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Posted by Carlyle, a Divorce client, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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.
Posted by Claude, a Divorce client, Flag
A divorce is at best a trying time for most people. However, I felt like a train wreck. Mr. Daley and his partner always received me very professionally but also provided a compassionate atmosphere for our discussions. The entire staff was very cognizant of everybody’s privacy and always strived maintain it. I felt very comfortable when I made office visits.
At the beginning of my divorce, I was very afraid that my child would be taken across international boundaries. Mr. Daley took the necessary legal steps to alert the court to this possible outcome and obtained the child’s passport for safe keeping. Through his pleadings to the court, Mr. Daley was legally able to keep my child safely in Texas, in her home, and with her father from start to finish. I am extremely grateful for this. I found that it is hard to make things happen when one side does not want to participate in a divorce. However, Mr. Daley did finally bring this divorce case to completion.
Mr. Daley is a low-key, well-collected professional. I think his personality and courtroom style are well suited for divorce court which can be highly emotionally and just down right over the top at times. Mr. Daley brings no antics or unnecessary drama to the courtroom. In my opinion, the judges also appreciated this because it saved them time as well. He understands the legal protocol and follows it concisely. In the long run, this saved time and money because he focused on the issues at hand and not on anybody’s involved emotions. Mr. Daley also worked well with the opposing counsel in efforts to save time and money, as one professional to another should for their client. Thus far, Mr. Daley did not lose any of my legal battles and if it is possible to “win” a divorce “war,” he did so in his always mild-mannered and professional way. I would highly recommend Mr. Daley for any family-law related issue, especially divorce.
Posted by Kathleen, a Child Support client, Flag
I met Tom at the courthouse. The clerk's office had just turned me away again and he was standing behind me in line. I was worried I would lose my daughter to my ex-husband, who is terrible. When I turned around, he said, "You need an attorney. Call my office tomorrow and set up a time to come in so we can talk." Then he handed me his card and went on with his business.
When we met, he showed more interest in my story than anyone had in a long time. I was soo frustrated and I asked him, "Why is my ex doing this to me?" He said, "Easy. You married and divorced a horrible person." It was such a small thing but I just felt so relieved that he didn't try to come up with some comlicated explanation like everyone else tried to do.
I truly felt moved to hire Tom on the spot. He told me how much the retainer would be, handed me a contract, I signed it, and I finally felt like I had someone on my side who would not judge me.
He contacted my ex, managed to get him in front of the judge, and expertly tore my ex's excuses apart one by one. He was never loud, dramatic, or angry-sounding. He just calmly shredded my ex one simple question at a time.
The judge gave me exactly what I had been trying to get for so long on my own and gave my ex a short talking to about being a responsible parent.
I have sent a few friends to Tom and they had similar experiences. One of my friends asked hsi paralegal if he was single, but he's not.
And the strangest thing is, I think my husband sort of likes him. Which I appreciate because I did not want more problems, I wanted fewer and that's what I got.
Posted by Felicia, a Probate client, Flag
Mr. Daley has provided a couple of services for me and my family. First, he probated a will for my aunt. My aunt have lost both of her children and this was the will of her last child. This was a very difficult time for her and he patiently walked her through the process and was very sensitive to her situation. He informed us of certain situation that could arise during this process. Both positive and negative. He kept us informed during the complete process.
He prepared a will for me. The will packet not only included the will, but the Durable Power of Attorney and Medical Power of Attorney. I completed a questionnaire that identified people, items, etc,. that would be included in the will and other documents before I met with Mr. Daley.
He was up front with his fees and did not try to nickel and dime you like some lawyers do. He gave us a fee schedule that identified the services and costs. He let us know up front if certain unexpected issues arose, it would be an additional fee. No surprises.
Mr. Daley is very professional and takes his job serious. He care about his clients. I would recommend him as a lawyer.
Posted by Abby, a Child Support client, Flag
I retained Tom's services after being unsucessfullly trying to obtain proper child support from my ex husband. Until this time we had tried to avoid getting attorneys, but we had reached an deadlock. I interviewed one other attorney in the past and I felt like I needed a shower afterwards. Tom handled the situation with diplomacy and great skill, negotiating a amt that exceeded my expectation without having to go to court. My ex can be very challenging, paranoid, and delusional, so I was truly grateful that with one meeting, Tom had the issue settlled. I have friends who have used Tom at my urging and they have had excellent feedback also. I can say with out reservation that Tom works for his clients with the highest ethics, seeking what is in thier best intrest not his own. While his staff were also great I always was able to reach him personally. I am sure my case was small in the scene of things but he never treated me that way. He took an intrest in my case and my family always working in our best intrest. What I have been priviledges to learn of him as a person, what he has accomplished outside of his work speaks highly of him as a human being despite the fact he is a democrat:-)