Posted by a client
When I met Hynes, she seemed voracious and immediately set my mind at ease with what I perceived as a strong attorney who wasn't going to tolerate a bully in the courtroom. What I got fell flat.
My divorce case took quite some time (2 years) partially because of 2 deployments but mostly because much of my correspondence was either put on a back burner or just flat out ignored. I'll break it down as to not bore with details. I was told "I doubt seriously my ex gets more than 20%...she got 50%, and a few more items that completely disintegrate my retirement check and then some.
Who gets 1/2 retirement, profits from a house in my name, a huge life insurance policy, SBP, no responsibility to pay dental for kids or any other medical costs not covered AND gets TriCare for life at $265 a year?! The ex makes more than I do, And before the child support plan was finalized and decree was issued, my attorney dumped me. Hynes sends me a notice that she is no longer my attorney and that my ex is bringing me to court again because of delinquent child support. Hynes basically ends our attorney-client relationship before the decree was ever signed...and then for all intents and purpose, telling me "good luck with that!" Come to find out Hynes never cleared up the fact I did not receive a job paying $75K but rather took a teaching job at $28K...and brought back to court a year later with the ex's lawyer threatening jail because the court had based child support on that $75K job. I am paying Arears to this as I write this.
Positives: I did know well in advance when she was going to be taking time off. She is much better at following up via phone than the second lawyer I had to hire when she left me hanging. She did appear to care about my situation and I did feel welcome in her office.
Negatives: Overall I am just discouraged with the whole process as I do not feel I had an advocate in the courtroom and my ex got away with striking me several times, violating court orders, bad mouthing me in front of anyone who would listen...in front of our kids too. All of these things were voiced by me but never really addressed in court. And to top it all off she leaves me hanging not knowing I'd be left to dry in court fighting an Arears claim based on a job I never got!! Truth be told, Hynes is not entirely to blame as the case was interrupted by deployments and a judge who quite frankly ignored facts that would have most likely sent me to prison had I been the one who perpetrated these acts. That said, there are many attorneys in the Macon/WR area who can do the job. Be very selective and come prepared and make it very clear what you want them to do and FOLLOW UP!! If you read about today's attorneys, you will find that many take on way too many cases and do not do such a great job of juggling them all. Keep ALL documents and take COPIOUS notes.
Posted by Naomi
When my son was about 3 years old I was going through a horrendous custody. Danielle always gave me upfront advice never overcharged me and stood up for my son's rights and mine in the courtroom. Danielle's advice,and her knowledge of the law is stellar!! Because of her I got a very toxic human being away from my family. Mrs Hynes is the only person I will ever recommend if anyone is ever having any family court issues in this county. Not only is she fair, she's honest. Thank you so much for all you've done for my family !!!
Posted by Matt
My custody case was unusual and lengthy. Mrs. Hynes was always honest about the potential for a good outcome and bad. She is knowledgeable in case law in Georgia and throughout the US. Mrs. Hynes was eager to stay informed about new issues that would arise with the other party, and quick to offer legal advice as to how to handle any situation. She remained true to her "go at them" style and never gave the opposing council an inch. Mrs. Hynes is truly remarkable in court. She always allowed ample time for meetings and consultations so that I was fully prepared for court. Her office staff was always courteous and prompt with responses to any questions I had. Whitney and Jenny were always smiling and encouraging. I feel that Mrs. Hynes did everything she said she would do and more. I owe her a great deal of thanks.
Posted by Cheryl
I have been a client for over 10 year. Danielle has assisted me with two divorces, on going custody battle for many years, several modifications. In the many years that I have been a client, I have NEVER had any issues with the way she and her staff handled my cases. Danielle and her staff were always professional, timely as well as attentive to every detail. There were many times during my cases in which things would come up unexpectedly, Danielle and her staff always notified me accordingly, and worked to get everything worked out and taken care of. I never would have expected to need an attorney for as long as I have, but I was always represented with the best attorney and staff in the middle Georgia area! I would highly recommend Danielle and her law firm to anyone, I have actually recommended her over the years and many of the people I did recommend her to that chose to hire her have contacted me to thank me for doing so. If you want your case represented by the best, hire Danielle!
Posted by Lori
When reviewing options for an attorney, as well as having a consultation with another attorney prior, I came across Mrs. Hynes and it was the best decision I could have made. She makes you feel like you and your family's best interest is her goal and makes you comfortable in the most stressing situations that are involved in a divorce/custody case. She and her office staff are kind and patient with questions no matter how small. Whether by phone or email, I do not feel I have been put aside when I have contacted the office. I would highly recommend Mrs. Hynes when you are looking for your best interest in an attorney.
Posted by Wendy
My family and I have been working with Mrs. Hynes and her staff for over a year now! Hiring her was the best decision we ever made. I work for a law firm in Macon, and she came highly recommended. Mrs. Hynes also has an extremely knowledgeable staff. I can email Whitney with any questions/concerns and I know she is going to respond that day... if not within the hour. I honestly don't know what we would have done without her. I am one happy, happy grandmother!!
Posted by Kelly
Without her help, we would not have custody of two beauti ft ul children. The father of the children received custody. Danielle and her staff worked many hours to make sure everything was in order when we went to court. She went above and beyond the required guidelines to ensure the kids were placed in the safe hands of their father. I highly recommend this lawyer and staff to anyone. They are all very courteous and knowledgeable.
Posted by Risa
I have used Ms. Hynes a few times for custody/child support issues. No complaints. I have emailed her on a weekend TWO years after she represented me and she answered any questions I had. Her staff is friendly and helpful . I recommend her to anyone who asks.
Posted by Bill
I am sure that with any top notch attorney their are favorable and less than favorable outcomes to cases. I am also sure that an attorney can only be as good as a client will allow them to be. My case with Mrs. Danielle was always prompt and well handled by both herself and her very competent and courteous staff. She fought with me for a year to gain custody of my two precious girls and there is no one I would rather have at my side in any court room ever. She is incredibly knowledgeable in her profession and competent in her advice. She worked very hard to keep me informed of everything that was going on and I never went more than 24 hours before I received a response to any email or phone call. She navigated seamlessly through some of the roughest waters in my life and my family would not be in tact now if it wasn't for her expert skill. So I am unsure how this "client" is under the impression that they were in any way cheated or given inappropriate advice. I have recommended her time and time again and every time I have heard nothing but the same extremely high praise and opinion of this amazing and dynamic attorney and her amazing staff. SO while I am sure that this person probably felt they had every right to feel the way that they do, I would advise anyone looking for the best family lawyer in the state, to look no further than Mrs. Danielle D'Eor-Hynes. If there was ever ANYONE who could win your case, it is most definitely her.
Posted by a client
Just wanted to place a review for the best family law attorney I have ever met. I searched for months to get the right attorney for my custody case with my daughter and finally found Danielle Hynes. She was excellent in gathering all the facts and was sharp in court. We won the case! As me being a father that is not easy to win. I would recommend Danielle to anyone that is need of family law. She communicated very well, her staff was very helpful, and she genuinely cared for me and my family.