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Karen A Schoenau

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  1. I would never recommend her to anyone

    Posted by a Child Support client,
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    • I do not recommend Karen Schoenau.
    • I hired Karen 6-12 months ago.
    • Karen handled my Child Support matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I went to her with a simple request. To help me write up a petition asking the commissioner on my case to review my child support arrears. She told me she would help me and took my money and know how that there was a time crunch to get this info filed she sat on it for three weeks after I was told by her assistant Ms. Lopez that they were writing up the petition as we spoke and that if she didn't make the deadline that she would file an extension. I had faith in her and she did absolutely nothing, held on to my money while I tried over and over to contact her only to be told three weeks a little to late that she won't take my case. I reported her to the bar and she lied to them too. Saying it was too late by the time I submitted the info she requested, which was by the way exactly on the day she told me she needed it by, and if that was the case why take my money then and have your legal assistant lie to me about the paperwork being written up when I came to the office to pay you. She is not helpful she gives you false hope and now she has cost me over 32000 thousand dollars. And left me in a position where I can't hire another more knowledgeable caring attorney to help me so I don't end up homeless. Which is what I am now, homeless with no money and no hope and three teenagers and a 1 year old. Seriously you want a good attorney who cares about you don't go to her you will regret it as I do.

  2. An Attorney you can trust

    Posted by Mark, a Divorce client,
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    • I recommend Karen Schoenau.
    • I hired Karen 6-12 months ago.
    • Karen handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Karen was extremely helpful setting up my petition for conciliation. She is by far the most knowledgeable attorney regarding the necessary paperwork, how to file the petition and where it has to be submitted. She listened intently when I was describing my situation and intentions. She was very responsive to my questions and request. She is trustworthy and diligent . I would recommend her to anyone having marital issues.

  3. Saved us from cost abuse

    Posted by Nolan/Brent, a Child Custody client,
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    • I recommend Karen Schoenau.
    • I hired Karen more than 3 years ago.
    • Karen handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Very high customer/client considerate. We found Karen when we were forced to leave another Phx lawyer due to his bad advice and lack of interest to help us. We were in Phx for six days from Mich. with nothing happening but a high wasted expense. Karen and her firm took us in and solved our issue with the courts etc. in two and a half days. Karens professionalism with us was very cost effective/productive. If we would have found her first, we would have saved thousands of dollars. Her interest for us was very high. She returned every call. She new every answer to our questions. She did this for us with a death in her family. She left for a funeral and made sure we were treated with the same professionalism from her firm to finish up. I recommend Karen and her firm with very high satisfaction. Our case is custody with one parent in prison. We will return to Phx someday with interests for the child and his parent. If needed. Karen will be our top choice.

  4. In a heart Beat!!

    Posted by Jim, a Family client,
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    • I recommend Karen Schoenau.
    • I hired Karen more than 3 years ago.
    • Karen handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Karen and Bonita are wonderful!! I know that the word "wonderful" is used a lot, but the team they make and the work they did for me can only be described as WONDERFUL!! Yes there where ups and downs in my case, but that is the system and Karen along with Bonita guided and tought me as "WE" went through it togeather. Karens easy going manor and her knowledge really helped me with the emotional part of my Divorce. I used the team of Karen and Bonita both times I needed to go to court with my Ex and had results that were best for my little girl. Some times I did not get what I wanted, but it was what my daughter needed. looking back at my case, I made the right choice and would do it again in a heart beat!!

  5. Relocating with Minor Children

    Posted by Patrick, a Child Custody client,
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    • I recommend Karen Schoenau.
    • I hired Karen more than 3 years ago.
    • Karen handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    When I hired Karen to represent my family there was a significant legal mess that required attention. After a difficult divorce and custody battle, I lost my job and could not locate one within the state. Due to my specific industry and skills, I was offered a position with a Fortune organization 2,000 miles away. Neither the kids’ mother nor the presiding judge wanted to allow me to leave with the kids and suggested that I take the job and leave my babies behind.

    The attorney I originally had representing me did not do me any favors, but expected full payment for his “services”. When I approached Karen she reviewed the case and, although so much damage was already done from previous counsel, she approached it optimistically. Many lawyers would not have taken my case under the circumstances.

    Needless to say, I relocated across country with my kids and have been enjoying my new position for the last year. Karen is an amazing and caring attorney. After I settled into my new home she contacted me to ensure everything was working out well.

    I recommend Karen to anyone, but don’t repeat my mistakes; make her office your first stop when you need competent legal counsel.

  6. Best Custody Attorney in the West

    Posted by James Johnson, a Child Custody client,
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    • I recommend Karen Schoenau.
    • I hired Karen more than 3 years ago.
    • Karen handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Karen and her firm represented me for 18 months during an interstate custody dispute, she was not only an awsome attorney, she was also my life counselor, and kept me from going crazy as I sat in Florida while my lovely xwife attemped to destroy my charactor. She kept my Son out of harms way and fought my case from her heart, in fact she fought like a Bulldog and kicked butt in Court against 2 attorneys. She and her firm never gave up for the entire 18 months, and without Karen I would have lost my mind, and my Son. Thanks again for everything Karen, I LOVE YOU,
    Jim

  7. Deanna Jordon

    Posted by Deanna,
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    • I recommend Karen Schoenau.

    Karen was extremely supportive during a very trying time in our lives. She helped me to put things in perspective and think positive when I was overwhelmed. She is very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to grandparents rights and the rights of the parents and knew how to provide the appropriate laws pertaining to the situation we were in. I am so grateful for her expertise and guidance. She proved to be very aggressive when she needed to be but was also supportive to my and my children. I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation.