Posted by Nate
Todd helped me handle an abrupt devasting situation with the highest level of professionalism. I was served, without warning, with a fabricated bogus PFA. I'm in law enforcement and a PFA has the possibility of destroying my career. I also have two small children and the amount of stress I was under from the PFA was unbelievable. I emailed Todd late Fri night and he called me back early SATURDAY morning. I explained my case and the allegations. He did request most of the fee upfront, but it was reasonable and worth the cost. I met with him at his office and went over the entire PFA. He was calm, knowledgable, and detailed about everything. He gave me hope and relieved a lot of my stress. On the hearing date he was able to get the PFA withdrawn and vacated without even going into a hearing. He worked diligintly ton negotiate terms on a private agreement with my ex-wife. He caught several cruel demands that her and her lawyer tried to sneak in. I was able to leave feeling like we had the best possible outcome. He even called my Police Chief to assure him that the PFA system was abused by my Ex-wife and that I was not guilty of any misconduct. I would recommend him to anyone needing some one to trust when it seems your whole world is falling apart.
Posted by Cindi
Mr. Spivak was extremely through in handling a long difficult child custody situation.
He provided honest helpful information to me in order to protect my child.
He's dedicated to the BEST interest of his clients and the wellbeing of their children.
I personally cannot express strongly enough the respect and gratitude I have for Mr. Spivak for what he’s done for my family!
I highly recommend him for anyone seeking a loyal dedicated Family Law Attorney.
Posted by Patricia
Mr. Spivak, My sincere thanks for your tireless efforts to assist my daughter with a very convoluted legal custody situation. Your expertise and frank guidance have prevailed in this matter with the appropriate outcome. Thank You.
Posted by anonymous
Attorney Spivak was highly recommended for my custody case by another lawyer. He helped resolve a complicated and multi faceted custody case due to my criminal charges and previous drug abuse. Attorney Spivak is the consummate professional, who is forthright with potential outcomes. I would highly recommended using attorney Spivak for any and all legal needs.
Posted by Jon
During the coarse of an entrire calendar year, I was continually falsely accused of abusing my daughter in ways in which I couldn't even imagine. Subsequently, I was forced to endure an utterly flawed justice system involving false PFA's and unprofessional and incompetent CYF caseworkers. The false reporting also included the elementary school, peditration,
and private counseling.
In such an intricate and complex case, involving numerous parties, Todd sheared through nonsense and exposed the truth.
Above all, through the entire process, I was never mislead, and knew exactly where I stood. In addition, I was given a sense of confidence to keep on enduring until we finished the fight.
A high recommendation is an understatement. Thank you, Todd.
Posted by James
Todd was extremely helpful in getting my case resolved in a timely manner. He is experienced, thorough, and extremely well connected in the legal community. I was very impressed with his level of commitment to my case in addition to his knowledge and professional compassion. I couldn't be more satisfied with the services he provided and the outcome he achieved. I would HIGHLY recommend Todd Spivak.
Posted by Steve
As an out of state defendant, I was recently faced with a PFA in Pennsylvania. With occupation as a Law Enforcement Officer and Military Reserves, the issuing of a final PFA order against me would have been career ending. After doing research online, it seemed like hiring Attorney Todd Spivak would be a great choice. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I've ever made. After spending almost two weeks discussing the details of the PFA and sharing documents/information via phone and email, I met Attorney Spivak at the Pennsylvania court house the day of the hearing. Immediately upon arrival he began pre hearing negotiations with the Plaintiff that after about 2 hours resulted in the Plaintiff coming to an agreement that has the PFA against me essentially dismissed with no ill effects on my career, all of this without a full formal hearing. I walked into the courthouse with the possibility of termination from my employer and dishonorable discharge from the Military due to the Plaintiffs false accusations. I walked out of the courthouse vindicated and extremely grateful. Mr.Spivak's astute demeanor is a game changer. Thank you again.
Posted by anonymous
Attorney Spivak is an excellent trial lawyer who fought hard for me in Court. He always treated me with great compassion and respect. I highly recommend him for all family law and criminal defense cases.
Posted by Brian
After a person, which I cared deeply about, filed bogus police reports and a PFA I was out of my home feeling like I had no rights. It's hard enough trying to understand what just happened let alone who to call or who to trust. I'm a big guy and that was being used against me even though I had no priors, I was not arrested the evening of this supposed incident, I left the home voluntarily etc. It's hard for people to understand how after so long in a relationship things can go so bad quickly and you are out looking in. The laws need to change in this area of practice because you really are guilty until proven innocent if you are accused of harassment or physical violence even if there is no evidence or proof.
Once finding Mr. Spivak's website and contacting him I knew immediately by his demeanor over the phone that this may the level of competence I was seeking. I provided Mr. Spivak with all documentation I received including the police report for him to review and he asked me to explain the events of the evening in question. After reviewing the case he stated his fees and we proceeded to the PFA hearing. The case was dismissed due to a lack of evidence. We also had a Magisterial Hearing which went good as well. I provided Mr. Spivak with as much information as I could and I think the facts spoke loud and clear. It was and still is a confusing time just trying to understand how things can go so wrong but so far Mr. Spivak has been solid. He has communicated in a clear and professional manner and listens to your concerns and answers any questions you may have. I feel extremely comfortable recommending Mr. Spivak to anybody who may need to confront a similar issue.
Posted by Valerie
I called his office to get info for defense of my nephew on a bogus PFA claim. I explained the entire situation to him and let him know the background of the many previous false allegations that had been made by this person against me personally. We spoke for about 20 minutes. Later in the day he spoke to my nephew also. My nephew liked him, but we were unable to come up with the retainer. Mr. Spivak asked for a $3,000 retainer and a fee of $175/hour. That is reasonable. Since we were unable to afford it I sent him an email back and thanked him for his time and just let him know that at the moment we would not be able to come up with the funds to retain him. I told him that if anything changed that we would be back in touch. I thanked him for everything and wished him well. A little while later he called me. He said that he got into this profession to help people. He said that we tugged at his heart and he could sense our desperation for help. He agreed to do the entire case, from beginning to end, for a flat fee of $2,000. He said that he knew that he was taking a risk because there is a very big chance that this could drag on (there was a chance of more than just the pfa) if there were criminal charges but that he wanted to help. I told him that he was about to make me cry and he was like a Godsend. I told him that we would pull the money together to make that happen. My nephew contacted him back and scheduled to meet him the next day to retain him. My nephew had his appointment the next day (yesterday). It was horrible. Todd terrified him with all of the possible worst case scenarios. Then he told him that he would never be able to do the whole thing for $2,000 and that he would do just the pfa for $2,000 but that only covered one day. If it was continued or stretched out for any reason it would be an additional $500/day and $175/hour for time spent working it out of court. He said that the $2,000 would only get him the one day of representation. By the time my nephew walked out he was terrified that he was going to go to prison but he would not hand this guy a penny. He just wanted out money but would not stand behind what he had told me. So now we are still searching for a good, experienced and trustworthy attorney.