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I had to endure a three year divorce process and learned a lot from it. First and mainly, I should have retained John "Ben" Phillips first off. I had three attorneys prior to retaining Ben and if you combined all three prior attorneys as a team, they could even come close to Ben's expertise in family law matters. The difference between an attorney and a great attorney is a great attorney can get the job done quickly.
Ben is highly organized and he knows the law regarding divorce, child custody and all other aspects of family law. Ben is a great negotiator as well as a great listener. His handling of the division of community assets and child custody issues in my divorce case left me great satisfaction. My retirement funds were a huge concern of mine and through Ben's negotiating skills, provided me with more than favorable results.
No one likes to go through a messy, complicated and emotional divorce. From my experience, I can tell you do not throw money away by just hiring an attorney(s). Retain the best attorney possible you can from the get-go who will work and fight for you with professionalism. I highly recommend Ben Phillips as absolutely the best family law attorney out there. Before my divorce I did know Ben but now I consider him a friend.
If you are looking for an attorney who is extremely smart, competent, effective, fair in billing, and empathic to your situation, then Ben is a great choice for your attorney. My divorce was complicated and my ex wanted to fight. Ben was able to keep the focus on the facts and keep track of the vast quantities of paper and rabbit trails that the other side created. He was quite organized and retained the relevant information such that when we finally did get to court, he knew exactly where to go to get the pertinent information/numbers. He did not allow the other side to "bully" me, which in fact they tried. I highly recommend Ben as an excellent lawyer who can handle just about anyone. By the way, don't be misled by his nice smile, young appearance and 6 years in practice... He is smart and he is a fighter!
â€œBecause of Ben's expert advice, forethought and planning, I can say that I have shared in the most important moments of my son's life.
I started out without any visitation agreement for my son. I went through over a dozen ex parte notices during a nasty divorce. At the end of the day I ended up with 50/50 custody and my son is attending the school of my choice.
Ben was an attorney and a friend. Always taking the high road and always having a plan. From the start to the end Ben took every one of my many calls and always managed to make me feel like my case was at the top of his list and front of his mind.
I am grateful for what Ben has done for my family.â€
Ben Phillips is the finest attorney I have ever known. My marital dissolution was financially very complex with substantial assets at issue. He successfully managed the process, including a 4 day trial. He is professional, responsive, intelligent, articulate and, most of all, kind and compassionate. Words cannot express my gratitute to him, as well as Gerry Phillips, for all that was done for me.
Divorce is never easy. Mine was very complex. Having been married for 42 years and acquiring several businesses (both in and out of state) and a long list of assets, the research of appropriate documents required many hours and the ability to keep everything organized. Ben was always 10 steps ahead of my thoughts; he knew where to go and how to quickly access all documents. He is not only knowledgeable, efficient, extremely organized, always responsive in a timely manner, he is also kind and considerate. As a negotiator, Ben is competent and tough. He always came prepared to all meetings with documents available in a moments notice. I was always grateful that he sat on my side of the table.
My divorce is finalized but I will forever consider Ben Phillips my friend. In my opinion, he is the best divorce attorney in So Calif.