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Sari heads a firm that focuses on empowering its clients without wasting time or mincing words with both her clients and opposing counsel. She is a no-nonsense, composed, astute and forward-thinking advocate for her clients, especially for fathers whose parenting rights have been violated by their children's mothers. I switched to Sari from other representation when my case was being dragged along and my parenting time severely limited for five months due to false allegations. In custody cases for many dads, this is the equivalent of being guilty until proven innocent or, at best, what I call "parental purgatory." Hardly a month after retaining Sari, however, and at our first court appearance together, my joint custody of my daughter was restored. Sari worked with the opposing attorney -- someone doing her best to perpetuate and prolong our custody proceedings -- to help us reach an agreement out of court. Her firm is expensive but does not nickel-and-dime you -- you'll get more than what you are paying for. Her staff is respondent and allowed me to work hands-on with paralegals in drafting petitions. Her associate Latonia Early also jumped in to quickly get up to speed on our case when my daughter's mom and her attorney continued to hinder reaching any finality to our holiday and vacation schedule. At this point Sari had the foresight to file a petition to move our case from county court to Supreme Court to have a better chance at getting a more fair hearing, and was she granted her request despite opposition from opposing counsel. Sari also will not stoop to the level of other dirty-tactic attorneys in going head-to-head with them, helping to establish and maintain credibility and respect amongst others important to this process such as law guardians and parent coordinators. She works with integrity and backs her reputation as an advocate for Father's Rights with well-attended pro-bono monthly meetings often led by her capable partner and daughter Andrea. For all those fathers out there seeking representation in their uphill battles against and usually unfavorable court system, I would not retain an attorney until first consulting with Sari.
Posted by Brian
I came to my divorce in a state of shock and disbelief and was very nervous. Sari told me from the first consult to "meet this situation head-on". I wish I had taken her advice, because it would have saved me time and money. While not accepting what was being demanded from my now ex-wife, I wasted a lot of time wishing things were different. Sari and her team have lots of experience and good advise to give for any situation that presents itself when it comes to a divorce. They always made me feel like I was in good hands.
Posted by Chris
Sari and Andrea Friedman have represented me through the divorce of a high conflict woman who I believe exhibits personality disordered behavior and is engaging in parental alienation tactics. Both my attorneys are very good at helping me maintain a cool head and sanity in the eyes of he Court. They are firm, assertive and do not engage in the dirty tricks that many other attorneys at larger firms seem completely alright with. It has not been easy or cheap - and no contested divorce is. If your expectations are out of line with the unfortunate real world of the divorce court system, then you will constantly be disappointed by any attorney you hire. But if you accept that you must fight in the face of true adversity, against a high conflict and extremely unreasonable adversary, and allow your attorney to do the job, and most of all develop patience, then you can come out of it being the saner and wiser of two parents. Sari and Andrea know this, and are prepared to handle any scenario that's thrown at them. I trust them implicitly and am very thankful I hired them. Give them a chance. You won't be sorry.
Anonymous review posted on
I hired Sari after my first lawyer messed up and she really helped. I had an unusual situation because I make a lot more money than my ex-husband and before I had Sari, the court had ordered that I had to pay all his attorney's fees. So he had no incentive to compromise and dragged everything out, knowing I was going to have to pay for both sides. Sari was very sensitive to this and was able to get a settlement done quickly, which saved me a bundle, and she did it without compromising my most important positions. I got sole custody of our three children (ages 8,6 and 3) as well as getting to stay in our house, so our older children didn't have to change schools. She was able to get some credit in the maintenance award for the attorney's fees I paid for my-ex and was able to concede just enough on things that didn't matter much to me but were important to my ex so that the whole breakup became more amicable. All in all, she really turned a difficult situation into a reasonable one and let me get on with my life.
Posted by Olive
Sari was recommended to me after my case stalled with another firm. She immediately investigated my case and understood thoroughly what was going on, what my positions were and what I needed. She and her team were adept at understanding the nuances and facts of my case and have fought fiercely and tirelessly to already settle a difficult custody case on my behalf. Not only does Sari know the law inside out, she will also explain it to you as it relates to your case to help you make the right decisions, she does not waste time, and she is in it to win for you. I highly recommend Sari to you if you are looking for the best of the best!
Anonymous review posted on
Sari Friedman and team helped me from the first day - offering guidance and steps towards my divorce. I had a very difficult situation with issues such as abuse, neglect, financial hoarding - and sari and team were very responsive, knowledgable and guided me to closure. There were also many issues of concern related to the well being of my young child - sari was compassionate and sensitive as she fought for what was best for my child. Sari in particular was instrumental and owned the case while her team offered their expertise. Her office staff was very patient with my phone calls and to this day I know I can call anytime. Highly recommend especially if difficult spouse, custody issues and a need to address each issue timely with the courts. Very grateful.
Posted by Arianna
I came into Sari's office very unsure and very afraid of the process ahead. I was very quickly assured that my nervousness is understandable, and everything I needed to know before moving forward was explained to me in detail. I had hired another attorney, prior to coming into her office. That experience left me wishing I had consulted with her first. It is very important to have a confident and competent lawyer in matters like these. The level of professionalism within Sari's handling of my case was unmatched. If you are considering this type of matter, I urge you to set up a consultation with Sari. Aside from your questions being answered thoroughly and honestly, you will leave there with a sense of confidence that will help you throughout the remainder of the process.
Posted by Jonathan
They made me feel like family and made me feel they really cared about my case. Divorces aren't easy and having good representation is important. If you need advice, see Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law.
Posted by Elissa
Sari Friedman handled my divorce in 1996, I was so impressed with the level of service I received that when my daughter found herself in need of a divorce attorney I immediately retained Ms Friedman
I am confident that my daughter will have the same caring commitment from Sari that I experienced so many years ago.
Posted by Mercedes
I began working with the Friedman and Friedman firm in January 2013. I am a same sex mom so I knew the road ahead would be rough, but I was about to find out just how rough. Sari, Andrea and her dedicated team continued to work closely with me to protect my rights as a non-biological parent. Their knowledge, diligence and professionalism helped me to make case law in hopes that other same sex parents will never experience the pain and financial burden that I have had to endure. After a long road we finally were able to reach a settlement and both Sari and Andrea made sure that everything was done and to protect the best interest of my son and me. They handled every single thing that came our way and I thank them for taking on my case.