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Posted by Steve, a Divorce client,
It became obvious that a very contentious divorce was problematic on a number of issues, mostly related to cash and some possessions. This went on for months and, after weeks in mediation, things were no better than they had been.
Mr Chroman came highly recommended by a close friend who was in a similar situation and, in short order, it became clear that he was not only up to the job, but also offered a few things that I had not experienced before with attorneys.
He is very patient when answering questions, and exceptionally good at communicating important information in a way that is easily understood. He is also very effective, understands priorities, and acts on them accordingly. He is also a great guy who is honest, and can take a lot of the stress out of situations.
I recommend Mr Chroman with complete confidence, and without reservation.
Posted by Kathleen, a Divorce client,
The Best Attorney Money Can Buy
Last summer, I was unexpectedly served with dissolution papers after my ex decided to moved in with his much younger girlfriend. I was a mess but knew it was critical for me to choose a lawyer who was tough, yet knowledgeable in family law, My future well-being was at stake - I stood to lose it all. I took a chance and put Mr. Chroman's expertise in custody and settlement negotiations to the test! I’m happy to report that Steven exceeded all of my expectations, tenfold. He was the voice of reason at a time when my emotions were running rampant. His 20 years of divorce law experience saved me and my 10-year-old daughter from an otherwise grim and hopeless future. Steven not only has a great reputation in the community, he is well respected by his fellow lawyers. This was evident each time we went to court, many of the attorneys came up to Steve and asked him legal questions. After witnessing his peers seeking advice from Steven, I knew I had hired the right attorney. Steven knows how to handle every possible situation, his no nonsense approach, and knowledge of divorce law, puts him way above the rest and his fees are reasonable. Did you hear this? Steven doesn’t nickel and dime his clients for every envelope, copy, and paper clip. His monthly bill was way lower than what I was expecting to pay – this is rare, folks! Steven is a man of great integrity, he will not create unnecessary conflict between parties in order to prolong the litigation.
I cannot emphasis enough, how important it is to hire the right attorney in a divorce case. The resolution of your case will have a lasting impact on your children, finances and future life style. You have one shot to do it right, hiring the wrong attorney could be fatal, there is no turning back after the judge makes his/her ruling. Get it right – don’t hesitate – hire Steven B. Chroman, the ideal divorce attorney, you ‘ll thank me afterwards.
I Strongly Recommend Steven Chroman. He is simply, one of the GREATS.
Posted by Zeke, actual client, a Alimony client,
When I went to write this I read through the other reviews. I'm shocked by some of the others.
I've been down this road with a couple of friends sharing their experiences too. Listen, your attorney is not your personal assistant. They go to court where they can't answer phones all day. They can't respond to 50 text messages an hour. They can't force judges to make the right decisions. They can't undo your stupid mistakes from when you either didn't listen or did something without them. So knowing that what I can say? I listened. I didn't waste his time or my money with non sense bs that I knew would only get me in the hole. Mr. Chroman was always prepared. He had the better argument and sometimes the judge just did a big FU to me because I'm a guy. Didn't blame my attorney I blame the messed up system. I found my attorney respected me, stood up for me, and gave me no bs. This guy is the real deal. I think a lot of the other reviews are from the needy consumed over zealous types who think its always someone else's fault. I'm happy with my choice to have hired Mr. Chroman and would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by patrick cox, a Divorce client,
I used this guy for three years for a divorce case, it was an awful experience dealing with him. He was frequently wrong and always unprepared for court proceedings. You could never get hold of him or get him to respond to e mails but the bills kept coming him. After frequent losses. in court (not one victory in 3 years) He shrugs his shoulders and says oh well . He seemed to have no plan what so ever to deal with my ex wife s attorney. He failed to pursue valid assets that were mine at the time of the divorce this guy cost me my life savings with payments to the wife at over 6k after three years of litigation . He has no follow through and will lie about what he is doing for you. I would pass on selecting this guy who is a total waste of time. I was an actual client who now has more problems today than I did three years ago I have been trying to get hold of him but get no answer after 2 weeks of trying, !!! .
Posted by Christine, a Divorce client,
I'm currently at the pre-trial stage of an emotionally charged divorce. Initially, I hired a family law "Firm" who started off great, then eventually assigned a first year lawyer to handle my case. The “Firm” charged me tens of thousands of dollars for legal research, worthless motions, and on-the-job training fees. I was billed an exorbitant amount of hours, by a Rookie attorney who used my case as a crash-course class in Divorce Law. Fortunately, a well-respected colleague, who happens to be an attorney, suggested that I find new counsel. He highly recommended that I see Steven Chroman, and stated "This Guy Is Brilliant and Knows Divorce Law." Let me just say... “That “ Is An Understatement.
During my Free consultation, I found that Mr. Chroman’s questions and advice were insightful and revealed an extremely sharp mind. His understanding of complex legal issues relevant to my case seemed vast. I was not at all surprised to learn that Steven wrote the book (Amazon Best Seller) titled “Save Time and Money Preparing For Divorce.
I cannot possible say or write enough to fully express my admiration and sincere gratitude for what this man has done for me. From the get - go, Steven acted swiftly and completely turned my case around to where I'm finally in a favorable position. No longer am I getting railroaded by my unscrupulous X and his attorney. For months, they were violating court orders left and right, making my life a living hell. Steven stopped the madness and brought me immediate resolution. In court, Steven leaves no stone unturned, he covers every angle, asks the tough questions, and is undoubtedly the smartest and best prepared guy in the courtroom. I suppose the many years of trial experience have given Steven the ability and confidence needed to be the” Tiger” that he is, whenever arguing for his clients in Court.
What makes this Man so very special is that he really cares about his clients, and balances his compassion with tough legal defense on their behalf. I couldn't be happier with the quality of representation I have received. Whenever I call and need to speak to Steven, he is often available immediately, and if he’s in the middle of something else he always returns my call promptly, without billing me for the sometimes lengthy time I have him on the phone. Let me add, that I respect Steven enough, to not take advantage of his kindness and generosity, like others have. I understand that Steven is my Attorney, and not my Personal Therapist. I limit my contact to him, only for those times when a matter needs his immediate attention. I trust him implicitly and know without a doubt that he’s on top of things.
There are many obstacles and unknowns that we are faced with, when going through a divorce. The smartest thing we can do is to place ourselves in the best care possible and hope the facts and justice will prevail. I have written this lengthy review (a first) because I want everyone to know that I am in the best of hands, receiving exceptional representation, more than I could have hoped to have received.
Finally, after years of waking up with knots in my stomach, facing an uncertain future, I now have hope again, all because of one man, my amazing attorney…. Steven B. Chroman.
Steven You Are My Hero!
An Actual Real Client
Posted by Tera, a Divorce client,
I feel very sick right now that I paid this attorney a retainer of $3,500. I filed for divorce 2 months ago and was new at all this legal stuff. I was too embarrassed to ask my friends for a divorce attorney referral. I am a private person and wanted to handle things on my own. I saw Steven Chroman's ad in the Mag of Santa Clarita and I made an appt for a consultation. He seemed very knowledgable and personable when I met him and I was not mentally up to 'shopping around' for an attorney and so I retained his services. Right now, I am super frustrated. He is not returning calls, and not responding back to any of my e-mails. I am not receiving any spousal or child support and I'm feeling lost in the system. Maybe I am just one of many clients to him but this is my life and I really need advice on what to do.
Posted by mike,
I hired Chroman for my divorce, what a mistake. As soon as he had my retainer he would not return calls, and the one document he drew up was useless and thrown away by my new lawyer. He did nothing, but kept the entire retainer.After I fired him and got a new lawyer what a difference. I now have some one representing me which I did not have with Chroman. There are to many lawyers out there.Do not waste your time and money on this guy.
Posted by Bonnie, a Family client,
Found Mr. Chroman through an ad in the local Santa Clarita magazine. Whether you like it or not, you are going to have to have some sort of a connection with your attorney because you will be talking to them all the time.
My situation started out as your typical separation heading to divorce, when things got rather ugly. Mr. Chroman already had my confidence, but the way he handled my case moving forward is what convinced me to leave a review. When your attorney goes above and beyond your expectations you owe the community a chance to know about it.
Good communication, gets the job done, doesn't have outrageous billing fees.
Mr. Chroman has my recommendation.
Posted by Sarah, a Child Custody client,
I have kids. Sometimes I can't make an appointment or have to change last minute to a new time. Mr. Chroman has been great about being flexible and working with me. I appreciate that more than I could ever say. When looking for an attorney, be sure they don't have that last minute cancellation billing, don't bill you for every text, or paperclip. I mean, l know they have to make money but at what cost to the clients. I came out of a meeting the other day with my soon to be ex's and we talked about how his attorney just won't budge on anything. He can see now that his attorney is just trying to milk him for every penny rather than do what is best for the case. I almost feel bad for him. Almost.
Mr. Chroman is someone I would recommend to a friend.
Posted by Robert,
I was at a previous law firm in Woodland Hills and they seemed to know nothing about the law and I lost everything under them. I was very frustrated and called around. Steven called me back the next morning, a Saturday. He met with me after work and on weekends to accommodate my work schedule. He has an excellent knowledge of the law. He was very upfront about his billing and what he bills for. I am winding down on my case and instead of having anxiety, Steven has given me confidence in my case and I now go in very calm. He has completely turned my case around and my life. He has been patient and attentive and when I started a new job and couldn't take time off, he understood and would meet with me at 7:00pm and on Saturdays. His billing has been very fair and (don't tell him) but I would pay him even more because he has done such a great job. I think with most attorneys, they don't get that your entire financial future and your peace of mind for the rest of your life hinges on this moment. They don't understand that once the judge rules, it is very hard to try and convince the judge otherwise. Steven seems to get that. He knows that this is a make or break moment in your life and you are not just a case number and a payment. He understands that you are counting on him to help you through this very, very difficult time. Steven, thank you!