4.5 stars 21 totalReview Michael Gauthier
Posted by Bill
Due to rather strange circumstances, I found myself in need of a divorce attorney in McHenry County Illinois while I lived states away. I had no contacts in the area for recommendations, had never even been in that part of Illinois! I was very nervous about finding an attorney remotely, and feel extremely lucky to have found Michael and team (online via Avvo).
My goal from the start was to execute a quick and conflict-free divorce. After speaking with Michael and getting a sense for his approach and style, I made the decision to go with his services. A few months later I am now divorced (peacefully!) and relieved to close this chapter of my life.
I couldn't be happier with Michael and the team at Gauthier and Gooch – simply excellent! Their quick actions and great interpersonal skills were instrumental in executing my divorce with minimal conflict. I highly recommend their services to anyone needing a divorce attorney.
Thank you Mike & Team!
Posted by Susan
I was referred to Michael Gauthier from another attorney. He was available for consultation quickly, well versed in all aspects of family law and layed out a game plan for my case. The office is run very efficiently. The case played out as planned and I was kept informed throughout. His paralegal Kathrine Soule dropped what she was doing and spent a few hours with me filling out documents without an appointment. I can't thank the staff at Michael's office enough.
Posted by Angella
I hired Mike Gauthier and his associates for help with custody and child support. My case was not the easiest to handle and for over a year Mike was extremely helpful and always exceeding my expectations. He was very relatable and easy to talk to. I always felt comfortable that my case was being handled seriously and professionally. Any time I had questions regarding my case, Mike always responded quickly and helped me resolve issues. I wouldn't think twice referring him to friends and family. Thank you so much Mike!!!
Posted by Michele
Michael took the time to listen to my situation and formed the best strategy that would work for my personal situation. He also was very good about returning an email in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend him to a friend or coworker.
Posted by anonymous
I was at a point in my life when I needed help with a custody issue and did not know what to do next because I had never been in this particular situation before. I turned to the help of Michael Gauthier and my situation turned around instantly. His office was very professional from the beginning. Michael Gauthier knew exactly what to do and dealt with it right away. He assured me not to worry and he was there for me every step of the way. I would highly recommend Michael Gauthier as an attorney to anyone and I will go to him again if need be. He knows exactly what he is doing and will give you nothing but the best.
Posted by anonymous
I went to see Michael to file for divorce. I was pregnant and had 3 kids all with my now ex husband. I respected him and was very happy with my choice in the beginning. It was when he stopped communicating with me and not answering my emails and calls that things went downhill. We had also agreed upon a retainer fee which I paid upfront. As the case was coming to a close I asked Michael if I should be prepared to pay additional funds. He replied "we were square." Against my better judgement I did not get that in writing. I put my trust in Michael to help get me through one of the toughest times in my life. I felt like he had no regard for my feelings and a lack of respect for my situation. I would not recommend Michael to anyone.
Posted by Crystal
I've gone through a nasty divorce and Micheal Gauthier has saved my life. Literally. He has given me hope again! I will absolutely refer him to everyone i know! Thank you for giving me confidence back and strength that miracles do happen!
Posted by Samantha
Mike is a positive attitude lawyer and very easy to work with. Mike made me feel comfortable and gave me just the right amount information so I felt confident and educated in the annulment process. Mike was the ONLY lawyer we spoke to that was willing to process my seperation from my ex-husband as an annulment. Mike listened to our story and although he did not promise the annulment he had a positive attitude and ultimatly succeeded in achieving the annulment just 2 months later. Mike worked very quickly and kept his promises of time and dedication to our situation. Mike helped both my ex-husband and myself feel assured he was doing whatever was possible to achieve our goal of the annulment. The process of seperation can be challenging but Mike always had a smile on his face and kept the atmosphere positive and comforting.
Posted by Jessica
I hired Mike and his firm about a year ago for my divorce case. Not something I ever wanted to do, obviously. Upset, irritated, and overwhelmed, I sat down to meet with Mike. I work in the city, so he was happy to meet me downtown over my lunch break. Not even knowing where to start, what to ask, or any of that, he started off very supportive and understanding, while getting to know me and my situation. I felt a million times better once we were done with our first meeting. I took a few days before proceeding, and then I retained them. From that very first meeting, to every single phone call/email/etc... I always felt like I was being listened to, and my concerns were directly addressed. I always knew what was going on with my case, and what the next steps were going to be.
The outcome of my divorce was as best as can be expected. I really felt that Mike and I worked well as a team. He is very easy to trust and willing to fight on my behalf. His support staff were great too. Always very friendly and willing to pass messages on for me when I needed them to. I don't have a bad thing to say about anyone in their office. I really can't believe the negative commenters on this thread. They are not representative of this lawyer or his office, at all! Just take into consideration that the whole story isn't being presented there, just people venting. That's why I felt so compelled to leave my experience here because it was all positive in dealing with this team. Now, in dealing with my ex, not so much! :)
Posted by Sonja
I am extremely pleased with Mike's representation, as he has made the most progress for me than the previous attorneys before him. He is very friendly while still professional and really cares about his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone.