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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Attorney||Law Office of Jeremy D. Morley||1998 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow.||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Co-chair International Family Law Committee||2010 - 2013|
|American Bar Association||Co-chair International Family Law Committee||2009 - 2011|
|Guzzo v. Cristofano||Victory for client|
|Hofmann v. Sender||Victory for my client|
|See all legal cases|
|Practical Issues & Procedures||The Hague Abduction Convention||2012|
|A treatise on International Family Law||International Family Law Practice||2009|
|University College London||International Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1969|
|Turkish-American Law Conference||International Family and Civil Law||2013|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||International Child Custody||2013|
|Annual Conference||International Child Abduction||2010|
Posted by anonymous
To give some background, my case involved – international divorce, kidnapping and international child custody. My priority had been to keep the family together at all personal cost and abuse. The sheer risk of the collateral damage if I were to speak out and take a stand seemed unbearable to me in terms of breaking the family, the trauma and debilitating effect it would bring to my kids. I had been going thru domestic abuse (I am a male) and had almost given hope that from history and precedents known to me made me believe that if I sought legal help it would be only be one way.
With encouragement from family and friends when I eventually set out to seek legal counsel most attorneys seem to have an experimental take on the situation, it would be a learning exercise for them with me as a guinea pig. Some jumped up with a very high retainer promising to get my kids in an unbelievably quick time. They were simplifying the process for me, hiding the details and fine prints that I would have to deal with anyway.
My case took over two years and I know a lot better now. Mr. Morley was my legal guide and in ways served as a therapist. He helped me on a day to day operational level when my case became very intense and at the more strategic level when I had to travel outside US to countries which were not part of the Hague convention. Mr. Morley’s network helped me connect to the right people in different parts of the world who helped me fight the custody battle from within US and from outside.
From the very beginning of the case, he had an overall strategy that gave me the courage to stand up and keep going. I have interacted with many lawyers related to my situation now. There are times we need a specialist's consultation and times we need a good referral and sometimes we may need to park ourselves and the case in the ICU. Mr. Morley helped to provide for all of these situations and his support and guidance was invaluable – in fact it spoiled my expectations when dealing with other lawyers.
Before I obtained the custody order my spouse slipped to another state with the child. With Mr. Morley's help I was able to chase her address and track my child and put her on the prevent departure program. It took a little over two years for my affairs to settle and to be able to restart life but these tiny victories helped in a long way, making me keep going.
Today, I look forward to life with hope - my kids are with me, they all know his name and voice from the many hours I have spent with him, thanks again to Mr. Morley. If you are considering to hire him here are my points:
Knowledge – local and international family law: 5 Stars
Professionalism: 5 Stars
Timeliness: 5 Stars
Legal fees: High
Overall Cost: Reasonable, given you will have a single stop to get the right diagnosis and all your needs, verses putting your money at different places.
All the Best!
Posted by Andrew Botros
Mr. Morley is an incredibly knowledgeable and bright attorney. I used him as an expert in a family law case to prove that California custody orders were not enforceable in Japan and the Court relied on his testimony to deny the opposing party's move away request. His website his also a phenomenal resource that I continue to use to this day.
Posted by E.L.
Jeremy has been my lawyer for over 2 1/2 years. I read a previous comment about him overbilling and not being prepared and felt compelled to comment. I had an extremely difficult and complex case (and no, I am not wealthy parent). Jeremy has always been very honest in his billing with me and forthcoming and he was actually very reasonable compared to other lawyers I had to hire who charged me twice as much. He put together a game plan for me in my family custody issues/planning and today I would not be raising my child in a healthy environment had it not been for his counsel (gosh I may not even have my child with me). He is extremely competent and professional and if you hire him, you will have a formidable team for the other side to reckon with. To me, investing in my family like this was priceless and I cannot recommend him enough. And he is not the cheapest lawyer because he is the best in the world (he is considered an expert by all the US courts) at what he does and I would definitely say he is the best in the US too for family law in this area, and you get what you pay for. If you follow his advice, you will probably win.
Jiah Kim, Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I had an opportunity to work with Mr. Morley on an international family matter. I was impressed by his knowledge in international laws from his experience of many years. It is hard to find a US attorney who is versed in complicated international legal cases as Mr. Morley. I also saw him putting extra efforts in researching and making a winning argument for his client. I highly recommend Mr. Morley for any client who needs a confident counsel in international family laws.