Posted by Valery
Valerie was recommended to me and she was outstanding legal counsel. Her level of excellence, interest, concern and attention to detail was impressive. I could not of asked for a better lawyer to assist me through a very ugly divorce. She is extremely knowledgeable, capable and compassionate! She listens, and pays attention to detail and gives you solid, commonsense advice. She takes the emotion out of the divorce and uses practical commonsense logic for a fair outcome. She will guide you every step of the way and is available at all times. She responds promptly to any calls, texts or emails. She runs a very professional practice with a human touch. I highly recommend her to anyone that needs legal advice! You couldn't ask for better! My first lawyer was a disaster and when I met Valerie I realized what a professional, caring lawyer should be. I am very grateful Valerie was recommended to me and I wholeheartedly attest to her ability and recommend her.
Posted by Nicola
I was recommended Valerie Duane Dray to represent me over a dispute with my ex-husband. This was a complex case, particularly because our divorce property settlement contracts were badly worded, ambiguous and - it dawned on me about 3 years after the divorce - very much not in my favor. Valerie Duane Dray was quick to recognize what could be salvaged and what couldn't be. She is a very very fast thinker, and gets to the nub of issues. She did not waste time on anything which would probably not be found to be in my favor. She was aware that my money was limited - partly because I had been left so badly off in the financial settlement between my ex and myself. She worked with me - delegating a lot of the time-consuming but necessary tasks to me so that I didn't build up huge fees. She is the most honest person, has incredible integrity. We won the case.
There was another part of this. My husband kidnapped our daughter when she was visiting him in the summer. Valerie acted quickly, stayed calm and understood my anguish but she got this to court within days for an emergency hearing. Knowing her family law inside out, she assured me that I would get my daughter back. Again, she focused on the critical arguments of the case, briefed me very thoroughly for the court appearance (which i had to do on skype!), and the judge ordered my child come home to me.
She has been empathetic, but always realistic with me, so thoroughly professional. She does not waste on a lot time on words, she just does the hard work of preparation.Valerie is not only someone with the perfect temperament and intellect to be a first class family lawyer, but she a lovely person, with great personal integrity.
Posted by Valery
Valerie Duane Dray was an outstanding lawyer in my divorce case. She was compassionate, Knowledgeable and a force to be reckoned with. She was thorough and exacting and a source of comfort through the whole ordeal. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Lisseth A.
I want to compliment one excellent Counsel, Valerie Duane-Dray. She went to great lengths to help me when I was thrown into turmoil by some false accusations on an International Hague Case.
I have always received quality service from the different attorney's I deal with on my professional environment but Valerie's extended help, responsiveness and dedication made it much easier to cope.
She knew just what to do to solve my problem quickly and restore peace into my son's and my life.
Such service builds great working relationships and long lasting memories.
Posted by Dr.Z
Mrs. Duane-Dray took my case when now one else wanted it and she help me get through the painful process of litigating with my ex wife's savvy lawyer. I thought that I could defend myself and get through the process that way but she reassured me that there was a better way. I am glad she interceded, if not I would still be litigating.
Anonymous review posted on
Valerie Duane-Dray is the best lawyer I could have ever hoped for, in the tough times that come from having to discuss parental rights, time-sharing schedule and child support, I needed an "ally" and that is exactly what she became. Valerie Duane-Dray has amazing business acumen, is compassionate yet very professional and always gives objective advice. Her insight in the overall negotiation process was invaluable. Thanks to her expertise we were able to settle all matters directly and saved me expensive mediation and ultimately court fees.
Her response time is second to none, she stayed on top of all the deadlines, proactive in keeping me informed of the process, the next steps and always giving me ample time to review documents, and helping me decipher the "lawyer" speak in each of them. Valerie Duane-Dray does not nickel and dime, I felt very well represented, I have actually hired her on a couple more occasions for other family-related matters, and have recommended her with no hesitation. As a lawyer licensed both in Florida and Paris, she also brings an international knowledge which comes in handy when dealing with French clients such as myself. I trust Valerie Duane-Dray and will continue to use her services for all family-related matters in the future!
Posted by Bernard
Valerie is my family law attorney since 2009 . She has handled my separation agreement, divorce, child custody and termination of parental rights. I have always found her to be honest and well worth the cost.
Anonymous review posted on
I was referred to Valerie Duane-Dray by a colleague. After an initial consultation I hired her to represent me throughout the divorce process. My most concern was custody of my children, throughout this process I fought for 50/50 time sharing. Valerie believed in me, prepared me well for trial, and fought for me with an end result of 50/50 equal time sharing. She did a superb job with my case. She was very detailed and organized in her preparation for my case. Throughout the process she tried to resolve my case through mediation and with opposing attorney because of financial costs. After 2 mediations nothing was resolved so trial was the only option. During trial she was well prepared, very professional and stood her ground. She was not intimidated by opposing attorney and his tactics. She discredited opposing witnesses and challenged them on specific points that helped me. In the end I ended up with alimony, child support, 50/50 time sharing, etc. Equal time sharing was most importance during these divorce proceedings and she was able to achieve it. Words cannot explain my gratitude towards her. In my opinion she went beyond my expectations and I thank her for that. I have been able to continue and improve my close relationship with my son and daughters because of her. Again, words cannot express my gratitude. From day one Valerie has been concerned about my distresses and finances. She listens and puts your interests first. I highly recommend Valerie Duane-Dray to represent anyone going through any divorce proceedings.