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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.
Posted by Andreas
I consulted Mr. Morley who later became an expert witness at my trial that related to child abduction to Asia. The gentleman has a vast knowledge of these niche matters and there is no second best on earth who compares. He was always attentive to needs that sometimes required action items and an informed response within a few hours to save the life of a young child. His credentials and expertise is rare to match for both international and domestic family law matters. His understanding of the situation is sharp and of unparalleled quality. His professional conduct and mannerism are of high courtesy when it comes to family lawyers. He is not a family lawyer but "divine intervention" for family matters very few people know at an international scale. As part of these proceedings I had to communicate with two lawyers in the UK and Japan, they knew his name as they often seek his expertise. I was positively surprised what a global impact he has. His staff is equally attentive and pro-active reflecting his top notch qualities. He is also a bit of a "brainiac" that makes him a good communicator. From all funds I have spent in the past 3 years in this custody (first) and abduction (later) case, I received by many orders of magnitude the best quality service with the most reasonable charges and a real honest treatment. The gentleman had a life-long IMPACT in my case - in contrast to the domestic custody matters that seem to drag forever progressing nowhere just consuming legal dollars. God bless Mr. Morley and his staff. Unless one walks the shoes of child abduction, it is hard to understand the value and service this office provides to international couples and not only. Once my child grows, she will learn his name and service to her, like a doctor at an emergency, he saved her life.
Posted by anonymous
Jeremy was my legal guru in a multi jurisdiction complicated divorce case. He quaterbacked the process communicating with legal adviisors around the world. He then took the case to closure out of court. Everyione is satisfied. I never felt it was a representation based on fees. I felt throughout Jeremy cared genuinely about my challenges. Divorce is expensive because its worth it :).
Posted by rashid
I met with Jeremy Morley to review a prenuptial agreement. Upon arriving at his 'office' which is a coworking space, I learned that he hadn't even read the document we were meeting to discuss. After about an hour of personal anecdotes and very generic advice he announced he had to leave and would read the agreement and followup with me in a few days. After having done his homework from the previous week, we spoke for ten minutes where he offered no new information. Then I was contacted by his office explaining that in addition to my paid consultation fee there would be a $600 charge for Mr. Morley's "additional time". The two stars I gave him are for being on time to the meeting and prompt in correspondence and the other because he seems very knowledgeable. Minus one star for not being prepared for our meeting, minus another for being rather loose lipped about other clientele (which is a big privacy violation in my view) and minus the third for the shady billing practices. He did point out several times that I was poorer than his average client, so perhaps these shenanigans don't offend people who are extremely wealthy.
Posted by anonymous
Guys i am fighting a very complex battle internationally - Jermy is the best he is thorough, an expert witness and has an impeccable reputation internationally and has a though understanding of international law.Consider yourself lucky and blessed by god if you are in his guidance
Posted by Kenneth
Jeremy Morley did an excellent job in both advising and structuring a complicated prenuptial agreement for me. He explained clearly what could and could not be done in New York and he helped me craft a solution that was acceptable to all sides. I would whole-heartedly recommend him to any friend or family member.
Posted by anonymous
Mr Jeremy Morley is the best attorney a parent can hire in a situation involving the difficult and emotional cases of 'parental abduction'. He was extremely comforting and professional. He went to bat for me on all fronts and I have full confidence that I hired the best lawyer in the world for my problems. I would feel very sorry for those parents on the other side whom he would go against. Definitely the most knowledgeable lawyer who is also cares for the children involved (usually they are completely forgotten by the warring parents). I genuinely felt he gave the needs of the child importance and voice to them. And he doesn't take advantage of desperate parents who find themselves in a very difficult situation. His fees are very reasonable and he is a good and caring lawyer, I felt. I was very thankful that I had his support and professional knowledge to assist me and my family through a very trying and difficult time.
Posted by anonymous
From the time I first became aware that my daughter might be facing a Hague suit, Jeremy provided exceptionally sound, clear counsel. Although the trial was not in New York and Jeremy could not actually represent my daughter, he continued to be available, providing expertise to her lawyer and tremendous support to me and my family, even calling us while on vacation. He took a personal interest in us, was willing to call colleagues on our behalf,and answered all queries very promptly with a great deal of sensitivity for our anguish.Anyone facing the horror of a Hague would be very lucky to retain Jeremy and wise to listen to him from the beginning.