truly cares about his clients and the children involved in his cases. He will fight for you and your family. He kept me focused and hopeful during very difficult times. He is an amazing human being and excellent attorney. I would highly recommend him and his services.
Posted by Michael, a Child Custody client,
Anthony did very well by my side! I greatly appreciate what he did for my daughter and myself. He protected my daughter when needed and he went above and beyond to make sure that she was safe. He got me eveything I wanted included sole custody. I highly recommend that if anybody needs help with any family matters, that they must contact anthony.
Posted by Debby, a Divorce client,
I am so glad to have the opportunity to express my gratitude to Tony Abear for the wonderful job he did on my divorce case! (He always smiles; I almost didn't recognize him in this profile picture!) Tony is without a doubt, the most capable, easiest-to-work-with and honest attorney any client could ever retain. He is the very best in a very difficult system and stressful profession. How many clients say that about their attorneys after their divorce is final? The only people I know who say that are those that Tony represents. He was referred to me by such a client who spoke equally as highly of him and recommended his name to me several years ago. Tony still represents me on "post decree" work and there is no one else I would rather meet in the courthouse on those days than Tony. He IS the very best!
Posted by Matt, a Child Custody client,
Tony is the hands down best Lawyer I have ever had in my life, and I always make sure I let him know that he will remain my Lawyer for life! He is a pleasure to work with and has the most expansive knowledge of Divorce and Family Law I have ever witnessed. During my ongoing visitation issues my ex-wife, he and his legal team have been right at my side every step of the way! Tony and his legal team is second to none! He and his staff have consulted with me about every detail in my case and has communicated wonderfully with me about the progress of the case. Tony truly cares about his clients and the outcome of their cases. I am very, very happy with his performance, and I highly recommend Tony Abear!
Posted by a Child Custody client,
Tony Abear has been my lawyer for a very complicated divorce involving child custody for my daughter. I don't have to tell anyone how hard it is for a father to get custody of a child in a divorce case.
Both my wife and I had children from previous marriages which not only complicated things further it called for a lawyer with not only the confidence to take my case but the experience and knowledge to see it through. Tony came very highly recommended to me and exceeded my expectations!
Posted by a Family client,
Tony represented me for a family law case. Tony was professional, prompt to court, and there were no problems getting a call back from his office. Tony always kept me informed of the case status, and often called after 6PM. My case was a little complex, with legal research that had to be done (i.e., learning curve) which I wasn't crazy about because I had to pay for that time. Tony did present all options so we could make an informed decision, and I felt like he really cared about the outcome of the case.