5.0 stars 17 totalReview Amanda Salcido
Posted by Dave
Needless to say going through a divorce is a 10 on the scale of stress. OK here is a quick glimpse of my situation. My wife and I decided we wanted a divorce, and my wife filed for the divorce. The reality doesn't hit you until a guy shows up at your door with the papers. My goal was to keep the difference in my retirement and my wife's. It was about 40,000 . My plan was to use the money to refinance my home. My wife's name was on the mortgage, but both our names were on the title. (not an easy refinance situation) She was agreeable to this, because our house was under water since we bought in the boom. Her job was in another city, so moving worked for her. In the end we both managed to reach and agreement that we wanted. Dealing with the mortgage company was a whole other stress to get it done, but not for this review.
My fear with attorneys, is that they would rather bleed their clients of their finances and almost encourage a fight between the couple. I have heard horror stories of divorces where this has happened. When I first met Amanda before I hired her, I had to go in and tell my story. I could feel myself choke up a bit, because the pain was new and it hurt. I looked up, and in her eyes I saw genuine compassion. I have always been able to read people, and I knew she was more than just a lawyer. She was a woman with a heart, and the person I wanted in my corner. Luckily my X wife and I are now good friends and the divorce worked out for the best for both of us. Had we had different attorneys that might not have been the case.
I never had to go to trial with her, but trust me when I tell you this. She can be tough as nails if needed, and I did see that when we went through a couple scenarios in her office. If my Wife's attorney wanted to play hard ball, she would have kicked his tail lol.
You do have to pay a non refundable retainer up front, but She is very honest on her billing. I think I found her through this referral website and I thank God every day that I did. I also have to mention her legal assistant Stephanie. She was there for me on many e-mails and frantic office visits . I couldn't have gotten through it all with out both of them working as a team.
Posted by Josh
Hired Ms Salcido for child custody hearing and divorce. Ex spouse was withholding the child from me and had a temporary relief hearing. Ms Salcido was suppose to write up the results from the case, meanwhile ex spouse or soon to be ex at the time took advantage of the documents not written up immediately. Three weeks later she finally wrote them up and was poorly written and very unclear if what was given in court. Unfortunately there was no court stenographer present during the temporary relief so I really felt like I got the short end of the and she didn't go to bat for me. I went and hired a new attorney because if that how temporary relief went I didn't want to see the outcome with ms Salcido.
Posted by Tom
Amanda handled my divorce and was always a step ahead of where I needed to be, I was notified immediately of anything she needed, and she addressed all of my concerns and issues right away, so glad I called her to handle this difficult chapter of my life
Posted by nan7769
Mrs. Salcido was excellent in court. I was absolutley amazed with her responses. She was very attentive. I would recommend. She is excellent.
Posted by Rob
I sought for Ms. Salcido as my lawyer for legal assistance based on her history of being energetic, knowledgeable, and caring. Her performance exceeded my expectations. Upon her agreement for providing my legal representation, she gathered necessary information and letters were sent to recipients associated in my case immediately regarding responsibility of the opposing party and what must be presented in a timely manner to support their position. The information and requests in those letters were precise. All retort was met with firm, well-informed responses, and she updated me throughout my representation. Her ability to prepare a strong argument improved my position for not only retention, but also promotion. It was through Ms. Salcido’s work ethic and knowledge that I am again looking forward to a longer, bright future with my employer. I highly recommend, without any hesitation, Ms. Salcido.
Posted by Nancy
Very impressed our first meeting. Puts you at ease immediately. You feel comfortable asking her anything and she always takes the time to answer you without making you feel like she's only got a few minutes. She is very knowledgable and explains the process from start to finish so you kow what to expect. She gets things done and you know, without a doubt she is looking out for your best interests. During the whole divorce proceedings including all the paperwork plus the mediation process I felt confident and comfortable and knew she had my back. She is very compassionate and empathetic person and I highly recommend her.
Posted by Brian
Amanda handled everything with my child custody case. She got all the paperwork completed in a quick manner. The case was completed in less than 6 months. Amanda has no issues with you contacting her at any time and is always in a pleasant mood when talking about your case. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Amanda.
Posted by Alicia
I dealt with Amanda in a relocation case. I was really nervous, because I had just hired a lawyer before her to help me with an injunction case against my ex, and other things. That lawyer did not help me at all, I felt that he hindered me more than anything. So needless to say, I have had a share of lawyers in the past year and Amanda blew me away! The relocation was 2900 miles away from where we were located, so I was a bit nervous, being it would be so far away. She always responded back to my emails and texts, which is sometimes hard to find in a lawyer. She also always gave me her undivided attention, (I always made apts with her, instead of just dropping by as some), she didn’t rush me out of the room, she never told me she had only a few minutes, etc. She is a dedicated working bee, she let me know what to expect and told me to make some notes for myself to help, so that I wasn’t bouncing around on dates (I have had ongoing issues with my ex for four years, so you start forgetting what happened when), just as a backup in case I needed to give myself a reminder of dates. I found her in the beginning of November and we had our hearing on December 19th, 2013. So she definitely stays on track and I think that was a great timing, being that I told her as soon as possible because my husband was leaving for his new job on December 2, 2013. Before we went into the room for my ruling, she was there before I was, and let me know that my ex had made it, we sat in a different room from him, which made me feel a little more comfortable being that I had the injunction against him. More than anything, she didn’t give me false hope or, what could a have been a broken promise, before I left the first day from her office, she told me that we might not get the relocation granted, she said that I had a strong cases, and then she asked me what I would do if not(things that hadn’t crossed my mind, being that the first lawyer I had, just said oh, yea I will make sure you get to relocated, no doubt ), and told me to keep it in the back of my mind, because, all in all, the ruling depends on the judge. I found that her work is definitely worth the money! Also, in our case, instead of just being my lawyer, I felt like she is a good friend. She helped me with my case, warned me about possibly not being able to go, and thankfully, saw me through to the relocation. She gave me a big hug after the win! She is a very talented and an awesome human being.
Posted by Norma
Amanda was always very helpful and courteous. She answered all my questions and was very flexible. I will recommend her to anyone. She made the whole situation go smoothly and kept me at ease throughout the whole process. Thank you.
Posted by Marco
Ms. Salcido represented me during an injunction case. I had never been in any legal procedures and I was extremely nervous about injunction cases after hearing how men are presumed guilty in many of these cases. However, Amanda was able to put my mind at ease with her tireless effort. Ms. Salcido repesented to fullest of her ability. I won my case and I have no doubt that Amanda's reputation and abilities played an important role. She is knowledgable, diligent and persistent...three qualities that you absolutely want in an attorney. She also helped me with paperwork/filing for my paternity claim and gave me sound , clear legal advice. If I have any future legal matters, I plan to use Amanda without question!