My case has been far from simple, I have been fighting for the safety of my child and to help stop the harassment from the other parent since 2008. From the very beginning it has been an uphill battle. Dads seem to be treated like reoccurring billings just to keep the lights on for your typical attorney and lets not forget to mention the twelve or more Court Professionals appointed to my case, some who made recommendations while admitting that they never read the full documents that pertained to my case "because it was too much". Some of the professionals appointed were; Conciliation Services, Parenting Coordinators (two), Parenting Conference Provider, Co-Parenting Counselor (two), Court Appointed Adviser, Parenting Conference Provider, Mental Health Expert, Best Interest Attorney, Parenting Supervisor, Therapeutic Interventionist and Child Counseling (two). Our system seems to favor mothers, even after numerous false police reports, fabricated accusations to child protective services, orders of protections obtained through fabricated statements, slander and harassment to my employers, friends and family. Even after the other parent was charged for false reporting to CPS and law enforcement, the court system moved and acted slower than Eeyore the donkey from Winnie the Pooh. The other parent was never punished, paid sanctions or lost parenting time, I honestly felt like I was never going to be able to protect my child and stop the harassment. After many years of spinning my wheels in the mud we decided to test the waters of other attorneys in town. The typical call when requesting a consultation to "sell" your case ends with a deposit for the upcoming meeting and their request for your family court case number (This is where the attorney or firm "grades" you. They are basically deciding if your case is worth their time, headache, or they just want to use you for money to keep the lights on and office staff employed).
After, many meetings with potential attorneys and their paralegal staff and hundreds of dollars later, we learned that our case was a true hazardous waste train wreck. A friend introduced us to a person who had gone through a bad custody battle and that person referred us to Best Law.
We met with Robbie Hendricks and Stephen Vincent and explained our case. They had very recent experience with a similar case. They didn't over promise anything. They were realistic with what our expectations should be and laid out possible scenarios and strategies that have worked for them and against them that they would explore. We began by gathering documentation (thousands of pages) everything we could find to help summarize any an all topics. This way when presenting a petition to the court we had concise facts, dates and exhibits to argue our case. Robbie and Stephen have done an amazing job for us. My emails, phone calls were always returned timely and they were always professional. We know they have put in the arduous labor, research and preparation to finally achieve the goal that we originally interviewed them to do. We know they care about our case and were not just a paycheck. This was a team effort where we felt every bit of the results was fought and won together. From the petitions and exhibits to the trial preparations, and all the way through the final court order, these guys are the real deal! They were always patient and able to explain the steps I needed to take to best achieve the results I wanted in the long run and never once gave me false hopes or discounted my concerns. They have worked hard and have been honest and straight forward from the very first day.