Posted by David
As many others before me and unfortunately more being added as we speak, getting divorced was a life changing experience for me. Marlo is a straight shooter, methodical, honest, proficient with the law, and effective communicator. I am sure I forget some additional important traits that I probably forget. Marlo and her staff use latest technology, turn around things efficiently, and represent your rights to achieve best arrangement. We obtained great custody and child support settlement, and now, 10 years later, I will be using Marlo to modify the terms and further reduce my child support.
Bottom line - highly recommended!
Posted by Chris
I don't think anyone enjoys having to deal with divorce, the process that is common to divorce, and the cost associated with it. The only good part of my divorce was having Marlo on my side. She knew exactly what was going on (my ex changed attorneys after a year so she had two different sets of attorneys for my 2 1/2 year ordeal) and that gave me the ability to focus on what I needed to do. We had regular strategy discussions as needed with the goal of resolving the case as effectively as possible. Marlo is only one side of the case, however, so the more difficult opposing counsel is, the more you need someone level headed and experienced like Marlo to get the job done fairly. In my experience a number of the divorce attorneys I saw were sharks or tall tale tellers. Marlo was professional, to the point and was also well known in the courtroom as well. (in a positive way) Whenever I asked any legal question, process questions, likely outcome questions at all she had the answer for me directly. She was able to share her experience and offer a most likely outcome so that I could decide if I should fight an issue or not based on her input. In the end, the settlement was essentially what we offered in the first place, it just took my ex that long to realize the promises she was being given by her attorneys were not realistic. My costs were also about 1/2 of hers. I would highly recommend Marlo to any unfortunate soul who is facing divorce. You will be well taken care of and represented. I wish I could say the process is fair and simple, but that just isn't the case so you need to have someone like Marlo on your side.
Posted by davies
Marlo is extremely knowledgeable. She is pragmatic, professional and results-oriented. Unlike other Family Law attorneys I have worked with, however, Marlo is focused on getting results for her client(s) (as opposed to "playing the game" with opposing counsel in a way that drives up legal expenses.
Marlo is also empathetic and personable. I would hire her again in a heartbeat, and heartily recommend her to anyone in need of a great Family Law attorney.
Posted by louis
High level, up on all the recent case laws, knows the personally the judges, cuts through the "bs" of the games opposing counsel and has the respect of her colleagues.
I wanted a spunky, professional, knowledgeable female attorney - If I can put gender in the mix. I thought that best represented me and it turned out to be a great decision.
Let's face it. One of the worse experiences in a person's life is divorce & of course death; mine were basically synonymous.
Gosh - thinking back it's amazing that I even lived - literally. I reflect back to my and Marlo's sit downs where she took out the paper board and clearly laid out the time lines of my situation and explained, in college-level detail, my rights, what to expect and I what could anticipate. It truly was an education.
Mine was before the real estate crash & we dealt with crazy on the other end. I truly would have not made it through my situation and would have lost millions in future value without Marlo's involvement and advice. Got to see my children and cut through that madness. She truly had my back during the situation.
I could go on and on - lost of health and wealth. The support & advice/direction I got built hope & gave me fortitude to keep moving forward. Can't thank Marlo enough.
Posted by a client
Marlo and her team went above and beyond to help me through the divorce process. Needless to say I was devastated and confused but she had my back through it all. The care and comfort were wonderful; her acuity was remarkable and I am so happy I chose to have Marlo and her firm represent me.
Posted by Seth
I hired Marlo because of her vast experience as a Divorce lawyer and as a mediator. She sees the big picture and gave me incredibly good advice, especially when I was at my most emotional--which a divorce can make you. She is exceedingly smart and laid out a great game plan, that turned out to be the right one. Spent a lot of time personally with me to get the nuances of the case as I saw it. I could not recommend her or the very nice people at her firm, highly enough.
Posted by a client
This law firm practices law in a manner to cost the client as much as possible. They are not interested in closing a case but rather dragging their feet and doing make-work which only serve to cost the client additional funds and add to their coffers. I was told that I would need to send them an additional 5K dollars to try and settle my case after they had basically spent all my money. As I was deciding what to do, I was summarily fired as a client and had legal action threatened. (I have the email to prove it) I quickly found another attorney and she settled my case within 3 months and for about 3K dollars total. Not only did she settle my case but I received a QDRO settlement of 140K from my ex, which Ms. Oorschot never evan addressed.
Posted by a client
Marlo was very nice and she had many years in the field which drew me in. She was referred by a friend who was going through an amicable separation. In that situation, she might have been okay. For my situation, it didn't seem like opposing counsel respected her at all. She couldn't get any answers and we always seemed to defer to their proposals instead of having a strategy of our own. When I finally pushed to find out what our plan was, she lost her temper with me and we parted ways.
Divorce is an emotional thing. Marlo chose to be emotional as well, when she should have been my line of defense. I wouldn't select her unless you had an easy case and just need someone to administer the paperwork.
Posted by Brian
I was very pleased with my entire divorce process with Marlo Van Oorschot. Divorce is never easy and it gets more complicated with the emotional aspect of children. I was very happy with Marlo's knowledge and experience of divorce proceedings,as well, she understood the importance of compassion. My settlement gave me the time with my children I wanted. I would recommend Marlo to anyone who whats to look at all options available on the table to get a fair and reasonable settlement.
Posted by a Family client
Marlo handled my divorce with skill, compassion, and wisdom. She peeled me off the ceiling regularly when things got difficult, and helped me make reasoned, rational decisions throughout the process. If Marlo agrees to handle your case, you will be well-served!