Laura Weight will put any negative stereotypes you have heard about divorce attorneys to shame. She is incredibly efficient, articulate, and compassionate. Laura understands that divorce is stressful and life changing. During a particularly stressful point in my case I received an email response from Laura at 11 pm on a Saturday night that put my mind at ease. What incredible service!
Laura is also a force to be reckoned with in the court room. While the opposing council was shuffling through her stack of papers Laura sat poised and prepared with an organized binder dedicated to my case with highlighted printouts of statutes directly related to arguments that might be raised by the opposing council. At one particular hearing the judge did not even require a rebuttal from Laura as she had so eloquently explained our argument in the paperwork submitted prior to the hearing.
In the end my case settled, as most do. Laura was by my side through mediation helping me stay focused on what my original goals were and we reached an agreement that was fair and, most importantly, made the needs of our children a priority,
Posted by a client
I had a difficult case involving custody and Laura fought for my child. I appreciate her effort and hard work after having a previous attorney that was able to do paper work but was worthless in front of the judge. She kept me informed the whole time and was accurate on what would happen each time we went to court. Thank you so much Laura for your help!!!
Posted by a client
In a tough situation, Laura helped me understand and navigate my legal options. She is knowledgeable and competent. She is very efficient, responsive, and fair. She's a straight shooter and a good lady. I was glad to have her in my corner.
Posted by Melissa
I was in a shared custody arrangement with my ex-husband with our daughter. As his wife and him slipped further and further into alcoholism and drug addiction I had to get my daughter removed from the unhealthy, abusive, and negligent situation.
Laura listened to my daughter and I with compassion and understanding. Her and her office worked hard and fast to get everything done. They busted their butts and even when he evaded the process server for 2 weeks, they went out of their way to keep me informed, respond to my phone calls and answer any and all questions as soon as they could and made sure we understood everything completely. They are amazing people, who go above and beyond to make sure they get everything you need done. They have great attitudes and are truly excited for you when they win. My daughter is now with me full time thanks to Laura's office and she is doing so much better it's amazing. I owe everything to these wonderful ladies and me and my family cannot thank them enough. If you need someone who is the best in thier field and really cares about you and your family, look no further, this is your woman.
Thank you Laura and Juile you women are absolutely wonderful, and I could not have done it without you.
Posted by Tom
I went to Laura with a negotiated settlement already in hand (from 5 years ago). Part of that settlement included the subdivision of real estate. With all the changes in county regs. a subdivision was not possible today. Laura was very helpful in helping me understand what I (we) needed to do to resolve the separation of the property. It became a very complex land division issue and so she decided that it woud be best to refer me to a land attorney to complete it.
So, aside from being very helpful and responsive, she was also very honest in her ability to untangle a land specific issue and referred me rather than step out of her scope of normal practice.
I can't thank her enough. She was great on all levels. Everthing has been completed to everyone's satisfaction.
Posted by Gretchen
Laura was an amazing help to me in a difficult period of my life. My ex-husband and I both wanted a collaborative divorce, and Laura is definitely the right person for the collaborative process. It can be a bit daunting, but she broke it down into stages, 'homework', and we worked through one thing at a time. Because the collaborative process had my ex-husband and I work out our financial settlement and parenting plan together, I think we were both a lot more vested in following it because WE came up with it, not attorneys. There was very little back and forth, resulting in reduced attorney fees. She was there if we got stuck, and helped the two of us, far more than my husband's attorney did. She was a very calming influence in a difficult situation and this ensured that we were doing what was best for our children, rather than trying to one-up each other. She gave me a lot to think about, and to make sure I addressed future needs/schedules/finances, as well as the present ones. At the end of the divorce process, my ex-husband and I ended up as friends, and for the sake of the children, that is the most important thing - and much of this is due to Laura. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Doug
Laura Weight is hands-down the best collaborative divorce lawyer in the region. During a difficult and protracted divorce, spanning several years, she was consistently thoughtful, professional, and most of all, effective. Since our first meeting, I have appreciated her calm demeanor and exceptional competence. Through the entire process, it was clear not only that I had an excellent lawyer, but that I had the best lawyer for me and for this situation. It’s telling that my ex also knew I had the better lawyer; this fact was crucial in helping the divorce proceed because all parties would defer to Laura's expertise in legal matters. I also appreciated that Laura was sensitive to the emotions in the proceedings, working with and through them in order to keep things progressing. She was always patient and willing to listen and act on my concerns, while still giving honest appraisals of when we (or I) needed to push or back off a given topic of contention.
Divorce was one of the hardest experiences of my life. I do not exaggerate when I say that I would be in much worse shape now if I hadn’t had Laura as my lawyer. I would recommend her with absolutely no reservations to anyone needing a superb collaborative divorce lawyer. She was, and is, remarkable!
Posted by Mera
Mrs. Weight assisted me in obtaining sole custody of my son. It was a pleasure to work with her. She was friendly, supportive, and highly capable. Everything was handled very efficiently, and the case progressed in a timely manner. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Kristie
I have had the good fortune to work with Laura as she took
me through a long, messy divorce that began in 2007.
She was always straight forward; asking for my input as she
presented various options in ways I could clearly understand.
Laura was/is ethical, honest and willing to do what the case
called for at any given time. Her patience with me when I needed
"hand holding" was outstanding. She took time to work things
through, making sure she was ready for whatever may come up
before the judge or my ex-husband's attorney. Everything was
given to me for review before it left her office. Saying I highly
recommend Laura barely covers the strength of her demeanor
and professionalism through out.
Posted by DW
As a father with two children going through a high-conflict divorce my only concern was doing what was best for the kids and protecting them from harm. My case was so difficult that Laura was my 3rd in a several year conflict. Hiring Laura was the best decision I ever made. She was professional, compassionate, and very thorough. When we went in front of a judge, she knew her stuff, and more importantly, she understood the situation and made sure the courts had all the important information to make a sound decison. Thanks to Laura, my kids were protected and today are happy and thriving. Thank you Laura!