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Posted by a Domestic Violence client
I was hopeless when I called Monique Gilson-Moreau`s office. My previous lawyer had handled my case with a careless approach, she missed the due date to submit my financial declaration even though I provided 3 times to her on the court hearing. Monique is a true professional, full of integrity, she has the right tools to make her life easier and efficient. When I got to her office, she strategically organized my papers, and listened attentively to my case. She simplified my mess, made my financial declaration in 5 minutes and asked for $5000 deposit, money that of course I did not have, but somehow I knew that I had to value a competent professional and reward for her awesome skills. The Brazilian Consulate emailed her and she accepted my case before having the money on her account after couple days that I talked to her. Monique is knowledgeable and uses the law to help her clients to understand it in a practical way, no hidden communication to manipulate your case. She writes the emails and cc you and everyone involved to make communication transparent between the parties. I am so thankful for Monique, she really cares and listens to your needs. Her excellent team makes her even more successful, she has an awesome daughter that keeps her in track of all the tasks. :) I highly recommend Monique Gilson-Moreau if you are looking for a solution for your case!
Posted by Mifa
Hands down the most professional and helpful attorney I have come across. Monique is not your typical empty suit kind of lawyer, She will actually deeply listen to everything that is on your mind and offer the best advice to proceed in helping you any way she can. If you are in need of an excellent family law lawyer or general attorney look no further! I came to Monique with a complex divorce problems and right from the start she put me at ease and assured me. Monique and her staff are very polite and professional and easy to work with.
Posted by Pam
I suppose that it is human nature to write a negative review first during the most difficult, emotional part of your life, as I just read about Monique...but it is just not the situation with my experience with her, and her staff. My ex-husband was mentally, physically abusive during the marriage and during the divorce. I ended up in the ER twice in a three month period in two different counties. I was threatened. The police and sheriff kindly protected me on several occasions. He pulled every trick in the book and beyond to the point of having to lock myself in my bedroom for weeks. As I searched for the right attorney, Monique was the one that answered my desperate email very late one evening. Her words of comfort were the empowerment I needed to hear my legal rights, to give me the courage to know, I could escape my nightmare. She never promised something she could not do. She kept me level headed and legally empowered throughout the difficult process. Her attention to detail where nothing was allowed to slip through the cracks, made me all the more able to face the challenges of the worst time of my life. I realized later as I saw all the clients coming in and out of her office, she was a very busy attorney, handling so many client's emotional and legal issues. All the while, making me feel like I was the only client she had. If you are afraid and feel like you have lost control of your life because of a mentally abusive spouse...look no further. Monique is number one in my book! I am convinced no one else could have taken my divorce and did with it as she did. She is smart and nothing gets by her. She is tough when she has to be but has a heart of gold. She is all business, but knew the perfect balance in her communications of empathy and getting the job done. I could have hired someone less expensive but she never wasted a single minute of our time. She got me out of that nightmare with my dignity back and it was worth every penny and more! I wish I could go further into detail of all the amazing ways she gave me my life back so I could have a fresh start in life again. I don't know the proper way to write the excellent review she deserves. It was not all about money as my ex would like everyone to think. I have moved on now, thanks to Monique and her paralegal Rebecca. I know I will never let anyone trick me into thinking they are someone they are not, again. Thanks to Monique, I am not a victim anymore of pure evil. I am "me" again, happy and loving life to the fullest. Pam Fleshman (I would have given her 5 stars on "kept me informed" but I learned she was on top of my case at all time. She did not need to waste my money on keeping me informed of small details. She DOES keep you informed whether it is by her or her paralegal, Rebecca (who is a doll!).
Posted by a Child Custody client
I used Monique in my original divorce a number of years ago. She took over my case from another attorney who wasn't doing much but prepare me to be skewered by my ex! After switching to Monique, I realized there was hope in coming out of the process intact and be able to see my kids etc. She really turned the negotiations around and the other side really backed off with all the crap they were trying to pull. Ended up with a very fair settlement.
Since then I've had to go back and get custody of my kids back, due to drug problem with the ex and she and Erin have been very supportive. We've been successful in getting my kids out of a bad situation with the ex. Whenever I felt that the whole process was becoming too much or that things were not going to work out, I'd call them and I always had a new sense of hope after talking to them that by god, this was the right thing to do and we were going to be successful.
I read some of the other reviews here and I'll have to admit that sometimes this office isn't the most rigorously organized attorneys I've dealt with, but they have a pleasant laid back style and are easy to work with and really care about your situation.
At the same time, they know what they are doing and all the stupid tricks the other side will try to pull and how to counter them. All in all this is a VERY effective attorney and I'd highly recommend them.
Posted by a Divorce client
I found Monique by accident and thank God I did!!! I am divorcing an abusive man with BPD I had a lawyer who did an awful job and at the first hearing she made erroneous mistakes and put my children’s lives at risk. I found Monique and Erin when I googled Family Lawyer. I called over 20 lawyers most had no clue what BPD is and the ones who did wanted nothing to do with my case. When I called MGM legal Monique actually answered the phone she was happy to answer my questions she new about and had experience in BPD divorce and was ready to help me protect my children!!!!! She was able to fix the mistakes my previous lawyer made and helped me get back my full retainer. So far she and Erin have done an amazing job they have won everything we have asked for and even helped me find a wonderful therapist for my little girl. The personal attention I get from this office makes me feel like I am the only client they have and I can tell by the way they fight for us they truly care about protecting my children and I.I know my case is safe in her hands and this has given me the chance to focus on healing for myself and my kids! Thank you Monique and Erin for helping us get our lives back!!!!!!!
Posted by a Family client
During my bitter divorce,I had a "Good Attorney" by the name Charley B. This buzz smelling, so called Attorney was slopy, unprepared and disorganized for the first court appearance. Therefore, I decided I would be better off representing myself; until a friend recommended MONIQUE GILSON-MOREAU. It was a blessing from above to find Monique, she took charge of my case at once, she was polite with the Judge and firm with, the opposite Attorney, during negotiations Monique was fearless, she look at the opposite Attorney in the face and made her feel as if the only reason she was born was to agree to our terms of the parenting plan. It was superb!
During the past 15 years I have sought Monique's legal advice in several occasions and always the same result EXCELENCE and PROFESSIONALISM.
Monique Gilson-Moreau is not just and attorney, she is The Attorney.
Posted by a Child Custody client
Incompetent & Unorganized so I fired her. Then she exhibited her unprofessional side. She couldn't put up a good fight. She did not know her material and was flipping pages in the file looking for things she did not file (incompetence). She was not ready for court in 2 appearances. And, oh yes, she arrived 45 minutes late to court (pissed off the commissioner).
Posted by a Child Custody client
Ms. Gilson made multiple errors while filing my child custody case. She did not include the correct information in the correct way to the courts. She is narcissistic in her approach and unwilling to admit errors. Her family life comes before her clients.