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Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
We reviewed a title commitment and a bunch of questions about a forclosure property. I had recently interacted with another real estate law firm so I had the opportunity to compare. I went to Joyce when I was nickel and dimed by the other firm for a totally unimportant document and they weren't even helpful. Joyce by contrast was thorough, caring, honest and showed complete integrity and most importantly completely useful in helping me.
Posted by Mike, a Real Estate client, Flag
I hired Joyce for a real estate matter after having a negative experience with a prior attorney.Not only was she efficient and very knowledgeable, she also exhibited a calm, genuine demeanor easing my concerns.When working with an attorney,you want someone that speaks your language and Joyce certainly fits the bill.
Posted by Dominic, a Real Estate client, Flag
I recieved some advice from Joyce on AVVO, and thought that her knowledge on my given topic was substantial enough to give her a call. It didnt take long to retain her as she obviously cared to help me. She is fast, efficiant, and overall very resonable. I used her services for a real estate matter, and I walked away with a very positive, good feeling. My only fault was she was definitly more worried about my case than I was :) (probably because I was stuck in a corner, and wanted to ignore my issue).
Posted by a Trusts client, Flag
We hired Joyce after a very bad experience with our first attorney. Joyce began correcting his mistakes immediately by filing the correct papers with the court, serving the proper parties and building our case to reverse the biggest inadequacy of the previous attorney--failing to provide the court with our evidence.
Joyce properly filed the evidence, built a strong argument, always gave us many options to consider and thoroughly read and remembered the details of our case. Our situation was complicated and drawn out, but it was worth the struggle because we WON!
I would recommend Joyce for issues dealing with trusts and real estate.
Posted by Megan, a Real Estate client, Flag
Joyce was responsive and informative in helping us wade through a 96 page lease. Without her help we'd never have known what was being said through all the legalese. As it turns out the money we spent for Joyce's research and expertise saved us an enormous sum of money.
Posted by Tiffany, a Business client, Flag
Joyce has fielded all of our legal questions as we've started and now grown our consulting business. She has always been extremely responsive no matter what question we're throwing her way.
We feel very fortunate to have her looking out for us.
Posted by Sue, a Adoption client, Flag
Joyce was very professional and knowledgeable when she assisted us int the adoption of our 2 children. We would use her again and recommend her highly to anyone looking for an attorney to assist with their adoption.
Posted by Kamala, a Adoption client, Flag
Joyce was a pleasure to work with. She is the expert in her area and we relied on that. She gave us a ballpark of how much it would cost and she came in right on target. That means a lot in this world where most lawyers would nickle and dime you to death! I recommend her highly
Posted by Patti, a Wills client, Flag
Joyce has helped us tremendously with any and all of our family law dealings. She helped us put together a family will a few years ago and did a very thorough and thoughtful job. She also handled the closing on the sale of our rental property. She is very responsive on email and is quick with an answer as how to handle a situation. We always trust Joyce!
Posted by Timothy and Heather Wright, a Adoption client, Flag
We used Joyce for the adoption of our little girl. She came highly recommended from our agency and we were impressed with her the first moment we spoke to her. We were from out of state and she took the time to explain every detail of the process to us. When we hit a paperwork glitch at the hospital she drove down to speak to the individuals in charge on a Saturday and it was a holiday weekend. She is a great attorney.
Posted by Steve and Kathy, a Real Estate client, Flag
I don't know where you would be able to find an attorney who would help advise you when you are already in the midst of a short sale. We did not know this until we started looking for one. My husband and I were right in the thick of things with selling our home thru an agent via short sale....and we felt we were being eaten alive thru most of the ordeal by just about everyone involved.We also were not understanding some of the documentation that we were expected to sign. We searched for an attorney who might advise us on some issues we had and who we could have review all documents so as to look out for our best interests....in fact we contacted 4 attorneys and to our surprize all of them refused to advise or help us with anything we needed unless we had hired them from the ground up to handle our short sale. So as you can imagine.....we felt like no one would toss us a life jacket and that we were about to go under. However when we contacted Joyce...she was extremely compasionate and very sensitive to our very stressful situation....and she was more than willing to review all of our documents and look out for us so as to protect our best interests. She would show us options we could think about taking, and she would make sure we understood what she was telling us. We came away better understanding what we were getting into and better understanding of it all thanks to her. No one else was willing to look out for our best interest. She did ....and still is. It appears all of the other attorneys we tried to get to represent us were really just interested in the money. If that were not the case ...I would think they would have helped us out. With that kind of work ethics I am not sure what kind of support we may have had.
A family member of mine told me he used Joyce for a breif time once and that she was very helpful to him...so we decided to give her a call. We are so glad we did....thank you Joyce for all of your help and support!
We highly recommend Joyce Schwensen if you are in need of an attorney in the Puget Sound area.We kind of feel like she tossed us that life jacket so we were able to come up for some air.
Posted by Stephanie Cutter, a Adoption client, Flag
Joyce is a fantastic adoption attorney...I have referred and will continue to refer to her. She made the process of step-parent adoption as seamless as it could be. And I had a not cooperative birth parent to deal with. I can not say enough good things about her.
Posted by Megan, a Adoption client, Flag
Most recently, Joyce helped me navigate a complicated step-parent adoption. She handled the difficult and uncomfortable dynamics of the case with ease and understanding. Previously she had helped me form a limited liability company for my business, and though her passion is obviously adoption, she moves with clients effortlessly through a variety of law types. Her fees were fair, and I actually enjoyed my meetings with her. I recommend her without reservation.
Posted by Jon, a Corporate client, Flag
Joyce helped me set up two different businesses (one LLC and one S-corp) and wrote up shareholder agreements for both. She is easy to work with and it was very clear that she always had my best interests in mind when writing the agreements.