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Posted by James, a Child Custody client, Flag
After my first lawyer did nothing for me in the divorce I thought I would never trust another one. In the years after the final decree I had joined a parents rights group and had learned enough on my own and through other members to try for custody. I prepared and filed the proper paperwork with the court, did all the discovery and depositions, and had jumped through all the hoops necessary. I went to see Ms. Dougherty before the hearing date for the purpose of hiring her to represent me in front of the judge. After she reviewed all the paperwork and we had discussed several matters she told me with a little prep work I could do this Pro Se in front of the judge. She worked with me on my presentation and what to say and not say and had me totally prepared to do it myself. She knows family law, is very trustworthy, and is an example of what an attorney should be. Now one of my sons is going through a divorce with children involved in another county that she does not travel to. His soon to be ex-wife's lawyer, who is reviewed on this site, is not very good in his paperwork. I am advising my son as best I can but before I will let him sign off on any decree I will have it looked at by Ms Dougherty. I trusted her with checking my papers years ago and I trust her with my son's too. She knows family law.