I am a father and had a very difficult divorce complicated by involving two states as my former spouse abandon the marriage and took my child with no justifiable reason (later demonstrated by Ben in court). This was so very tramatic after 17 years of marriage. Ben is an excellent communicator always calling/emailing you back within 24 hours. I later learned this is not a common practice with many family law attorneys. Ben is the voice of reason in a highly stressful situation. He will take the time to explain how your situation fits into the law, prepare you for all possible outcomes and work quickly and very effiently with your clock time so money is not wasted. I have since learned you can find inexpensive attorneys but I feel you will get what you pay for and in this type of circumstance everything is on the line and it is not the time to economize. Ben has since become a very trusted friend and advisor to me. I can honestly say that I would not be in the happy place I am now if it were not for Ben's tireless efforts, persistant pursuit of my goal to get my daughter back, and true and sincere appreciation for doing the "right" thing for all involved. In every instance he focused on the best decision for my daughter and her physical and emotional health. He even very gently would tell me when I was wrong and help me see a better ethical and moral way to the end result that was a win for all involved even though I was so very angry and upset. Ben is someone you can trust, rely on and sleep at night knowing he is on your side through what may be the most tramatic event of one's life. He often inquired about how I was doing: career, health and relationship with my daughter. It has now been over 10 years and he will occasionally touch base with me to see how my daughter is doing. She is now in High School, healthy, happy and an honor student with lots of friends. He proved to me that it is not a default that a mother always wins. In my case he won two decisions for me. One for jurisdiction so that the divorce case would be held in Virginia vice the other state and then Full custody of my daughter with no support required from me but instead my former spouse. Once my daughter was returned to me her mother moved back to VA and Ben convinced me to change the custody to a 50/50. I was very much opposed to this given the events that had taken place. What he did was show me that while the marriage was dissolved my daughter needed her mother and that was the best thing to do. I struggled with this and he, in his kind way, helped me understand in the end this was now about my daughter and her future. Drawing from his experience he shared stories of cases and outcomes when this was not done to help illustrate this to me. I reluctantly agreed and he was right! My daughter has grown to be an amazing, respectful, kind, beautiful and smart human being. I credit Ben with this. Had he not been so persistent in showing me the best way forward I would not have what I have today. I truly recommend Ben enthusiastically (and have to many friends) knowing you will be cared for and represented as successful as your case permits given your own circumstances.