i was going thru my divorce & child custody case over 10 years ago, at first I went with a Filipina lawyer as she was a referral her name was Mary Gubatina, and she did not handle my case in the best way possible, she was late to our court hearings and just did not do a good job at all. My abusive, drug addicted ex husband was granted visitation of our minor children and at the end of the case the judge was pretty much on his side. I was so upset, outraged at the outcome and was so mad about how much money I spent I lost all my faith in lawyers. I vowed to do everything In Pro Per going forward. About a year later my eldest son had an opportunity to play basketball in Los Angeles, and although my ex agreed to let him move, he would often hold it over my head saying that if our son refused to visit with him that he would go to the judge and tell them he did not give permission for him to move out of the county, my eldest son and his father had a very rough relationship. My son witnessed all his abuse towards me and towards himself and his little brother, he did not want to see his dad and refused to spend his weekends with him even though they were court ordered so I decided to take him to court for relocation rights as i was also planning to move to SoCal as well. I was referred to Mr, LaRose from a friend who wasn't even Mr. Larose's client but her ex husband was and he won their case, she referred me to him because she said he was THAT good! I couldn't resist under those circumstances, so I called Mr. LaRose and after our first meeting he reassured me that what I was doing for my children was the right thing and I retained him on the spot. Mr. LaRose not only got the judge to grant our relocation rights but he also got the judge to hear my son out and did not force him to visit with his father, resulting in my ex's visitation rights to our oldest son revoked. it was the best outcome ever and Mr. LaRose really did restore my faith in the judicial system and in lawyers. I am a single mother of 3 boys and i had to work hard and save money in order to retain him but it was completely worth it. and now here i am 12 years later i am in need of a lawyer and i am not hesitating on who i should call. I will be calling Mr. LaRose.
Posted by Becky
I came to Mr. Larose's office almost three years ago from a very bad and very long marriage. My ex was emotionally abusive, manipulative, extremely controlling, and I had been married to him for 31 years. I had no self-confidence or self-worth and was at the end of my rope. When I talked to Mr. Larose, for the first time, in such a long time, I felt I was worth something; I was worth fighting for because he listened to me - really listened, and took notes. He and his team were completely on my side. I felt empowered because I learned I had rights I didn't even know I had. He was truthful and did not sugar-coat my situation. He made me work gathering files and information he would need. He respected my wishes completely and he and his team kept me informed throughout. My ex and his lawyer dragged the settlement on for a long time and it has only just finished. Mr. Larose got a settlement for me that far exceeded my expectations. Through the three-year ordeal, Mr. Larose made sure I understood everything, followed every avenue of defense, kept me informed, protected me in the settlement agreement and personally corresponded with me or called even though I moved out of state. He is thorough, protective of his client, extremely knowledgeable, exacting, and very honest. I will miss his frequent emails. Mr. Larose and his team have my highest recommendation. They made a difference in my life.
Posted by a Divorce client
I have used Mr. Larose and his team on my case. He is aggressive, smart, does not back down, and sensitive. Mr. Larose, and his team including attorney Chelsea Jagar, were worth every dollar paid for their expertise and handling of my case . He listened to me and my concerns and gave me very good advise on how to proceed. They say the best settlements are done when your attorney is willing to take your case all the way to trial, and my attorneys resolved my case as I had hoped. Since the settlement I have often contacted Mr. Larose for additional advice. Its great to know he is always there if I need him. I have also recommended him to a very good friend of mine and he also worked on his case with success. If you are looking for a Divorce attorney, Mr. Larose is the one for you.
Posted by Ryan
I went to Jonathan from a stellar referral from a friend when I was seeking legal advice for a divorce. A divorce is an extremely emotional time for anyone and even more so when you need to hire an attorney. I have heard horror stories as well as pleasant stories from people dealing with divorces in the past.
Prior to meeting with Jonathan and my initial consultation I was extremely horrified how this divorce would play out. Our initial meeting, Jonathan was friendly and reassuring that he will assess my concerns and see what he could do for me. Again this was an extremely emotional time for me and during the initial consultation I started to ramble on. Jonathan cut me off and basically kept me on track. Which at that point I realized that Jonathan is not a therapist for me to ramble on my emotions to, but my attorney who will be there to help me through a divorce I'm terrified about. What was important was making sure I receive what is fair and not waste time rambling about my feelings. However he was sympathetic to my rambles and did reassure me that I was in good hands. Jonathan is not only confident in person but has the knowledge to back up his confidence. This had a huge positive effect during this emotional time which made me feel confident in the case.
During the case this also proved true which also kept the legal costs down by not wasting time rambling on about other things and not the things relevant to the divorce. Jonathan kept me WELL informed on what was going on with the case and explaining to me what the current situations are as well as options, strategies and directions we can go. There are so many ways a case can go. Jonathan's legal staff was also excellent in getting the job done. Now let me make this clear that Jonathan and staff are excellent in keeping to the point when discussing the case however they're not emotionless people. For example once the business aspect is completed for a scheduled meeting they also converse in normal conversation like how are you doing? keeping busy? a normal relaxing friendly conversation after. Trust me it takes a load off my mind after thinking over case information I need to process.
All in all I left all my meetings, conversations and emails confident in my attorney and his staff. Now the case is completed I am fully satisfied and grateful to have worked with Jonathan. I have and will continue to refer Jonathan moving forward. My divorce was finalized and I was very happy with the results which allows me to move forward in my life. My friends and family asked me how was I doing during my divorce... I said great, because I had a great attorney that took care of my legal woes while I straighten out my personal life to move forward.
Posted by BT
JL is a no frill, no bs lawyer! I appreciate his straight forward manner and would take it over fluff and pretense any day! He does exactly what he says he's going to do, offers professional legalities that, unless you're an attorney, it's likely you won't have privy to.
JL is confident, assuring and cost friendly. He also often offers his professional insight for no charge. I have recommended him to any friend in need of attorney services...especially when there are assets, children and an uncooperative spouse involved.
You won't be disappointed in Jonathan Larose!
Posted by Donn
After 18 years, 10 months, 3 days, 2 hours, 54 seconds (but who was counting?) in a less than happy marriage, I'm proud to say I took some advice from a female friend and hired Jonathan LaRose and his staff. You may think you can handle a divorce on your own and it may start off amicable, but the smartest thing you can do is hire someone who will protect you, your assets, and your right to time with your kids. The divorce was the toughest thing I've ever been through and I can honestly say that Jonathan, Chelsea, and Lisa kept me sane through it all and helped me get my life back on track. I got a hard working team, honest answers, and quick conclusion at an affordable cost.
I've talked to other people about their lawyers and I've heard more horror stories than positives. With JL, you get blunt, honest information without smoke and mirrors and you get a team that's more interested in getting your case done correctly than dragging it out to make money off of you. I've recommend Jonathan to 4 other friends since my case ended and I will continue to recomment them. Male or female with a divorce pending? Choose JL.
I only needed a divorce lawyer so I can't speak to JL's other areas of expertise but based on my experience, you can trust him to handle any case.
Posted by a Divorce client
I really wish I had not hired this attorney !!! He made the case spiral down with his unprofessional judgements. He does not have a strategy, and he does not even consult with us before making big blunders. He lacks empathy, professionalism, and competence. If you make the mistake of hiring him, you can be sure he will ruin your case.
Posted by a Divorce client
This attorney is no good. He seemed to be aggressive for the initial consultation, but was too irresponsible with the case.