|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Certified Mediator||Collaborative Family Law||N/A|
|Lead Attorney||VS&R||2004 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ventura County Family Law Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
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|Citations (VCBA)||Domestic Partnership||2005|
|Univ of California Santa Barbara||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|University of La Verne College of Law||N/A||law||N/A|
|Calvary Divorce Recovery Group||Divorce Recovery Group||2013|
Posted by anonymous
I was looking for someone to represent me during my divorce involving a very unreasonable spouse and two very young children. Christina meet with me free of charge and discussed my situation and set real expectations for me right off the bat. I decided to retain her services and am extremely glad that I did. Christina and her assistant Sarah were very professional and helpful throughout my lengthy case and trial. Christina's office was very well organized and punctual with all my paperwork and filings, they handled everything perfectly and I never had to worry about a single thing, which is important when you are going through such a testing experience like a divorce. If I ever needed to discuss a situation or ask a question, Christina's office was always available and would quickly take care of whatever I needed. Christina's billing and fees were fair, and for what she brings to the table, I never gave it a second though.
My initial legal needs were representation durning a rough custody mediation and spousal support issue. Without Christina, my children would barely see me and I would be paying so much in child and spousal support that I would have been living out of my car. But she was able to fight for me and get me more and more time with my children each time we went to court. Christina put together a very detailed MSA for me and after several attempts to reach an agreement with my ex, we had to cut our losses and go to trial. After reading some horrible stories of what has happened to some people that went to trial, I was very anxious, and a little freaked out. Christina once again gave me real expectations and told me that this was my best shot to get a fair deal. Christina and Sarah dedication and effort preparing my trial reassured me that I was in good hands, and that every detail was going to be just right, and that is exactly what you need to know when you are going to trial. Christina gave me confidence and I knew that she was going to get me the fairness and equality that I was seeking, even if it seemed like a long shot and as if the court was working against me.
After my divorce was finalized, and my trial was over, I was able to finally move on with my life and start again. Christina fought for me and turned a bleak situation into a win, something that I never thought to be a possibility. I know without a doubt that without Christina's representation, my life would be a mess right now.
I would absolutely recommend Christina to anyone in need of a silver bullet.
Thank you Christina and Sarah, you were amazing and I could never thank you enough for everything you have done for me.
John Castellano, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I have worked cases with Christina as opposing counsel and have a lot of respect for her. She is tough, professional and does not create disputes where they don't exist. She is a great advocate for her clients and works hard to achieve the best possible result for them.
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