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Debra recently represented me in my divorce. Her experience was evident and helped me acheive a fair settlement in a difficult, unprecedented case. She was always fair, upstanding and willing to go the extra mile to resolve whatever issues came about. Her years of experience were a definite plus in analyzing the options and arriving at practical solutions for complex issues. I would highly recommend Debra!
I highly recommend attorney Debra J. Braselton for all your family law needs. She was appointed by the judge as the Guardian Ad Litem in my very difficult and emotional divorce case. She did an outstanding job. Ms. Braselton is very honest, extremely knowledgeable about divorce law, the court and the judges. I give her a ten out of ten and a grade of A.
I used Debra Braselton to divorce my now ex-husband. I cannot say enough good things about her. She was thorough, timely and informative. She continually explained all of my options and helped me make some tough decisions. Debra Braselton exceeded all of my expectations. She even met me at her office on her day off to sign papers for a deadline.
Debra is a very knowledgable, hard working, yet compassion attorney. I would recommend her to anyone. She was personally recommended to me by another attorney, speaking volumes about her reputation among her peers. I have used her as a divorce attorney and also for very complicated child custody issues that came up after divorce. I could not have had a better attorney representing me and my son.
Debra helped guide me through what could have been a very stressful and expensive divorce. With her professionalism and expertise my case was handled to the satisfaction of both parties.
During my collaborative divorce I felt that Debra didn't push hard enough for my financial interests. She is competent and soothing but there were times during our 4-way meetings that I was advocating hard for my own interests and she was much more passive than I wanted. Maybe this is how collaborative divorce works, but I often felt under-represented.
Debra helped me to negotiate a Post-Nuptial agreement. My husband and I have an unconventional situation. Debra is very intelligent, savvy, and enormously helpful. She drafted an excellent and fair agreement, while also looking out for my rights. Debra is very experienced and professional, yet she is able to cut through issues and offer an honest appraisal of a dynamic that effects short and long term life decisions. Great attorney!
Debra worked long, hard hours for almost 2 years on my difficult divorce. She assures that her clients have a clear understanding of progress (or lack there of) during the entire process. Debra incorporates the needs of all aspects of the client in her management of the case (financial, psychological, physical, etc.). Divorce can be such a life altering event, Debra works with true honor and accountability to do what is fair, right and reasonable for the client. I was truly impressed by the way Debra cares for and manages her clients.
Debra did an excellent job with my divorce. I hired her because I had hoped to reach a collaborative settlement with my wife. We had one very interesting legal issue which Debra consistently said gave me a strong case to argue that 50% of our assets were non-marital. Because I was willing to offer a 50/50 split of ALL assets (with no maintenance because of the significant non-marital assets that I was splitting with my ex-wife), Debra assured me that my offer was very generous.
Unfortunately, my ex-wife hired an expensive downtown litigator and asked for more than 50% of the assets plus significant maintenance. Although my wife's actions delayed our divorce by many months, Debra proved a very effective negotiator. Once we got both attorneys in the same room and Debra argued our legal position, it became clear that they agreed that we had a strong case to argue that as much as 50% of the assets were non-marital. As a result, we ultimately reached a cooperative settlement.
Debra was very effective at reassuring me that our legal case was sound, and that we did not need to sweeten our offer, despite my impatience to finish the process more quickly. Her legal research and confidence in her position were excellent and she was an excellent negotiator. She was also very reasonable in the amount of hours that she devoted (and billed me) for this case. She did a great job.
Debra represented my husband and I in both of our adoptions (we have adopted domestically twice--in 2005 and 2009), and also was our lawyer through several failed matches as well. In addition to being an adoptive parent herself, she was always direct but compassionate, and always got back to us promptly. I cannot even say how much it helped having her as our attorney through some very stressful, heart-wrenching (but ultimately happy) years.