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Barbara Jo May

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  • We won our case -- so happy to have hired Barbara May and her team

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    Posted by Christine

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    I approached Barbara May at the recommendation of another family law attorney to guide me in filing a petition for guardianship that I knew would be contested and fraught with emotion. Barbara and her staff exhibited such care and professionalism in handling our case; they calmed my nerves, met all the deadlines, and performed optimally in court. In sum, I felt I made an excellent decision in hiring Barbara and I'd recommend her firm to anyone needing legal advice for family matters.

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  • Skilled, professional and compassionate.

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    Posted by Daniel

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    Let me suffice it to say, as an attorney, Barbara May is without peer. I came to her completely overwhelmed by the divorce process. As with many, I was confused, lost and emotionally distressed. Things were explained in a clear and concise manner, options outlined and questions patiently answered. I was kept well informed and all my queries were responded to in a timely fashion.
    She is an excellent communicator and talks to you as an equal, not a subordinate. I appreciated her compassion and utter dedication to resolving every aspect pertaining to my divorce. Her preparation and skill as a lawyer resulted in my being able to save my house by protecting the inherited funds that had been invested into it. She is also supported by an excellent team, all of whom are highly approachable and exceptional in their abilities. I give the law firm of Barbara May my highest recommendation.

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  • Final Interculory judgment

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    Posted by Estate of Edwin Harper

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    Barbara, including her legal team was focused, there were timely follow-ups with deadline, the preparation and presentation during trial was excellent. Barbara was personable, easy to speak, without the legal jargon. Barbara was available via email/phone for a response. The legal staff was professional, verbally and written. I highly recommend.

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  • Not enough words!

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    Posted by Darnell

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    There are not enough words to express how good and professional this Attorney is! She is not only very intelligent, she is so very kind and compassionate! I speak from experience and whoever has this Attorney on their side, can rest assured Barbara will do her absolute best for you! I have had other Attorney's and never in my experiences have I ever had such an awesome Attorney, as Barbara May! I would definitely put my life in her more than capable hands! I owe her everything and I am not exaggerating at all!

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  • Help with Adoption

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    Posted by a client

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    Barbara May helped my husband and me with a termination of parental rights of a biological parent and a stepparent adoption. She was professional and responsive and in the end, she saw us through both the termination of parental rights and the adoption. "Legalizing" our family was very important to us and Barbara May took our intentions seriously and represented us very well. I highly recommend Barbara for family law work.

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  • Longest Divorce Ever

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    Posted by Dawn

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    Barbara May has amazing patience! She is also a magician at pulling information out of me that I didn't remember was in my brain. She has been an encouragement each time we have had to appear in court. I asked Barbara to be honest with me and she has been, in the beginning she told me there are no winners in a divorce and has kept me on track with what my priorities are and what I can be flexible with. I appreciate that a lot. Divorce can become a very emotional, cloudy area. She is a trusted guide through the haze.

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  • You are the best !

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    Posted by R.

    Barbara brings to the table a perfect blend of expertise and experience, professionalism and integrity, and above all a human touch that sets her part from all her peers. Her representation gives you a definitive feeling that she is doing the best for you. I had a very tough case but her dedication, hard work, and tenacity saw me through. I feel very lucky to have found her and I highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking a family law specialist. She is a fine attorney, a knowledgeable guide, and a great human being.

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  • Professional, straightforward, no nonsense

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    Posted by M.L

    Barbara was recommended to me because of her superior skills as a lawyer. She was extremely professional and kept me focused on the business of the case as opposed to getting emotionally distracted. This also carried through to her excellent support staff. My case had a satisfying and fair outcome. As a bonus, I found her to be a decent, compassionate human being. It is an honor to be able to refer her to others in need of legal help.

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  • One of the best lawyers in Monterey

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    Posted by Steve

    No nonsense, no drama, responsive and a total professional. I am so thankful that I found Ms. May. She carried me through the mess of my divorce and I would recommend her highly to anyone needing legal assistance. She is very personable, highly experienced in the family law field and kept me on point and budget. My divorce had some drama, parenting plan issues, prior to marriage $$ issues, and my ex tried to take me for everything. I told Barbara what I wanted when my settlement was ultimately finalized and she made it all happen for me. She also did most of the worrying for me which allowed me to keep my stress levels low. Hands down one of the best lawyers in town.

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  • Dedicated Advocate

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    Posted by Briana D.

    Barbara May changed my life. As a young mother in a bitter and terrifying custody battle and victim in a domestic violence case, Ms. May guided me throughout the process; she leaves no detail behind and in my experience is always two steps ahead of other attorneys. Her knowledge of family law is extensive and her execution of it outstanding. I attribute a great amount of happiness in both mine and my daughter's life to the outstanding law practice of Barbara May. I don't know who I could trust as much as Barbara May with such delicate aspects of my life. Five years later, she is still my attorney and will remain so until I no longer need legal services.

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