5.0 stars 11 totalReview Katy Gronowski
Posted by Matt
Katy represented me through the nearly three years it took to finalize my divorce. At first, it appeared that it would be uncontested, so Katy just provided what I requested, which was a sounding-board in the background while I performed the negotiations. As issues arose, I had her take the lead and work through the complexities of the financial aspects with opposing counsel. Throughout the process, Katy made good suggestions on how to address each issue. Her gentle, non-aggressive demeanor was instrumental in helping to get my very hesitant ex to the finish line. Thirteen years later, I still call Katy occasionally with a question about support or custody and she actually recalls my situation (and even my children's names) with enough clarity to provide quality advice. Compared with any of my friends' divorce experiences and costs, I feel that I really lucked out finding Katy.
Posted by Carmina
Katy M. Gronowski is a very classy lady and great attorney. Aside from the basic qualifications that we all look in lawyers i.e. trust, experience, and knowledge of Family Law. Katy is a great story teller. She listened with a sincere concern for the tiny details in my mother’s story. She has great communication and people skills. Ultimately you want someone to represent you, to tell your story as if you were telling it to the judge. (Used Katy’s services for my mother’s divorce)
Katy was always available and answered my questions in a timely manner. She would advise on the pros and cons of the situation as we went along. Katy’s demeanor was calm, which was great for us, since this was a very stressful situation, which included dealing with the opposing attorney as well. Not only because of the process but also because of our locations, she is in Northern California and we are in Southern California. She explained the law to its simple form.
We are very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend Katy M. Gronowski for your case.
Posted by a client
"I have met with a dozen attorneys over the many years of my troubled marriage. NOW, I am ready to get a divorce. Katy Gronowski is the BEST attorney I have seen to date. Her demeanor is lovely and professional, but she can "turn up the heat if she needs to". Her knowledge of family law and divorce and years of experience are highly impressive. Katy gave me the precise information that I needed, such as monthly alimony estimates, etc. and some great advise. She also gave me some helpful leads for the process of divorce, such as names of mediators and financial planners.
I feel very confidant about getting the best results of my divorce, knowing that Katy is in my corner.
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED KATY!
Posted by Jenny
I highly recommend Katy (Gronowski Law Offices). Katy has a comforting confidence that helped me get through a very difficult case. She is very supportive and always returns all of my calls and emails on the very same day. I would not hesitate to recommend such a highly talented and qualified attorney. Katy has a professional, yet personal touch that helped me get through a very emotional situation.
Posted by a client
Katy was always available when needed, even if out if the office she would make her self available if needed. Ofcourse I was not her only client, however I alway received the attention and services as if I was, never ignored or made to feel less important. She also cares very much for her clients and children involved and because of that goes above and beyond to make sure that the children's best interest is always first
Posted by a client
She was the best choice I made.
Katy always knew how to handle the complexities of family law. She was able to make things better than I expected. Katy is smart and kind. She truly cared about what she achieved for me in both the short and long term. Katy is sharp. She is quick to pick up on things others miss. Katy was quick to answer my questions efficiently and accurately. She has a great approach when working with the attorney for the other person. Katy is in your corner both with you and for you.
Posted by Robert
I used Katy on three seperate cases. She did an excellent job every time and I would not hesitate to use her again. Katy is an excellent attorney.
Posted by John S.
I am a member of the California Bar, now inactive, having previously practiced in General Civil (mostly personal injury) law for 14 years before leaving California for Georgia. My older adult autistic son had informal visitation with me for eight years when my ex- pulled the plug on any visitation beyond her whim. I went nuts, literally... so did my son... and I made the classic error of trying to represent myself in this highly nuanced, to say nothing of emotionally and financially toxic, area of law. I made some (in retrospect) unbelievably bad errors... seemed like good ideas at the time!... and managed to get my ex-, her attorney, the Department of Child Support Services, and the Court Clerk (if not the Court itself) pissed off at me big-time, ultimately leading to the denial of all visitation with my son and the garnishment of my financial life-blood. In other words, a mess a mile high and just as wide. I serendipitously found Katy, and the first thing she did for me was simply (and critically) to calm me down. I came to her as "the expert" in my own situation, and rather than whack me upside the head with the criticism that I clearly was not any such thing, she broke the situation down into simple steps that I could follow towards repairing the damage done and moving to a good conclusion, and along the way noted, "oh, and here it might have been better to...", thus teaching me as much as representing my best interests. Katy keeps the long view in her advice and steps taken, even while (as in my case) what was transpiring was a continuous set of fires big and small that had to be put out along the way. She eased back the rancor that had developed among the parties, whereas I've seen in my legal life so many attorneys who delve into a case's minutia so much that mountains are made of molehills and the hopes of a reasonably quick settlement disappear. Before I hired Katy, I had started way too fast and had gone way too far for the case to come to an easy resolution, and it turned out to be expensive beyond what I had hoped, and none of that was Katy's fault. Quite the contrary, she always included in her continuing advice recommendations for limiting costs and fees, not just for me, but for the other parties as well... a holistic view that in the family law context is critical to a resolution that all can live with, especially where there is a child involved with special needs. Katy kept her fees to the minimum possible under the circumstances, including the fact that she is a lawyer of considerable experience and success. To me as a client, the matter seemed destined for trial, and she kept me appropriately prepared for that eventuality, but also reminded me that it was in everyone's reasonable interest to settle. She was absolutely tenacious when it came to drawing appropriate lines in the sand, not only vis-à-vis my angry ex- and her not-very-often-paid counsel, but also when having to oppose the more obstinate positions taken by the government bureaucracies involved. Despite all of the above complications, and a lot more I don't have the inclination to go on about, Katy helped me come to a livable conclusion as to all issues, and kept her total fees less than those I would have normally paid had I been smart and put the thing in the hands of an attorney so that it was done right to begin with. I am paying the same support as before (when it had looked for awhile like I would be paying double into the indefinite future, PLUS owe back-payments on allegedly underpaid past support) and all other debts were declared null and void between me and my ex-. Most importantly, despite the (continuing!) existence of a demoralizing and on-point Court of Appeals precedent, Katy convinced opposing counsel and thus my ex- to include in the ultimate Court Order Upon Stipulation agreement to continuing visitation on a regular, and not haphazard, basis. I could not give anyone a more hearty recommendation than that I give to Katy.
Posted by Gretchen
It's hard to believe Katy is a lawyer. She is so compassionate and is genuinely concerned about her clients. She has spent several hours on the phone with me answering questions, even though I had not retained her as my lawyer at that time. While she listens to and will "fight" for your priorities, she also provides sound advice and won't drag you through a long legal battle for a lost cause. She is very bright and understands the law. I highly recommend her for anyone who wants to make this process as pain-free as possible.
Posted by Regina
I recently retired from practicing family law. I refer all my former clients to Katy. She has good people skills and trial experience in addition to being a certified specialist in family law. My former clients report being very pleased with Katy's legal services. I highly recommend Katy for any family law issue from custody and support to division of property matters.