5.0 stars 28 totalReview Ronald Petroff
Posted by Kimberly
I don't even know where to begin... I suppose I will start at the beginning, and in doing so, will also do my best to be as succinct as possible. I will say that when I decided to finally move forward with a divorce - which is something I delayed as long as I could - I was beyond lost. No one knows how to "do divorce." Furthermore, it's one of those things where you have to learn as you go -- and it starts with finding someone with the integrity and acumen that can help you navigate what is by far one of the most emotionally-impactful, life-altering (perhaps shattering at moments) transitions you may ever experience.
That said, there are things you should know. Hire a family attorney. You should seek out someone who understands the complex nuances of family law -- which, incidentally, to this mom of three young children navigating this process, were completely foreign... There is no instruction guide for this - you just figure it out -- or you are fortunate enough to find someone with the integrity and industry-knowledge who will be the catalyst in that learning curve -- and bring you up to speed in the most efficacious (and hopefully cost-effective) manner. Because that is the other thing that one isn't prepared for going into this... the price tag attached. Sure, you hear jokes about the cost of divorce - movies immortalizing the truism of the expense of divorce (Think Billy Crystal in "When Harry Met Sally" - karaoke scene.), but nothing really prepares you for what it means to really squeeze blood from a stone. Platitudes aside, again, you hope that when you are at your most vulnerable, you can defer to someone who will help you make sense of something that really doesn't make much sense at all.
Ron Petroff IS that person, but I had to experience the consequences of a wrong choice, before I finally found his firm. I reached out to friends and colleagues for referrals, when I finally decided to file for divorce. I learned quickly that I had not chosen wisely. When I had that epiphany, I changed counsel. I saw just how much my general attorney should have known -- and yet did not, given how specialized an area that family law was. That is when I scheduled a consultation with Ron.
Ron was direct. Ron was professional. Ron was the response to the list of things I outlined above... and then some. I remember sitting in his office during that initial consultation, thinking to myself that I absolutely could not believe that I had not found him three months earlier. Yet no one knows how to "do divorce." Who should? No one goes into a marriage thinking that divorce is an option. (At least, I hope people don't.)
Instead of continuing to feel like I was at the mercy of how things played out, I suddenly felt like I was on the offensive. I owe this to Ron. The truth is - to reference something I mentioned earlier, divorce really isn't like it is in the movies. Everyone loses. It is just the way it it. However, what the process becomes, it trying to minimize just how much each of you loses. And that is why I would shout from rooftops that Ron Petroff is the person you should hire to help you get through this transition.
I was beyond clear about what I had wanted... and what I had hoped for... And as I said earlier, Ron was direct. He was sympathetic, yet pragmatic. He had an intensity and a spectrum of knowledge that were unrivaled (as far as I can tell)... that motivated him to consider all of the possible outcomes of each choice, and to move strategically on behalf of his client. He listened, and responded decisively. He was a tenacious advocate for his clients - and knew the landscape of his profession to the end that it fostered a powerful rapport and respect among others in his area.
Having finalized my divorce in July, I am beyond grateful to Ron and everyone in his firm for making strides no one else could – and for being the advocate for me and my children that I should have hired from the very beginning.
Posted by Chris
Ron was straight forward, listened to us and described what he and his team could do to help us win. After interviewing other lawyers, I knew right then Ron was the man for the job and we would not lose. He got the ball rolling quick against my ex-wife. When he was in court, Ron was very sharp and prepared. The other attorney had no chance..lol Ron kept our bill down by having his team assist us as well which was very mindful of him. Even when his team would call him, he would always be there and assist. I have recommended Ron to several friends and co-workers and a few are using him as we speak. They are all very pleased. Ron got rid of me paying child support to my ex-wife, he had my ex-wife give up claiming the kids as tax exemptions, now I get to claim them both and most importantly they live with me! I cherish my kids, some parents don't unfortunately.
Posted by Mandi
Quickly and effectively resolved my case. I can not say enough good things. After almost 10 years and multiple attorneys I'm so mad I didn't have him on my side from the beginning!
Posted by Mary
I was represented by Mr. Petroff for a Contempt of Court action against my ex- husband. He was very knowledgeable and looked out for my best interests. The case was settled before it went to trial. I highly recommend him as an attorney.
Anonymous review posted on
Ron Petroff very specific about how he would represent me in my Divorce. He researched years of Bank Statements and Credit Card Statements to represent me and He communicated with me as he was making progress. He brought strong evidence to the table during the settlement hearing and I was very satisfied with how it turned out. He is really an Excellent Attorney for the People.
Anonymous review posted on
I have very limited funds and I was impressed with how he understood that and made very effective use of my time and his billable time. I also appreciated his candor and direct manner of speaking both with me and in speaking with my ex. I feel like I was treated with respect even though my case was probably a small fish in a pond with much bigger fish to fry.
Posted by Phil
Ron did an excellent job handling my case. He executed a quick resolution to my divorce. He explained everything in detail and provided me with the best possible outcome. It is apparent that Ron has extensive experience in handling these cases by his knowledge and tactful approach. He communicated effectively with the other party's attorney to achieve a swift conclusion.
I highly recommend Ron and will seek his advice in the future if the need arises.
Posted by Stephen
I retained Ron to handle my divorce from a long marriage. I was amazed by Ron's professionalism and knowledge, and I relied on him and his staff to guide me through what proved to be a difficult process. I want to genuinely thank Ron and his office for everything! You will not find a more knowledgable and genuine attorney anywhere!
Posted by Carmen
Ron guided me through an incredibly difficult custody situation regarding my son. His knowledge of the law, coupled with his thorough attention to detail, produced magnificent results in my case. He took the time to listen to my concerns and helped me with every step along the way. His office truly cares about each individual client. Ron is extremely well-respected in the legal community, and just the attorney you want to have on your side during a difficult situation.
Anonymous review posted on
Ron has helped me in my very difficult case with my ex spouse. Not only did he help me retain my children he also secured more financial benefits for my children. There is no doubt I would retain him again in the future if the need arises.