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Roberta Sue Fay

Divorce and separation Attorney at Troy, OH

4.7   76 reviews

also known as Roberta S. Roberts


Licensed for 20 years

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Roberta is an Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Family Relations Law Specialist who practices in all counties in Ohio.

Roberta was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wright State University in 1997 and the University of Dayton School of Law in 2000 where she earned her Juris Doctor.  Roberta is a proud mother of four and also has five grandchildren.  She is most proud of her extensive work as an advocate for children during her many years as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem. She is a dedicated family law Attorney who has practiced in the areas of high asset divorce litigation, domestic relations, child custody, and family law her entire legal career.

 

 

 

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Licensed for 20 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/08/2022

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Roberts & Kelly, LLP
Roberts & Kelly, LLP
SIDNEY OFFICE
129 S. Ohio Ave.
Sidney, OH, 45365
Roberts & Kelly, LLP
LIMA OFFICE
315 N. Elizabeth Street
Lima, OH, 45801
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  76 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Roberta received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by Adam | April 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real and to the point!!!
The most amazing thing about Attorney Fay is she never sugar coated anything. She always gave it to me straight even when I was the one in the wrong on a certain topic. I appreciated the her forwardness and the not afraid to ruffle some feathers approach. She knows her stuff and you know her and her team will do there job.
Posted by Courtney | April 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Partner and Advocate
Custody cases are highly emotionally driven on all parties and often take months. My case involved lengthy preparation and multiple days of trial. In Roberta, I found a highly competent, legal advisor and partner in my case. She has been accessible, compassionate, thorough and honest through every step. She is a skilled trial attorney and has protected my and my child’s interest every step of the way. If you’re going through something this challenge, having Roberta as your voice takes one of the worries off your plate.
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Posted by Victoria | June 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I just want to say that Roberta is the best. She cares about her clients and listens to concerns. She And her staff helped me tremendously with my child custody case. She fights for what is best. I will most definitely use her again if needed in the future.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
The best lawyer in Ohio!
Dedicated, hardworking and not too expensive. Roberta is very kind and answers any questions you have. Her assistants are also amazing. You won’t regret choosing her!
Posted by Steven | December 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced attorney
Roberta provided me with excellent legal guidance that saved me a ton of time and difficulty. Her knowledge and expertise are invaluable. Highly recommend!
Posted by Cody | November 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Choose her!
Roberta went above and beyond for my custody case for my son. It was a long drawn out case. Her, Ellie, Crystal and the rest of her team went above and beyond to help me. I couldn't recommend Roberta enough. She is truly hands down the best attorney you could get to represent you!
Posted by Lasky Lani | May 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
She is the best!!
Roberta came to my rescue as a guardian angel and protector after a bad experience with my previous lawyer in the middle of my divorce. Without hesitation to pick up my case and she did an outstanding job. She listened to all my concerns. She was honest and prepared me for all possible outcomes. Her along with her dedicated team always kept informed (Ms. Ellie). Thank you Roberta, you helped me fight one of the biggest battle of my life.
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Posted by Katharine | May 13, 2020
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Kind and Caring Attorney
I came to Roberta when I needed help filing for divorce and dealing with the custody agreement regarding my two young children. Although my case ended up being uncontested and was resolved fairly easily, it wasn't straight forward and I needed lots of guidance and support. My ex husband had been an attorney who had also proven himself untrustworthy for many reasons. I needed help making sure all of the matters were resolved in a fair way and that my former spouse was not trying to manipulate me or use his legal knowledge to push me into an agreement that was not good for myself or healthy for my children. With her help, I was able to stand my ground in order to maintain having the majority of the parenting time and create a parenting schedule that was in the true best interest of my children. Throughout the process Roberta and her entire team were kind and easy to communicate with. They were always quick to respond to emails and reliable on scheduling phone calls. I always felt comfortable talking with Roberta and never felt judged or talked down to. I greatly appreciate all the work she did for me and my family and wouldn't hesitate to come back to her if I ever needed any more legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2019
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Father's Rights
Roberta and her staff left no stone unturned. She helped me through a difficult custody battle with a very positive outcome. If you want to win, choose , Roberta.
Posted by Kathy | August 20, 2019
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Worth Every Penny
While no one wants to find themselves in a divorce case, I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. Roberta is a knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney. She demonstrated professionalism and personal attention to all the details of my divorce. Roberta made herself accessible at all times. When I had a question or concern she responded to every email and text and provided me with an answer. My doubts were always reassured and my needs were put first. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Roberta took the time to explain to me page by page about any document related to my divorce. She gave me the right advice at the right time. Roberta went above and beyond and did everything she could to ensure a great outcome in my divorce. I just want to thank Roberta for all her help and patience of my divorce. You made a difficult time a little easier and less stressful, which I greatly appreciate.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2020
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Child Custody
I hired Roberta when I was seeking full custody of my oldest child (both of our wishes), and 50/50 min of younger. Mother was trying to strip me of all my rights and wanted full custody of both. Working with Roberta and her team (Ellie) was a wonderful experience. I dealt with Ellie through most of the case, and she did awesome. Very thorough. Roberta represented me very well at all court hearings and she did a fantastic job during the deposition. The case ended with almost full custody of my son (he lives with me full time now), and about 45% physical custody of my daughter. I couldn't be any happier and would recommend her to anyone I was not going up against :)
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Posted by Amy | May 16, 2019
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Very satisfied!!!
Roberta and her team are wonderful! They helped me through the whole process of getting a divorce and guided me every step of the way. The day of court I was nervous, but Roberta’s calm and professional attitude made me feel at ease. She walked me through every step and I felt very comfortable. Not only was she a wonderful attorney but she also took the time to talk with me like a friend. Roberta was very prepared and definitely knows her stuff!! If you are looking for a professional attorney and someone that is going to have your back and get the job done, Roberta is your girl!!! Thank you Roberta and your team for having my back through this process! You all did a fabulous job!!!
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Posted by Dave | April 29, 2019
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Honest Lawyer
Roberta doesn't pull punches. She's honest and upfront about possible outcomes. I put my trust in her and she did a great job. I recommend Roberta to anyone needing a good family law attorney.
Posted by Shawn | April 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Light at the end of the tunnel
Roberta was absolutely amazing handling my case that was already a complete mess from a previous lawyer. Roberta was very professional and did not pass judgment. As in my case, I was so frustrated as to why a father could not see his kids because of Child Support, she calmly gave me great advise and to trust into what she and her legal team were doing. When all was done, the courts found it in my favor. She and her team are a Godsend to my family.
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Posted by Cheryl | April 15, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer and Staff
Roberta has been a great listener and gives honest advice. She has worked hard to help me get a fair dissolution even though it took forever to get things resolved (husband delay). Her staff was also very helpful and responded to all of my questions timely without hesitation. Strongly recommend using Roberta. She cares about you as a person and does her best to guide you through this difficult time in your life.
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Posted by Steve | October 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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LOOK NO FURTHER!
I was embroiled in a bitter divorce/child custody case, and was frustrated with my attorney. My attorney at the time did not seem to have my best interest in mind, and I truly felt she just wanted to settle the case, make her money and go! Well, this was not acceptable, so I fired my attorney, and began the frustrating task of finding a competent attorney who is willing to fight the fight. A friend of mine referred Roberta to me, and he stated she was a God send in his case. So I called Roberta, and immediately I was impressed with her knowledge of the law, and her willingness to litigate a case if needed. I have to say, I immediately felt her POSITIVE energy, and I felt she truly had MY best interest in mind. Well, needless to say I hired her, and I could not have made better decision!!! Roberta worked so hard for me , and I felt like we were a team. My case took awhile, but at the end all of my expectations were met!!! I can not say enough good things about Roberta, and I HIGHLY recommend her! She may be a little pricey, but believe me she is worth every penny! Thank you again Roberta!!!!!
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Posted by Jeremy | October 3, 2018
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The impossible
I had a case that appeared to be so obvious but was just seeming to be impossible. Probably the worst case ever when it comes to a custody battle. My ex lied about everything and manipulated our boys to lie for her and turned all officials against me by using the kids. She completely alienated our youngest and turned him against everyone, including his own brother. And still the courts refused to see what she was doing and continued to believe her lies. I went through two attorneys who did nothing for me but take a lot of money from me. When I came to Roberta she could see that this was a difficult case and new that this would take some time. It's been a 3 year battle for me, but I have been only working with Roberta for 1 year. And I am very happy to say that finally we have been able to make steps forward into the impossible. I have got full custody of my oldest son. And the courts still didn't want to go back against their original decision but Roberta had left them with no choice. I am so thankful to have met Roberta. And just as she came highly recommended to me, I am also highly recommending her to anyone else in any type of custody battle as she has proven herself even in the most difficult. Thank you so much Roberta!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2018
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My best choice
I hired roberta for a a custody case that was pretty intense and long.. I hired her towards the end of my case so she had to work her way backwards through the whole case and she did so amazing. I couldnt have asked for a better attorney to represent me when it came to the most important things in my life (my children). She was also helpful with questions and so were her staff. I would recommand her to anyone with custody issues.
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Posted by Brent | May 28, 2018
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Best Lawyer Ever!
I first had contact with Roberta in 2014 to conference with her about handling my divorce. I also had a 1 year old son with my wife and I knew I had to find an Attorney that would fight for the father's right and also needed an Attorney that would not back down and just settle. After the conference with Roberta, I knew she was the Attorney for me! All went well until I changed shifts at work and my ex-wife would not allow me to see my son during the hours that had specified in the court papers due to me working different hours. I could only see him every other weekend. In 2017 I again contacted Roberta to take my ex-wife back to court. It was a several month process, but I was awarded 60% custody and residential parent. Since the new court order was finalized in January of 2018, my ex-wife has been very aggressive in trying to get me in trouble, along with trying to get my now new girlfriend in trouble, so she can try and take my son away from me. It is now 2018 and it looks like we will be headed back to court. I am very confident that Roberta with will take this case on with a vengeance! I wish my ex-wife and I could just get along but she is a very controlling person and hates that she lost. I have been and will continue to refer friends and co-workers, etc. to Roberta if they ever have a need for an Attorney that fights, especially for the Husband/Father's rights! Thank you Roberta!!
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Posted by Gina | January 4, 2018
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Worth EVERY Penny!!!
If you want your legal issues handled correctly the FIRST time, hire Roberta Roberts. She's thorough, hard working and extremely well-versed at family law. There wasn't one question she couldn't answer for me every step of the way. I had originally hired someone much cheaper, but they screwed up the paper work, and ended up costing me more in fees. Roberta is WORTH every penny because she gets the job done right the first time, and is willing to fight for whatever you need.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Roberta S. Roberts, LLC and Roberts & Kelly, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • RKB, LLP
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Partner
  • TRB, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Owner
  • Roberta S. Roberts Co., L.P.A.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Thomas J. Buecker Co., L.P.A.
  • 1997 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Dayton
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Wright State University
  • BA
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Sayre v. Fergeson
  • A Father's Rights Victory for Roberta's Client.
  • Wallace v. Willoughby
  • Victory for Ms. Robert's client
  • Wallace v. Herron
  • Roberta's victory was upheld by the appeals court
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Associations

  • Miami County Bar Association
  • Domestic Relations Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Miami County Bar Association
  • Juvenile Law Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Miami County Bar Association
  • Bar Admissions Committee
  • 2008 - Present
  • Miami County Bar Association Juvenile Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Miami County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2002 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Ohio Bar College
  • OBLIC
  • 2022
  • Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Top 10% in the U.S.A.
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 2015 Avvo Top Ranked U.S. Executives Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Top Ranked U.S. Executive
  • National Council of American Executives
  • 2014
  • Reader's Choice
  • Sidney Daily News
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Certified Specialist - Family Relations Law
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Ohio Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • AVVO Legal Guide
  • Grandparent Visitation Rights In Ohio
  • 2012
  • AVVO Legal Guide
  • What is a Guardian ad Litem?
  • 2012
  • AVVO Legal Guide
  • What Is The Indian Child Welfare Act?
  • 2012
  • AVVO Legal Guide
  • Factors The Court Considers In Granting Child Support Deviations
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law
  • Court Procedure
  • 2013
  • Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law
  • Thorny Custody Issues
  • 2013
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Navigating Complex Asset Cases
  • 2013
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues
  • 2013
  • Mock Trial
  • Real Estate Legal Issues
  • 2011
  • University Of Dayton Law and Leadership Forum
  • Becoming A Lawyer
  • 2011
  • Law And Leadership Institute
  • Leadership/Family Law Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Edison State College/Adjunct Faculty
  • Business Law I and II
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (27)
Endorse Roberta
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Roberts exemplifies the very best attributes of an active attorney and a level of professionalism, confidence and skill we should all aspire to. Honesty, dedication and a love of the law, which means. giving back to others who lack our understanding of the law and benefit from our inherent desire to provide the right answer. The thousands years of combined legal experience of professionals activity participating in this forum represent some of the very best of our profession, which is after all, at its base is desire to help those in need. This Attorney’s experience and knowledge, I believe, demonstrates that there is a desire to provide to provide accurate advice and obtain appropriate results for clients. Most importantly, this Attorney is willing to help complete strangers (as is the case in this forum) with legal problems for which we collectively provide useful information, thereby demystifying the legal process as much as possible. Endorsed in listed practice areas."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want to know how good a lawyer is, you can read their Avvo Legal Guides, look at the info on their web site, see their answers to consumer questions posted to Avvo, read the client reviews posted here or the Attorney recommendations for them, or call an attorney who knows them. If you do any of that you'll see what I know already. Roberta knows Family Law. Her experience and commitment to helping her clients is obvious and well known. Family is important to her and she understands exactly why it is important to her clients. If you have a family law problem and her office is anywhere near you, I highly recommend her to you."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Roberts is a certified family law specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. Based upon the stringent requirements for this certification, she certainly is very knowledgeable in family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have a great deal of respect for Roberta as a fellow domestic relations practitioner. She has a thorough understanding of the law and provides zealous representation to her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Roberta as long as she has been practicing law. She is one of the more able divorce lawyers in Miami County. She is thorough, persistent, reasonable, and fair. Roberta is honest with her clients and does not mislead them about the merits of their case. She is a quality practitioner."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roberta is incredibly knowledgeable and a great advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Roberta Roberts and find that she is very professional and zealously fights for her clients. She is an asset to our profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having known Roberta for many years, it is easy to see why she has gained such high respect from her peers as well as continuous accolades from her clients. As one of only a handful of OSBA Board Certified Family Relations Law Specialists in the area, Roberta's knowledge of the law and experience is unquestionable - and combined with her zealousness, integrity, compassion, and understanding, makes her one of the best domestic relations attorneys in Ohio. My advice - don't let your opponent hire her first! I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roberta is an experienced, passionate and excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Roberta for several years. I believe that Roberta does a great job for her clients and I endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her answers to a wide swath of issues and willingness to donate time and effort to assist others, as a GAL and working online to assist complete strangers, show a depth of compassion, knowledge and understanding which are complemented by her legal expertise. Her achievements are impressive for a younger colleague. If you want to win--hire her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Roberta Roberts is a professional colleague and a strong advocate for her divorce and family law clients. She is a pleasure to work with both for her fellow attorneys and for her clients."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Roberts is one of the most dedicated divorce and custody lawyers I have seen. Prior to working with her I witnessed her exemplary work first hand as opposing counsel."
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