4.5 stars 18 totalReview Kristine Michael
Posted by anonymous
At first things seemed to be ok, but somewhere along the line Kristine decided to not represent me properly. Did not keep me in the loop, simple things to be done took MONTHS & MONTHS. I was given information that WAS NOT accurate, (I have seeked out other counsel after the fact and all said she did me a disservice) I was the one always calling her, in the end I was screwed. Many times throughout I thought, I should find someone else but then believed she must be doing her job. When I later questioned her on certain things she then would claim she did not advise that way. Should have followed my gut. BEWARE PEOPLE. The 5 Stars reviews you're reading are BS.
Posted by Andrew
Kristine really helped me tremendously during my separation & divorce. She put me at ease with any issues & questions I had. She is very knowledgeable and was looking out for my best interests. I would highly recommend Kristine to anyone. She was very responsive and always found time to meet with me and answer any questions I had. I know she did her very best to make my divorce proceedings go as smooth as possible. I thank her for everything.
Posted by SwordOfDamocles
I literally walked into Kristine's office 12 yrs ago clutching the separation agreement my lawyer husband had written up and insisted I sign before any child support was paid.I was broke but not desperate enough to sign anything my ex had written up without advice.He was a new lawyer who was convinced he was a legal genius (which he still thinks,all evidence to the contrary).Kristine took one look at the first page of this agreement and burst out laughing and hugged me and said she would protect me and my boys and she has done just that.the first time he was in a courtroom was against Kristine and it didn't go well for him.since then,she has gone up countless times against my ex who still insists on representing himself-even when he married another lawyer who joined him in his quest to destroy us..Kristine has won almost every battle my ex started,whether they are big battles or tiny ones (I filed against him only twice compared to my ex approx 50 motions).my divorce started funny- he wanted an annulment of our 7 yr marriage due to fraud-I lied about being a tramp in order to marry someone I thought would be a successful lawyer even though he was in college when we met (annulment denied) but it got unfunny as years went by.my ex has filed complaints against me for everything from $ to custody and because of Kristine,my boys and I have gotten through it together and with sanity mostly intact.if you are divorcing your ex who is a lawyer who then goes on to marry another lawyer,Kristine is who you want by your side. Kristine made the mistake of giving me her cell early on and always is available if we need her -that includes once or twice when I didn't know she was on vacation and we had an emergency-even from DisneyWorld,she was there for my family.kristines rates are more than reasonable.She never drags out cases in order to over bill.She is great about getting me info I need ASAP and explaining things to me in a non lawyer way so I understand and can make an informed decision.Her paralegal Pam is another bonus to working with Kristine-they both work hard and they never make me feel I am not important to them.Pam is just as informed as Kristine is about my case,so I trust her implicitly as well.in my situation,my ex attempts to use the law to frighten and bully me-Kristine never lets me feel like I am alone and when you are in front of a judge and going through the humiliation of having personal things made public to strangers or the terror of a custody fight,the most important thing is to know you aren't alone and someone is on your side..I can't imagine going through all I've been forced to go through without Kristine next to me in that courtroom.The only thing greater than her kindness is her knowledge of the law and fighting for what's fair and right.I know without her,my life would be much different and I am incredibly lucky that I moved down the street from her office and went in asking for her opinion that day so long ago.I owe her my kids security and happiness and my own sanity.Did I mention that if you're lucky you can also get an invite to Friday Happy Hour?Its the final reason why you would be lucky to have Kristine and Pam working with you-they understand that sometimes the best action is to put the stress aside for a few minutes,have a good laugh,a big hug and a weird warm vodka drink they insist is great.They care enough about their clients to make them friends-and in that awful scary place that legal troubles can put you in,a friend is a great thing to have.
Posted by Lori
I was very happy with the way Kris handled my divorce from the first appointment until the final decree was issued. Kris revised a separation agreement several times to accommodate my ex-husband who did not use representation. The divorce was finalized in under two years and we were able to part on amicable terms. Kris is extremely professional and knowledgeable and I highly recommend her expertise.
Posted by Maria
My family and I have used Ms Michael for many legal matters from Divorce, Support, Custody, Wills and simple advice. She has put us at ease on all issues. In addition, I was granted everything I requested from the Court, thanks to Kris for her expertise. I have to say her fees are extremely reasonable and well worth it. Legal matters can be extremly emotional and mentally draining and it was in my best interest to have Kris by my side keeping me in check. I will continue to us Kristine Michael in the future for all my legal affairs.
Posted by Heather
I first met Kristine about 10 years ago through a google search for a custody case. I hadn't had much court room experience and was clueless where to turn. From that day forward, Kristine has handled every support, custody and divorce question, hearing and whatever else came along. Not only has she handled them, she succeeded every single matter with me winning or having the upper hand. I will never replace her and she has been a Godsent. She really has been a blessing in these matters when it was my world at hand; my child. I never even get nervous anymore, because I know the results will be positive.
Posted by Scott
I had the pleasure of Kristine representing me in the darkest time in my life. She made the entire divorce go very smooth. She was timely and compassionate during the whole process. I would recommend her at any time.
Posted by MercyOnMySoul
I can appreciate giving a service like she does and charging for it but to drag the case on for years in a simple divorce. Constantly asked the court for an extension during discovery period. Constantly asked the judge for another court date because it was in conflict with other cases she was working on. This caused undue hardship and additional legal fees. She would send me redundant notices and bill accordingly KNOWING DARN WELL I was already sent documents to sign, review or just shred. Took it upon herself to speak to apposition in a "chit chat" exposing material which I thought was confidential. Sure she preaches the law and is respected in that respect but puts a sense of her ego up front before me as a client. I am being vague in this as not to lash out. Your mileage may vary but I am quite sure there are better lawyers out there. If you hire her make it a with a TOTAL on it before you begin. She drained me mentally and financially. This is only a review which states my opinion. All I can say is "BEWARE".
Posted by Patricia
Kristine was outstanding in handling my divorce. She was knowledgeable and thorough, clearly advising me on the steps I needed to take to end a difficult marriage. Throughout the entire process, I felt confident in Kristine's ability to represent me, but, more importantly, I always felt that she really did care about what I was experiencing. She was consistently professional, but very kind and empathetic. It was a wonderful combination! My experience with her made a very difficult process more tolerable, and I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Posted by CKG
Kristine has been my atttorey for the last 12 years dealing with numerous domestic matters. I like Kristine as she is professional, competent, kind and has a wealth of knowledge. She always returned my calls and handled my situations as if they were her own. Without Kristine’s representation, I don’t know how I would have resolved the issues. I highly recommend Kristine.