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Maria Greta Hoffman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Florence, KY

4.0   8 reviews

also known as Greta Hoffman Walker, Greta Walker

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Maria

Learn Maria’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    55%
    Prenuptial agreements. Divorce. Legal Separation. Uncontested and Contested. Offer options of collaborative law and mediation for out of court settlements.

    22 years, 500 cases

  2. Child custody
    20%

    22 years, 200 cases

  3. Estate planning
    15%
    Wills. Living wills. Powers of Attorney. Trusts.

    22 years, 130 cases

  4. Adoption
    5%
    Step-parent adoptions with or without the consent of the absent parent provided statutory guidelines are met. Foster parent adoptions subsidized through the state. Private adoptions. Family member adoptions.

    22 years, 40 cases

  5. Probate
    5%

    22 years, 30 cases

In 2008, I left my family firm to pursue my own direction.  Ultimately, leaving the nest allowed me to grow both personally and professionally.  My practice focuses on family law, estate planning, probate, and criminal law.

 

My focus when representing clients is on the whole person.  Sure, I want my client to "win", but I want them to know what "winning" means to them before we push through  litigation.  The case is not about me, but about them, and what will make them happy in the long run.  My client and I will discuss their legal future, the potential outcomes, and decide together what is the best course of action.  I will tell them the truth, which is sometimes very hard for my clients to hear, but necessary if the client wants to limit legal expenses.     

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Location

Hoffman Walker & Smith
7348 US Highway 42
Suite 202
Florence, KY, 41042

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Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by Tom | October 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Belated thanks
Yes I knew Greta before she represented me in my attorney but that's exactly why I hired her. I knew she was smart and compassionate and that she doesn't do anything halfway. Greta had my best interest in mind throughout the process but understood that my interest was in the wellbeing of my children. I would hire her again and have and will recommend her to family and friends.
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Posted by Danny | May 25, 2012
Tenacious
When I first met with Greta, she was very tough on me, but that was appropriate; I was underprepared for our meeting. By doing so, she got the point across to me about the gravity of the situation. That--combined with our preparation for the hearing--resulted in a positive outcome, which exceeded my expectations and got me more than I was asking for!
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Posted by Bill | April 26, 2011
Would Choose Greta Again
I could not have asked for better representation than was provided by Greta and her associates, especially Rachel. They made a difficult time much less threatening than it might otherwise have been, and I remain grateful.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2011
Superior Legal Counsel
I cannot speak highly enough about the legal counsel provided by Ms. Hoffman. I have been divorced for six years and chose not to have representation throughout the divorce. Consequently, I have had nothing but financial issues and problems with my ex regarding our minor children for the past six years because my divorce agreement was riddled with loop holes. I have since paid large sums of money to several attornies to represent me as these issues surfaced and have had NO success. All of this changed when I was introduced to Ms. Hoffman in 2010 and immediately hired her to represent me. Coming from a large family of lawyers, Ms. Hoffman is incredibly intuitive and knowledgeable in all aspects of the law with an abundance of contacts in various disciplines that she called upon to assist with my case. She is meticulous and responsive. All of my calls were returned within 24 hours. She is technically sharp and strategically superior to any attorney I have encountered. Because of her incredible performance in 2010, my children and I live a much more peaceful existance. She was able to close the loop holes from my original divorce fiasco. I would encourage anyone to learn from my mistake. Do not go into a divorce without superior representation. If you are faced with a divorce, save yourself and your children pain and suffering - hire Ms. Hoffman to represent you.
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Posted by Raymond | March 19, 2011
GREAT Greta!
Greta is NO pushover. But, she won't take your word for everything either. AND YOU DON'T WANT HER TO. A good attorney is going to tell you the bad with the good. But, when she is convinced of your integrity and forthrightness as a client, then she is an intense fighter and advocate. Family law is ugly and you want someone who is sensitive to your needs but can see the other side as well and advise you accordingly. Greta will meet this need. I have heard many things I did NOT want to hear but she was brave enough and professional enough to say them anyhow. But she will listen in return as well. She is not impersonal but will keep professionalism at the fore.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Complete
Kyle was very nice to work with and his experience in Family Court was an asset.
Posted by B. | May 16, 2012
Knowlegeable, but pulled me into the other room several times in front of my ex, to try to talk me into my EXS viewpoint.
I like this attorney but I really felt sold out. I felt humiliatied when she repeadelty would take me into another room if i didnt go along with what my ex wanted. THATS WHY I was there! I do feel she was caring but at the same time I felt betrayed. My kids are STILL being controlled by my ex (i feel) as a result of her not representing me but truly felt she represented my ex!
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Posted by Smitty | August 3, 2014
Left court feeling let down , defeated and betrayed
Gretta is personable and friendly , and has a great personality. I do however feel she reproached, humiliated & belittled me (unintentionally) in front of my ex , who NEEDED to see someone take a stand for me and our children ! - instead making me feel even more rejected and loathed and i sincerely felt sold out I am truly disappointed because she had been so promising and I thought I may finally get issues resolved concerning my ex's manipulative, demanding, controlling ways and using influences and power and charm to control custody issues and contempt of my time and holidays. In the end, she was manipulated by my ex also and because of this , the contempt issues have only grown and I feel I lost my kids because of her neglect to see abuse and manipulation as it is. Even though i still have custody , my ex does as pleases,and knows theyre above the court law. While i like Gretta as a person, her professionalism is not a strong point and My rights dont matter in the end.
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Response from Maria Hoffman March 20, 2015
I will always be up front with my clients about the probable outcome of a case, and sometimes the truth is hard for people to accept. I do not sell out my clients, but I will also not present arguments that I know will not win. That is my ethical responsibility. I believe this is a professional approach, which is typically appreciated by my clients. I cannot always accomplish the goals of my client, but I will always try my best given the circumstances presented.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Attorney
  • Greta Hoffman, Atty At Law, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Hoffman Firm, PSC
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Opperations manager
  • Drew and Ward
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Litigation support specialist
  • Keating, Muething, Klekamp
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Berkemeier v Berkemeier
  • Client awarded sole custody

Associations

  • Brighton Centee
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • N Ky Collaborative Lawyer
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Family law section chair
  • 2002 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Salmon P Chase College of Law
  • Adjunct Teacher
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Nick of Time Award
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2002

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • The Ultimate Guide to Probate in Kentucky
  • 2017
  • Women and Finances
  • Women and Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • People's Law School
  • Domestic Relations
  • 2005
  • Family Law CLE Day
  • Finding HIdden Assets
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Maria
Child custody Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for Greta, and now I watch her work in the community. She exhibits the rare combination of being both an extremely knowledgeable attorney and an extremely hard worker. I have observed first hand as clients entrusted her with the protection of large assets and estates. Time and time again she rewarded that trust with favorable results. You would be hard-pressed to find a better attorney to handle a high net worth divorce."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been on the other side in several cases with Greta Hoffman. Her family law experience is second to none. She is reasonable when it comes to working out cases but a fighter when it comes to representing her client in court. She is also very professional when dealing with other attorneys and her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I do not generally handle domestic/family law cases. Whenever someone needs a referral, and they are looking for a lawyer in this area of the law, I always them to call Greta Hoffman!"
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Florence Divorce and separation Lawyer Maria Greta Hoffman
Maria Greta Hoffman
Divorce and separation Attorney
Florence, KY
Licensed for 27 years