Posted by a Divorce client
I met with Mr. Falzone last week for a consultation at his Alameda office, which was most convenient for me. After our meeting I have no reservations about referring his family law practice to other locals. He was very welcoming, I'd almost say soothing in a way, as I felt a lot better leaving than I did going in.
He was able to answer all of my questions clearly without making me feel dumb for asking, and let me take more of his time than I expected. I'm not ready to hire him on retainer yet, but when the time comes, he's the guy I'll call.
Posted by Leslie
I saw Mr. Falzone for help with a long-term child support issue. My child support has been in arrears for more than four years. I was concerned about my children and my relationship with my ex-husband. He helped resolve the situation and helped me get the child support arrears from my ex. This allowed me to assist my daughters with their college expenses. At every step, he explained my options and kept me informed. I was able to resolve this issue with a minimum of expense and his counsel helped to keep communication with my ex civil and direct. Until I worked with Mr. Falzone I was certain attorneys were only concerned with their retainers and generating bills. As the sole support for my daughters costs were a concern. I did my research and was fortunate to have him represent me. I was and continue to be very satisfied with his service and I strongly recommend Mr. Falzone for assistance in resolving marital and support issues. He cares about what is best for you and for your children. The fees I paid was truly a great value and money well spent. I had tried to handle my situation on my own without success. Mr. Falzone delivered, and he listened to my concerns.
Posted by Mary
Lawsuits of any kind are a nightmare. The best ones are where you get in and out of them as quickly and cheaply as possible. Frankly it doesn't matter if you are the plaintiff or defendant; lawsuits are bad from any angle in my opinion.
I used the legal services of Mr. Falzone this past year. He was so bright and smart and moved my legal situation along very rapidly with a kind and caring way. He was the second attorney I had hired as had fired the first one because I felt that the original attorney was deliberately making the case go slow so he could make more money from it.
Mr. Falzone came in quickly to the case and had a grasp of the case just from our initial half hour conversation and he took action immediately. He also worked to mediate the situation as he said it would cost less if both parties got along and were not going at this case as a way to argue more.
He is very smart, savvy and also knows how the courts work and the personalities of different judges around the San Francisco Bay. I think it is important to have a lawyer who gets along with people and tries to avoid nasty confrontations. That saves you lots of hours of their billable time and also lots of anxiety.
I felt he really cared about what I needed done and was on my side. I also felt like his fees were very reasonable and he was very open and honest and fair with his billing. I also felt like he really "heard me" and also was totally approachable on any subject regarding the case.
I not only thought he did a fantastic job on my case; I also felt he was a really decent, kind, understanding person; rare in these times! If you hire him, I think you are smart for doing that and lucky for getting him as your attorney.
I can't thank him enough for what he did for me.
Posted by John
I highly recommend Gerard’s A. Falzone’s family law services.
At the time that I contacted him, I was really in a bind. My 16 year old daughter had been physically abused by her Mother who suffers from bipolar disorder. She did not feel safe returning to her Mother’s house, and I needed to know how to protect her as quickly as possible. I had left messages at 6 different attorneys that day, and only 3 returned the calls. Gerard answered my call the first time, and I was able to meet with him later that day. My case was in Marin County, but the fact that he has offices in the East By as well as the North Bay made meeting with him much easier.
He is very experienced in the area of family law, and explained to me what channels I would need to take to protect her, and gain custody. His knowledge and confidence in my case, based on the facts, set my mind at ease, and helped me get through a very difficult time. Within a few days I was able to legally gain temporary custody, and within 2 months gain full legal and physical custody. My daughter’s life has become stable since then, and we both owe Gerard a debt of gratitude.
Posted by Carolyn
I was in the middle of a custody battle and the lawyer I had hired was non responsive. I was in a panic. My court day was weeks away and I couldn't get her to return any phone calls, or finish needed paperwork. I met with Gerard (after a personal recommendation and checking him out here) and he quickly gathered everything that was needed and went to court with me. He works alone- he is the one who answers the phone, who fills out paperwork and files. You are not paying for overhead, or to sit in a big office an have someone get you water while you wait and wait. He really listens and knows every detail of the case. He guided me through every step; we prepared for my appointments with the court mediators so I was able to articulately express my concerns as valid. He had many creative ideas, and often had ideas to avoid additional expenses. He really tried to reach an agreement in good faith so we could avoid court and court costs. My ex was not receptive to that, so we went to court twice before coming to an agreement. The agreement I finally got really put me in the drivers seat, took my son's best interests to heart, and had safe guards in place. I really hope not to be in a situation where I need a lawyer again, and a large part of that is because of Gerard Falzone's efforts on my behalf; but if I do, I would know who to call. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Posted by a Divorce client
The first time I met Gerard Falzone, I was nervous and very apprehensive. I was filing for a divorce and I did not have a clue how to get the process started or what to do. I believe Mr. Falzone could sense that I was a ball of nerves, so he immediately reassured me that everything would be okay and that my life was not over. Mr. Falzone explained, in detail, everything that he would do to begin the process and that he would see it through to its completion. Mr. Falzone advocated for my rights in the courtroom and, in the end, I still had a pulse and much needed peace in my life. Mr. Falzone told me everything would be okay and he was right...my life is not over.
Mr. Falzone was empathetic to my needs, he was sincere, devoted and he carried out his duties as an attorney with meticulous professionalism and respect.
Posted by a Divorce client
I was in a bind -- I needed help, but did not have a fortune to spend. Mr. Falzone listed to my concerns and helped me resolve a long standing child support issue in a positive way. He is willing to work with you and if you are willing and able that can help keep the costs down plus make a difficult situation resolve quickly and positively for all concerned.
In fact, my ex-husband's new wife used Mr. Falzone's legal counsel in ending her prior marriage! That speaks volumes to his integrity and his honesty.
Divorce and child support/custody issues can be very emotionally draining and very expensive. He listened, and gave me options which helped me take better care of my children without harming their relationship with their father.
Many attorneys just care about the money.
Mr. Falzone cares about what is RIGHT for you and for your children (if you have any) -- this gives you the chance to move on.
He clearly believes in what he does and is a advocate for you!