|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1999||08/03/2017|
|Partner||Daines & Sears, PLLC||1999 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Michigan Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Family Law Section, State Bar of Michigan||Member||1999 - Present|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Hillsdale College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
Posted by Paul
Carl recently assisted me in a child support case that was (to say the least) very complex. Two children involved and both living across state lines. When I was "served" the court order to appear in Oakland County, I consulted a close friend for advice in locating a trustworthy attorney. My friend recommended Daines & Sears , PLLC. I immediately knew that I was in great hands! NEVER did they mention cost until I asked and even then they (Carl and Tim) explained that the focus needs to be on the gathering of information and once we understood what was involved then we would discuss cost. I was comfortable with that approach. Once we did discuss the cost, they were very thorough and more than reasonable in explaining the process and cost. Furthermore, since I am unable to scoop out of a money pot, they offered to take payments throughout the entire process. Carl and Tim are really good people!!!! That is what is above all most important to me. Carl is so thorough that at times I feel like I am in law school, I mean he really explains this legal mumbo jumbo! I now have another unrelated case and I am going to use them again. Not because of convenience, knowledge, reasonable cost, or that I feel I owe them. No, I am hiring them a second time because I TRUST THEM LIKE FAMILY!!!!!
Posted by Jim
I hired Carl E. Sears to process a divorce for my son whose wife left him 10 years ago, no minor children involved and turned out to be an uncontested divorce. The estranged wife lived in a county far from my son's country of residence so the divorce was processed through the mail and phone calls. Mr. Sears covered all the issues and was very timely in his actions. He even went so far as to pick up my son at his home and drive him to the final court hearing because my son does not have a vehicle. Both my son and I were very pleased at how Mr. Sears handled the divorce. I was very surprised at how affordable his fee was.
Posted by Mary
Carl Sears represented me during my recent divorce. Not only was he professional; he was personable as well. He was easy to reach during a time of crisis, which was imperative for me. He provided assistance backed with years of knowledge, experience, and expertise; which allowed us to negotiate a settlement that was more than favorable for me and my children.
Speaking with Carl was like talking to a long time friend; he snapped me back to the reality of my situation when my logic and sense waivered. His professional support helped me to heal quickly and maintain strength thru the entire journey!
Carl and his law partner, Mr. Timothy Daines, were also understanding and willing to work with me regarding payment for services rendered; which helped relieve so much additional stress and pressure during an already tumultuous time.
Highly recommended and will most definitely seek his assistance in the future if I am ever in need! After all, having full physical custody requires court approval for any moves out of Michigan. Carl will be the first one I call!
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