Posted by Dionne
My involvement with Deborah came about via court order. Neither one of us wanted to do custody mediation. Very little was said between the two of us. Ms. Brand never took sides, and steered the mediation with grace and ease. A powerful woman in her own right, we were able to come to a fair custody agreement that was beneficial to all parties involved. I would highly recommend Ms. Brand to anyone. She makes the process easy to beat. Although the meeting ended with my soon to be ex storming out, I did find relief in the mediation session. Ms. Brand is a very warm and down to earth person. It was a pleasure to meet her, considering the circumstances.
Posted by Maryann Habecker
Ms. Brand is a very kind and compassionate attorney. I saw Ms. Brand for custody mediation. I have been threw this before but never with Ms. Brand. She really was so caring and kind and so helpful. She did not take sides but looked at both sides to see how she could help us resolve our issues. I would highly recommend Ms. Brand. In the future if need be I would certainly come for her for help again. She is very knowledgeable and takes your issues very seriously and tries to help so that you have a positive outcome.
Posted by David
Deborah did an outstanding job of remaining neutral throughout the process. She explained the law in simple terms and provided frequent insights from her past experiences. The sessions were contentious and she maintained here composure and drove to a fair solution. I highly recommend her and have twice. Both customers have been very appreciative of the service she provided
Posted by Ryan
We went to Deborah as per court order, expecting what had happened the first time which was more fighting and no progress, however we left after maxing out our time on the same team again! It was truly a miracle and I still can't believe it. She talked to us like she knew us forever and said things that will stick with me forever. Phenomenal person and attorney! She gives lawyers a good name.
Posted by Angie
Deborah Brand discussed every option in my custody case and let me know the costs involved before she did any work so I was not surprised with a huge bill. Even though there was a change to the custody law which required much more legal research on her part, she did not tell that I should simply "accept what was in my current custody order and get over it" or "I need to be more flexible" as other attorneys had that I paid outrageous amount of money. I would not want any other attorney to negotiate on my behalf. She is well respected in the legal community and is clearly at ease and well prepared in front of custody conciliators and judges. My only regret was that I did not retain her from the very beginning. I could have saved years and thousands of dollars in attorney fees.
Posted by D
Deborah has an amazing ability to eliminate volatility and strife in even the most contentious divorce cases. She is extremely sharp, fair, no-nonsense and able to transform very acrimonious circumstances into peaceful resolution that is quick and cost-effective. Highly recommend!
Posted by Philip
Deborah made an extremely terrible life event into something bearable. I never imagined in my worst nightmare getting divorced and becoming a single parent of three children. When my wife filed she was very angry and hired a nasty lawyer. We met Deborah at a mediation regarding custody. She helped us through that event and recommended what was best for the children. Because of this positive experience, I was able to get my wife to agree to mediation regarding the financial settlement. Deborah worked with us to develop a plan that was fair and again protected the children's interest. She was able to calm my wife down when she became emotional and angry and got us to focus on the end game. Her management of the mediation kept us from getting bogged down in unnecessary detail that really didn't matter. She was also very supportive for me to get through this nightmare that I never would have imagined having to go through. The divorce is still very stressful because I still hope that my wife will get the help she needs and return to the kids and me. I can't control that. Deborah was instrumental in getting me to a place that resulted in a stable situation for my children. That was my main goal which she helped me achieve. If you ever find yourself in a situation not of your making, I would recommend Deborah's help in making the best of a bad situation.
Posted by Shannon
I have used Deborah for custody mediation. She is absolutely fantastic. She listened to both sides of the stories and offered great suggestions on how to resolve the issues. She is genuinely concerned about the children's best interest and wants to see the parents work out their disagreements. We even ran over the hour time slot but she didn't push us out the door. In comparison to the last mediator she is a 100% improvement! She also recommended an attorney in another county for a friend. She always seem to want to help you out during a difficult time.
Posted by JEFF
MEDIATION PROCESS CAN BE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND ALL THE INS AND OUTS OF A CUSTODY AGREEMENT. MS. BRAND REALLY TOOK THE TIME TO GO THRU EXACTLY WHAT MY EX AND I NEEDED TO KNOW. OUR CUSTODY WAS A BIT TESTY BUT SHE STAYED VERY PROFESSIONAL AND ALLOWED MY EX AND I TO ARGUE A BIT THEN SUGGESTED WHAT SHE THOUGHT SOUNDED THE MOST FAIR. SHE EVEN ALLOWED US TO GO OVER OUR 1 HR TIME LIMIT TO REALLY IRON OUT THE FINAL DRAFT. SHE REALLY WANTS BOTH PARTIES TO UNDERSTAND THE BEST THING FOR THE CHILDREN NEEDS TO BE OUR BEST INTRESTS. SHE IS VERY KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT THE LAW AND LETTING YOU MAKE THE FINAL DECISION BUT LETTING YOU KNOW THE REALITY OF YOUR CHOICES AS WELL.
Posted by Melissa
Deborah Brand was amazing to work with. She handled my complicated divorce with excellent professionalism, knowledge, emotion and efficiency. She went above and beyond what I expected as I work with attorneys and had a predisposed notion. She never once wasted my time and never overbilled. I am completely happy with the work she did for me and still refer her to everyone I know going through a divorce. She knows how to get the job done and will make you feel comfortable and informed the entire process.