I hired Natalie after being sued for custody by my ex husband. I knew after my consultation meeting with Natalie that I could trust her as a professional, talk to her as a friend, and count on her to pull through and win this thing. I was admittedly not an easy client. I walked in there, sat down and told her, "He may have filed for custody, but that isn't acceptable. I won't be satisfied unless we not only win this case...but I want to take away his weekday visitation. If you can't make it happen, I will find someone who will."
I was asking for the impossible. Although at the time, I was just asking for what I believed any mother would ask for. Natalie basically told me that I had no chance at getting what I was asking for, but I didn't care. I told her we were going to try anyway. We went through an entire year of litigation. A year of emotional emails, phone calls, and me being ready to call it quits. But Natalie put up with me. She talked me through the most difficult times of my life.
There were nights when she would send me multiple emails at 11pm on a Saturday just to reassure me that things were still going as planned. If I would start freaking out because I hadn't heard any news, she would either contact me herself or have her associate or paralegal send me a quick email just to let me know where things were at. She always kept me in the loop with any movement on the other end of things.
The most impressive part of Natalie as an attorney was seeing her in the courtroom. Being able to watch her cross examine my ex was seriously one of the most satisfying experiences that was worth every dollar spent. I wish I could have videoed it and re-watched every single time she caught him in a lie and made him cringe and turn bright red. She did it with such class, though. She is one of those people who you can't help but like, and she is so organized and sharp on her toes, it is like poetry when she comes around full circle on a topic to call a witness out on a lie.
Natalie is the type of attorney who is going to do what she can to help you utilize your money to get the most out of what you pay for. She is going to be honest with you and keep your expectations realistic.
After six days in court, we finally got the verdict. We won our case! Not only did we win...we got exactly what I had asked for! We had done the impossible. The court case that began after I was sued for custody took a complete 180 and ended up flipping in my favor in the end. And I have Natalie Teston and her team to thank for that. Because of those women, my daughter is going to grow up happy, in the environment she needs to be in. I will forever be grateful.