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Best Attorney Office by far: Law Office of Garrison. They were extremely professional, caring, and highly intelligent. They are an honest and professional practice who were always there to answer any and all of my questions right then and there. Garrison was the first person I met at the firm and he was amazingly genuine and kind and handled my case with care. A special thanks to my attorney Vivianne Shands who did an extravagant job representing me in the court room. I HIGHLY recommend the firm for any Family Law issues!
I had been slapped with a few unfounded temporary restraining orders. I had been representing myself against my ex-boyfriend and seemed to find it hard to find my voice in the court room! I knew something had to be done swiftly as I had a court case a week before I entered Mr. Klueck's office. I came to Garrison's office on a Thursday and had to fight a TRO on The following Monday, his office staff including himself are extremely knowledgeable and respectful as he put it I was in a hole and they need to dig me out..... Mr. Klueck came to court organized had all papers in order and had seemed to have done all his homework in my case. The judge dismissed all TROs!! For this I am truly grateful.
I simply dont know where I would be without the professional help Mr.Klueck provided for me during my Family Court issues I have been going through..His firm is professional, understanding as well as compassionate..I consider Mr Klueck to be the finest lawyer in San Diego....
My husband and I hired Mr. Klueck to mediate our divorce. Because of various contributing circumstances, it was an extremely painful and touchy set of negotiations that dragged on for months. The two main areas of strength that Mr. Klueck brought to the job were his extensive knowledge and experience with divorce law and what the courts might say about our case, and also his interpersonal "counseling" skills. There was plenty of sadness, bitterness, and anger, and yet he was able to listen to each person and articulate what they thought and cared about. These skills allowed him to navigate the case through some rough spots where one or the other of us did not want to capitulate. At times I felt hopeless about coming to an agreement that would work out OK for both of us, and yet he managed to help us get to that agreement. He also is very thorough in his explanations. The only area I was disappointed in at first was that the office was not very responsive to my calls or emails. It's true that they moved into a new office early on during our case, which must have been disorienting. But finally I asked for a prompter response to my calls or emails, and got it. It seemed that they were just monitoring emails since during a mediation, everything has to be shared with both parties. So be aware that you can ask for what you might want or need and Mr. Klueck will listen and help if it's in his power. Eventually all my questions got answered. After many months, our case is finally settled and approved by the courts, and my husband and I are both able to move on. I would recommend that if facing a divorce, that you get as much education as you can on your own before and during the case. As knowledgeable as Mr. Klueck is, he cannot possibly tell you every detail of how marriage and divorce law will affect your case. I learned a lot on my own that helped me.
Mr. Klueck is a very knowledgeable and competent attorney. He is experienced and clearly has a thorough understanding of existing case law. After meeting to discuss my situation, he gave me a realistic assessment of the chances of my case prevailing in court (which was that I was definitely the underdog). He then navigated me through FCS, the legal filings, and all the way through to a courtroom victory! Throughout the process I had many questions and Mr. Klueck was always available and helpful to explain how things work legally and address all of my concerns.
Klueck was my lawyer in my divorce. After a long term marriage to a military person ( over 15 years) Klueck didn't mention my ex husband's military retirement and life insurance in the settlement and Klueck was so anxious to read it to the judge. During negotiations with my ex husband and his lawyer I felt like Klueck represented my ex -husband vs. myself. Each time I raised a concern he took me into the hallway and told me how wrong I was. It was beyond awful ! One future lawyer recommended that the entire divorce be started completely over because I was so poorly represented. I had to spend an additional $ 10.000.00 plus to fix the mess. Living with no job, no health care and being advised to file for bankruptcy and spending what little assets I crawled away with.
Mr. Garrison Klueck is a very caring, considerate and thoughtful human being, in addition to being a conscientious, devoted and committed lawyer. He appears to be very well informed and very well organized, enabling him to very effectively serve his clients. In my consultations with him I was very impressed by how committed he was to doing his very best to protect and serve my legal needs and interests. He was able to develop excellent strategies for dealing with my situation and then he clearly explained them to me as to how they would affect my situation. I cannot state it well enough or often enough that this man really cares about his clients and really wants to do his best to assist and serve them. In my life I have contracted with and worked with numerous lawyers, and I have never met one who was a better gentleman and professional. I still haven't decided to contract his services because of the unusual nature of my situation, but I am confident of the excellence of his service if I do contract his service.
Mr Klueck did a very good job representing the case in court and Mrs Swain worked with me throughout a holiday weekend to prepare for our OSC hearing after additional issues were added ex-parte one day before the long weekend. They have both been supportive and provided good guidance throughout the process and I would highly recommend them.
Being a father I was very concerned that my rights would not be recognized in the courts. If not for Garrison and Ellen and the entire team I don't think I would have had the great outcome that I recieved today. They are very good and I would recomend them to everyone!!
For the last year and a half Bud Klueck, assisted by Ellen Swaim, has represented me in a very difficult divorce, in which the validity of our pre-nuptial agreement was challenged by my wife and then was fully upheld in a ten page decision by the family court in San Diego. I think I could not have found two more competent and talented lawyers to handle my case, or a better office staff to back them up. My case was not a usual one in that it involved relating with lawyers out of state and doing legal research in Virginia, a non-common law state and in California, a common law state and then presenting, with legal precedence, the two types of family law in court in a clear and understandable manner. It is wonderful to win, but most comforting was the fact that Bud and Ellen both worked well and patiently with me, so that I understood and had input with what was happening, as they worked as a team in the three days of hearing before the family court judge.