5.0 stars 9 totalReview Carlos Salinas
Posted by Skyler
Carlos is patient, intelligent, but most of all, kind. He never loses sight of the people behind the paperwork, and works hard to reach a final outcome that’s ethical and fair. He was calm when I wasn’t, and angry on my behalf when I couldn’t be. He provided both information and advice, each in the right amount, and at the right time. He was a knowledgeable guide through a place I didn’t really want to be who consistently protected me from pitfalls I couldn’t see, and kept me from fixating on dangers that weren’t as likely as I feared. He’s able to translate from lawyerese into layman, and distill actionable steps from arcane requirements. He was compassionate when things were hard, tough when they were scary, and best of all, he got me where I wanted to be— divorced, with my kid’s interests protected, and money in the bank. I don’t suppose anyone’s happy to need a divorce lawyer, but I’m happy Carlos was mine.
Posted by Jenny
Carlos helped me file for divorce in August of 2014 after learning my husband (living abroad and a non-US citizen) was having an affair with two different women, and that after years of physical abuse. It was important I secure a divorce that protected mine and the children's rights and ensured their safety.
Needless to say, it was an extremely stressful period and the family courts recommended I contact Carlos because he was experienced in both domestic violence and international custody cases. Carlos was wonderful because he exuded a confidence and knowledge base that put me at ease. He also was always available to talk to me directly when I was in need of advice.
Because he did such a great job with my custody agreement, I hadn't needed to consult him until now, when my ex-husband was in town and threatening to try to lower his monthly child support amounts. I made an appointment on Thursday and was in to see Carlos on Monday. He spoke with me well beyond the "paid period" of the consult and answered all of my questions.
In short, Carlos feels like a friend and an advocate, even as he excels as a lawyer. It's obviosus he cares about the people he advises and represents. This is way more than a 'job' to him. I'd unequivocally recommend him to anyone seeking a divorce with tricky parameters (and have!).
Posted by anonymous
Carlos recently represented me through a collaborative divorce and exceeded my expectations from day one. He did an amazing job of making a decidedly "not fun" experience as painless as could be hoped for. I always felt that he was listening to me with genuine interest in understanding my priorities and concerns and I immediately felt safe in trusting him to advise and represent me. He effortlessly balances being both impeccably professional and highly personable at the same time. His Team was consistently efficient and responsive to my needs. I'd give more than 5 stars if I could.
Posted by Christina
Going through an unexpected custody battle while living out of state, was one of the hardest things I have experienced in my life. Carlos and his staff were responsive, supportive and thorough. After changing from another attorney to Carlos, I was relieved with his strategy and his knowledge of the Travis county court system. Move away cases are extremely difficult and the fact that we are now planning our move to California is thrilling!
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Salinas is an exceptional attorney. He is ultra-competent, sharply focused and will advocate on your behalf. To work with an attorney who is not only professional, but honest, insightful, knowledgeable, and compassionate was refreshing. In a setting where emotions run high, he was able to guide me, keep me grounded and give me realistic solutions to my case. His strong negotiation skills gave me the security to stay focused. Most importantly, I trusted Mr. Salinas and that he had my best interest in mind. He also has an incredibly nice staff that's efficient and helpful. Everything was done in a timely matter and I was never once feeling left in the dark. For a very unpleasant experience, I'm incredibly grateful that Mr. Salinas represented me. He supported and validated me by hearing my needs, concerns and priorities and took care of them accordingly. I hope I won't need an attorney in the future, but if i do, I would only want his representation. Mr. Salinas stands out from all the rest.
Posted by Sta_c
Going through a divorce is a difficult situation to find yourself in. The emotions are raw, the feelings are tough and when children are involved you want to make sure that not only your needs are met, but that your child’s needs come first and foremost.
If you are in need of a family attorney that is down to earth, understanding and can offer advice that will lead to a positive outcome, Carlos is your guy.
Carlos Salinas unexpectedly answered my call, after hours, the first time I reached out to him. From that moment he became my counselor, friend, support and advisor. He understood the special needs my case and situation bore. His guidance allowed for a life changing and stressful situation to have a positive outcome. His approach is unique in that he LISTENS. He understands. He empathizes. But most importantly he is a top notch attorney who offers this with the best legal advice.
Posted by MaryannS
Mr. Salinas talked to me like a person. He understood my concerns and explained everything I needed to know about child support cases in Austin Texas. He is Very helpful and pleasant to work with. I would definitely hire him again, but praying I won't have too.
Thanks again for all you did. Your experience and knowledge was excellent.
Posted by Heather
I spent 7 years fighting what I thought was a losing battle in a divorce that should have been fast and easy. My ex husband's attorney never followed through and I was literally left alone trying to figure out just how to finalize a divorce and no one seemed to be able to help me until Carlos came along. He was amazing, professional and really knew hat he was doing. Even the judge on my case said that Carlos had taught him NEW law and he had been a judge 30 years! The best part about Carlos Salinas is that he actually cares, he takes on cases and puts his whole heart into it and does what is best for you and your family. He is my hero, and a true rockstar in my book and any law firm that has him working with them is sure to do wonderfully.
Posted by Julie
Carlos was very professional and clearly very dedicated during my complicated pro-bono divorce proceedings. Through a thorny array of service issues, abuse issues, international issues, and child custody issues, Carlos was a consistent comfort to me. While I was very timid and nervous during the process, Carlos answered my concerns with a calming professionalism that I very much needed and appreciated. When my divorce was final, he was by my side. When his services were complete, I thanked him for being an "angel" to me. His convictions and love for his work are abundently obvious.