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I had heard of Tony Azemika over the years due to many colleagues and friends divorces. They would either say "he is the best" or " I should've hired Tony instead of ...." After 10 years of marriage, 2 school age children, being self employed, and jointly owned properties it was now time to hire Tony, from all the word of mouth it had to be him I was going to hire. Right after the initial meeting and then the filing, it was clear how very attentive he was. My emails were returned inside 24 hours, the staff was patient and knowledgable. He had explained that child support, spousal support would be a challenge so I wasn't hit off guard. As court dates would come and go the one characteristic that would show up with Tony every single time was how he would bring up an aspect of the law and the opposing side would never be able to hide how dumb founded they were either because they were not as bright or they just didn't pay attention to their cases. I found myself very relieved that he was my lawyer even before the judgment was ordered for support. Thankfully due to relentless negotiating on Tony's part the support came in that was very manageable. While sitting in the court hallway for hours waiting my turn, I could see first hand the "buddy system" that other lawyers would use and you just didn't find Tony in that circle. He was professional at every instance and always made the client first. It was great to have a lawyer that was always keen to my case but was also very in tuned to what tax issues were in my favor to divide assets and resolve support issues. In the end, I have never regretted the money I spent in hiring him and neither will you.
A few years before my divorce a friend of mine had gone through her own, her attorney was Anthony Azemika. Needless to say when my divorce came around I went to him, because I noticed from the start that he was listening to her even when she thought he wasn't and he explained the law and the process and that made me relieved for her and when it was my turn not only did he do the same for me but he was even better. My emails and phone calls were always returned and trust me when I say I had many questions and every time he explained something to me it was always in a way I could understand and even if I didn't like an aspect of the law he always had another point of law that worked in my favor, a silver lining if you will. In the end even though divorce is a hard experience, Tony is the only lawyer that can get the client through with understanding and patience. With as many times we had been in court, it was plain as day to see what lawyers paid attention , which ones forgot who their clients were and which lawyers knew how to use their skills and that is why he stands out every time because he is unwavering in service to his client. He will have my recommendation for years to come and you couldn't be in better hands.
I was 23 with two children under the age of 4 and needed sole custody. The other parent was just not involved and had mental issues. I had no idea at the time there was such thing as "abandonment" in the courts eyes to children and custodial parents where the non- custodial parent could have their parental rights terminated and Tony truly educated me and fought for my kids best interest. Til this very day I truly have peace of mind for what he did for my children. He is the rare Bakersfield attorney that will do "abandoment" in family law and there isnt another attorney in town that is as knowledgable as him.
After 15 years of marriage and 1 child, my exhusband and I had built a lawn service business with over 200 clients and I was W2 employee, in a situation where self employed people are not always "accurate" about their income, I was looking at a situation where my exhusband was going to pay nothing to very little to my son, I didnt want anything from the business , nor spousal support but my ex did want my retirement. Granted my ex was entitled to some of the retirement and I to the business, Tony Azemika never let up on the facts on what it would truly cost my ex to go after the retirement. Tony made negotiations to the other side a "no choice negotiation" with steadfast demeanor all due to his keen sense of the law. The divorce took just over a year to complete, but along the way Tony Azemika was very attentive to me and truly educated me along the way as to why the law works in my favor and at times didnt. For me, this was priceless, when going through a divorce we feel everything is unjust but I felt stronger in knowledge and that is due to how meticulous Tony Azemika was, at every turn he had a strategy to get what my son deserved. After many court dates and watching other laywers it was very clear that he stood out in his knowledge of the law. In the end my son got what he needed and I was able to keep my retirement and my ex kept the business. I am very happy with the results of my divorce and I would recommend him a thousand times over.
Tony was straight up honest with me from the first time I met him. He told me that he would not lie to me and that he would tell me the truth even if I didn't like it. He also told me that he would treat me as he would treat his friends and he did exactly that. He would tell me if my expectations were reasonable or not and he got exactly the results that he told me I could expect. He also told me from the beginning that he would stay in contact with me and he would never ignor me and he never ignored me. He would call me at night or even on weekends. He kept in contact with me through e-mail, which he seem to prefer because that way we would not play phone tag. Bottom line is that this guy is a hard-working, honest and very knowledgable lawyer. When you watch his twin brother and him walk into the courthouse, everyone knows them and when they go into the courtroom, the judge and the court's staff all know them and you feel like these two guys own the place. They get along with the court staff and it's obvious that they are liked and respected by the court staff and judges.