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  • EXPECT to be IMPRESSED!!! Ted will SURPASS any and all of your expectations!!!

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    Posted by Paul

    Before I go into any specifics and details about my personal situation, you need to understand what kind of GENTLEMAN you will be dealing with here - Which, to me, represents A LOT!!! Ted is that ULTRA-RARE combination in his field that brings DIRECT, NO-NONSENSE COMMUNICATION, along with a strictly guided, and uncompromising set of morals and ethics that are nearly impossible to find in his profession. He TRULY takes his clients and his business to HEART!! After dealing with Ted, I can, for the first time ever, use the words "GOOD PERSON" and "GRRREAT LAWYER" in the same sentence!!
    On the elements of my personal situation, I believe that by ANY standard of measure, my circumstances were very unusual, if not downright insane... As a husband and father of three children (ages 10-16), I was a stay-at-home Dad for nearly 10 years. There were recent issues involving my wife leaving the state, which divided our children. During this process, my youngest child was battling cancer (Leukemia). The levels of stress and complication in the divorce only intensified. After 10 years of living with my kids and raising them as a stay-at-home-dad, the living arrangements changed so that my middle child was living with me, while my other 2 children were with her. But that wasn't enough. She wanted all 3 children and for me to only have limited, supervised visitation!! That wasn't happening, as I wanted my middle child (12 year-old daughter) to stay living with me (she insisted on living with me, as well).
    The bottom-line, after many threats and every possible underhanded scheme coming from my wife to have me arrested, defamed, slandered, etc. (none of which happened, despite her repeated attempts), Ted came through. Period.
    While facing what seemed like insurmountable odds, Ted was by my side the entire time. I even had to call him one time before 7:00am on his cell phone because child-protective investigators (along with the police) spontaneously showed-up at my door (to investigate ongoing FALSE allegations). Ted's guidance and sound advice was always at my side, calming my stormy seas. My wife also had a supposedly "upscale" lawyer representing her. This element added a bit more stress, due to the sheer length that some lawyers will go to just to "win" their cases, etc... But I had Ted. And THAT was the GAME CHANGER. After following all of his directions and advice, he literally TURNED THE TIDE and the results were picture-perfect!! My middle child now lives with me. Visitation is reasonable. My child support for my other 2 children is fair and manageable. Most importantly, I got my life back and I can now move forward with my kids.
    To Ted: THANKS so much for taking my case... I actually had some concerns that you wouldn't!! (Due to its overall "insanity factor"). You're an AWESOME man, who is also the "Master Chef" of lawyers!! You whipped-up your CREATIVE, special-sauce that was specifically tailored to my pallet, regarding the circumstances in my case. You worked closely with me as a team, so that we could achieve the desired results and share in that success together!! I sincerely and humbly give you my HIGHEST PRAISE!! You DESERVE IT, Ted!!!

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  • The Best in Tampa

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    Posted by Maureen

    I had a friend that used Ted's firm and they were able to get her everything that she wanted out of her divorce so I called them myself. As I mentioned before they were the best. From Deborah to Beth, Kathy, Lisa and Ted I was treated more like a friend than just a client. They always had time for me if I needed anything at all. They answered any question I had and they kept me informed of every detail. They were able to get me everything that I had wanted in my divorce. I'm so glad that I had Ted's office represent me.

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  • Great Service

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    Posted by David

    Jennifer Todd with Rachel and Associates did a wonderful job with my child support case. This is a very trustworthy firm that cares about its clients. I highly recommend them.

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  • Great Service

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    Posted by David

    Jennifer Todd with Rachel and Associates did a wonderful job with my child support case. This is a very trustworthy firm that cares about its clients. I highly recommend them.

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  • FANTASTIC

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    Posted by Rob

    When I originally had a lawyer that was non responsive, i was referred to Ted and his firm. From the moment i walked into his office I felt a sigh of relief! He was amazing, he and his team were so welcoming and assured me they would look after me. Ted is incredible with his knowledge and spoke to me like a human and made me laugh when i was worried and my divorce from start to finish was 3 ½ months which was very fast. He was more expensive than my last lawyer but soon worth it. His team of Jennifer, Heidi and Debra were very quick in responding and got things done. He kept me out of court as much as possible and although i didn't speak to him that often as i spoke to Jennifer he always made me feel supremely confident. I can't thank Ted and his team enough for getting this done by the end of the year so i can start my life with my daughter fresh in 2015. Thank you Ted I will never forget what you and your firm did for me.

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  • Best Divorce Lawyer in Tampa!

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    Posted by a client

    I interviewed a bunch of attorneys and hired one for my divorce that turned out to be a total waste of time and money. I was eventually referred to Ted who was very personable, honest, and knowledgeable - traits you seldom encounter in the industry. His comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the law are unmatched and even opposing counsels attest to it. That knowledge and his uncanny ability to see issues in a balanced light should allow him to be a great judge one day. Most importantly he is a tenacious advocate of children's rights and a superb guidance counselor to his clients - who often need that guidance and clarity in the face of emotional turmoil, litigation and harsh realities. Visit with him and see for yourself.

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  • Knowledgeable Attorney

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    Posted by a client

    I highly recommend Ted and his team if you need a divorce attorney. They can get the job done! They come to court prepared and walk you through each step. You can rest easy knowing they are on your side. I have my life back thanks to Ted, Jennifer and his staff.

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  • Excellent Family Law Firm

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    Posted by a Child Custody client

    A true professional with a mind and heart for family law issues. Mr. Rechel is an excellent strategist who always keeps professional and legal ethics a priority when helping clients make decisions. He is honest and to the point- even if the client may not like what he has to say. A good man and class act! I cannot recommend he and his associates enough.

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  • These reviews are truthful. Ted is the best.

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    Posted by a Family client

    Without going into detail, because I believe in keeping one's marital issues private, I will say Ted has never disappointed. Quite the contrary, he continued to impress me at every turn.

    Ted was my divorce attorney and was able to achieve a fair settlement while protecting my assets. Ted conducted himself with the utmost professionality and the highest moral standards. That is not to say that he can't play hardball with the best of them. Suffice it to say that Ted can speak softly but carries a big stick. He represented me on several subsequent post divorce issues, because my ex is a bit crazy and greedy, and he protected me and my family each time. Ted wants what is best for you and does not ever forget that. Your livelihood and quality of life is always his first priority.

    I trust Ted because he has proven himself time after time. His staff is also first rate.

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  • A Great Lawyer! His knowledge and willingness to fight for me helped me avoid disaster. Crisis avoided because of Ted Rechel!

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    Posted by William

    Before I retained Ted Rechel I watched him in a hearing. I knew then that he was astute on the law and more than willing to aggressively defend his clients. Years later I was involved in a terrible divorce. The case was resolved over a year ago. My ex-wife hired and fired attorney's and eventually added her father to her legal team. Despite my ex-wife's infidelities she and her father turned our divorce into a money making venture on a grand scale. They retained experts (forensic accountants...etc.) in an effort to break my will and cave into their demands. The steps she took were unnecessary and painful for not only me, but also our children. Ted went to work the day I met him. He was great at helping me navigate the mine fields involved in the ugliest of situations. After my ex-wife's first deposition I expected her to resolve the case. The deposition exposed my ex in a number of very ugly ways. Despite what appeared to be an absolute zero contribution to our marriage on her part, she and her father continued to press forward at the expense of all involved. I want to point out that Mr. Rechel was never ugly to her or opposing counsel. He simply made sure the other side knew what they were about to get into. My divorce took longer than I thought it would, but that was in no way due to Mr. Rechel. It takes two sides to compromise, and the other side simply refused to compromise in the interest of money. In order to summarize my wife wanted:

    1) Permanent alimony $5,500/month (on a 10 year marriage)
    2) Payment of a $4,000 mortgage on the former marital home for another 13 years
    3) Attempted to force me to pay for private school through the courts claiming I had an ability to pay.
    4) Pursued a claim for her attorney's fees to the tune of $155,000

    The results were the following:

    1) My x-wife received a lot less alimony per month for 4 years.
    2) The marital home was sold and we split the profits.
    3) My x-wife was forced to pay for private school.
    4) My x-wife paid $140,000 of her own attorney's fees and I paid $15,000.

    Looking back I am extremely happy with the results Ted created. If my ex-wife would have received the things she was asking for it would have devastated me financially and ruined my life. My life is a lot different now because of Ted Rechel!

    Unfortunately, because my ex-wife has refused to be reasonable, issues involving my parenting plan continue to plague our children and me. The one thing I feel great about is that I still have Ted Rechel in my corner.

    If you are thinking of hiring a divorce attorney Ted Rechel is your best choice!

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