Posted by Scott
As with anyone else who has been through this process, I'm sure they'd agree it is a brutal experience. It's hard to make a point to anyone involved, namely lawyers and judges, because they have opinions that make no sense, and memories that leave much to be desired.
In this light, I consider myself fortunate to have used Hilary Sefton. She was the one coherent person in the whole process. Organized, had a good memory and didn't need to go over the same things countless times, and this may sound small but it isn't - the motions and petitions she scribes are well written and understandable. On top of those things, all of which are obviously important, Hilary is also just good at what she does. She'll give it to you straight. She won't have you "chasing rainbows" or going down paths that get you nowhere. Again, my opinion of the entire system is pretty low, so I was glad to have found Hilary and someone who I met with once to go over the big ticket items, and then just got out of the way. It's worth me repeating again that she didn't constantly need to ask for the same information over and over (a divorce lawyer trick), was organized, and remembered the items and topics important to me, the client.
Some of these things may seem obvious, but after going through two previous lawyers and dealing with a know nothing judge and opposing counsel who did nothing to facilitate a settlement, I wish I'd used Hilary the entire time. It would have saved me months of squabbling and thousands of dollars.
If you're going through the unfortunate circumstance of divorce, seriously, do yourself a favor and hire Hilary. She listens. She can write. In a bad experience, she is professional and does it right. I was so impressed with her I referred two of my friends to her already.
Scott Tzinberg, Child custody Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I met Hilary when we were opposing counsels on a divorce case. When the case was over, we kept in touch and over the years have referred cases to each other and have worked on matters together. Hilary is well respected among her peers and the judiciary.