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Posted by anonymous
I am sharing a review because people going through divorces are emotionally distraught, and it is important to know what others have experienced if it will prevent someone else from having the same experience. He is good at making you believe he is on your side going in. Once inside, however, the momentum slows and the support weakens. I used him to represent me in a divorce from a parasitic type who drains woman after woman and who has his own inherited comforts and previously owned property. Needless to say, I ended up paying an unemployed loser a temporary bridge alimony sum and of course got the upside-down house, as the primary wage earner. I love the house and am okay with that because I'm finishing my PhD and have a fantastic position and no desire to retire. HOWEVER, the home ownership transfer deed sat unprocessed in Mr. Valentine's office MONTHS after the divorce, allowing my stalking ex to walk onto the property and take whatever he could--the police would have had to let him in at that point simply because Valentine's office didn't follow through. At one point prior to settling the divorce, but months into the process, when my ex resisted what was on the table, Mr. Valentine looked at me and said, "He wants to drag this into court--you have never seen me fight, but when I do fight I go all out." My unstated thought was: Yes, why is it that I have not yet seen you fight. He allowed my ex to sneak in a clause that kept me from declaring the temporary bridge alimony as a tax deduction. Yes, everyone is supposed to read the divorce "contract," but your attorney is supposed to look out for you and give you a heads up in my opinion--and when the person you're divorcing is a bully with an arrest record, you can be pretty panicked. So all I can say is that he did not look out for me, and I regret having dealt with him.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Valentine for a custody case years ago. As a male, needless to say i was the underdog. I couldn't have had a better attorney.
Posted by Derek
I went through one of the toughest times of my life with a recent family situation regarding my ex wife and children. Without going into detail, Mr. Valentine took the time to help me understand my options and a way I could work with my ex wife. As it turns out, I was able to reclaim visitation rights and be a part of my children growing up.