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Posted by Carlyle, a Divorce client,
Tom handled my divorce case. I was referred to him by a friend. My husband had filed divorce on me and wanted to take my kids away even though he never helped with them. When I met Tom, he told me the first thing, "If nothing else, when you leave here today, you are going to understand the process and feel much more confident." I did. He tried to get an agreement for temporary orders but my husband's attorney kept saying that my ex was going to get full custody and make me pay child support. Tom went to the hearing and the judge said we could each side have 20 minutes. LOL!! Tom told the judge he only needed 11 minutes. He used just over 10 minutes. We got what we came to get on that day. After that, my husband and his attorney became much easier to work with and we settled our case fairly soon. Divorce is a tough time in a family's life. Tom is funny, smart, and he is really looking out for what he calls the "long game." He kept telling me to stop worrying about each and every day and focus on how this was going to work out 1 year, 2 years, 10 years from now. Now that we're done, I see that he was right. I would surely use him again and I will tell everyone I know that you just can't find a better firm to work with.
Posted by a Divorce client,
I'm not even sure what to say? Much like my ex husband, he said
Everything I wanted to hear, earned my trust... Only to take my money
And not return my phone calls! I thought the most painful part of
Getting divorced would be fighting with my ex husband, I would have
Never expected it would be fighting with my own attorney that I paid to
Defend me?! All attorneys are in cahoots with each other... And they are
The only ones who win in these horrible situations.
If you have to hire an attorney... Keep looking! He may know the laws well
And know just what to say to make you trust him... But he doesn't care about
The safety of women and children. All he cares about is his appearance, his ego...
Posted by a Divorce client,
Tom was extremely knowledgeable throughout the entire process. He never missed a beat. He kept me informed and made the entire process easier than I thought was ever imaginable. I have already recommended him to 2 of my friends.
Posted by Jennifer, a Child Support client,
Tom Daley handled my case with professionalism and knowledge of the law that, in the end, leaned the court in my favor. At trial, he showed up completely prepared and focused. He did not barage the other party with personal attacks or nasty remarks; instead, he kept to the facts and presented my case to the judge with precision and compassion. Tom was very easy to work with, was prompt, was understanding, and obviously has a passion for the work. I appreciated that very much. It was comforting to know I had someone in my corner. He counseled me on all possible outcomes, positive and negative, but in the end, he supported my ultimate decision. I would recommend Tom to my friends, family, and anyone else who is looking for a smart, hard-working attorney with a heart.
Posted by Sean, a Family client,
I have had a lot of problems with depression, alcohol, pills, and stuff. But I'm a good dad. But my ex doesn't think so. She got a new boyfriend and was ready to just kick me out of my kids lives. A friend of mine recommended Tom Daley. I met with him a few days later and he told me some hard things to hear. He told me I was a F* up, but that if I would do what he said, he could protect my rights--but that it was going to be a team effort. I did not want to hear that, but I now know that he was right. Every time my ex would bring some new charges against me and I would want to freak out, Tom would say, "Be calm. This story only ends one way: You will have a normal relationship with your children. Just keep working the program." That's exactly what I did and guess what? I now have nearly 50 50 wtih my ex. I called Tom the velvet hammer because I heard that terms one time and it fits him. He never seems to get too upset, but when it's time for battle, he shows up prepared. He definitely knws the law better than anyone else in the courtroom and he just keeps hammering away. After two bad beatings in the courtroom, my ex and her attorney decided to start negotiating with us and that's when things started to go my way. Tom was not cheap. I talked to other attorneys who said they would charge less. But if I have to work 3 jobs, that is what i will do to have an attorney like this. His staff is patient and kind and very responsive, even when he is in trial for days i can still get through to a live person. If you think your case is hopeless, this is the guy you need to call.
Posted by Farid, a Family client,
My ex was mentally and sometimes physically abusing my children but lives two states away. I could not find a single attorney who would take my case. I found Mr. Daley on AVVO, called his office, and they set up an appointment right away. When we met, he told me I had a tough case and that it was likely that my ex would pop the case to her home state as soon as we filed. But even with these warnings, I wanted to proceed. Within 10 days he had filed the paperwork, gotten an emergency order and a hearing set. On the date of the hearing, he convinced the other attorney to try to mediate the case and called a mediator (former judge) from the courthouse and set up mediation for 9:00 a.m. the very next day. We settled our case that morning and my kids are now living with me in Texas. He warned me that not all cases can be wrapped up so quickly. But before I met him, I didn't know that ANY could be!
Posted by Sam, a Divorce client,
Weak, ineffective and only pretends to care. Reactive instead of proactive and affords the opposing counsel all kinds of time and opportunity to outmaneuver him in every step. Does nothing to fight for you and puts you in a very weak position then pushes you hard to settle. Does not communicate except to notify you of bad news. When confronted he drops you and makes you pay for his withdrawal. You do NOT want such a lawyer respresenting you. My new lawyer was able to take my case and immediately turn it around in my favor. I came out on top after almost losing everything with Tom J. Daley.
Posted by Jessica, a Family client,
Thomas James Daley has been helping me for over a year in so many ways I lost count many many months ago. His insight into family law is invaluable to me and will be to anyone who seeks his help or is blessed enough to receive it by chance.
I look forward to hearing from Thomas when I have a legal question related to my family law matters and he's brought me so much peace of mind, courage to face very trying situations and insight that allows me to prepare for the worst, which unfortunately happens a lot with my case. He's never cold or condescending and I can tell he really cares about helping others, which is so very hard to find in this profession!
I thank you Thomas from the bottom of my heart!
Posted by Chris, a Divorce client,
Tom can get it done. He recognizes that a divorce is a bad situation for everyone involved and does everything that he can to make the process as straightforward, quick, and painless as possible. You may not think that is what you want at that time, but you will appreciate it later.
Posted by Kirk, a Child Support client,
Tom was a referral to me; of which I was in need of a lawyer who could understand and work with-in the messy area of child support. Tom and his team were able to dig thru my case file, understand the direction I needed to pursue and tackled the project with responsibility, timeliness and trust.
Tom was in court when needed and all of the necessary paperwork and negations were handled by him personally. While my case has now been completed, I would recommend Tom and his staff to anyone in need of any child support/divorce issues.