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Posted by Lucy, a Divorce client, Flag
Lillian Quinn's professional & empathetic manner put me at ease throughout the process of my recent divorce. She & assistant Jennifer were very kind & got the divorce completed quickly & efficiently. If you have to go through a divorce, I would recommend getting Lillian's help.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
For an attorney, Lillian is understanding AND honest. At no time did I feel she talked down to me or treated me or my spouse like we were wasting her time. She answered all of our questions in terms that 'regular people' can understand. Her office has a real 'home' feel and her legal assistant is friendly and helpful. Will be recommending her to any body that is needing to talk about options, be it legal seperation or divorce.
Posted by Anne, a Divorce client, Flag
My ex-husband and I did not want to "fight" as we made the tough decision to get a divorce. We wanted the divorce to go as smoothly and peacefully as possible. Lillian Quinn helped us do this. She took a huge weight off our shoulders, handling everything with professionalism and fairness. She answered all our questions and made sure we both understood the process and all that happened along the way.
Since Lillian is a "non-dispute attorney" her goal is to make going through a divorce the "best it can be" for both people. She helped us come to agreements on issues and truly cared about our case.
To this day, my ex-husband and I are close friends, because we chose to "work things out" rather than "fight" and we chose Lillian Quinn to be our attorney.
I would highly reccommend attorney Lillian Quinn to anyone who must make that difficult choice to go through a divorce but who wants to make sure it is done with kindness and compassion rather than hostility and anger.
Posted by Brian, a Family client, Flag
I went to Lillian one month and two days before my planned marriage, with a prenuptial agreement that my fiance and I had drafted. It was 90% complete, but may have needed some of the wrapper such as notary/signature pages per State of Oregon law. She charged me $75 for the initial consultation and a $500 flat fee to do the prenuptial agreement.
Yes, I thought this was too much given that all of the negotiation was complete and the document was in near final form. But I was on a schedule and needed to get it done.
After a two week wait she provided me with her Draft #1. I was appalled!
1) What had started as an agreement between two people now read like a divorce action with me as the "petitioner" and my fiancé as the "respondent". It sounded like I was suing my fiancé! This was supposed to be an agreement. Clearly Lillian didn't get it... I mean, what part of prenuptial "agreement" did she not understand? It appeared that she could only think in terms of divorce.
2) She had modified the document in such a way as to make it weaker. For example, she made the document contingent on the wedding occurring on a specific day, such that if the wedding were to be delayed, the document would have to be redone. Can you imagine what a challenge that might be if the delay were only for a single day. I mean surely we should have better things to do. When I talked to her about this, she acted like "it must be this way" and clearly didn't understand the implications of what she had done.
3) She included content that had nothing to do with the agreement and seemed to serve her own best interest instead. In addition to dozens of typos that had not been in the original document (she had not proof read her document), some of what she added seemed to say that it didn't matter what the agreement says, that a divorce settlement will be decided by the court... leaving me to wonder (a) why have an agreement? and (b) whose side is my attorney on?
The only content of value that I felt that she added was the notary/signature pages.
3) We now had less than three weeks to go before the event and I felt as if I had more work to do than when I had started. My first instinct was to fire her and go with what I had started with, thinking I could add the signature pages myself from the draft that she had provided.
She convinced me that she could make the adjustments needed with little effort. I've always had difficulty coming down hard on anyone, and this time was no different. Besides, she has this great red hair! I gave her another chance.
I received her draft #2 within the week. Though some of the wording was changed to make it sound more like an agreement, it still had not been proof-read and still had most of the typos from draft #1. I still didn't like most of the way it read. I felt that she was being self-serving. But time was running out. My fiance reviewed this draft with her attorney (one who I wish I had gone to in the first place). She offered some suggestions, I added mine, and all was submitted back to Lillian for updates and corrections.
A week past. I contacted Lillian and asked about the status. She replied that same day that her assistant had been out of the office for the week, and that she would wrap it all up early the next (the final week before the event).
The following week, again three days of silence. With two days left before the wedding I communicated to her that time had run out; that we'd have to finish our business after the wedding.
Eight days later I get a letter from her that states that a prenuptial agreement must be executed prior to the wedding, and that our business was therefore concluded. She claimed to have been unaware of the scheduled wedding date despite that she had documented it in her first two drafts of the agreement.
Hopefully, by this time you (the reader) don't need for me to tell you how I feel about Lillian, so I won’t. Suffice it to say that I’m sorry that I used her.