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Richard Kenneth Isles

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  1. Finally - A Real Parental Alienation Attorney

    Posted by Grant, a Child Custody client,
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Richard Isles.
    • Richard handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I am a dad with shared custody of my sons. prior to hiring this law firm I was pretty much ready to give up fighting for my boys. I felt all roads lead to a dead end in getting shared custody.

    My Ex did everything in her power for three years to alienate me from the two children I love. After being depressed from lack of seeing my sons, I was close to throwing in the towel accepting that a relationship with my sons was impossible. With the assistance of a close friend, this law firm was recommended. I set an appointment and things changed at the first meeting.

    After retaining Richard I felt that there was a fighting chance to create a normal life for my children and I. Richard Isles told me exactly what to expect and the best approach to get my sons. It was a unique and different approach.

    He quickly proceeded with the process, showed the judge what I was doing for my sons, reduced support and changed my life.

    We are truly grateful to Richard Isles and his staff for all their help. Without them I would have given up hope to get my kids. Without this law firm I don’t want to think of where I would be now. I needed a top notch attorney and found this was the guy.

    I highly recommend attorney Richard Isles and his staff lawyer in particular. Their expertise, professionalism and compassion were second to none. They made me feel confident throughout the ordeal and many years of litigating became evident in court. Their knowledge and court skill have resulted in a life changing outcome for my sons and I.

  2. Great Lawyer

    Posted by Tim, a Family client,
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    • I recommend Richard Isles.
    • I hired Richard 1-6 months ago.
    • Richard handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    "My wife and I have not been right for a couple of years. I finally told her that I have rights as a parent, she got very upset and we argued. She called the police and a week later I found myself removed from my children and home/office.
    I was facing a domestic violence restraining order. My wife of over 20 years was falsely accusing me of threatening her and threatening to take the kids out of the country. I hired Richard Isles’s office. Richard and his staff were great at keeping me informed and calm. I met with Richard several times before trial and he was very knowledgeable. He diligently went over with me how it would most likely be at trial.
    The trial day came and Richard was amazing. The trial went just like he said. He was brilliant! I am now back in my home/office and taking my kids to school day to day. I am so pleased with Richard and his staff that I have hired them to represent me in my upcoming divorce.
    Thank You Richard!

  3. Great divorce attorney; knows what they're doing!

    Posted by Yvette, a Divorce client,
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    • I recommend Richard Isles.
    • I hired Richard 1-3 years ago.
    • Richard handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Very aggressive and knowledgeable. Every single court appearance and hearing was decided in my favor. Office staff was always very helpful and responsive to any issues that I brought up. I would highly recommend this lawyer to anyone!

  4. AWFUL, GREEDY, No TRUST

    Posted by Cosibaba2, a Divorce client,
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    • I do not recommend Richard Isles.
    • I hired Richard 1-3 years ago.
    • Richard handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    This attorney bills for everything from fax, emails, phone calls-which is fine when I am seeking information or on a standard touch point basis. However, this law office will bill you when THEY (and they do this A LOT) ask you for information, paperwork, review, questions and overall general items you have already provided. They then follow up with a phone call (which they will charge you for) to verify what they asked you to send. There is SOOOO much turnover in the Riverside office nobody knows who is doing what, what has been recvd or sent out and when they lose items and ask you to replace BILLED! Richard himself refuses to talk directly to you and at some point without notice gives the case to another attorney in his office, who calls you to "catch up" on the case, and you guessed it BILLS YOU for it. Richard and this new attorney will then bill you each month for $360.00 for 1 hour explaining they had a conference to discuss the case, without you? If you call for a follow up BILLED!, if you call to verify their requested info was recvd BILLED! IF you call about the bill BILLED!, if you send a two line sentence in email they BILL you 30 minutes!. A simple divorce and I mean simple no kids, no property over 6K, 2 years, b/c they lie, they will state the opposing counsel is asking for continuances each month when in fact THIS office is the one asking and yep, charging YOU! I have attempted to reach out, trust my attorney, and have faith he and this office will represent me, I should have given the EX what he was asking or just walked away completely.. it would have been SOOO much cheaper! If you cannot make the payment which are erroneous- they HOLD your case and blame you. This “team” works well together to bleed you dry and make a horrible process and life event even WORSE. Unless this office is getting a large amount from your settlement they will get as much as a they can up front, then actually work to get your granted divorce.

  5. Outstanding Attorney & a Decent Person

    Posted by Bill, a Domestic Violence client,
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    • I recommend Richard Isles.
    • I hired Richard 6-12 months ago.
    • Richard handled my Domestic Violence matter.

    After I filed for divorce, I was falsely accused of the heinous crime of domestic violence, an unfortunate ploy seen more and more today in divorce cases as an attempt to gain the upper hand in child custody, visitation (or lack thereof) and other aspects that relate to divorces. After firing two other attorneys for being unresponsive, treating me with a total lack of respect and doing nothing more than taking my money, I found Mr. Isles.

    First & foremost, Mr. Isles listened. He and his staff were amazingly kind, polite, professional, responsive and did an excellent job of keeping me informed in a timely fashion. They also treated me like a human being, instead of passing judgement based on the horrific false accusations leveled against me. Mr. Isles was also void of an ego so commonly found in some in the legal profession. He eagerly allowed me to be an active participant in my own defense. I valued, listened and gave great weight to his legal opinions, but he always made it clear how to proceed was up to me.

    Mr. Isles was also very patient, compassionate and sensitive to the stress a situation such as this puts on his client(s). On a number of occasions I sent Mr. Isles an email on a Friday evening, but I would always hear back from him over the weekend. In my experience, to find an attorney who will take the time to respond during his/her off time is highly uncommon and much to his credit. The end result was the Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order against me and the request for a Permanent Restraining Order was vacated and denied by the Court.

    In closing, I highly recommend Mr. Isles without qualification to anyone seeking competent legal representation in any Family Law matter. He is knowledgeable, ethical and will jealously defend the rights of his client(s).

  6. Very Grateful

    Posted by Karent, a Divorce client,
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    • I recommend Richard Isles.
    • I hired Richard 1-3 years ago.
    • Richard handled my Divorce / Separation matter.

    I am a young mother of a 2 year old, a student and I work as well, so the best thing for me was to hire an attorney to get the "whole process" of my divorce a bit easier and painless. It was hard to come to the conclusion that I needed to hire an Attorney's because I don't have much money, but let me be sincere, No Attorney is Affordable, but Mr. Isles is worth my every penny. Ms. Steven's, one of his associates is great; every time I had concerns or questions she took time from her schedule to help. Mr. Isles, in my court hearings was/is VERY PROFESSIONAL he keeps me relaxed, because I am always stressing and scared in my court appearances. I couldn’t of asked for a better Attorney than Mr. Isles and Ms. Stevens. I really appreciate what they have done, as well as their staff they are great. I have not complains.

  7. The right Attorney makes a difference.

    Posted by a client,
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    • I recommend Richard Isles.

    I have known attorney Richard Isles and his staff for quite a long time. As a business man he is trustworthy and honest in representing clients in family law matters. Throughout my professional career, which was in real estate law, negotiating and interacting with attorneys was my forte.

    Attorney Isles has been professional, highly strategic, and attentive to my legal needs throughout the time I have needed his professional services.

    This is absolutely one law firm in which I give five stars and highly recommend one who is facing a serious family law issue.

  8. SINCERE THANKS

    Posted by a Divorce client,
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    • I recommend Richard Isles.
    • I hired Richard 1-3 years ago.
    • Richard handled my Divorce / Separation matter.

    I would like to sincerely thank the Law Offices of Richard Isles in working my Divorce Case. I am a Career oriented woman who has worked very hard my whole career to get to where I am today. There was a chance that I would potentially have to pay spousal support and funds from my 401K, however due to the legal representation and guidance of the Law Offices of Mr. Isles, I am pleased to announce I won my case in court. The monetary loss was null, and spousal support was denied.

    Not only was the staff at the Law Offices of Richard Isles pleasantry to work with, they also put my mind at ease when I would begin to get worried that things would not go my way. I highly recommend the Law Offices of Richard Isles for any Family Law matter, if you want to feel protected and work with a courteous staff, go with the Law Offices of Richard Isles, you won’t regret it.

  9. Only cares about money

    Posted by a client,
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    • I do not recommend Richard Isles.

    Neither Richard or his staff return phone calls and the only time you talk to Richard is when he wants to demand more money. He does not tell you about the filing fees at the initial consultation and guarantees your case will be handled for the amount quoted and within two months he sends you an outrageous bill demanding at least $1,000 more. He is extremely unethical and aggressive only when it comes to billing.

  10. Richard Isles Saved my Family

    Posted by a Family client,
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    • I recommend Richard Isles.
    • I hired Richard more than 3 years ago.
    • Richard handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    I am at the end of 3 cases. All of which Richard has won for my family. He understands the law. He understands the process. He knows me and he knows my case. I have put my life in his hands and followed his advice. The results are I have 80% custody of my children. I pay no spousal support. I can raise my children in safety and provide a stable home for them to thrive. I have a new lease on life. Why? One reason is that Richard does not like to lose and he is aggressive. You have to follow his advice. I have been in my industry for over 30 years world wide. People around the world know me to some degree. Richard has spent 25 years plus in Riverside and he knows. I wish to personally thank Richard for saving me and my family. A debt of gratitude that can not be repaid in a single lifetime. I owe him a life time debt and respect for being there. Thank you