Through a divorce settlement, two custody agreements, and multiple revisions of support agreements, I can say that Susan has been the best advocate that I could have asked for. Her professional experience helped to make navigating the court system much easier and her compassion and understanding helped to ease a difficult emotional process.
I think the best compliment I can pay to Susan is that she always told me what I needed to hear -- even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear. She was easy to work with, ensuring my needs and wants were addressed through each agreement as best they could be. When necessary, she tenaciously defended my interests while maintaining professional respect for all involved parties.
We managed to avoid trial in all areas, and I attribute that largely to her outstanding abilities as a negotiator. She was able to find middle ground between myself and my ex, even when it did not appear that there was middle ground to find. In the particularly sensitive custody discussions, she always made sure that the children's best interests were the focus and that we were not trying to "win" an argument or get back one another.
I would highly recommend Susan Pearlstein to anyone seeking an attorney in matters of family law. Her professionalism, knowledge, and compassion were absolutely critical in helping me to navigate this difficult time and to achieve the outcomes I did.