I hired Sean Sobottka to assist in the establishment of a child support order. I had been trying on my own to establish an order for child support for over a year when I contacted Mr. Sobottka. It was a very difficult case. My ex left when I was 8 months pregnant and fled to California. I was living in Ohio supporting my daughter on my own. The entire time my ex was playing games to avoid the establishment of a child support order and misrepresenting his income. Sean was fantastic in his search for documents to prove my ex's income. It took a little over a year working with Sean to establish a court order. Sean was able to prove that my ex was making more money than he stated in court. I was shocked by the judges decision. I thought the amount of back child support would only be a few thousand. I was awarded $16,000 in back child support and a very solid order. I am extremely happy! I would NEVER have gotten that order relying on the CSEA to represent me. They didn't seem to care about my case at all. Sean's representation was essential in my case. I appeared by phone for all of the hearings because I couldn't afford to fly out for any of the court dates. So, it was important that someone was there in person to represent my best interests. Sean kept me in the loop the entire time. I would highly recommend Sean!
Yes, I call him The Bulldog because of his tenacity displayed while handling my case. Dilligent, precise,confident, knowledgeable, accurate and attentive to detail are only a few of the many positive traits that stood out with Mr. Sobottka. I am completely satisfied with my experience with Mr Sobottka, and definitely satisfied with the outcome of my case. On top of all that, he is excellent in math....a skill underestimated when it comes to family law cases. When he brings out his calculator, you know its about to be on!! I thought it was a tough hill to climb, but he made it look easy. My only goal was to live comfortable and to completely support my children. He made it a reality. Thank You MR. Sobottka!
Posted by Jasmine
When I met Sean Sobbottka, I was in such a bad place mentally, I had lost all hope. My husband blindsided me took our daughters and made false child abuse reports against me to DCFS. I really didn't know what to do or if I would even get them back.
I was so unprepared for the battle, I was only working part time, I didn't have a car, and I had very little in my savings. After hearing my story he didn't look down on me. He was very sympathetic to my situation. He told me that he couldn't promise that it would be easy, but he would help me get my girls back with a reasonable visitation schedule. All he asked for in return was my honesty.
I never felt like he was just in it for the money, he always checked in with me, he never sugar coated anything (but he was always optimistic), and he always tried to find reasonable but cost effective solutions to any curveball my ex tried to throw in court. He fought for my daughters as if they were his!
After an 18 month battle I can finally say I am free of my ex and I have Mr. Sobottka to that for that. I have custody of my daughters with reasonable visitation orders for their father, I was awarded spousal supposal support, he got my child support orders modified to the correct amount. He freed me! I have my own car, my own apartment, a nice amount in my saving, but what was most important is that he helped me get my power back!
He was truly a Godsend! I would recommend him to any and everyone! There's no words to describe how he helped change my life for the better.
Posted by Gregory
I think Sean was great. He kept me informed during the entire proceedings. Felt a little bad for him dealing with an uninformed opposition. He said that's part of the job and it's always like that. Downside is he ended up being much more costly than we initially discussed. Our problem was trying to come to a settlement. Basically Sean had to keep rewriting the settlement which in turn cost more. I would suggest for other people who use his services is to be clear at what they ask and don't ask too many questions. You'll be charged for each question in an email, text or phone call and he has a hard time answering more than one question per email or at a time. Also he works from his home or Starbucks. My first meeting with him ended up with a parking ticket. 2 minutes after the time that can be given for a ticket. Wasn't a good start for me. But on the other en of that, he's not charging for a secretary or admin help. Overall I would recommend him as a divorce lawyer. He got me through a very rough time in my life. And it doesn't go unappreciated.
Posted by Kendahl
I was referred to Mr. Sobottka by a friend when I needed a lawyer short notice for a custody case. From the moment I contacted him I knew I had chosen the right one. He was very professional,
Reassuring and reasonably priced. I appreciated the time he took to explain things to me and is very knowledgeable when it comes to appropriate visitation for young children. I would definitely recommend him and will call him for any future legal matters.
Posted by Stella
Sean Sobottka is a no none sense family law lawyer. He helped me with my divorce. He is very meticulous , extremely organized and professional. We met only once , together we went through all the forms and paperwork; he helped to fill all the forms and everything else was done through emails. I did not even have to go to courtroom. The whole experience was stress free and smooth. I was dreading this whole ordeal, but He made everything very simple. He is patient and approachable laywer and always available no matter how simple or difficult your situation. His fees are very reasonable and affordable. I won't hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking family law lawyer.
Posted by Thomas
Sean Sobottka is an excellent attorney and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone facing a family law related issue or, for that matter, any other form of law he were to pursue in his career. That is because not only is he extremely knowledgeable about his craft but he is also professional, responsive, smart, attentive and a very compassionate person.
Sean facilitated me easily sailing through one of the most difficult and challenging parts of my life and I could not have done it without him. He helped me fill out all of my legal documentation for the court and explained what each and every document meant. I did not have to mail out one single piece of information myself and did not step foot into a courtroom because Sean took care of everything for me. Sean was also very organized with my paperwork and constantly kept me updated throughout the process. Throughout my entire time working with him I can’t ever remember having to reach out and ask for a status update because he always beat me to the punch, it just seemed like he was always two steps ahead. That is absolutely the type of person I love to work with and definitely the lawyer I want handling my family affairs.
Given Sean’s extensive legal knowledge and his compassionate way of handling such delicate family matters there is not anyone I would have rather handled my case which had such strong deep rooted emotional ties and large financial ramifications.
Posted by Adam
I engaged Sean Sobottka to help out with my divorce, and I can't say enough about his professionalism, his exceptional knowledge and advice, and what a pleasure it was to work with him in what was a very stressful time with a process I was completely clueless about.
He is incredibly smart, and went above and beyond his role to ensure I was completely educated to the process and what all the necessary steps were, and was a great communicator in providing phone calls and email updates consistently throughout. We was able to accommodate all of my needs and questions, and went out of his way to meet around my schedule.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for any any family law needs. If you want professional advice from someone who know their stuff, delivered in a personal and friendly manner, then he is one of the best.
Posted by Michael
I consulted with Sean on my separation agreement. It was a consultation only, and it was very helpful. he was meticulous and considerate, and very clear, which did a lot to ease my stress around the document. He made an appointment around my schedule which was helpful, as it is a complicated one, and met me at a mutually convenient location. He was on time, responsive and I found it to be very useful. I would certainly work with him again, and will call him should I need a lawyer in the future, either with regard to my separation or other matters.
Posted by Maulah
Sean was able to guide me through gathering and providing him with the necessary paperwork for filing. Sean was always professional yet friendly and approachable. Sean was responsive and always available to offer guidance on what to expect during my difficult divorce process. I felt at ease when questions arose and Sean being the professional that he is always treated me with respect. As stressful and emotional as divorce can be, Sean made this process stress-free and manageable for me. As a busy professional, Sean's gentle reminders of necessary paperwork and deadlines kept me focused. I can't say enough about how Sean helped me through this process. I highly recommend Mr. Sobottka. Thank you for everything.