4.5 stars 17 totalReview Mary Commander
Posted by Paula
If you need clear, concise, and easy to understand instructions for a divorce, I highly recommend Mary Commander in Norfolk. She and the entire office have unbelievable quick and accurate responses. Communications throughout the office were impeccable. What could have been a very long drawn out contested divorce ended up being a non-contested one thanks to much of her feedback, based on her vast experience. I will always be grateful for her guidance and prompt, professional responses.
Posted by Kelly
Mary represented me on a child custody dispute with my ex over my two children. She always made herself accessible, responded to any of my concerns promptly, and worked efficiently through the entirety of the case. Firstly, she has the reputation of being the best family attorney in the area, coming from the mouths of just about everyone I spoke with locally who was familiar with her, and she definitely delivers on that reputation. Additionally, she is extremely good about coming in on budget, a good listener, concise and articulate in her correspondence and utilization of time on your behalf, which makes her even better. Mostly, she has a very calm demeanor so while she will advocate for your interests strongly, she will also be very reasonable and give it to you straight when you're freaking out which obviously happens quite a bit when you are going through this awful process. I have nothing but great things to say about her, and am so glad to have been able to hire her to represent me for my legal matter.
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Communicated very well and entire office staff helpful in navigating issues that arose through the process.
Posted by Katherine
Mary and her staff were very professional and courteous for the entire duration of my extremely lengthy separation and divorce. When it came time for the divorce hearing, she saved me court expenses by having it mediated by a judge in her office. During said hearing, when push came to shove and the "opposing team's" lawyer got out of control, Mary went to bat for me, ensuring my children and I were well taken care of. You will not find a better divorce attorney or paralegal team. Abigail and Mary are absolutely the best!
Posted by Aaron
I had the misfortune of going through the divorce process while deployed overseas. It was incredibly stressful. Ms. Commander provided excellent legal counsel and was able to work with me while deployed. She is prompt in replies. She gave me superb legal advice and speaks plainly and directly. She was instrumental in successfully negotiating a separation agreement and finalizing the divorce. I highly recommend!
Posted by Carol
Mrs. Commander is an experienced, personable attorney. She is readily available to consult by appointment, phone or e- mail. All legal matters are handled efficiently and professionally. Most of all, I trust her.
Posted by April
Mary and her legal team are absolutely amazing. Mary is professional, honest and trustworthy (she's pretty funny too). Now to mention she got us exactly what we wanted!!!!! :) We have used her 3 times and will continue to for as long as we need. You never have to worry about getting an answer to your emails or phone calls. She will tell you exactly how things will go and won't beat around bush if you have a question or concern. Wish we would have used her from the beginning of his whole process, but so thankful we have her in our corner now.
Anonymous review posted on
I hired Mary Commander as an out-of-state client to handle a frivolously filed motion in VA. She acted swiftly in getting the action dismissed and all fees paid. I was very impressed with her expertise and prompt action. Her good work saved me a lot of stress and money. I would highly recommend her!
Posted by VBM
The author of the military divorce guide books mentioned Ms. Commander in an online article. That mention and the intention of a prayer group scattered across the world ensured that Ms. Commander one state and five hours away would help to secure my future.
Ms. Commander was my only choice for representation. She has a calm but steely presence that served me well in an impromptu mini hearing.
Read her CV, she is very knowledgeable and has ample military divorce experience.
Ms. Commander has a great supporting cast that shows in her sharp paralegal who keeps you well informed.
Divorce is emotionally trying, but the business end of it does not have to be. Be smart and allow Ms. Commander to help you navigate the business end of things.
Posted by Latorial
Attorney Commander handled my disabled mother's divorce case a few years ago. When "wording and terminology" of the divorce decree caused the Office of Personnel Management to cease payments to my mother, I was very upset and worried and contacted Ms. Commander. Ms. Commander assured me that she would work hard to correct whatever issues there were and that my mother would receive compensation due to her. Today, I would like to report that Attorney Commander kept her word. She chose to correct a mistake that was continuing to cripple my mother and worry me across the miles. I thank her for her integrity and for picking back up the baton and putting in the extra time and work to see this case through. Oftentimes attorneys forget about the little people. I'm happy to say that my impression and overall outlook on the services provided by Attorney Commander and her character have been redeemed through her commitment to serve the public, her willingness to take care of my mother's legal issue. I'd like to thank her personally for the way she handled this case and for getting back in there to deal with both the Courts and the Office of Personnel Management. My mother's divorce decree has been corrected, and she has received the funds she had previously been denied. I would recommend this attorney in the future. She has proven to me that she cares and that she is committed to seeking justice for her clients. She made a promise, and she kept it! Thank you Ms. Commander.