5.0 stars 39 totalReview Raiford Palmer
Posted by Jeff
I hired Raif Palmer to work on a very complex post decree matter. We addressed the issues, filed the appropriate motions to seek a solution and it all worked out wonderfully.
Family lawyers get a bad rap for all of the back and forth that comes naturally to the process between spouses or ex-spouses. Raif refuses to get mired down in the drama and uses his expertise to seek meaningful solutions, which he did for me. I would recommend him to anyone and will definitely use him again if the need arises.
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I could not have gotten through the divorce process without Raif. He not only was a complete professional but understood what I was going through on a personal level. I would rate both Raif's professionalism and demeanor and understanding at the highest of levels.
Posted by Martha
After having had two less than satisfactory experiences with other attorneys, I found Raif through this site. From our first meeting I felt I was in good hands. Raif is skilled, efficient, professional, an effective communicator and strategizer, and compassionate. Throughout my entire divorce process Raif was not only my attorney, he was my advocate. I'm certain I could not have had better representation.
Posted by Ron
Raif helped me resolve a complex college cost allocation issue. He is very straightforward and lays out the strategic options before doing a lot of work. He is very knowledgeable - including re: complex financial matters - and genuinely cares about his clients. You want Raif to be on your side!
Posted by Bill
I was very pleased to be represented by Raif Palmer and the whole team at Sullivan Taylor & Gumina. Raif is surrounded by a great team of professionals who do top-quality work in family law and work as a team to improve their craft. I felt well cared for. My concerns were always addressed. I could easily contact Raif by text any time. He managed my case well. Now looking back after a few months I can say the result was good. My case was simple on paper -- what made mine difficult was a difficult ex. My ex would just say no and stonewall for literally 15 months. Raif used the process to eventually get a resolution.
Divorce is so difficult, emotionally painful, and costly. But that's just it - that's just divorce. I can't change divorce, I can't change the painfully slow legal process. All I could do was get a good therapist and a good attorney.
Posted by Brooke
For several years I searched for an attorney who would take my case to heart and advocate for me as if I was his own family. All the attorneys I had ever worked with were only interested in making money and getting a quick result. Raif was everything I had looked for and more. He was extremely kind, understanding, he listened to every fact I gave and used it. In court he was brilliant, knowing just what to say at every moment. He won a nearly impossible case for me and I am so grateful. Most of all though, he kept interactions between me and the opposing attorney and my ex calm and stress free just because of his approach. Thank you thank you thank you, you have saved my life !!
Posted by Hugo
If you are reading this review you are likely going through one of the most difficult times of your life. My prayers go to you to make it through the best you can.
My process was very difficult as we were dealing with an irrational counter-party filled with hatred. This made the process long, difficult, frustrating uncertain.
Raif was excellent at drawing the best path for us and always being the voice of reason and the expert advise to keep us on track.
Many times things heated up horribly and I was tempted to fall into the same game and respond in kind; Raif always helped me cool down and keep our target on sight avoiding wasting time and money on useless emotional responses. He really was the cool-minded and expert guide I needed to see this process through.
My divorce process was absolutely horrible, but having Raif guiding me through it made the difference that allowed me to carry until the end.
Going through what you are about to go through cannot be pleasant, but having someone like Raif support you through it would make a huge difference. Best of luck!
Posted by Mike
Raif was my divorce attorney this year. According to Raif, I was a high income individual so protecting my interests while being fair (my concern) was paramount. I must say that not only was I pleased with Raif's knowledge through the process and demeanor in the joint sessions, but also I was especially pleased with ability to make sure the division of assets was fair and in the best interest of both parties (something I requested).
Following the divorce, I needed counsel on other topics - an employment contract, estate planning and a prenuptial agreement. Raif put me in touch with other highly qualified attorneys that were a pleasure to work with. I was very happy with Raif's ability to put me in touch with the right attorneys with the right personalities.
Posted by Tiffany
The very nature of the process of divorce is not easy. I was grateful that I had the help of Raif Palmer. He walked me through the collaborative process and answered all my questions. He listened to my concerns and treated me with compassion. In situations where, at times, I felt helpless and overwhelmed, Raif kept me calm and focused while addressing my concerns. One thing I would have appreciated having was a checklist of decisions that I needed to make along the way to keep things moving. I think this would have helped the process go even smoother. With that being said, I cannot stress enough how important it was, ultimately, to have someone just listen and show compassion during this very stressful time. I am happy to say that Raif did just that. Thank you for your help and guidance, I am very appreciative.
Posted by Brad
Ive been divorced for 12 years and Ive been in and out of the Du page county court room almost every year. Ive been threw a 2 year custody battle and several lawyers fending off false claims from my ex wife, each one of them seem to give me false hope and have taken me down a dead end street and taken me for thousands of dollars.. I honestly hated all lawyers. I decided to take a chance on Mr Palmer after reading his reviews and after my ex petitioned me back to court. This is a no bull review, he is at the very least must see if you need a divorce lawyer. He is honest, respectful, and sincere, my only regret is that I didn't stumble across him sooner..