Posted by Jonathon
Ms. Hynes took my case when no other lawyers in the state would. She helped me get custody of my son who lived in another state. Since the original divorce and custody was handled in Georgia then she was able to work some magic to modify custody for me. It was a long process, but well worth the wait to be able to have my son live with me and finish out his adolescent years. Thank you so much for all the aggravating turn abouts that we had with the other party and their counsel. I highly recommend Ms. Hynes.
Posted by anonymous
She did not know what the orders stated long after they were supposed to be enforced. She told me that someone was licensed to take your money and that is exactly what she will do. After she got my money she only wanted to have a meting over the phone and if you were not reachable she would not call call you back and would not accept your call back. I
Posted by Josh
Mrs. Hynes represented me during my uncontested divorce in 2015 and once again for a change of child custody a year later when my ex wife lost our daughter through defax. My ex wife was not present at our preliminary hearing, but was present for our final hearing. Though my ex wife had no leg to stand on, Mrs. Hynes came very prepared and ready to protect the safety of my daughter. Both times I retained Mrs. Hynes, her and her staff always responded to my emails or phone calls in a timely manner. Mrs. Hynes's staff is very knowledgeable and hard working. My only complaint is how long it took to get my superior court preliminary hearing and final hearing, but that was out of Mrs. Hynes hands. I would definitely recommend Mrs. Hynes and her staff to anyone who is seeking a lawyer in family law!
Posted by Susan
I should've shopped around more for a divorce lawyer before wasting my money on these sorry folks. They wouldn't even let me meet my lawyer!!!! It was 1 year and 8 months before I even met her. The office lost papers about our debt that I gave them, they never returned my calls and kept asking for more and more money. Oh we're doing the retirement, that's more. My husband got a lawyer friend who didn't even really do anything but unlike my lawyers at least he didn't pay them to do NOTHING. Then they said, Oh it's contested that costs more, so (like an idiot) I paid them more. NOTHING HAPPENED. They talk at first like they can get you alimony and/or spousal support but then when it comes down to it they say you have to do this and that ETC. When I finally met her she gave me this speech on her persistence in getting into law school and her 4.0 average in school ETC what a pompous windbag! This isn't about you, lady! This is about how I was mistreated and in a love-less marriage for 30 years! I had five children and I was his slave, he didn't want me to work outside the home!!!! Now yes I have no "marketable skills" and can't find a "real job" but Lady it is NOT because I have not been trying!!!! You want a lawyer who is on your side!!!!! Not one who is going to throw the same stuff at you that you've heard for the past 30 years: You're not good enough or trying hard enough. I don't need any more crap! I'm sick of crap! YOU'RE FIRED! DO NOT HIRE THIS LAWYWER
Posted by anonymous
The non-custodial parent of my step children could not parent properly nor stop trying to take kids from their father and I after she agreed the children should live here. We had hired a previous attorney from Macon to handle our case for second time as first time he done well. The second time he wasn't prepared and seemed intimidated by fact that she had hired Mr. Rockefeller that he literally stomped his foot in court in front of judge and let her attorney run all over him placing kids in harm's way saying he couldn't do anything. In desperation I took referral of Mrs. Hynes from a friend and she came on as our attorney immediately and was able to find a loop hole of her attorney not doing his job and get everything her attorney did removed in about 15 minutes and got case out of Jones County back to Houston which is VERY familiar with her face. Mrs. Hynes was able to go into case with enough force that the other parent drop case before final hearing. It seems from her own admission that it was recommended to her to do such by her lawyer as Hynes don't play and her case would not hold up to Mrs. Hynes skills.
Posted by anonymous
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.