After mediation with another, less experienced attorney completely broke down, my process was in limbo for months...until one morning when I received a knock on my door was served with a package nearly 2" thick. I opened it up trying to make sense of what I believe was an intentionally messy package of documents, and then realized that I had a court hearing about 3 weeks away (OSC - Order to Show Cause) along with a host of intrusive and confusing documents. I was angry, worried, and unsure how to respond - I needed help. After calling several people in my network for a referral, I made an appointment to go meet with Robert Holmes. I retained him within a few days after our consultation, and it was the best move I could've made.
Robert is not your friend - he's your lawyer. Direct, honest, accurate - zero drama. Email communications are brief, and to the point (in bold blue font). He is efficient, does not fee churn, and provided guidance as to how to save money on fees during the process. His legal fees were actually less than the opposition, did significantly more work, and I was much better prepared than my Ex...and my results were measurably better. I believe Robert did a very good job of not only setting the expectation, but meeting it.
Robert is very ethical and did an excellent job of protecting my legal interests throughout the process. My case lasted over 3 years and went all the way to trial (me on the stand) before the judge rescheduled due to time constraints. Prior to the next trial date we negotiated the dissolution. When it was finalized, the numbers were literally within a few dollars per month of what he calculated at our initial consultation - I appreciated that kind of accuracy. I have a fair custody arrangement, I kept my home, two thirds of my 401k, and all of the assets that were important to me.
I know for a fact that the money I paid for his legal representation was one of the best investments I could have ever made.