During my initial consultation with Mr. Backman, I appreciated that the outline of legal proceedings was efficiently presented, and that expectations were promptly addressed. At least in my situation, Mr. Backman made sure that I was prepared for the challenging days ahead legally, and that I understood the likely outcome. As the saying goes, "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst". Mr. Backman's experience was clearly evident from the counsel he provided me throughout proceedings. Questions were quickly answered and legal details succinctly provided. I also appreciated that in my case, Mr. Backman understood that getting me out of the marriage as quickly as possible was as important as the financial cost of the divorce. He understands from experience that the emotional burden of divorce can be considerable. In retrospect, settling in mediation probably saved me a considerable amount of lawyer fees, and definitely the emotional hardship of a long term and unnecessary battle.