Posted by Christine
I hired Burt through a recommendation from a friend after my husband filed for divorce. Throughout I found Burt to be compassionate and empathetic. I followed Burt's advice and once we had the info we needed I pushed to get a settlement, which Burt supported. I don't remember ever having to wait more than 24 hours for a call back and most often I heard back from Burt (when I had questions or concerns very soon after my call).
Posted by Merilee
I am a licensed attorney in Illinois and for my divorce I knew I needed the best. Burt was recommended by a mutual friend. Burt represented me in attorney-assisted mediation. I was very impressed with his negotiating skills and his ability to keep me focused on the important things, my children, not my anger. That is not an easy thing to do for a client; but Burt did it. It made me see what I needed. Burt also made sure I felt I was being listened to by him and heard in the mediation sessions by the mediator and opposing counsel through checking in with me frequently - this was unexpected but welcome. Hiring Burt to represent me was the best decision I made regarding my divorce because it led to a settlement with which I can live.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Burt and was not pleased with his performance. I did not trust his advice and felt his firm was more interested in continuing the case rather than settling it. I would suggest that you hire another firm. He was overmatched by my ex's attorney.
Posted by Amy
I will always be grateful to Burt Hochberg and his team for their unwavering commitment and professionalism while representing me during my divorce.
Initiating a divorce is a life altering a decision and it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, Burt immediately put me at ease. During our initial meeting he patiently listened to my particular situation, needs and concerns. He explained the end-to-end legal process, including alternatives to divorce and settlement options. He managed my expectations regarding typical time frames and the expenses I should expect to incur.
Burt answered all of my questions, and at the end of our meeting, I felt well educated and informed.
From that point forward, Burt and his team acted swiftly, efficiently and effectively on my behalf. They were easy to reach, and my questions were always answered promptly and professionally. I was kept informed by office meetings, phone calls and emails.
While representing me in court, Burt was confident, thorough and delivered results. He did not engage in unnecessary drama or theatrics with the opposing party (despite their best efforts).
Out of the courtroom, Burt was a compassionate, pragmatic and thoughtful person, who always made me feel like I was his most important client.
I am thankful I am not one of those people who have a horrible divorce story to tell. I had the benefit of the support and guidance of a clever and gifted legal team, reaching an outcome in my favor (exceeding my expectations) without sacrificing my dignity or integrity.
It wasn’t easy, but having Burt Hochberg as my attorney made all the difference.
Posted by Joseph
I found Burt on this website and reached out to him in a time of desperation. I was in the middle of a contentious divorce and I had been through two other attorneys who were outmatched and overwhelmed by my wife’s attorneys and their despicable tactics to prevent me from seeing my child. Burt met with me and after hearing my story, wanted to help. From the moment Burt entered my case things turned around for me for the better. In the end, Burt got everything that I wanted for my child and myself, most importantly equal parenting time and joint custody. I can’t begin to describe how much it means to me to be able to have this time to parent my child. Every moment is a joy. Burt helped make that possible.
Posted by Lora
Burt has represented me in seeking child support three different times. Not only did I obtain the results I was hoping for, but he even helped me secure a 503 trust to ensure I would receive future support. I didn't use Burt as my original divorce attorney, but I wish I had because I am positive I would have had a very different outcome. He is truly the best there is and he will work diligently and professionally to help you obtain the outcome you deserve.
Posted by Gena
Burt was my attorney, my advocate, my guide, and on some days my therapist during the arduous 18 months of my divorce. The process was highly contentious and delicate, as it hinged on a parenting agreement for a toddler. Through the entire ordeal, Burt was patient, supportive, and informative. He answered every email and every panicked phone call. He explained the law, the consequences of the law, as well as the real world implications. Although I was not a "big" client, I always felt like I was Burt's top priority. He fought for every extra hour on the parenting agreement and every extra dollar on the child support. Nothing was too minuscule if I deemed it important.
In addition to the personal attention, I was grateful for Burt's cognizance of my finances and the mounting legal fees; he made sure we didn't "spend $10,000 to get $5,000."
The resolution was almost exactly what I asked, a feat I am not sure could have been accomplished by anyone else.
Divorce is a miserable, gut-wrenching, torturous process. I couldn't have survived it without him.