Debra Pleatman was a guide, a protector and a representative when I needed them the most during a painful divorce
I had a close friend who was a divorce attorney, and though she personally could not represent me in my divorce with my wife because of an inherent conflict of interest, she recommended that I consider Debra Pleatman. I liked Debra and felt very comfortable with her the very first time I met her. I retained her services on my friend’s advice and my own gut feelings without interviewing anyone else, and in the end, I was very glad I did. Like probably everyone in my situation, I was very much hurting emotionally, and I was unrealistic about what I thought I deserved in my divorce with my wife. Debra listened to my requests and answered my questions, and she led me through all the things I did not know or understand. And though I tried my best to be as pragmatic as I could throughout the entire process, Debra is the one who kept me grounded, walked me through everything and kept my eyes focused on the big picture and the goals. She was honest, direct and frank when I needed it, and she also saved me a lot of money by encouraging me and guiding me in working with my wife directly on some things rather than going back and forth between the attorneys’ offices. I know every situation is unique and sometimes things can not be avoided, but in my case Debra helped me evade the mental distress and the costs of mediation and court, and I am very thankful for that. She was professional and responsive throughout the entire process, and I felt like my interests were both protected and well represented. I definitely would recommend Debra to others who find themselves in the same unfortunate situation.