4.5 stars 9 totalReview Catherine Vincent
Posted by Lyndee
Do your research and find another attorneys office to handle your divorce. Going through a divorce is not pleasant and the staff here did not make it any easier. I was dealing with an incompetent paralegal that made countless clerical errors on my paperwork. I was called to schedule an appointment to meet with Catherine Vincent to review my papers and sign them to be filed. Well, that was a waste of everyone's time because the papers were beyond incomplete, after I was told it was. The first thing I was asked is if I had my copies. No, I do not. red flag! Then we began looking over everything. So much was missing and yet no one bothered to tell me what I needed just was rushed to schedule an appointment to sign final court papers. The attorney was not shy about showing her disgust towards the paralegal and what was not done yet. I found that to be very unprofessional and I was very disappointed and upset about this happening. I felt it was just a way to be able to charge me more money.
Later I sent in an email expressing my concerns and how I felt that I should not be charged for this visit because they were not prepared. The charges credited back, but then I was also told that I could just not be their client anymore. As if I made an error. Last I checked I am the one paying you to help me. Looking back I feel I should have found a new attorney. Where is the customer service and empathy towards clients going through this hard time in life? Whenever I was emailed my invoices I got a sick feeling in my stomach because I was being charged and charged for people to be reviewing my case through out this whole process yet it seemed to be going no where yet they always wanted more and more money from me. There was so many of the other clerical errors I caught which if not caught by myself could have been huge issues on my legal papers. The worst one was where my income was switched with my ex husbands income. And they almost had his wage garnishments going to his old employer. My judgement was even rejected by the courts because of their clerical errors. After I sat with the attorney for almost 2 hours going through it to be sure it was correct.
Unfortunately the errors caused my judgement to be re-submitted. I was assured I would not be charged for these changes because the were all clerical errors. I am still seeing these charges on my invoices and when I try to address the charges being removed, my email and calls are not returned. Now finally my case is done and final, but yet still having another issue. I have been waiting for my ex husbands wages to be garnished for weeks now. I finally get a letter from a payroll company asking for forms I do not have. Two days go by and countless phone calls to try and figure this out. I am told by the state of California that the income withholding order which was only sent to the employer should have been sent to the state of California Child Support unit not the employer. And that the income withholding order should not have both child support and spousal support on one, there should be two orders one for child support and one for spousal support. Because the spousal support did not have to be processed through the state. I would think that my attorney and paralegal would know this stuff, right?? This is extremely frustrating because I need that money so now I am going to have to wait several more weeks to receive any funds. I am a single mom with 2 kids I work 2 part time jobs and have not been receiving much help from their father/my ex. So once again their incompetent errors have struck again. This one now causing me a huge financial hardship. I want to also mention that I was very dissatisfied with how I was treated. Their level of empathy and professionalism is seriously lacking. As a paying client I was very upset when I experienced their rude unprofessional-ism when I expressed my concerns. After seeing other reviews, I agree with them it is all about the money in their pockets.
Posted by Bob
If you want an attorney you can trust to fight for your rights as a father, who is experienced and most importantly, aggressive, I highly recommend Catherine Vincent and Vincent Family Law Group.
I have been battling my ex-wife for years now, and every time she would drag me into court I would end up with less and less visitation time and more and more child support and spousal support to be paid.
Once I hired Catherine, things changed. My ex-wife had been dragging me back and forth into court for over 18 months, and once I hired Catherine she went to work on putting an end to it all and settling out of court.
Not only was she able to settle my case out of court, but she was able to get my spousal support terminated! I could have been paying spousal support for a lifetime because I was married to my ex for over 10 years. Catherine also got my child support reduced significantly, and my visitation time increased!
Then, once I thought everything was said and done, my ex-wife filed for ANOTHER hearing, just 3 months after we settled. Catherine guided me through how to handle my response, and when we went into court that day the judge allowed Catherine and my ex-wife’s attorney just a few moments to state their case. Once they were through, the judge looked at my ex-wife and said two words I will never forget…”respectfully denied.”
Yes indeed, I won. Finally. For the first time since my divorce I finally felt like justice was on my side, and I have Catherine Vincent to thank for that!
If you are a father looking for someone to fight for your rights, Catherine Vincent is the one to get the job done!
I highly recommend Attorney Catherine Vincent and the Vincent Family Law Group to handle your case. She is aggressive, determined and most importantly she is very experienced!
Thank you, Catherine.
Posted by Jasmine
Truly one of the most difficult times of my life, but thank God for sending me this Law Firm.I got full custody of my daughter I would not have been able to get through my divorce without them . I highly recommend them. A thousand thank you's is still not enough.
Posted by Antonia
Catherine Vincent helped me get a divorce from my ex husband that lived somewhere 3,000 miles away. She did a publication of service and after 2 years, I was finally divorced.
Anonymous review posted on
I highly recommend Matthew Vincent, of The Vincent Family Law Group. Mr. Vincent is an incredibly effective lawyer. His professionalism and efficiency consistently demonstrates a high degree of knowledge and skill in his field. Mr. Vincent always returned my correspondence in a very timely manner and assisted me every step of the way throughout my divorce.
Posted by MEGHAN
I RETAINED CATHERINE'S OFFICE FOR A COMPLICATED CUSTODY CASE. CATHERINE PERSONALLY WAS MY ATTORNEY BUT HER WHOLE OFFICE WAS VERY HELPFUL AND PROFESSIONAL. CATHERINE SHOWED ME HOW TO REPRESENT MYSELF AND WALKED ME THROUGH EVERYTHING FROM FILING FORMS, APPEARANCES AND RESPONSES. SHE ALWAYS SHOWED UP TO COURT ON TIME, ORGANIZED AND PUT TOGETHER. I WILL FURTHER USE HER OFFICE ANYTIME I NEED TO AND HAVE REFERRED A COUPLE PEOPLE TO HER ALREADY.
Anonymous review posted on
Catherine Vincent and paralegal Isabel were very knowledgeable and supportive with our case. All the office staff were very professional. We recommend them highly.
Posted by Ryan
When my ex suddenly took our daughter out of state and filed there I was devastated. I went to Catherine because she had lots of experience and was a certified specialist. Catherine was able to fight jurisdiction and get her back to California in my care. I used Catherine from start to finish. She was able to guide me through the process and produce quality results. I spent a lot on fees but when it came down to it it was worth every penny. Now that our case is over I have full custody of our daughter and the ex has minimal time. Ms. Vincent knows what she is doing and you can see where the 35 years of experience plays in. She ran circles around the other lawyer at trial. I am thankful for everything this office had done for me. I would absolutely recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Alan
2nd attorney I hired for my child custody case. She did exactly what she said she would do with excellent results. Great staff and felt as though I mattered, unlike my previous attorney.