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After speaking with Beth Appelsmith for only a few minutes at our first meeting, I knew I could trust her, and my trust was well placed. She helped me think through and complete a pre-nuptial agreement on a very rushed timeline. Her calm approach and insights, as well as her advice gave me the confidence to sign the agreement with full knowledge of the consequences and benefits of doing so.
About two years ago I had the unfortunate need for a divorce attorney. I had been referred to Beth by an individual I respected. Once I had contacted Beth she was prompt in returning my call and setting an initial appointment. During the appointment Beth gave me an overall idea what I might expect. Beth was clear and concise about her fees and asked me a number of questions and most important, really listened to me as I told my story.
As the divorce progressed Beth offered advice and educated me on the process I had never been through before. When issues arose and I would respond from an emotional perspective, Beth was very helpful in reminding me that this process required a business minded approach. This was a great help to me as it supported where I was but reminded me of the task at hand.
I found Beth Appelsmith to be not only extremely knowledgeable but more importantly a professional with great integrity. I have referred her to others who have reported a similar experience.
Because of the work I do, I have heard other individuals' experiences in their divorces. I have been appalled by many of the experiences they have shared with me. I am forever grateful to have had Beth Appelsmith as my legal representative throughout an experience that was so difficult.
Beth came recommended by a coworker, and I'm glad I transferred my case to her. She is very knowledgeable and experienced and counseled me well. Going through the divorce was very trying and emotional for me. It was hard to be reasonable to reach decisions about custody, support, distribution of assets. But, Beth had a skillful way to calm my emotional state. She was empathetic in her approach and was able to get me to see the big picture for best interest my children and my financial future. She clearly and concisely explained the issues and placed them into perspective. She and her assistant, Caroline, quickly responded to my phone calls and emails and regularly kept me updated on my case. I am very happy with the service provided and the final settlement reached. I will definitely recommend her service!
Beth is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She took the time to understand the details of my particular situation. She walked me through the process while being extremely professional yet caring. She is excellent.
Beth was my attorney during the collaborative divorce process. She was always encouraging and supportive and kind. I trusted her completely, and she worked very well with the rest of our collaborative divorce team. I highly recommend Beth and the collaborative divorce process to anyone in need of ending their marriage, and who is concerned about the emotional health and wellbeing of their children. At times, the process seemed grueling and like it would never end. But the time (and money) was definitely well spent, as my children seem to be very well adjusted and unharmed by the potential negative effects of divorce. I also feel as though my emotions were well handled and appropriately funneled to meet our needs. Beth worked beautifully with the rest of the collaborative divorce team, and her positivity and kindness were especially helpful to me during this most difficult time. I will always be so ever grateful to her and the work she put in on my (and my children's) behalf. Thank you, Beth. I wish you the best always!
Paragraph taken from my "thank you" letter I wrote to Beth when we closed my divorce file:
Working with you brought sense and sanity to my living nightmare. You always returned my calls timely and when we spoke I was impressed with how well you listened to what I had to say. You would listen and ask questions during our conversations until you believed you had all of the information available. You dealt in facts, not feelings. Your written correspondence was articulate, accurate direct and powerful, resulting in desired outcomes. Your referrals to the right team of professionals, an objective Child Mediator and a talented Certified Financial Planner were also strategic moves that helped navigate the process. We were able to reach a settlement and produce a parenting plan that granted me the majority of parenting time.
Thank you for being tough and sensitive. Thank you for being my "Big Guns" after all.
Working through a divorce can be costly. and it's not particularly fun. If you HAVE to go through this process, you want someone who is knowledgeable, respectful of the resources and objectives of the parties involved (hopefully, a mediated settlement because it's better for all involved), and who keeps you adequately apprised of developments and timelines.
I found Beth Appelsmith to be excellent in all respects. She's very professional and as efficient as you give her guidance to be. She knows the law and gives advice based upon her knowledge of the law and experiences. She is also just plain nice---the kind of person you would probably want as a friend, though, everyone should be clear, that's not why you hire an attorney.
I had to hire Beth to counsel me through a mediation; she would also probably be a terrific mediator or lawyer to counsel both parties in trying to reach a marriage settlement agreement.
Beth was very trustworthy thought my entire divorce process.
She charged very reasonable fee adn all charges are clearly stated in her invoices. With her help and advise my divorce was settled without any complications. Thank you.
Beth was totally engaged in my case from the very beginniing. It was a very hard time for me after a very long marriage. She immediately felt like a friend who would be on my side through the whole process. Beth was always very professional and always talked to me when I needed her. I would recommend her to anyone who needs an outstanding attorney.
Beth is a very knowledgeable and effective attorney. She treats all parties fairly, honestly, and with respect. She was always available, and handeled every aspect of my case with care and patience. She is also very well respected by her peers and judges. My commendation to beth for her professionalism, her kindness, and a job well done.