For the majority of my 17-year marriage, I'd been a trusting, stay-at-home wife, and mother to our 2 children. Unfortunately, our issues became problems we could not solve, and I ultimately faced the fact that I would never be completely happy if our marriage continued. Once I made it clear to my husband that I wanted a divorce, the verbal and mental abuse I'd suffered for so long, became even worse, and I felt even more threatened, frightened, and stressed than I'd ever been in my life. I was dealing with a very complicated separation, and divorce, along with total estrangement from our two teenage children. It was my GREAT fortune that a dear friend referred me to Steven Epstein, and to my relief, I was given an appointment for a consultation immediately. Steve listened patiently, and with empathy, to the struggles I'd faced for the majority of my marriage, along with the unfortunate, and significant, struggles I was presently facing with my relationships with our children. I could not have been more embarrassed by emotional state, but Steve never once made light of the extreme emotions, or stress with which I was dealing. He immediately swooped in, like Superman, and took as much stress from my shoulders as he was able, and began to thoroughly dig into my case. I very quickly realized Steve was the best asset I had. We moved at a crisp pace, but he was entirely thorough--exhausting every legal avenue possible. He never once did anything without making me fully aware of the situation. Throughout every step of the process, he remained kind, supportive, understanding, and made it his priority to explain every single thing that was, or would be happening. This level of open, and honest, communication had never before been my reality while married...I knew more about my marriage AFTER meetings with Steve, than in the 17 years I was married to my husband. By staying in constant contact with me, I felt a sense of control over my own life, and assured that my wants, needs, and concerns were in good hands, being addressed, and taken care of. I must have asked a thousand questions, but never once did any go unanswered, nor were they ever ignored or treated as unimportant. Due to Steve's incredible vigilance in getting EVERYTHING needed to do his very best work, and by making it clear that we would NOT settle for anything less than I deserved...I came away with an alimony and equitable distribution settlement, and a custody agreement that FAR exceeded my expectations---all in RECORD TIME...literally!!! Looking back...Steve's extreme competence, patience, and preparedness, was just half of what helped me get through my personal nightmare. The emotional support, and acceptance of my frazzled, stressed out, state of mind, was JUST as important as his legal advice and representation. Steve is always "ON GO" and eager to help resolve any issue...no matter how minor. Steve's professionalism, legal proficiency, kindness, empathy, willingness to go above and beyond, understanding, and dedication to achieving the best possible results for his clients, is TRULY what helped me get through the darkest days of my life. I could never put a price on the peace of mind I received from Steve, and from the support of every member of his team. Not only is HE the BEST, but his team and support staff can't be beat. I am forever grateful he was working for ME! If you find yourself in need of an exceptional divorce attorney, look no further than Steven Epstein!!! Believe me, you do NOT want him working for the other side!