Posted by anonymous
During my recent divorce, I was completely caught off guard and was confused as to why I was going through a separation... my trust in others had been broken. I contacted Meriwether & Tharpe, LLC to get more information after being server papers. Elizabeth Doak took extended time to listen to my case, my concerns and my side of the story. From the very beginning, I was more than comfortable placing my 'trust' in her and her team. At our initial meeting, Elizabeth was professional, yet compassionate too. She involved several team members in our meeting, which was an indication that she was committed to providing me with the best counsel possible (and up front with fees for each). After explaining my story, Elizabeth told me that what my instincts and feelings about the way things led up to the separation were normal and spot on. Throughout the process, Elizabeth made certain that she or a team member kept me informed and up-to-date with what was happening, and what the next steps would be. She has started the process off right for me to restore my trust in other!
I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone that is going through a divorce. She will provide you with great knowledge and support!
Posted by anonymous
I hired Elizabeth to help me work through a custody modification. She did an amazing job of keeping me informed; she responded to emails within 24 hours, she returned phone calls, and she took the time to explain things in a manner that I'd understand. She is professional, strait-forward; yet, she was also understanding and compassionate. I will use her again and I will recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney. We were able to settle my case through mediation and I received exactly what I wanted and more. She did great at walking me through the entire process and keeping me calm during a sensitive time.
Posted by Travis
Elizabeth handled my most recent child custody modification. She is an excellent communicator, knew when to exert pressure and knew when to concede and always kept my best intersts in mind throughout the ordeal. She is very organized and logical which allowed her to refute my ex-spouses false accusations with documented facts. Her matter-of-fact attitude toward opposing counsel contributed greatly to my success in the case, and instead of a heading to a nasty trial situation we were able to settle in mediation. Her actions resulted in a settlement that was better than I had hoped. I can't say enough about how professional Elizabeth was during my situation.
Posted by anonymous
My case was a no fault contested divorce that went to mediation and ultimately to trial for property division and alimony. Ms Doak was a tremendous asset in terms of what become a complex case with a lot of evidence and materials. She always had her eye on potential settlement opportunities, and was able to get a court date within 7 months of filing to expedite the process when settlement failed. I found her to be well organized, a great confidant, and very effective in getting procedural things done.
Posted by Brad
Elizabeth Doak and Leh Meriwether helped me work through a difficult post-divorce case with my ex-spouse involving parental alienation and other complex issues. When my initial attempts to get my ex-spouse into co-parenting counseling failed and she responded with threats and litigation, Mr. Meriwether and Ms. Doak helped me formulate a strategy to minimize the negative emotional and financial costs.
On conclusion my children and ex-spouse are getting the counseling help they need, and all legal threats have been eradicated or mitigated giving me some peace of mind for the future as well. Ms. Doak was so well prepared and capable that she was able to get opposing counsel to concede almost all issues during mediation and we were able to avoid court altogether. Now, most importantly, my children get a break from unneeded conflict between their parents. I strongly recommend you consult with them first before you get dragged into unnecessary and expensive legal battles. They are not just great lawyers, but great people.
Posted by dave
Elizabeth was assigned to help another attorney in my divorce and was my main contact throughout the case. She clearly explained different options available to me as the case progressed and kept me well informed throughout. She is one of the best out there! I would highly recommend Elizabeth.