Posted by Andrea
I am a real client!!! Yes Dorothy is worth every red cent I gave her. She helped get me my divorce and custody quickly she put orders in place do that my children and I were safe from my husband at the time, and my children's father who had been sentenced to prison for 2 yrs. for domestic violence charges. Their is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful for her because my 3 daughters and I are safe and protected. I would refer her to anyone!!
Posted by Matthew Louis
I was not asked to write a review. I write this because Dorothy is a well-kown attorney and attracts fake reviews from competitors and spiteful opponents. I was a client of Dorothy through my divorce. My ex was a stay-at-home mom, and did not want me to see my children. On the other hand, the ex also wanted maximum child support and alimony. I want to be part of my kids' lives. Dorothy helped me get my time with my kids, and reduce support and alimony to a reasonable and legal level. For those results, I highly recommend Dorothy Carfrae to anyone going through a tough divorce .
Posted by Kelley
When someone said that their spouse treated them badly, then left them, I have to think: who is to blame? The attorney who takes the divorce case? I think not. If I stayed in a "bad" marriage, I only have myself to blame if I stayed too long, hoping that I can "change" the person I married. I am willing to take part of the blame for staying that long. When I filed for divorce, I just want it done right. And I found the office that did it right for me. I am not into keeping my children from my ex. They are his children too. Neither am I into taking everything we owned. My divorce was difficult, but I felt that I was served right by Dorothy's office. People who keep complaining about their lives and how bad their lives have become, need to take part of the responsibility of picking their spouse/mate, and their inability to move on.
Posted by Brandon
I don't do reviews. But I feel compelled to speak up. One person said she wants to keep her 401(K) because her husband took his out. Certainly, that would be fair if the amounts were equal. But it's also an issue that can only be decided at the end of the case (at time of trial). She said she got it, because the judge was "in her corner". I don't know about that. That issue is a no brainer, especially for an attorney as well-known and well-regarded as Ms. Carfrae. My case was handled fine. I move on. I don't want to "win" in a divorce. I just want fairness, and I got that with Ms. Carfrae's help.
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My ex husband had hid things during our divorce that had been brought to Dorothys attention like how his 401K mysteriously disappeared, during the final divorce Dorothy had the opportunity to ask the judge for me to keep my 401K since his had disappeared but she did not, she let it go even though the judge looked at her and paused waiting. I had never been in a courthouse before I didnt know what to do I had hired her thinking that she was supposed to look out for my interests and she didnt. I firmly believe that Dorothy accepted a pay out from my ex husbands atty to do this. What I did is immediately after this happened I took my ex spouse back to court on my own for this and without a lawyer successfully won I had the wonderful judge in my corner because he remembered. My ex was not allowed to touch any of my 401K since his had disappeared.
Posted by Bryan
It's hard enough to go through a divorce. It's harder when you don't want to lose your wife because she does not "feel like" being married any more. I am one of those men. I was lost, and I was depressed. I hired Dorothy on the recommendation of several friends who had gone through what I was going through. All I wanted was to save my marriage. But my now ex-wife did not want any more of our family. I did not want to "punish" her for stepping out. I just want to be fair, and want to have time with my kids. I got that through the help of attorney Carfrae. Some people here want to "punish" the ex-spouse, want to "win", want to get "more", want to be "paid". I don't want any of that. I just want my family to stay together. If not, I want to part our ways fairly. I have Dorothy to thank for a fair division of our assets, and enough time with my kids, so that I can move on, one day soon.
Posted by Sharon A.
Yes, I would recommend Dorothy Carfrae to my best friend and my relatives, if they ever need a family law attorney. I was referred to Dorothy by a person who lost his family law case because he was represented by an attorney who does not specialize in Family Law. Dorothy specializes in Family Law and has practiced for 30 years. It says a lot when you watch her in court, when she is treated with respect by the judges, other court staff, and other attorneys. Do your homework, go to court, watch her and then decide.
She won me custody of my children. And I am forever grateful.
Posted by Sean
I was referred to Dorothy Carfrae by a court bailiff. He said that if he was in need of a child custody attorney, that is who he would hire. Well, he is right. I was falsely accused of child abuse by my ex. You know, the same old tactics that people do when they get mad at you for breaking up. She wanted to punish me for leaving her, although there was no other woman at the time. Because of her accusation, Children Services Dept. opened an investigation, interviewed everyone, including my kids, and it took a year for them to clear me and declare that the accusation was unfounded. In the meantime, I was treated like a criminal and not a dad. It took a long time for me to get back my children, because at first the court ordered supervised visitation, even though I have never been arrested for anything. I now have more custody time with my kids, and my name is cleared.
I do appreciate the hard work that Ms. Carfrae did on my behalf. Sean.
Posted by Andrea
It feels strange to write a review of your divorce lawyer, but I decided to do it because Dorothy helped me tremendously. My divorce was a difficult mess. My now ex-husband was a control freak who took care of all our finances, own a successful business, and I was too busy raising our 3 kids. When we went through our divorce, all of a sudden he decided to become "father of the year" and wanted to have 50-50 custody. He also has a new "fiancee" now and has a new house with lots of toys to attract my kids. Well, it did not work very well for him. Dorothy helped me present the real "spouse" and the absentee dad that he is . She got me my fair share of our assets. My kids are happy with the time share between us. I have moved on. Thank you Dorothy for having stood by me.
Posted by Randy
Most of these negative reviews left out the MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR: the person's RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS. An attorney is not a miracle worker, they can only work with the facts of your case. And sometimes the client must take responsibility for what they have done. Just as the best attorney cannot get a murderer get away, a family law attorney cannot get a client full custody, restraining orders, max support/alimony, etc... if you are a violent person. a drunk, a drug user, etc..
I am a LESS THAN PERFECT CLIENT, but I got reasonable and fair results thanks to Dorothy Carfrae. Without going into details, I will just say that I had the typical life of an irresponsible man who had a child too early in my life. I was a child myself. I had a couple of DUIs, and been arrested for DV at the report of the mother of my child. Dorothy helped me, through sheer hard work, get some time with my young son. I am thankful for that. Dorothy gave me the chance to know what being a father really is. I started with very little time, increasing the time-share over months and months, and now I am almost at 50% time with my kid. It was also because I now have a steady job, show that I am responsible and can take care of my son. So, don't complain. The results are only as good as WHO YOU ARE. There are no miracles. You have to work with the system.