I have to say how much I loved having Kate as my attorney. I had never dealt with attorneys in my life and was a new Mother. My daughter's father's family had hired an attorney so that their 24 year old son could fight me in court for joint custody when he didn't have a car, or a job, lived in a studio apartment with another male and was a recovering alcoholic. I had dated him for 6 months, broke up with him and then found out I was pregnant. I was 41 years old and elated to find out I was able to get pregnant, we didn't plan it, and however, I couldn't had been happier. Hoping my ex would change and get a job, finance a car, and do everything he could to prepare for this bundle, I was let down. We had no option but to set up a legal order for our daughter's arrangements. My ex's attorney bullied me with letters and claims that I would owe her client child support etc. All BS. She was milking his family for every penny she could. She was a great writer, but such a BSer. The attorney that I had originally hired, would say to me, "What do you want me to write back?" I thought I was living in the twilight light zone. This did not seem right AT ALL. Excuse me, aren't you my attorney?? I asked friends for referrals of a new attorney, one that actually gave a damn. That is how I found Kate. Her name was sent to me in an email that a friend of mine had received from one of her friends. All in good time. I reached out to Kate on a Saturday and she wrote me back with an appointment that Monday morning. I came in to see her with baby Ava and Kate was the sweetest and most welcoming attorney I think I have ever met. I found that in Family Law, finding attorneys who care was VERY difficult and challenging. You either find the ones who pretend to care so they can bill you for every single email and phone call or you find the ones who show their disinterest in your case and don't take you seriously. The clouds opened and the rain went away that day in Kate's office as I realized I had found THE ONE. The consultation was free. She preceded to read over all my previous legal documents, bullied letters, and so forth. This is what she said to me, “This is an easy case, before you hire me and invest more money, send your ex an email and see if he is willing to mediate without attorneys." Doesn't that say it all? I said sure. Of course, my ex sent the email to his attorney who then reached out to me. Thus it began...and Kate started work. I never had to worry that she didn't have my back. She had strategies in place which she had discussed with me and there were plan A's, and plan B's. She had every inch of this case covered. She had worked with all the important people in this genre and could predict their reaction to my case. She also was particularly understanding of my emotions involved and did not dismiss them throughout the entire time. The best part was that I never had to worry about the protection of my newborn baby and if joint custody would be given to my ex. Kate proposed mediation to my ex's attorney and then a judge had to be decided upon to hire for this process. The attorneys went back and forth and of course, Kate made sure a well suited and fair judge was in place for my case. The day of mediation was the only day I was nervous from the day I met Kate. I just couldn't believe this was finally going to be over and I could really enjoy my new bundle without any nervous hesitation. Mediation took 9 hours. 9 hours Kate spent fighting for what I requested and wanted. She even thought of clauses to add to the order that would prevent any future changes or problems down the line. She secured my baby's future and I am so grateful to her. I actually remember crying because I was so thankful to have met her. She is not just a smart attorney; she is a mother herself and a good person. She was a gift. Thank you so much Kate. I highly recommend Kate without any hesitation.