5.0 stars 20 totalReview Benjamin Aguilar
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Ben Aguilar handled my case very unprofessionally and even made my position as a parent far worse than it was before he so called "helped me" with his services. He acts completely unprofessional advising a client just to be "happy with what they can get", fails to provide pertinent evidence and once he screwed up the case by using his personal email to contact the opposing counsel he left me out to dry claiming it would only look bad on me in court to go back and get the correct findings and order. I do not recommend him and do yourself a favor and research somewhere other than avvo his high ratings were a joke compared to his professional accountability.
Posted by Lydia
Ben was very honest from the moment I stopped by his office for a consultation. He told me what to expect and did not sugarcoat anything. He told me what he could do and could NOT do for me. He did not promise me an outcome, but explained potential outcomes based on his experience. The case resolved within a reasonable time and in a very cost-effective manner. I would certainly recommend Ben to a family member or a close friend.
Posted by Efrain
Thank you Ben for everything, for me and my son. I just got custody of my son after spending over 13k on attorneys and other legal fees over 10 yrs of hard work sweat and tears. I'm grateful to have found Ben and to have him on my team. I would recommend Ben to my closest friends and family members, so if you are thinking about retaining Ben, don't think twice!
Posted by Jake
Ben was very straightforward from the very first time we met. When I explained my situation to him, he immediately told me what would be realistic under the circumstances instead of telling me what I wanted to hear just to retain me as a client. I interviewed 4 other attorneys prior to hiring Ben and all other attorneys told me what they thought I wanted to hear. Ben's honesty was what made me retain him as my attorney. Things turned out just the way he told me during that first meeting. No surprises.
Posted by Lori
My divorce, custody and visitation case started in 2012. I spent over $80,000 in attorney fees prior to retaining Ben. Once I retained Ben, I told him what I wanted to accomplish. He made no promises, but he started working on my case as soon as I left his office. Ben was able to finalize my case in 3 months. I wish I had come across Ben back in 2012 when I filed for divorce. I would have saved money and time.
Posted by Molly
Mr. Aguilar helped me establish paternity and child support. My son was born out of wedlock and father refused to pay support. Father is self-employed and he does not report his earnings accurately to the IRS. Mr. Aguilar helped me show the court that my son's father makes substantially more money than what he was reporting to the court. I really had no idea how to go about showing to the court that he was lying about his income. Once we established paternity, Mr. Aguilar also represented me in the custody and visitation aspect of this case and we were able to get a very favorable court order.
Posted by Richard
My divorce case had been going on for almost a year when I contacted Mr. Aguilar. At that point my wife had requested a restraining order against me that included our 2 sons. I felt desperate because I knew I could lose my job and professional license if the restraining order was granted. Mr. Aguilar got the restraining order dismissed and also requested changes in the custody and visitation orders because it was clear that my ex wife had been lying during the entire process. Now, I get to see my children regularly, unsupervised and we have moved on with our lives.
Posted by JC
My ex and children live in California. but I live out of state and could not travel to San Diego for the various court hearings. Mr, Aguilar arranged for me to appear over the telephone every time the court needed me to appear. Mr.Aguilar kept me informed about the status of my case and promptly notified me of any developments. I saved a lot of money by not having to travel to California for the various hearings. I truly believe the outcome of my case would have been the same even if I were present for the court hearings. I learned to trust Mr. Aguilar during the divorce/custody process. Mr. Aguilar really made sure that my rights as a parent were preserved despite the fact that I live out of state.
Posted by Eric
I am forever thankful that a friend recommended Ben to me. Ben really took the time t listen to my side of the story. Ben went above and beyond. My ex was making really serious false allegations about my fitness as a father. Ben did not wait to get a mediator's parenting plan recommendation instead he picked up the phone and set up appointments to talk in person with my son's teachers. I was quite impressed that he was so hands on and really did everything he could to present the truth on the day we had our court hearing. Ben was able to show to the judge that my ex was lying because she did not want to deal with co-parenting. If you need an attorney that will listen and will play investigator and will do whatever it takes to show that you are a fit parent, you should definitely give Ben a call.
Posted by Brian
I called Mr. Aguilar because I needed a restraining order against my wife. I had a feeling this would be an uphill battle because I am a big guy that does not look like victim. Unfortunately, behind closed doors my wife was verbally and physically abusive towards me and our 3 year old son. It got to a point where I could not continue letting her use corporal punishment against my son every time she was upset over very miniscule things. Mr. Aguilar was very understanding and he help me obtain all the evidence I needed in order to present a compelling case to the judge on the day of my hearing. I obtained a restraining order than includes my son. I was very hesitant to get the divorce and restraining order started because I thought there could be some bias since I am a guy. Luckily, Mr. Aguilar helped me overcome this situation.