Forrest has received 10 client reviews
Professional and Kind
Posted by: a Divorce client, about 1 month ago.
Forrest Collins is a highly professional, knowledgably and caring attorney. Having been through the divorce process in the past, I wanted a mediating attorney who would keep our case out of court and be willing to work with our budget. Mr. Collins is straight forward and very responsive to questions and concerns. Additionally, he is genuine (something that is refreshingly rare in the legal world) and I know from experience that he believes in helping people work through a difficult time in a fair and equitable manner. Above all, he is an excellent mediator, knows the court systems, communicates very well and is very kind. Finally, his support team is also very caring and professional. They create and maintain a calm and welcoming environment, and are also very responsive to questions and concerns. If you find yourself deciding on divorce or have other court related issues that require mediation or a good stand-alone attorney, I urge you to contact Forrest Collins.
Exceptional divorce mediation
Posted by: Dave, a Divorce client, 2 months ago.
Forrest put me at ease immediately with his level of knowledge and his respectful demeanor. He clearly is very skilled at helping people move forward in what is one of the most stressful times in your life. He followed up with everything he said he would do and was available and prompt when we had questions. I've worked with several attorneys in other areas of specialty and Forrest was the best I've dealt with. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering mediation.
A pleasant meeting with Forrest Collins
Posted by: John, a Divorce client, 6 months ago.
Forrest R Collins helped me review my divorce documents. He was very clear with me about every step I needed to take in order to file. The whole meeting was smooth and efficient.
Client review for Forrest R. Collins
Posted by: carlos, a Alimony client, 9 months ago.
Forrest is a genuinely good guy as he very professional and engaging; he is a very caring and sympathetic lawyer and is very informative. He is very easy to talk to and gives you excellent point blank advice which makes it easeir for you to make the right decisions. I trust Forrest and I will use his services in the future; I highly recommend Forrest Collins for any legal consultation and legal representation. carlos
Posted by: Rachelle, a Divorce client, 9 months ago.
I am a thirty-year-old woman, and I was very nervous about finding a lawyer for my divorce. I was afraid of it costing to much or winding up with a lawyer I didn't like. When I called Forrest, a very nice receptionist picked up right away and listened to me ramble on and on about my divorce. She was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. I knew that was a good sign. Forrest called me back within the hour, to answer all my questions. That is one of my favorite things about working with him. Over the course of my divorce, he always got back to me right away. I never had to call twice or wait around. Another reason I recommend him is that he is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. When I didn't understand something, he was happy to explain it again and again, with out making me feel stupid. I always felt like we were a team, and that I could contact him whenever I needed him. He definitely also made me feel like I was his only client, I hear that is not very common. The other reason I recommend him is because he has a wonderful team he works with. Annie and Noah are an absolute delight. I am a small business owner myself, and I know that you can always judge a business by the quality of their employees. Good people are hard to find and even harder to keep. When you have wonderful and supportive staff working for you, it says a lot about your character as well. They made me feel like family, and they were always happy to see me. They even encouraged me to stop by and say hi from time to time. So, I just had to come on here and review him because I just can't say enough about how great it was to work for him. Going threw a divorce is one of the worst things that can happen to you, so I want everyone to be able to have a good experience like mine.
Posted by: Wesley, a Divorce client, 11 months ago.
Forrest handled all aspects of my collaborative divorce in 2012. I have never dealt with an attorney in my life and never wanted to because of the reputation of the profession. After four months of trying to handle the divorce without an attorney, I decided it was in my best interest to take the risk and hire one. I researched my options extensively, interviewed my top choices and finally decided to hire Forrest. It was an easy choice, and ultimately, an excellent choice. The following is a short list of my experience with Forrest. 1. The divorce process went much faster and smoothly than expected. 2. He was a very down to earth and a very easy person to work with. He was very relaxed, friendly and approachable. 3. Forrest was very knowledgeable and had most of the answers that I needed, but not all of them. For those, he was able to get the answers to me very quickly. 4. All of his recommendations and advice were very helpful. He identified several important issues that I had overlooked. In addition, his advise in working with my wife in the process was very effective. 5. Since this was a collaborative divorce, I wanted the final judgement to be very fairly split between my wife and me. He did an excellent job with that. 6. The cost of his services was very fair and affordable. 7. He was very easy to reach. He responded very quickly to phone messages and emails. 8. The draft documents contained some clerical errors that took a few rounds to get fixed, but the final documents were complete, comprehensive, and ready on time. I am extremely pleased with my experiences with Forrest and strongly recommend him.
Posted by: Ed, a Divorce client, over 1 year ago.
Forrest was always prepared. He gave me multiple options throughout the process. For each option he included pros and cons and answered all questions completely. He was objective and focused on my goals. He also maintained a positive attitude which was helpful during an acrimonious divorce. We won our case which is the most important aspect.
Posted by: a client, over 1 year ago.
Forrest did a great job for me getting my divorce settled and helping to walk me through the process. He worked well with me and the other attorney to make things happen.
Posted by: a Divorce client, over 1 year ago.
Mr Collins was a great option for my situtation. I went from what should have been a simple divorce, and just split the basic assets to a hostile situation. He was good at handling the changes as the occured and gave great advice along the way.
Forrest not only has the smarts, his values and heart are the best...
Posted by: a Child Custody client, over 1 year ago.
Forrest handled a divorce for me 3 years ago, and is helping me again with a modification of child custody and parenting time plan proceeding. In terms of knowledge and "smarts" -- Forrest definitely knows his stuff, and he did a great job in particular with filing a pre-hearing brief in my divorce proceeding that framed the issues before the court perfectly and led to a positive outcome in the hearing. (He also was excellent on his feet with cross examination of a witness.) No shortage of brains, and presents his argument very effectively in briefs or in court. In terms of his trustworthiness and responsiveness -- he was always candid and honest, and had a keen sense and understanding of the family dynamics at work in a divorce proceeding, and when to make a settlement offer. I felt that I learned much from him that helped me as a father -- he may be on the younger side for attorneys out there (and I'm some 15 or so years older than him), but he's wiser and more insightful than many attorneys I contacted or consulted. In terms of values, and heart -- I especially liked that Forrest was not a jaundiced practitioner willing to pursue highly negative tactics just to "win." There are many such attorneys out there, and you can go that route. But -- divorces can be horrid and exhausting experiences that spin out of control with escalation from one or both sides, at great financial expense. And judges aren't dumb. They figure out which side is being civil and reasonable, and all that money and the aggressive tactics are usually just a waste. Forrest understands the value of minimizing the conflict for children and getting to a cost effective resolution. Since I first met him, he has focused his practice on mediation. I think this is where family law should be going. We moved as a culture to no-fault divorces in recent decades, for good reason (the courts really don't have the time and don't want to hear everyone's nasty laundry aired out). Divorce with child custody issues can still turn nasty, with negative tactics, but many attorneys, like Forrest, are moving away from that history or paradigm, and focusing on working with parents jointly to mediate a divorce and minimize the conflict to get to fair resolutions that are best for the kids involved. I have great respect for Forrest in that he has made mediation his central focus. He has the brains to make tons of money and be highly effective as an adversarial lawyer, but his values are such that he'd rather help people resolve issues, rather than see the parties entrenched in damaging litigation.