Posted by Francis
I never thought I would see the light of day with my divorce. I was completely naive to the whole experience and knew that it was going to be a very contested divorce. After I consulted and hired Monica, I was very confident and hopeful that it could be done. Monica used her experienced and expertise to walk me through the process and she exceeded my expectations. For example: Monica encouraged us to settle our differences through the mediation process rather than the courts. She wrote a pre-mediation and trial agreement for both sides as a starting point (negotiation) on us settling our differences. She was punctual, very professional and always available when I needed her. She made a very tough, stressful and sad situation bearable. I am very grateful that she was my attorney during this process.
Posted by anonymous
I HIGHLY recommend Monica Frost if you're in the market for a lawyer! I have been through 2 mediations and 2 trials with her by my side. My divorce and child custody battles were very draining and emotional, as anyone can attest to having been there themselves.
It was a blessing having her as my attorney! Monica always gave me straight answers, without pulling punches or just "telling me what I wanted to hear". She always responded timely to any questions I had when she wasn't available at that moment. She warned me that we may have to go to trial, on both occasions, and made sure I knew what she needed from me, and what to expect. I went to trial confident, and felt I was well prepared for whatever transpired.
During trial Monica was on point, and I could see her experience come into play. She never backed down, knew when to be aggressive, and was quick to add new evidence from cross examinations into the fold.
To make a long story short, I have entire albums of family pictures that would not exist without Monica Frost. I did not hesitate to hire her a second time, and I would not hesitate to hire her a third.
Posted by Michael
I hired Monica Frost after my previous lawyer suffered from a medical issue. I actually found her by accident, but because she was upfront and explained how the case could go, I immediately scheduled an appointment and retained her. Monica worked with me on my case from the summer of 2014 till the fall of 2015. She devoted hours and discussed all possible outcomes from our several court appearances together. Monica represented me during 1 mediation and 5 court appearances. Every apperance came out in our favor. Monica always told me what she thought was the best option, but from there we always worked to a common goal. Never once did she sugar coat a situation, and I never walked into the court room with any false sense of hope. She always answered every question I had to the best of her knowledge and was quick to respond. I have recommended Monica to many of my friends going through a divorce. The lawyer I had before Monica was a very highly recommended military divorce lawyer, but if I would have to go through this horrible experience again she would be the only lawyer I would hire!
Posted by anonymous
Mrs. Frost is a knowledgeable and principled attorney. She is admittedly good, as long as you go to mediation and can handle everything there. Once there is some conflict in your case, or if the case becomes too contentious, she is not a good advocate. After arguing on my behalf, she changed her opinion and began siding with my ex-spouse, yelling and berating me. It is my opinion that she fears confrontation in court, which is why she prefers to settle in mediation.
Posted by Robert
WOW! The review posted by Ms. Pamela on 13 March 2015 describes the experience that I also had with Attorney Frost as a client. I am finding it difficult to expound upon such an accurate review that describes Attorney Frost to a tee.
Attorney Frost was my attorney for over a six year period litigating a VERY ACRIMONIOUS and difficult divorce. Attorney Frost always provided the guidance and expert technical knowhow to keep my case, and more importantly myself, in check. With that being said, I would like to pass on some general information on this life changing event that I acquired which may be of assistance in your decision in hiring an attorney.
First and foremost this process is about fair and equitable distribution of marital assets and family issues (child visitation, etc.). Attorney Frost is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator with exceptional negation skills to achieve the courts goals - of fair and equitable distribution. If you are looking for an attorney to make your former spouse “pay” by using fanatical accusations, demands, or just creating a lot of drama to make the other spouse “look bad” then Attorney Frost may not be an attorney for you.
There are some attorneys who will play up the accusations, demands and the drama if that is what you want to do and they will gladly let you go down that road. But, remember the more “drama” created the more money you will be paying your attorney. For example, one of the former spouse’s attorneys had me paying her over $400,000.00 dollars by promising her that I would pay for the children’s college, cars, and the like – as in payments UP FRONT. Sadly this was only the beginning. When it was all said and done the former spouse spent over $80,000.00 +++ dollars for almost the same outcome as if she would have “gotten” along. But again, she was going to “make me pay”.
I have to admit that I too wanted to “strike/get back” at the former spouse. I guess it was my knee jerk reaction to the continued drama being created. I was an exceptionally difficult client, maybe the worst client Attorney Frost ever had, mostly because I did not understand the process. However, with Attorney Frost guidance and reasonable explanations of what she suggested we do, I soon became her BEST client ever. Besides, by staying focused on the true issues, and not the drama, she saved me a boat load of money. Considering every motion submitted by some other attorneys can cost as much as $500.00+ dollars which my former spouse paid - and there were a lot of them. Hence, the $80,000.00 dollar tad she had to pay.
However, (there always is a however) this can turn into a very costly endeavor no matter what you and Attorney Frost try to do, for you cannot control/prevent your former spouse and some attorneys from abusing the court system. But that is another story. When all was said and done I am just relieved and grateful that my attorney was Attorney Frost. Good luck!
Posted by Gene
Monica did a great job for me on my divorce case. She was current on the applicable statutes, knew well the issues related to equitable distribution, and she had solid insights into the manner in which events would unfold. She was honest and candid, and perhaps most refreshing of all, she was more concerned about taking care of my legal needs than she was about aggressive billing. that last fact is truly a rare commodity among attorneys today.
Posted by Pamela
I can't say enough about working with Monica. Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful, emotionally draining trials you can endure and having the right attorney can make all the difference. From day one Monica was on top of my case. She was not just interested in her fee. We were a team, and she cared. I admit to being a difficult client at times, and she handled me calmly with class but she got results. If she wasn't sure about some complex point of law, she didn't guess she went to her library or picked up the phone and got an answer. She helped me think outside the box with a possible adoption issue and helped me get the best possible financial settlement with the least amount of expense. I could not have been more pleased with my experience. She made an ugly chapter in my life bearable.
When it comes to responsiveness, Monica returns calls and emails THE SAME DAY and even over the weekend. She consistently went above and beyond the call of duty even when I was upset by some action of my former spouse. She kept us on target with our end goal in mind when I would lose sight of it.
She was compassionate but would bear teeth at the opposing side when necessary but only when necessary. Monica truly subscribes to the principal of catching more flies with honey than salt. She stopped my divorce from dragging into the mud and going from uncontested to VERY contested more times than I can count yet would not let us be taken advantage of or mistreated. I say we because that's how it felt, we were a team working in my best interest, and she never swayed from that. I could trust her completely and still do. I felt comfortable knowing she was on my side, and she didn't judge, she just advised and cautioned against certain actions that would have been sure to turn things uglier.
I'm sure Monica works with men as well but for a woman looking for a divorce attorney she is who you want. She's always nice, always professional, always on your side even when you're your worst enemy. Loyalty is important to me and I don't intend to need a divorce attorney but Monica will always be my first choice, even now that my divorce is over I'm staying with her for dealing with any issues that come up later, and I expect that they will.
Posted by Randy
Monica was extraordinarily knowledgeable and proficient in handling my divorce. Very responsive. Constructive in her answers and recommendations. And timely with everything necessary.
Kudos to her!
Posted by Steven W.
I would highly recommend Mrs. Frost. She was always well prepared and knowledgeable with all matters related to my case (more knowledgeable than the opposing lawyers). If I need any future family legal work I will not hesitate to hire her again.
Posted by Angel
Was very lucky to have Monica on my side. Never had any problems with her. Always had good advice whenever my thoughts feel off track. She is a lawyer who wants everything to be fair and nothing short of that. Would definitely recommend her to anybody in Need.