5.0 stars 25 totalReview David Monarch
Posted by JP
David was recommended to me by a family friend, a local and highly respected real estate attorney who knew of David by reputation alone almost 5 years ago. Since then, David has been my hired attorney, and I am so grateful. I cannot regard him more highly.
David has navigated multiple agreements, modifications of support and custody, a 730 evaluation, a move away case, and several council changes from the opposing side on my behalf.
In the time I have been David's client, it's become increasingly clear that David's knowledge of family law and custody court far surpasses the average attorney. Family law is, and has been, his family's business. So not only does he hold information that law school cannot teach, he navigates a courtroom with a steady comfortable confidence. He is tough, prepared, and always one step ahead.
David is also generous with his time, making himself available to communicate with me by phone or email at almost any hour.
Also unlike the the average attorney, and most appreciatively, David is honest, fair and reasonable. He doesn't waste time or money on nonsense proposals that wouldn't be acceptable by a judge, or get caught up in in ego fueled posturing with opposing council on my dime. He has always been clear about what is possible and what to expect, whilst holding my, and my daughter's, best interest as his priority.
Going through any custody dispute is emotionally taxing at best. Through each new challenge David has been everything I would want in an attorney, even providing needed comic relief in the more difficult moments. He has truly gone above and beyond to make the process easier on me and my daughter, and I could not recommend him more highly.
Posted by Mike
David was wonderful and helped me through a tough divorce. Quick to respond to questions and knew his stuff. Also not too aggressive with billable hours. Highly recommended.
Posted by Ryan
Mr. Monarch is very professional and has incredible knowledge about family law and the court system. He was able to increase my custody and arrange a better schedule with my daughter. I would highly recommend him to my friends, family and colleagues.
Posted by Doug
I hired David to represent me in my divorce. David was knowledgeable, professional. and communicated well from the beginning to the end. There were a few times my ex wife and I disagreed about the divorce procedure and without fail the information David had given me was the way it worked. David's support staff are also excellent. I couldn't have asked for better representation during a difficult time.
Posted by Bonnie
David, handled my divorce modification ( filed by my Ex) with the knowledge of the law and care for me. He went beyond what others would have done! i was having treatment for a medical condition at the same time. I was able to have treatment knowing David was handling all my legal issues so i could focus on my care. He did the impossible, he got a settlement!! Because of David, my health is improving. He took care of me and I can't thank him or his staff enough. There is no better Lawyer and he will take care of you!..
Anonymous review posted on
I found David Monarch, and everyone I dealt with at Castle & Monarch, to be knowledgable, professional and compassionate in their guidance through a tough situation. My ex was difficult to deal with and yet in the end we were able to reach a settlement that was quite favorable to me. The advice I received was clearly crafted to put my needs first without adding exorbitant expense. My judgement was entered several months ago and issues have arisen since that time. David has still been available to help resolve them quickly.
I remain grateful for the service and support of Castle & Monarch.
Posted by Troy
I retained the services of Castle & Monarch after going through 2 other lawyers. They came highly recommended from a co worker. Upon my first meeting with David I was completely set at ease. David was a "real" person not using any lawyer lingo and just spoke to me as if we had been friends for years. My divorce had been "settled" from a previous attorney that left some things ambiguous that needed to be ironed out and my ex was taking me back to court. This happened 6 years after the original separation and we now had a completely different judge who didn't receive our original settlement. Needless to say everything need to be spelled out to the new judge before we could proceed and new information was requested by the new judge. There were NUMEROUS continuances needed by my ex, and some offered up by the judge for no apparent reason. David continued to fight for my rights in the courtroom while keeping my costs down as much as possible given this situation. His persistence and knowledge paid off in the end. I always felt David was guiding me through the process, providing good advice and doing what was best for me. I would recommend David to anyone who is need of a great divorce/attorney. David and the entire office staff are top notch!!
Anonymous review posted on
As no two people are the same, neither are any two divorces. David has strategic thinking skills that are particularly useful in a difficult divorce case where all things don't fit neatly in a box and is especially useful when dealing with difficult personalities from the other side.
He views you as a person, not a case and makes decisions based on your overall well being as an individual. I found his accurate analytic skills of the potential overall outcome of my case imperative to my individual decision making for my future.
David was the third lawyer I had retained in dealing with a difficult case and noncompliant spouse who was finally able to get my case to settlement so I could be free of the process to start a new life.
I would highly recommend David Monarch and his highly professional team to anyone, especially those dealing with unnecessarily long cases and difficult personalities who need closure.
He is also meticulous with his time and careful with his billing as to ensure he does not waste your resources. I am finally free after an ongoing battle he put to an end.
Kind and professional with top notch service and representation.
Posted by Wade
You can STOP reading the reviews and just hire this attorney. As a father with 1 child, David Monarch is one of the best attorneys in Orange County. I have had my share of attorneys to represent me and he has done nothing but work hard during my divorce. He has done a phenomenal job at helping me understand my rights as a father. Excellent rating for David is not high enough rating. 6 stars for “AWESOME”. Thanks David for everything.
Anonymous review posted on
I have had an very difficult dissolution that Mr. Monarch has been invaluable in helping me with.
His intelligence and immediate comprehension of all the issues, his caring and wisdom in evaluating an successful and comprehensive course of action, is outstanding.
I would highly reccomend him and cannot imagine a better counselor for an always challenging situation. He is always there for his clients. And he is very accomplished and dedicated.