It's unfortunate to have to secure his services, and the services of his firm, but he and his staff has made my experience pleasant. Both attorneys visited with me right away, and filed my divorce within 24 hours. Their staff have kept me up to date, and have answered all of my questions. I am still going through the process (60 days not up), and both attorneys continue to guide and advice how to best handle every unfortunate incident that continues to happen.
Please consider my advice as this regards your children!
Mr. Farias was court appointed for my case, and looking back, I wish I'd had a lawyer to appeal this decision on time. I had never been through something so traumatic and am only posting in hopes of preventing this from happening to another mother. Read all his reviews FIRST! If you are a dad trying to get custody I believe he will be a great choice, but if you are a mother (regardless of the dad having no grounds to challenge custody) get as far away from this attorney as possible. Looking back now, i never had a chance. He showed up hours late, and in gym clothes, to our home visit and if you know how nerve wrecking it is to know someone will come judge your every move, this is inconsiderate. He took my kids to walk around the neighborhood without an another adult present and asked irrelevant Qs such as how much I like their step-mom. Whether I like her or not, doesn't affect what is best for my children. During mediation, he asked how many men I had slept with! (Their dad had tried to make me look like a woman who sleeps around - even though I had never brought them around any guy). He took what my kids' dad stated as facts, and although I kept detailed records of dates and incidents he never even considered them - I would not be surprised if he never even looked. During our home visit he also insited I bet him, hand shake and all, that my pregnant sister would have a boy - this was wierd at the time but I thought I was just nervous. I didn't want to revisit this as it was very stressful time and my case has been closed for some time but something inside tells me to at least try to warn others. It's in God's hands now, and my kids dad is not the worst dad, so I had to accept the system as I simply could not afford a trial.
Matthew Tyson Family Attorney Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Leo served as an amicus attorney on a contested termination and has mediated several cases with me. He settled my last 3 cases. He did a great job on our termination case and was compassionate towards the client.