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My attorney Mr. William Buchanan is the best attorney ever. He is the second attorney that I had to hire for my custody case. I hired Mr. Buchanan less than a month to the date of my trail. Before I called him I went through a list of 9 other attorneys that actually did not want to take my case saying that it was very complicated and a contested case, they also said that I called them a little late and they just can’t take my case. BUT when I got to Mr. Buchanan, he was the most sensitive and understand attorney I have ever met, he actually started to help me even before I met with him in person or even signed anything with him. He took on what other attorneys saw as complicated and not enough time left for them to do anything and won the case, nevertheless, what Mr. Buchanan said he will accomplish happened and I got EVERY THING I ASKED FOR AND MORE.
Mr. Buchanan is the BEST attorney you will ever meet:
1. When you tell him your story he will remember accurately everything like all he has is your case.
2. Very well organized.
3. Very sensitive
5. Very understanding
6. Not judgmental
7. Very honest in his work, nothing but the truth.
8. Very smart, so that, if the other party lies, Mr. Buchanan can ask him questions that will reveal the lies.
9. HE IS WORTH IT EVERY DIME.
By hiring Mr. Buchanan, I got what I wanted and MORE, he is a person that I will remember the rest of my life, because his diligent work saved my child from years to come of pain and hurts.
I hired William Buchanan to handle the onslaught of litigation from my ex, post divorce decree. Mr. Buchanan does a great job of advising of what the possible outcomes are of particular strategy. That's why I've been using him going on three years now.
After my decree and having two other attorneys who adopted whatever position I wanted with little question and poor results, I was looking for someone with more experience to thoroughly explain the pros and cons of my legal questions. I found him to be very thorough and patient; obviously key qualities if you're the type of client that wants to know what's going on.
Mr. Buchanan is also pretty easy to reach if you have questions about your ongoing case. As mentioned above, I've had a couple of attorneys and client communication results have varied quite a bit: some won't return calls, some are afraid of email and treat it like a black hole. Mr. Buchanan won't leave you hanging as your case develops.
MR. BUCHANAN HANDLED MY DIVORCE FOR ME WITH A CHILD CUSTODY CASE OF MY SON. WE WENT TO COURT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND THE OUTCOME WAS GREAT. HE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND PRECISE WITH DOCUMENTATION AND HITTING DEADLINES FOR COURT TIMES. WHEN THE CASE WAS OVER I HAD A GREAT PARENTING PLAN IN PLACE FOR MY YOUNG CHILD.
Mr. Buchanan seemed to do only an adequate job during my divorce but was often defensive when I questioned things he appeared to have missed and in turn blamed me for dropping the ball. While it is true that I should have been more informed about my financial situation, at the time I was a stay-at-home mom with two little kids and a furious estranged husband who had drained the bank account and cut off all the utilities to my home in the middle of winter. In short, I had my hands full getting myself and my kids through the emotional turmoil and Mr. Buchanan was the one I was paying a signifcant amount of money to to watch my financial backside. The real disappointment came a couple years later when Mr. Buchanan produced very disappointing results in a more complex family law matter that involved a medical issue for one of my kids. Ultimately, I felt that he mislead me on his ability to handle the case and was simply too unfamiliar with the particular issues to pursue my cause effectively. I ended up wasting a lot of time, money and emotional energy and had little to show for it. I wish I had done more research and found a dedicated family law attorney for this matter.
Please do not retain this attorney. He was awful. He sounded nice and friendly and there for me in the beginning, however, he proceeded with his own agenda and did not provide legal advice. The court commissioner even commented that he did not even present an argument in court.
Not only did he not perform his duties very well, but he stopped returning my phone calls. I went 6 weeks of leaving voicemails and e-mails with no return call. Meanwhile, he was still charging me all along!
I had to switch lawyers, to get something done and he charged me for that too!!
DO NOT choose this laywer for your case!!