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I retained Ms. Whitley for a battle over custody and visitation with my son's mother. Though my case was far from simple, Ms. Whitley was able to deftly handle my case with care and consideration for both the emotional and legal sides. When I first decided to take my child's mother to court, I was very wary and doubtful that my case would go my way and be resolved satisfactorily. Luckily, my doubts were soon soothed by Ms. Whitley's competent and kind manner as well as her obvious dedication. With her help, I was able to obtain the amount of time I wanted with my son and settle my custody matter with a minimum of stress and trouble. I was always kept informed and felt that Ms. Whitley and her legal team truly cared about my case. Of course, my son's mother did everything she could to derail my case but fortunately she was unsuccessful due to Ms. Whitley's skill and diligence. I would highly recommend Ms. Whitley to anyone seeking a satisfactory and rewarding legal experience.
Seems like she don't really care about my case. She never clearly explained all legal processes. It was impossible to reach her by phone, email or in person. I wouldn't say she won my case, I was left with nothing basically. In her mind my case was a winner. I didn't get what I ask for and left everything to my Ex. She missed some information about joint account and now I have to come back to court to resolve my issue with Ex. Her services was too expensive for the result I received.
I hired Ms. Whitley to handle an ongoing (8 years) custody battle with my son's paternal grandmother. My case was so confused and complicated that I thought there was no way to correct it; however, Ms. Whitley stepped in and we got a final order that my family can live with. Ms. Whitley is a very strong and knowledgable attorney. I have recommended her to others already! I feel blessed to have found her.
I was on the verge of giving up and giving in to my abusive ex's demands....until I met with Deanna and her team. She is strong, encouraging, and most of all gives you hope when you are hopeless. I could never have imagined how quickly things would change after she took over my case. I really have no words to express my gratitude, but I am forever grateful. And to those out there at their wits end----CALL HER NOW. You will not regret it!
I want to whole heartily endorse Deanna Whitley and her whole legal team. I came to Deanna with a desperate need to legally change my name and gender. I have a career that I have devoted more than 30 years to and after medically changing my gender I was in a difficult place legally. I was a woman with a male identity. Deanna's team assured me and encouraged me right from the start. It was so much more than just a legal representation, it was Deanna and her whole staff immediately embracing my delima and setting a legal strategy, advise and to correct my problem. Every person I spoke with at the law firm was deeply concerned and actively involved in presenting my case as soon as possible. The compassion, care and kindness combined with the excellent legal skills resulted in my problem being resolved in a very timely manner
My experience in the past with attorneys left me believing they were not trustworthy and a waste of money. When I met Deanna I quickly changed my attitude. She met with me on a Sunday because I had less than 2 weeks to appear in court to battle out with my granddaughter's father for custody. We lost that day in court the judge ruled against me but Deanna didn't give up. She fought to the end and I didn't lose custody of my granddaughter. As anyone knows it is very hard for grandparents to fight for custody of their grandchildren but Deanna was very knowledgeable in this field and I would highly recommend her to anybody for any family legal issues.
The day I met Deanna and her team changed my life. I was broken inside, frustrated with my previous attorney and wondering if I would ever have peace in my life again. Within 15 minutes of that initial meeting I knew that I had walked through the right door for the first time in a very long time. I left her office with a confidence I had never had before. She wanted to not only help me but ensure that my children were safe as well. We became family that day as that is how I see Deanna and her team. This was 10 months ago. She listened to my concerns and spelled things out that I really needed to understand while handling the legal side with great efficiency. She held my hand in the courtroom reassuring me that it would all be over soon. Each time the bat was swung at us, she held us strong and we took each blow in stride never letting me or my children down for a second. She and her team took me through this process and today I am a strong, confident, whole person again. Deanna is the cushion still today between myself and the abusive ex. I have no doubt that she will be by my side no matter what. Her knowledge of the law goes above and beyond but her heart is what makes this journey. Having her and her team backing me and my children I know without a doubt we will always be safe. Not only her but her team were outstanding and their ability to laugh and lighten the situation even just a bit was awesome. I will never forget the way I was treated and cared for nor will I ever be able to repay them with any amount of money. What they do is not just a job but their way of life. Thank you team Whitley for showing me there are still great people out there and for teaching me once again that I am one of them and I deserve to be!
I asked Mrs. WHITLEY to represent our family after one of her junior colleagues did not fair too well. Immediately, she jumped in and really took care of our immediate needs. Ms. Whitley is caring, attentive and personable. She really practices law the way it should be done-by caring about HER client and their interest.
Her staff is the best, they are diligent, loyal, attentive and respectful. I would recommend Mrs. Whitley to anyone.
In my younger days, I worked for two of the best attorney's in San Antonio, one is now a judge and the other retired, in my opinion Deanna is right up there with them when it comes to practicing law.
When the situation was out of control and I had nowhere to turn I found Mrs. Whitley on the internet. The legal system is very difficult and cumbersome but this lawyer was able to help me navigate my family to a sensible outcome.
I stumbled across the Vance and Whitley law firm through a google search of "best divorce attorneys in San Antonio." Vance and Whitley was the first firm in my search results but I called a few others to compare before choosing Vance and Whitley. From the beginning I felt like they listened to my concerns and gave me realistic advice, no sales pitch. I had some main concerns that other attorneys seemed to think were unrealistic, however when I spoke with Cait (one of the paralegals) she validated my concerns and gave me solid legal grounds to base my concerns on. My biggest concern was custody of our child. Deanna Whitley took my case. She listened to my concerns and developed a plan and a strategy that would yield the best outcome. She also discussed all other possible outcomes with me and made sure any compromises on the issues of the divorce did not negatively effect the custody arrangement that I was most concerned with. The retainer fee and billing were explained to me in great detail which I appreciated as this was my first divorce/custody case. I never had any billing issues and knew exactly what was going on with the financial aspects of my account. I was well informed and felt like I was a priority. The case was finalized with an outcome that is better than I could have expected. Deanna also took the time to explain the final decree to me, along with my rights/responsibilities and how the language used protected my child and myself in the future. I would highly recommend Deanna Whitley as I have had a wonderful experience with her as well as her amazing paralegal staff.