5.0 stars 9 totalReview Elaine Fraser
Worked with Elaine over the dissolution of my marriage of 19 years in a collaborative divorce process in 2015. She was amazingly professional, warm, caring, nonjudgmental, and very helpful to me as I went through this process.
I may have come in thinking that the collaborative process was a bit of a waste of time, but she and the team helped me understand that the process helped both sides feel that they had an equal voice and would be supported throughout the process.
As "my" attorney in the process, she guided me through decisions and framing with the expertise of somebody who's been doing this for quite a long time and understands the possible scenarios and permutations very well. She worked very well with the other lawyer and the collaborative team, but I also felt that she "had my back" throughout the process as well.
Couldn't recommend her more highly - I'm a professional / consultant myself, and I hope that my clients feel as strongly about my work as I did about hers...
I can't say enough positive things about her. She met me during a rough time (everyone says that - sorry if it's trite!). She helped me resolve some difficult settlement issues. She was sympathetic, reassuring, kind, and of course extremely knowledgable. She helped me even after it was done. I know there are many many good attorneys. But not that many who are great. She is. I can't recommend her enough!!!
Posted by Karen
I used Elaine last year for an alimony settlement. My ex-husband wanted to lower his alimony payments to me, or completely eliminate support. Elaine and her staff were so helpful and kept me up to date with everything. We ended up going to mediation, and I couldn't have been prouder to have Elaine as my attorney that day! She was so professional and informed. Her staff is a pleasure to work with as well.
Posted by a client
I hired Elaine Fraser for my divorce and custody issues. Getting a divorce is never easy, but mine was further complicated due to domestic violence. Elaine and her team worked tirelessly to keep my children and I safe from further harm. She made me feel as if I were her only client, even though I knew she was busy, taking time time to return calls and emails. I never felt neglected, even during the weeks when I knew she was in court with other clients. Elaine was up to date in recent changes regarding domestic violence and restraining order laws and made sure the judge and opposing attorney were aware as well. Without her my children and I would not be living the wonderful life we do today. I would not hesitate to recommend Elaine to anyone in need of an attorney.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I have been a client for around 10 years with a very complicated child custody situation. Elaine and her staff helped me with through many difficult (and bizarre) situations and I always felt well represented. I would highlight Elaine's commanding presence in the court room and her ability to stress the important points to the judge. In my experience, Elaine is always incredibly prepared and organized for whatever twists and turns happen in the courtroom. I truly value Elaine's expertise and advice in family law and I appreciate her emphasis on what is best for the child .
Posted by Kendall
Elaine is a consummate professional. She is extremely detail oriented and a pleasure to work with. Right away she noticed errors in my court case that other lawyers missed. Her office staff is delightful and highly skilled.
Posted by Tracy
Elaine Fraser represented me through a very tough and complicated divorce and custody arrangement. She is the consummate professional, poised and respected in court, and privately full of patience and empathy. Her office was responsive to all my needs, in what was a long and complex process. I have the utmost respect for Elaine and her team, and recommend her for anyone facing the sad aspect of divorce.
Posted by a Divorce client
When I went through a divorce seven years ago, I wanted a lawyer that was compassionate, responsive, knowledgeable, and totally "on my side". I got that and more from Elaine Fraser.
Although I was working with a mediator, I needed my own advocate that would have my best interest at heart, and who could steer me through not only the facts, but the emotions involved in separating from a spouse of 12 years.
Elaine was clear, concise, and so supportive in her explanation of my options. She helped steer me through the mediation process, but I always felt that, if we had to "take the gloves off" and go to court, she would win hands down. With her help, I got through the divorce with my finances, and most importantly my dignity, intact.
She knows the law, responds quickly, and tempers her excellent advice with sensitivity.
You can't go wrong if you have her on your side.
Posted by Maureen
I was referred to Elaine in Dec. 2008. I was in need of a Family Law Attorney as my marriage of 22 years was ending due to alcoholism and domestic violence. The knowledge and compassion that was shared from the very beginning made me feel completely positive that I was in very capable hands. My case wasn't a typical divorce case because for the first 6+ months we were dealing with domestic violence and restraining orders and multiple arrests due to these restraining orders being violated. My ex-husband is a very sick man from his alcohol abuse. Elaine could see how I still loved and truly care about my ex and what was going to happen to him but she helped me to see that I could do what was right for me and our daughter. The support that Elaine shared with me throughout the case kept me going. I never had to wonder where we were in the case or what was expected next of me. Elaine was always prepared and I was always informed as to what was going to take place on any given court day. Elaine had me totally prepared for my deposition and was right at my side to keep things running smooth and to keep the opposing counsel from stepping over the boundaries with their questions. Elaine had my best interest in mind when it came to how long the proceedings were going to take and when we were going to make our recommendations for settlement. Elaine knew that if the case was drawn out or if it went to trial that both attorneys would end up with most of the settlement money. She was able to convince the court and the opposing counsel to get this case wrapped up in a timely manner. And that she did. I couldn't have asked for a more trustworthy Attorney. I was completely comfortable sharing some of my most personal information with Elaine. Elaine could see that my emotional state was shaken with this whole divorce and domestic violence situation and recommended that I seek some counseling. She referred me and that recommendation has turned out to be the best thing that could have ever happened. The case had lots of property that needed to settled too. We got out of our debt from our house and 2nd mortgage without having to pay anything. All of this happened because the right people were on this case. I can't say enough positive stuff about Elaine and her staff. I owe my new start in life to Elaine and I am so thankful that Elaine was on my team. When you need the best do contact Elaine Ryzak Fraser.