5.0 stars 8 totalReview Kristine Cummings
Posted by Thomas
Kristine Cummings came highly recommended by a good friend. I was in the early stages of what seemed to be a mostly amicable divorce. I met with Kristine and she thoughtfully and carefully talked me through the divorce process. It was evident in the first meeting that Kristine was highly intelligent and had a vast and concise knowledge of family law. She carefully listened and assessed the details of my personal situation and agreed to work with me. As things quickly became contentious with the other side’s aggressive lawyer, Kristine was a voice of reason; firm and direct in her insistence on “bringing the temperature down.”
Throughout the process, Kristine never deviated from her commitment to what was best for my two children. She was a true advocate for the well-being of the kids, and gave me sound advise based on her knowledge of the law, as well as her years of experience with assisting other families. I never questioned her advice; in fact, it was always greatly appreciated.
Kristine was great about communicating with me (sometimes at very late hours of the night). I found solace in knowing that Kristine was an email or phone call away, and always felt confident and empowered by her words and plan of action. Kristine showed that she cared about my family and that she would fight for what was fair. As a father in a court system that can favor mothers, I was assured through candid discourse, that my rights as a dad would be protected. In the end, she was correct.
It is for the aforementioned reasons, among many others, and without reservation that I whole-heartedly recommend Kristine Cummings to anyone seeking representation.
Posted by Becky
Kristine worked on my contentious divorce over the course of two years. Her superior knowledge of Mass Law, professional demeanor, and patience, made a very difficult situation, tolerable. I would HIGHLY recommend Kristine, and her promotion to Partner was well deserved! Kristine was extremely patient throughout the entire process, and was always reliable and prompt. I felt educated and informed as a client, explaining the best options for me and my children. She is trustworthy, and EXTREMELY professional. One would be extremely lucky to have Kristine and Sally and Fitch LLP on their side throughout the divorce process.
Posted by anonymous
Kristine represented me in my divorce after a short-term marriage. She was extremely knowledgeable and guided me through the difficult process. She was always available to answer my questions, including prompt responses to emails that I would send at late hours of the evening. I highly recommend working with Kristine!
Posted by anonymous
Kristine helped me with my divorce proceedings.
She was especially helpful considering I moved to another state but had to file in MA. Kristine responded promptly and kept me informed at all times and didn't mind my emails asking her probably the same questions multiple times. Although I only met with her once in person, from that first meeting she was very sympathetic and empathetic and made the difficult process run a lot smoother. I never felt as though I was bothering or when reaching out and she always responded within one business day, keeping me informed and really explaining and outlining the process and what was needed. Often, her emails were sent quicker and time stamped at the wee hours of the morning.
I would definitely recommend her as a trustworthy, caring, patient and responsive professional advocate.
Posted by Matthew
I worked with Kristine Cummings nearly four years ago to negotiate and draft a pre-nuptial agreement. We have remained in touch since that time and I was very happy to learn that she received a well-deserved promotion to partner at Sally & Fitch.
Kristine is extremely knowledgeable, creative and flexible in proposing approaches and compromises, good at explaining complicated concepts, and very dedicated and hard working. She went above and beyond to make herself available, day and night, and was prompt and thorough with all of her responses. There were several occasions when I’d send her questions/comments after 10 pm and would usually receive a response that same night. In addition to her responsiveness, I truly felt like Kristine was “hearing” what I was asking/saying and that she offered real and substantive explanations and feedback – not one word answers or “that’s just how it’s done” types of responses. I certainly became a more informed client as a result of Kristine’s explanations, and the process was a lot less frightening as a result. Kristine is sharp and tough, but also fair and able to bring both sides to the table in order to reach compromises and get things done – which, in my opinion, is a trait that distinguishes the best and most successful attorneys. I honestly feel that Kristine, through her creativeness and determination, single-handedly steered the process to an amicable conclusion.
If you're getting married, you NEED a pre-nuptial agreement, especially in Massachusetts. I repeat this advice to anyone that's getting married (often to my detriment!) and I ALWAYS recommend they work with Kristine Cummings.
Posted by Don
Steve Gurdin and Kristine Cummings have helped me through a contentious divorce with poise and professionalism providing well needed peace-of-mind throughout the process. Steve provided excellent strategy and Kristine worked hard to execute always keeping in mind solutions that are in the best interest of the children while developing overall positive outcomes. They are highly knowledgeable, hard working, and respectable attorneys. Kristine still continues to provide me with support when needed without hesitation. She is a solid long-term client advocate and has proven herself to become a partner of the firm from my experience.
Posted by Jeff
Kristine is one of the very rare, shining examples of the sort of consummately professional, caring, and thoughtful attorneys that very sadly, are uncharacteristic of Probate and Family Law.
While unwittingly engaged in an exceedingly atavistic and hostile post-divorce and custody situation with an uncooperative and unrelenting ex-spouse, Kristine was able to use her superior negotiation powers to calm the waters and create mutual discourse. (It is important to note that four attorneys prior had failed to achieve similar success.)
Kristine has gone out of her way at every point to clearly communicate and keep me informed. She has also persistently provided the insight needed to see "around the corners" of our Napoleonic Massachusetts Probate System - which, as any Mass. Father can attest, seems more like a trip through The Looking Glass [Tim Burton version] rather than Civil Logic 101.
Throughout all of this, Kristine has stood steadfastly by, shielding me - her client - from the worse of the Byzantine brutality, and has helped my ex-spouse and myself to eek - albeit somewhat grudgingly - towards eventual closure.
I highly recommend Kristine as an excellent and thorough Family Attorney and hope to continue my relationship with her for some time to come.
Posted by anonymous
"Kristine Ann Cummings is one of the most committed attorneys I have worked with to date; she is a very hard worker and extremely good at keeping me (the client) informed. Kristine was amazingly thorough and creative in her search for cases relevant to my own. I found Kristine very capable of keeping me focused on each step of the process which I considered to be quite daunting. Though Kristine is empathic, her ability to keep the broader perspective in focus for me was extremely helpful. Kristine was a very calming and empowering presence as I went through the legal process that involved very personal aspects of my life. I find Kristine to be that rare combination of kind, hard working and of unquestionable integrity. I would highly recommend Kristine, and I do believe one would be fortunate to engage her services."
Recommendation from a former wife represented by Kristine in an action to modify her former husband's child support payments and to set aside a portion of his inheritance for payment of future college expenses.