Posted by Mark H
Mr Tavares is a consummate professional. His due diligence is of the highest order and I believe his thorough preparation distinguished him in my divorce proceedings to my benefit.
Mr. Tavares' no-nonsense approach and consulting on what is right as well as what is the law were very professional. In addition his time management was very good. Many attorneys work to prolong the proceedings in order to increase their billings. At NO time did I get the feeling billable hours were on his mind. He worked as fast or slow as necessary depending on the complexity of the discussion.
Posted by Ross
Every good lawyer will convince you they are the best lawyer while you're sitting in their office paying them, Carlos backs it up in court.
Three times my ex took me to court and three times Carlos won for me (the ex used two different lawyers and both lost during the three hearings in question).
One of the hearings required Carlos to do extensive research of bankruptcy laws. Not only did the court find in my favor after hearing Carlos' argument, the court also determined my ex owed me lawyer fees also.
Carlos was recommended by base legal at MCAS Miramar. He is extremely aware of, and accommodating to, military personnel's needs and sacrifices. I could not be more appreciative of Carlos and his interpersonal skills.
Posted by Kevin
Simply the best……
Carlos Tavares is the best attorney ever! Divorce is hard enough add three young children and it gets ever harder. Carlos always put my children first. He doesn’t take no for an answer. He always does what he says. Aggressive for sure it’s all about the facts with him. Not only did he do an outstanding job, he helped me with getting my life back together, he was more like a mentor to me and changed my life forever. I am grateful to have him represent me. If you ever need a attorney. I highly recommend him and his outstanding team!
Posted by Greg
Carlos did an amazing job in handle my case. It was already a long running case with plenty of issues. Carlos waded right in, found the pertinent points, had them addressed and the case resolved the way it needed to for the benefit of my son. His follow up after the initial handling has been outstanding as well.
Posted by John
Carlos did an outstanding job handling an extremely difficult divorce. He is bright, articulate, experienced, and principled and has an almost instinctive ability to spot dishonest testimony. For potential clients unfortunate enough to need a divorce attorney, I cannot praise his abilities and conduct enough.
Note that he does not make legal recommendations lightly. If Carlos doesn’t buy it, he will not present it to the court. I strongly recommend following his advice. I made the mistake of not following his advice once, and that was a mistake I did not repeat. My advice would be to think very hard before deciding to go against his guidance. In fact, don’t do it. Follow the instructions you are paying him to provide and you will be better off for it.
His presentation in the courtroom was clearly the result of thorough preparation and mastery of the case facts. When asked, he attributes his successes to only bringing matters before the court that are meritorious.
During our initial interview, Carlos questioned me about the general conduct of our marriage, what led me to seek a divorce, and the accusations that my wife was threatening to make. He asked me a number of questions that seemed at the time to be almost irrelevant, but he was persistent and thorough. As I found out later, EVERYTHING Carlos asks about is relevant.
His ability to discover the truth (and, just as important, to ferret out lies) is the result of focused homework. He is purposeful, organized, and prepared, which results in him being highly effective.
Carlos’ team, his associate attorney and legal assistant, were an integral part of the entire process. There were many moving parts to my case, and they were a valuable help throughout.
There is no doubt if I had hired another attorney, I would still be embroiled in litigation. He was efficient as well as effective, and I believe that his approach saved me time, money and tremendous frustration.
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I recently hired Mr. Tavares for a child custody case. He quickly lived up to his reputation as an aggressive but fair lawyer. Mr. Tavares collected the background for my case and determined the relevant information. He wrote my declaration with my input, ensuring the declaration was applicable but not emotional. His defense in the courtroom was similar - aggressive, factual, and pertinent.
Prior to mediation and prior to the trial, Mr. Tavares worked with me to review probable questions from the mediator or opposing attorney respectively. In particular, he insisted we review difficult topics. He was purposely hard on me in order to prepare for the actual events.
Mr. Tavares clearly is driven to do what is in the best interest of the child. He also never gives his clients false hope. He was honest throughout the process. He let me know when events had not gone in my favor. I appreciated the honest feedback vice false hope. That being said, Mr. Tavares successfully won my case.
One final note: Mr. Tavares quickly responds to all correspondence.
I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Tavares to others seeking a family law lawyer.
Posted by Anita
Having to appear in court, no matter what the issue, is an unnerving experience. If you want someone to pat your wrist and tell you everything will be okay, go have dinner with your mom. But if you need someone who is passionate about the law and well prepared to battle on your behalf in the courtroom, then talk to Carlos Tavares. He is knowledgeable, direct, and can expertly cut through mountains of material, extracting only what is relevant to a judge. Mr. Tavares is a tough-as-nails attorney and I was very grateful that he was on MY side of the table!
Posted by Alexander
Carlos Travers was able to save me a lot of money. He has a take charge aggressive attitude with the charisma to get his way in the court room and make the court think they got what they wanted. He didn't charge me a dime when he first looked at my case to see if he could help me. Being in the Military he gave me a huge discount and the leeway to set payments that would fit in my budget. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a lawyer that will tell you how it is and not sugar coat things.
Posted by Ryan
Carlos helped me more than I can explain, and being active duty he even gave me a really good discount (him being a Marine veteran himself). He is a no nonsense type of guy and has a pitbull personality, he would defend you to the death no matter what the situation was and he takes his job serious. He's also extremely intelligent and knows the law inside and out. He filed all types of papers and typed them up for me next day. He's always on time (that's a Marine thing) I've even been able to give others legal advice just from the things he's taught me. I don't have anything negative to say about him. He was like a mentor to me during my whole situation and definitely cared about my case and my well being to. He's someone who I would strive to be like in life. BOTTOM LINE if you need a lawyer Carlos is your guy. He will continue to remain my lawyer as long as he is practicing law.
Posted by Jesse
I had a very short fused situation involving child custody and support. A friend highly recommended Mr. Tavares, and his staff. Within a short period of time Mr. Tavares produced the results I needed. He's an aggressive attorney that listens and FIGHTS FOR HIS CLIENT.
Mr. Tavares is extremely well versed he is on military pay and structure. In the past, I have encountered many attorneys who are not.
Mr. Tavarez is the attorney you want to hire! I would use his services again without hesitation.