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I highly recommend Paul. He is compassionate and a great person to work with. He will listen to your concerns, and execute paperwork in a timely and thorough way.
Recently acquired service of Mr. Saucy. 35 years in his business. I doubt there is a more highly respected divorce attorney in Salem area by (his) clients, other attorneys, and (perhaps most inportant) by the judicial system. My particular case could not be finalized until going thru the court system. My observation of Mr. Saucy, the opposing attorney, and the judge was very informative: Mr. Saucy was extremely professional, most knowledgeable, and had the respect of all concerned. Note: Mr. Saucy had been highly recommended to me by three previous clients.
Paul Saucy has been my attorney since the year 2000 when I sought his counsel in divorcing my spouse and seeking custody of our young children. I was frightened and in shock. From the first consultation, Paul was clear, straightforward and patient. He detailed options and then encouraged me to take enough time to consider everything we had covered. While I was reluctant about what I was about to undertake, I had absolutely no reservations about Paul. I knew I needed a partner of high ethical standards and character that I could trust. I wanted someone who would be fair. Most of all, I needed someone that would be aggressive when I could not. Someone with an excellent reputation and the ability to apply everything he knew to my case. That was Paul Saucy.
My only concern was gaining custody of my children and, under constant threats, I was desperate enough that I offered to sign away everything - even the means to support them later because I wanted it to end. If not for Paul, I would have given the house, our only vehicle, all interest in our business and all of the retirement I had accumulated. By the end of 2000 our divorce was finalized. Paul had shepherded me through a domestic violence issue, a parenting and custody study and depositions filled with realities I never wanted to know about. I had received sole custody of our children, our home, car and child support. Paul's negotiations both in and out of court left me with a clean enough break that we could start over and I could keep the children stable, in their home and moving forward. Divorce so often is devastating to families financially but because of Paul I left the marriage on an even financial level enabling us to maintain a similar standard of living.
In 2004 I contacted Paul regarding treatment of our children during visitations as well as erratic and cancelled visitations. Once again, Paul explained the options, made himself available whenever needed and interacted with me as part of the team. He guided me through the additional parenting studies, depositions and court hearings. By the end of trial in 2004 visitation was reduced to one time per month.
Finally, in January of 2014 my ex-spouse filed to reduce child support payments. Paul, his staff and all of my information were still there. Because of our established relationship it was quick to bring Paul up-to-speed and begin working on the issues. Paul not only brought the issue to a close efficiently but also succeeded in obtaining a judgment for large past due payments related to child support and medical co-payments.
I have known Paul and a number of his staff for 14 years now. I am not a lawyer, heart surgeon or high ranking government official. But I do know I was treated as if I were. My case, my calls, my email updates were personally and promptly answered by Paul - often with great humor. Many times in the evenings and on weekends. Paul's services are expensive but divorce is life changing. I borrowed money in order to hire him in both 2000 and 2004. Paul's expertise and excellent reputation has been the best investment I have ever made. I have recommended his services many, many times. It is rare to find in any profession but Paul was made to do what he does - that is the attorney you need when your life and your future are being determined. My children and I are forever grateful.
I decided to write this review because this is such a desperate time in a person’s life. While you can spend your entire life investing in the best investments and making an entire fortune with hopes of leaving a legacy to your family, it will very quickly be learned that if you do not have “THE RIGHT” attorney on board when you need one, you in a moment’s notice can very quickly learn how you can not only lose everything you have ever worked for, but your family and livelihood as well. TRULY when all is said and done investors should start teaching that the best investment in life is a good attorney to protect you, then go from there. Paul Saucy is that attorney.
I had some very unique circumstances that in no way just “any” attorney in town could handle. I in fact had started with another attorney in town and in a week’s time could so quickly see what a waste of time and money it was. I had very thankfully had a consult with Mr. Saucy’s office prior to which allowed me to fire the other attorney and move everything over to Mr. Saucy. If I could ever save a person time or money I would say, “Just start with him from start to finish”. It’s like anything in life, “you get what you pay for.” No different than anyone I thought I could save a few bucks and that move cost me a few because of damage he had to clean up and in a big hurry.
What I can tell you is that through a divorce or if child custody matters are involved, there is no better attorney than Mr. Saucy in my opinion. There were many times through the process (which mind you is the most exhausting, stressful process you will go through in your life) that I wanted to “give-in”. I wanted to cave and just settle with my spouse, just to be done which was VERY MUCH not in my children or my best interest. That is when Mr. Saucy will back you, he is there for you, he is strong for you, and as your attorney he won’t let you. I am beyond grateful for that now. He consistently communicated with me, (more-often than not, after-hours) because there are no “set hours” for a divorce. You have crazy things changing in your world every day, some times more than once. If you have troubles arise in your life and you have an attorney but you have no way of contacting your attorney then it really is of no use to you. Mr. Saucy was always by my side and walked me through this journey. When I was down he lifted me back up.
While there is so much more I could write with-out getting into specifics, truly there are not enough words for the “gift” Mr. Saucy has given my children and I of having our life back. I never write reviews and I felt this one to be so important because of how he changed our life. TRULY if you are seeking an attorney with needs for divorce or child custody issues, it is in my opinion that no matter what it ends up costing you, you will be more than grateful in the end, this is your life you are dealing with for one, and for two, his experience and years in the field can often find creative ways on how to make sure your future is taken care of. Ways that my prior attorney had not even considered. This is life people. While it may cost you a little up front, you will more than make it back in the end. This is not even a question, if you are searching, I hope your research is complete. Mr. Saucy will take care of you. His entire staff embodies a professionalism that businesses seek to achieve every day. Don’t short yourself. Have the consult, meet the staff, meet Mr. Saucy, then you decide. Explain your circumstances. I had some rare circumstances that most people can’t imagine. There is nothing he can’t handle. Good Luck!
Paul Saucy, through his superior knowledge of the law, saved my financial future. After being married for 32 years, I finally decided to divorce. I was most fortunate to have Mr. Saucy represent me. He expertly navigated a long process that ultimately went to trial. He is expensive, but he gave me the results I fought for. During trial, it was obvious that Mr. Saucy was in total control of the issues. His ability to communicate is exceptional, and he did a wonderful job of preparing me and putting me at ease. Mr. Saucy kindly dominated in court, and I cannot imagine a better advocate. As it turned out, our judge ruled in essentially the way Mr. Saucy told me I could expect many months before trial. He was even able to win back a large percentage of my attorney fees. I highly recommend Paul Saucy to anyone seeking expert legal advice and representation.
I recently found myself heading into a divorce and had no idea who to contact as my divorce attorney since I have never had a need for one. Paul Saucy was highly recommended by everyone within my friend and business circles. I was told he was the best in Salem and surrounding areas. I decided to have an initial meeting with Paul and soon understood why he was recommended. He communicated the divorce process in a very professional way and made sure I understood that we would be working as partners to get the job done. He was clear in his process and communicated with me each step of the way. His straight forward business approach was appreciated. Often times when one is going through divorce emotions are at a high yet Paul does an incredible job at helping to keep the emotions aside and continuing to handle the business at hand.
After my initial visit I decided to put aside the divorce for 7 months and when I contacted Paul again I was impressed that he not only remembered me but also the details of our last meeting. We then began working together and he worked evenings and weekends. I was most impressed that when push came to shove he moved my case to the top and we were able to push the divorce through within a week. His timely responses to me were far beyond my expectations. His professional recommendations were much appreciated as divorce is not my area of expertise. Overall, I was extremely pleased with Paul’s professional, no non-sense attitude. Some may say Paul is aggressive, however, that’s the type of guy you want when you are going through a divorce. Reserve the “nice guy” attorney for another legal matter. Paul is definitely not the cheapest divorce attorney out there but in my opinion he is the best.
I found myself needing a divorce attorney and a friend recommended Paul Saucy. As we worked through the divorce I found him to be straight forward, willing to explain the legal process and all the options that were available. He and his staff were very organized, all necessary paperwork was well prepared and filed on time. He was available to respond to concerns, answer questions or just give you a "pep talk" by phone, e-mails or an office appointment. I felt he was a good listener and concerned about what I wanted when the divorce was final.
I would recommend him to anyone needing a divorce attorney.
This was my first marriage, so the whole ordeal started out slowly. Paul gave me all the time and advice that I needed, based on my level not knowing too much, but then gaining some real knowledge of my wife's current affairs . He was very good at handling the situation and made sure that I was ready to take care of any sort of problems that may arise, out of the blue, or even normally. With his help, I became independent and very able to handle the situation timely and effectively.
Without going into too much detail, my wife and I divorced a few years ago. I met an amazing woman that my son adored. My ex wife got an attorney and served us papers stating she wanted more parenting time in addition to a number of other things. My fiancé and I were planning a wedding, so this was the last thing we needed. I can't even begin to tell you the stress this caused on our lives, because we were in the dark and she had an attorney, we felt like the verdict was read. I talked with a number of people in the Polk County area, and Paul's name kept popping up. He no doubt left a good impression on these people. They all said the same thing: He's smart, extremely organized, aggressive in the courtroom, has a good reputation with judges and is highly respected by his peers (my ex-wife's attorney has taken classes that Paul teaches) and they were all happy with the way things turned out. I did some more research and knew that he was going to be our guy. We worked together to reach our goal and I was VERY happy with the outcome. He provided coaching and the guidance that we needed to overcome our nightmare. He is a good communicator and always available. He treats your case like it is the only one he has and doesn't wait days to answer a question (trust me, you don't want to have a question weighing on your mind because it will ruin your day not knowing the answer). I went through mediation and eventually a settlement conference, all the while pushing forward to get the parenting plan that I wanted, which included more parenting time than I originally had! I never felt "in the dark", because I was routinely updated on the progress of my case. Paul is expensive at $300/hour, but worth every penny. Don't waste your time with cut rate attorneys, THEY ARE CHEAP FOR A REASON. I highly recommend Paul Saucy as your attorney. Hope this helps the Dads out there.
My relationship with Paul started in 2003 when my first marriage ended in divorce and continued with sporadic involvement through August of 2012. In August of 2012 I made the decision, along with the direction of Paul, to seek custody of my children due to reasons that could no longer be ignored. In June of 2013 after nearly a year had passed, I was awarded sole custodianship of my two children (age 11 & 12)
The respect and knowledge I have gained from Paul has never come as a result of "winning" or even getting back at the other person, it was developed from the beginning of our relationship and has carried over since 2003. One thing that has always stood out for me is that when I wanted to responded to my ex-wife in a way that would have been too harsh, aggressive, or viewed as heavy handed, Paul always counseled me to look at the bigger picture. Paul does not "react" but he is methodical, intelligent, truthful, and confident. He helped me stay calm.
Paul always made me feel as if I was his only client and there was always an open flow of communication. Paul is not cheap but you get what you pay for. Something those who know him would say. Those who have anything negative to say about Paul either "lost" to him or have some other personality conflict that prevents them from understanding who Paul really is. Paul has the respect of me and my entire family. I would whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone seeking the best legal advice and representation.