Posted by Laura
The tremendous effort on the part of David Kerpel as my attorney resulted in a positive outcome in my divorce, greatly securing my financial future.
After 30 years of marriage, my husband and I agreed to part ways. When I first walked into David Kerpel's office I was worried about repercussions this could have on my son, as well as feeling enormous fear for my future well-being. I hadn't anticipated experiencing intense fear & overwhelming emotional feelings. David had to deal with my dread & fears & feeling low. He advised me what I could do to get support and become more confident. David networks with impressive professionals having different expertise then himself, that he gave me access to. His recommendations proved to be extremely helpful throughout the entire divorce process, even keeping my costs down.
The Lilac Tree recommended David during a private consultation. I had also considered 3 other attorneys. Upon reviewing his website, I noted the same theme consistently running thru the numerous comments - he keeps focused on the issues. When clients stray off course he steers them back, and he was honest. I knew this was the kind of attorney I needed. Even so, in court or office, David listened intently on what I had to say, always conducting himself appropriately and in a professional manner.
Relying on prayer and my faith in God for strength, I realized if I believed my prayers directed me here, I needed to listen to David. David is very knowledgeable and knows what he is talking about. However, one time I succumbed to my fears, I took it upon myself to make a decision I thought I needed, even after David said it wasn't necessary. Turned out to be a stressful and not so wise decision on my part! David knows what to do & what NOT to do. He always kept unwavering focus on what was best for me and my future, acknowledging my fears, even when my own focus was somewhere else.
Throughout the divorce proceedings David also looked out for the best interest of my son & his college education and beyond.
Perhaps because in the beginning my husband was representing himself, things proceeded like a slow moving train. When the divorce train started to pick-up speed my husband retained his attorney. There were times I tried to slow the train down for various reasons. I'd, figuratively, jump on the track thinking I could stop it with an outstretched arm, "Slow Down". I couldn't seem to fathom the train was barreling at full speed & was not going to slow down. David took it all in stride and a number of times kept directing me back to the right track, encouraging me not to impede its rapid progress and to keep my eyes focused forward & to a happier future.
David has an extremely strong presence without projecting intimidation. He uses his knowledge of a situation to fearlessly take charge. He personifies the saying, "Knowledge Is Power." I've heard him seek out information for more precise wording, rather than the standard on the MSA, to further protect my interests.
David is a very energetic person and appears to enjoy the challenge of his work. He successfully argued for me in court with the judge on many important issues. He also kept a steadfast resolve in negotiations with my husband's capable attorney in my presence & turned things around in my favor during a time I was not present and had looked to be a possible volatile situation.
David is thoughtful. Suffering from a pinched nerve in my back, David was continually concerned about my physical comfort, not in word only but in deed. During final court time, David had me sit in a farther more comfortable area while running back & forth between last minute negotiations with my husband's attorney & the place I was sitting, avoiding the hard benches.
No longer do I feel hopeless - but hopeful and forever grateful to David. I feel confident highly recommending David, who is fearless & represented me well!
Posted by Kerry
If you are looking for a sincere, honest, efficient and highly competent individual to represent you during a divorce, I believe David is the attorney for you.
My divorce was the most difficult time in my life and David helped me navigate through this process by providing sound, timely and cost-efficient legal advice. The financial separation of assets associated with my divorce was significantly complicated. David prepared the initial settlement agreement in a very short period of time that was largely accepted as-is by my former wife of more than 35 years and her attorney.
I was thoroughly pleased with every facet of the service provided by David. His commitment to effectively communicating with me and completing his work with uncanny speed were truly extraordinary. Every time I called, emailed or sent a text, he responded very quickly regardless of time of day or the day of the week. The charges for his services were very fair and reasonable as well as consistent with his original estimate.
I knew that the selection of the attorney was one of the most important decisions of the divorce process. That is why I undertook a lot of research and interviewed several attorneys before hiring David. I feel very fortunate to have had David’s assistance during this challenging period of my life. There’s no doubt in my mind that David is the best divorce attorney in the area and there’s a reason why he has such wonderful reviews!
Posted by anonymous
I was overall very pleased with David Kerpel as my divorce lawyer. He was very competent and did a thorough job with the details of my divorce.
I didn't know going into the divorce process that it would be such a long one. From time to time I would bring up details and subjects that were not relevant at the current stage of the process and David was good at focusing only on what was relevant at the time and keeping us on track. There are a lot of steps to the divorce process and I had a lot of questions throughout, but David never made me feel like I was asking too much and explained each step to me in detail as needed.
One of the things I liked best about having David for my lawyer was that he responded to my calls and emails in a very timely manner. On the rare occasion when he was unable to connect or finish something as planned he would let me know that there would be a delay and why. I really appreciated that. I also appreciated that he was consistently calm and courteous. The divorce process can be very stressful and his calm voice and manner helped me to relax more. At my final court appearance where the divorce was completed I felt sad and stressed and David was kind and comforting which made it that much easier.
David has a pleasant, calm demeanor and is a competent lawyer and I recommend him to any one who may need his services.
Posted by anonymous
If you are looking for a lawyer who you know will always have your back, look no further. David represented me and ensured that I received sole custody which was of utmost importance to me. He continues to represent me post decree. I would recommenced David to ANYONE going through a divorce, large or small. David will guide you and make you feel like you are his only client. For anyone who has been in the divorce process, this is one of the most important feelings. David is smart, responsive, thorough, and extremely fair. I trust him implicitly.
Posted by Roxanne
If you need to get out of a bad marriage but just don't know how, you must call my attorney David Kerpel! David came highly recommended to me and I am highly recommending him to you! David is kind, sincere and brutally honest. He knew I was scared to death coming into the divorce and he never made me feel uncomfortable or intimidated, he always made me feel at ease. And this man is smart! He knows the law and explains everything very clearly. David is incredibly thorough, he researches everything, tells you exactly what's happening, lays out all your options, gives you his recommendations and is not at all pushy! At some point during my divorce I was so emotionally drained, David could see what was happening and just took control! He is very aggressive and wont let you give up. He will fight for what is yours even when you have no more energy. David is hard working and fair. I cannot say enough great things about him other than if you need to get out of a bad marriage with great results, you need to call David Kerpel!
Posted by anonymous
I was completely blindsided when my wife told me that she was filing for divorce. I was emotionally devastated after what seemed like a long loving marriage. I was also dealing with emotions associated with a very recent job change that required my relocation out of state. My spouse and I initially mediated our divorce agreement prior to my enlisting the services of Mr. Kerpel. My spouse’s lawyer did not agree that the mediated agreement was fair to my spouse and that is when they began to deviate from the mediated agreement. I asked our mediator if she could recommend an attorney. She introduced me to Mr. Kerpel.
I met with Mr. Kerpel. Initially I was trying to use Mr. Kerpel as a counselor rather than an attorney. He was very compassionate but firm which was exactly what I needed at the time. He is a very good listener. Mr. Kerpel explained how the process worked. In the end he presented a rough draft of the divorce agreement for my review and approval. After several iterations a final draft was forwarded to my spouse and her attorney. Due to the fact that I was working out of state I was unable to participate in person for the divorce proceedings. I signed paperwork to authorize Mr. Kerpel to represent me. Each proceeding was followed by clear follow-up calls or emails.
My spouse’s attorney continually tried to derail the process by asking for more even after my wife and I had already mutually agreed upon a fair settlement. This tactic continued throughout the divorce process resulting in numerous court extensions. Mr. Kerpel was very professional throughout the proceedings.
In the end my settlement was fair to both parties. Mr. Kerpel did an excellent job helping me get through the most difficult event of my life.
Posted by anonymous
I didn't want to have to hire an attorney, but my ex filed and sued me in court leaving me no choice. I was referred to David by a trusted attorney in the city, and although I was stressed to the max because I am the primary caregiver of my three young boys and was worried my rights wouldn't be given attention, David immediately put my mind at ease. There were times during the process when I ignorantly resisted agreeing with David but I soon found out that his intuition was accurate. He mapped out how things would go and gave me excellent advice, all the while trying to help quicken and ease the pain of the process. If it wasn't for the antics and strategies of my ex and her attorneys we should have been able to finalize things in a couple months at mediation, which is what David and I were ready to do. Unfortunately it took a little longer after my ex walked away from mediation and began the process of hiring an attorney for our kids. Again I was scared $&@% less and once again David helped me keep steady. In the end Kerpels instincts and advice were dead on, and the outcome was more or less what we hoped for and expected. I highly recommend David Kerpel, he will do his best to advise you as to what's in the best interest of both parties, and keep you out of court. Thanks David!
Posted by anonymous
My divorce was difficult in that the opposing council was interested in every dime he could squeeze out of me.... I was concerned about my children... Not only did David protect me financially... He convinced the other Lawyer to accept what was fair and equitable for me..
In addition to that... He concentrated on the important of my boys.... He said look... Right now your raw.... Money will come and go... Your boys are forever. He then proceeded to go to work.... What would of probably taken years... Was concluded and fairly agreed upon in months.... Not years....
Thank you David Kerpel....
A caring parent!
Posted by anonymous
I was sad to have gone through a divorce, but VERY glad that
Mr. David Kerpel was my attorney.
My spouse and I had mediated our divorce needs/agreements before
coming to Mr. Kerpel. The mediator is the one who gave us Mr. Kerpel's
number. I, the wife was to contact his office so that a divorce agreement
could be produced, signed, and used in court.
I had initial meeting with Mr. Kerpel. He listened to me needs, and my story.
We discussed the mediation agreement terms and whether or not I was
happy with these or did I want to fight for more provision. I was happy
with the mediation terms and was simply looking for divorce agreement
papers. It is to be noted that Mr. Kerpel was ready, willing, and capable
in getting more provision from my spouse, but I declined that need.
Mr. Kerpel asked me other questions related to the needs of
the divorce agreement to be developed, so that work on it could begin.
He presented a rough draft to me, to which I had many questions about.
Mr. Kerpel worked with me on minor changes to be made. He always
got back to me in a timely manner.
I gave a version of what the agreement would have in it to my spouse.
He showed it to another lawyer just to get their opinion on what was
presented in the document. That stirred the pot because that lawyer
asked my spouse why we had settled for these things we had, and
that my spouse should fight to provide less.
Mr. Kerpel then became my representation only, and did get the chance
to work to keep the things that "had already been agreed upon" to remain so.
Talk went back and forth between the parties, and then a final agreement
was signed with the agreed items in tact.
When the court date came Mr. Kerpel represented himself well by his
appearance, actions, and prompt arrival. The court appointment went
smoothly and there was nothing to dispute.
I told him that he was the David who fought Goliath, and won! He did for me!
Posted by Dan
I started down a mediated divorce process with an outside counselor who was horrible--in looking for help to fix first attorneys mess, I was referred to David Kerpel. From the first interaction with David it was no nonsense--it was all about how to fix past messes and get me the best outcome possible. David respected my crazy travel/work schedules and made my interactions with him -- as in frequent as possible--though when communication was needed he alerted me with notice and made our communication succinct and productive.
David gives the attorney profession a good name and am glad he was on my side--he also understood my soft side and pushed to make sure I got what was deserved---I highly recommend David and will not hesitate to use him for other personal issues that warrant legal support. In closing, he took a horrible situation and made it tolerable--i shudder to think what would have happened if I would have left the original attorney in place