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I would highly recommend Monica Donaldson Stewart to anyone in need of an excellent Family Law attorney. She was very knowledgeable, and always answered my questions very quickly. All of her recommendations as to how to proceed in my case were accurate and beneficial. Her staff was very friendly, and always quick to respond to inquiries as well. My case was successful, and Monica made a difficult time much easier to handle.
Monica was a great mediator. My hope is to never have to refer her to my friends or family. However, if that friend or family member is at that juncture in their marriage and divorce seems to be the only solution then I would whole heartedly recommend Monica and her staff.
I highly recommend Monica, it's been great working with her, she is quick to respond to my emails, is personable, shows concern and great care for my case. She is on top of things and willing to go the extra mile. Monica always has answers to my questions. She was recommended to me and I am very happy and pleased that I chose Monica to represent me.
I made contact with Monica 6 Months prior to being ready to file my divorce. At first, she was very quick to respond to all emails. She would respond within 24 hours. She gave the free consultation. I gave her the retainer, and it all went downhill. I told her to file my divorce on a specific day. 2 months after my requested date, she finally filed it. I asked her about it constantly, and she didn't respond, or would just say, "Contact me when we get closer to your date, I will get it in on time." However, she was 2 months late. Once we filed, she was very quick to tell me to replenish my account, but she honestly didn't seem to be doing anything. Her office was constantly asking me the same questions...such as my expenses, etc. I must have filled this out 3 times. They seemed to constantly lose my information. I finally switched lawyers and was much happier with my new one. I would NOT recommend.
Monica has been my attorney for about a year now, representing me in my divorce proceedings…. something which my ex-husband has not made very pleasant. Throughout this process, Monica has been extremely patient and has been a steady voice of reason if I ever felt the need to stoop to the same levels as my ex. She has consistently shown professionalism, dedication to my case, and has made me feel that regardless of whatever else she needs to deal with, that my needs are always first and foremost. Monica has been creative in her negotiations yet always within the law and with my best interests in mind as well as my children’s. Before even retaining Monica as my attorney, she spent an extensive amount of time answering questions both in person, on the phone and via email, and even went so far as to research certain aspects specific to my situation to ensure she was advising me appropriately. This dedication to someone who was not yet even a client was one of my deciding factors in retaining Monica to represent me….a decision I stand by to this day. Should I need an attorney for any reason in the future, Monica Donaldson Stewart will always be the first person I call, and will certainly be the one attorney I recommend to anyone who asks.
Monica and her staff are very dependable, knowledgeable, professional...the list goes on. Monica is fair and has done a great job helping me stay focused and not let the emotional aspect of divorce get the best of me and the situation. She looks out for the best of both parties and especially the children. I highly recommend Monica to anyone who needs a family law attorney and give her info out to all I come in contact with who need a great attorney.
I must say that without a doubt Monica Donaldson was the best attorney to handle my divorce. She was very professional and ALWAYS had my children's best interest in mind. She maintained a calm and reasonable approach with handling my ex. She always responded to me day or night....weekdays or weekends. I would "HIGHLY" recommend Monica to handle anyone's Family Law case. Without a doubt an extremely competent attorney and someone who understands the emotional aspect of a divorce. Her integrity is above approach and she is very ethical towards both parties involved.
I would only recommend this lawyer if your case does not involve confrontation with the opposing party. Meaning both parties could not agree on anything. She did get me sole-legal custody, but failed in court proceedings to prevent the opposing party from getting parenting time, when proof was shown to the courts that there was justification for us to be protected from this person. If anyone needs an agressive divorce attorney when there is child custody issues involved, look elsewhere. She is definately not aggressive enough in court with regards to parenting time rights being taken away from the opposing party.
We have had numerous questions which were answered swiftly and professionally by Monica or one of her extremely competent staff.The tangled maze of the legal system was expertly navigated , and we were made to feel comfortable with all our decisions,by the fantastic staff of Donaldson and Associates. We are grateful to have had such wonderful assistance in plying these ,oh so unfamiliar, waters. We have recommended to many people to use the firm.
Monica Donaldson is a Professional Family Law Attorney that I would recommend to anyone who is need of someone who understands the required steps in family matters. She demonstrated a high level of Professionalism and was always responsive to my questions and concerns. She works long hours and she always knew how to maintain a level perspective on all situations. I "Strongly" recommend Monica for anyone that needs an attorney pertaining to Family Law.