I hired Andrew long distance by phone. We discussed my marriage and many of the unique financial aspects to it, and what I hoped to accomplish in the settlement agreement. Andrew was extremely patient with me and the emotional struggle I had with exiting a long term partnership that I did not plan to leave. He was kind and gentle with me but kept me on task. Andrew was really great at guiding me through the negotiations, reminding me of what mattered and what really didn't. Andrew knew that language requiring my ex to provide financial assistance for my adult daughter's horses was paramount for me, and he found a way to accomplish that despite there not being any child support, and in a way that my ex did notperceive it as "too much alimony". In other words, he allowed the opposing side to maintain dignity while still getting me a really generous settlement.
The single thing that he did which stands out though, and one which my ex just hammered me about, is that Andrew fought really hard to protect my marital share of my ex's privately held company stock. While there was no street value at the time of the divorce, the potential was there. Andrew held firm about putting language in regarding those shares. Less than a year after the divorce, the company announced recapitalization. The $5,000 or $7,000 I spent on Andrew working through that - and it took subpoenas to my ex's HR department - will net me almost a million dollars once the shares transfer. I almost gave up on this battle as I felt like I'd won so many others. I'm so grateful that Andrew insisted I did not!
Additionally, we had three homes in three states; a lot of moving pieces and complicated income and assets and debts. Andrew was methodical and calm and wise and dug in to get the complete information, but remained calm and friendly and available to me as if I was his only client.
In the end, he went to court without me even there. I met him once, briefly; which in hindsight seems outrageous for a person who's legal work amounts to several million dollars worth of settlements. I couldn't be more happy with what Andrew accomplished for me and for how kind he was doing it. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a divorce attorney. His attention to detail and his knowledge of the law was priceless.