5.0 stars 13 totalReview Babak Farzad
Posted by AC DH
There are no words big enough for the gratitude I feel when thinking about the immense role Robert played in my paternity case. I pretty much begged him to take my case after coming across his website; it being the only one I have seen to date that acknowledges the game changer that is dealing with a personality disordered ex in the family court system. I had no prior knowledge of Robert's reputation or skill-set when I first contacted his offices, which was after ten months with another firm who made very limited to no progress in my case and who was falling victim to the same manipulative behaviors I was attempting to escape.
Robert listened! He knew my child's name after our first meeting and used it to inquire about [his/her] well-being throughout my working with him. He knew my goals of settlement and worked towards those objectives throughout my case.
He understood!! The realities and abuses of high-conflict personalities/difficult personalities is profoundly misunderstood in the general public and in the family law system. Robert "got it" from the get-go, was compassionate in both his understanding of my realities and also in his guidance to keep me out of the chaos and focused on what matters most to me - my child and being the mother I strive to be. He used his knowledge expertly in negotiations while at court and with opposing counsel.
Robert walks his talk, with integrity, composure and insightful, skilled approaches to his cases. He was always respectful of opposing counsel, while keeping my child's realities in the forefront of his negotiations and arguments. In four months Robert had my case concluded with very nearly close to all I had desired in the final court orders. Worth every single cent and more!
Only regret is that Robert wasn't on my case from the very beginning!
Robert once stated to me that in years to come I would forget about him/his firm and move into a new life. I'd say on this he is wrong. It is because of his expertise and willingness to learn about what his client's go through that my life was positively altered forever. He is now embedded in my/my child's story and displayed actions and words in his representation of me that profoundly impacted my ability to move forward into that new life he spoke of. He is a beacon of light to anyone going through the family court system with a personality disordered ex.
Posted by James
I had the pleasure of being represented by Robert Farzad and he runs a full service firm with the support staff needed to go against the largest firms in the area. He was point on my case from beginning to end and was the most responsive attorney I've ever dealt with (including myself). Choosing a firm to fight for my family is one of the most important decisions I've ever made. I'm very cost conscious but when you're in the fight of your life, responding to false allegations, protecting a long standing career/reputation, and fighting for future time with your children, YOU CAN'T AFFORD to cut corners to save a dime or two. It was the toughest time of my life and Robert and his team are compassionate, understanding, and will focus you on what you can control and impact to get a better result. You will get through this process but having Farzad Family Law on your side will make it easier and lead to a better result. Can't say enough about the firm, their staff and the work they do. Don't tell Robert but I would have paid more for the outcome. Stay strong and true to yourself and you and your family will be fine.
Posted by Juan
Don't make any future regrets, do the right thing. If you're looking for a firm that looks out for you, that works as a team on your case, that treats you like family. I have to say I don't think any other team could make you feel the way they treated me. I have to be honest, they make you feel important, like your case is first priority. They're always available and able to answer any questions, you'll never feel ignored or pushed aside. A few friends of mine who had gone threw similar cases said they had totally different experiences with well known law firms. They were amazed at the way they were handling my case and how they treated me like a person and not just like some poor sap.
I first contacted two different law firms before speaking with Robert, I then contacted one more law firm just to shop around and get the right attorney for the right price in my budget. The three other firms I spoke with seemed bland like they were speaking to another pile of paperwork and/or were way over my budget. Farzad Family Law was not the cheapest of the four but just a bit over my budget. When I spoke to Robert he maid me believe every good thing I read about him and his firm and even after I told him I would have to get back to him due to financial reasons.. from one parent to another he gave me very good advise on what actions to take whether I'd end up hiring him or someone else, advise I will never forget. My only regret threw all this is that I did not do this sooner. So if you continue to live a life that you know is not what you want or if your looking for the right team to represent you in court, stop waisting any more time. Get started on a new better way of living for yourself and your kids because what I was doing was not living ..it was just not dying I guess.
Don't think its all easy from here tho. Yet don't worry, this team works with you to get everything you will need when the day in court comes. Trust me when that day comes you will see to where all those efforts went to. I got to see quite a few attorneys threw my time in court including my ex's and either you will be laughing at how some of these attorneys stumble on their own feet or you will be kicking yourself for hiring one. Robert on the other hand had everything he needed when he needed it, never shoveling threw a stack of papers looking for his next questions, never waisting the courts nor your time. I was honestly amazed when my ex and her witnesses were testifying and I'm writing Robert notes to appeal specific topics as he's reading them and typing up his fallowing questions all while objecting to her attorneys questions.. He might as well have been shaving too, he never broke a sweat. I could tell this was not his first walk in the park.. or more like a stroll ..and believe me when I tell you that the judge sustained 99℅ of his objections. I can't say the same for my ex's attorney.Are you willing to go with anything less than the best? I can tell you that I've already referred two new clients to him that saw Robert in action representing me in court ..that's got to say something. Anyways I can go on & on about why you should look no further but then again that's up to you. I'll leave you with this last question.. Who do you want in your corner when that day comes where you find your self in the middle of the fight of your lifetime?? Think that over but don't think too long, remember this time is precious and for some reason you're still reading this.. I bet you feel a little bit better thinking there's someone out there that I can trust and will have my back so do the right thing for yourself because I can guarantee you will remember this review when you end up in court kicking your self for not doing so.
I wish you lots of luck on whatever steps you end up taking and don't forget about doing what you think is best for your kinds, put your feeling for your now ex aside and assure yourself that your doing the right thing. Good luck
Posted by anonymous
My separation was amicable until it wasn't. When it came time to hire an attorney, I called several. Most were practical and dispassionate. Robert, however, was not only passionate about my case, he was mad about what my ex was trying to pull. I think he might have even been angrier than I was.
I hired him the next day.
While handling my case, he maintained that fervor while deflecting and rejecting all of the nonsense my ex tried to throw at me. He was, in a word, my advocate.
Eventually, my ex realized that he wasn't going to let her get anything past me, and we were able to come to an amicable settlement.
I can't recommend Robert highly enough.
Posted by Erica
Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Robert and his staff. I contacted Robert via email around 1:30am out of desperation and I received a phone call same day. I was immediately put at ease by speaking with Robert regarding my case. My ex-husband had filed for full custody of our daughter for the second time in five years. Needless to say, I was in a state of shock and disbelief, and desperate for help.
Robert and I met a few days later and after reviewing all of the information I had to disprove the allegations, he took on my case. Four months later, my ex-husband not only dropped his full custody suit, but settled out of court to modifications on my terms. Robert, being the knowledgeable and stellar attorney he is, compromised with opposing counsel and my ex-husband, and managed to get my ex to agree to $10,000 in contribution towards my attorney fees.
Robert and his staff are very forthcoming with information. They are very straight forward and always kept me up to date on new developments. I felt completely safe and knew that every person working on my case had my best interest at heart; as well as my daughter. I wouldn't have had the outcome I did without the care and representation of Robert Farzad.
I highly recommend Farzad Family Law to anyone that is starting or going through a family law matter.
Posted by C.R.R (father)
When my ex-wife filed papers for more custody and child support, I chose the attorneys at Farzad Family Law. They were professional, honest and always had my best interest in mind. They were always quick to return my phone calls and emails, and never beat around the bush. They will be honest and strait forward with you about your case. Because of all these amazing qualities, I was able to protect my children and actually had child support awarded to me. I can't thank the attorneys at Farzad Family Law enough for the care and dedication they put into my case. I recommend this law firm to anybody that is going through a divorce or custody battle.
Posted by anonymous
Divorce is never easy and a divorce with children is even more difficult. After several calls and meetings with different attorneys in Orange County, I met with Robert and Yvette. Both were extremely assertive, informative, and composed. However, the main reason I chose them to represent me, was that they were patient and compassionate. I felt comfortable explaining my situation (even though details at times were embarrassing.) Since I took so long to decide on an attorney, when I finally met with them, I only had five days to file very important documents, which were taken care of timely and efficiently. There was not a moment that I felt that they didn’t care about my case, knowing they were working on others cases as well. The actually hearing was nerve wracking however, Robert assured me that everything turns out exactly how it should for the best interest of the children. Robert is not malicious like most lawyers, he is realistic and his advice is positive. I could not thank Robert and Yvette enough for all of their help.
Posted by Phi
I was referred to Robert by someone I met at the court house. I'm glad I called him and handed my case to him. Robert takes your case very personal. He doesn't treat you like his client. He treats you like a family member. I loved the work he did for me. Hopefully I don't have to hire him again. But I will definitely hire him when I need an attorney.
Posted by William
I had case with my ex wife who I divorced 15 years ago. She wanted a low six figure reimbursement from me, though she is insanely rich and I am not, for what she claimed were medical bills for my daughter but were really almost all educational expenses. In the past, I have had multiple bad experiences with divorce attorneys, whom I spent fortunes on. The past attorneys in my divorce case were high profile and very expensive. Unfortunately, some were ill prepared, did not communicate or return calls and did not work hard on the case. They would show up and wing it, after I paid them the price of a decent BMW.
So when this case came up, I went on my own as a pro per, since I could not believe anyone would take the ex’s claim serious. How wrong I was, the case turned bad and I thought I was going to have a large judgment against me because of a recommendation made by a court appointed referee. I thought I would lose and owe low six figures to the ex, so I called an appeals attorney who then recommended me to Robert Farzad of Farzad & Mazarei. The appeals guy said this was not appeal time, what I needed was a smart lawyer to win this.
I met Robert. He explained to me how we would present the case. Robert is an amazing attorney, he turned the case around by finding due process errors in the court’s order and the court appointed referee’s recommendations. By the time Robert was done, the court set aside its own order and my ex’s case started to fall apart because Robert Farzad was able to show that the case didn’t have merit. Robert filed an attorney fee motion against my ex since she makes significantly more money than I do and that became the catalyst for her dismissing the case, paying part of my lawyer’s fees in the process and paying ME child support. Robert gets every detail, he prepares like nothing I have ever seen, and he is an encyclopedia of legal knowledge. If you have serious money at stake, he is the attorney that I would recommend in a moment. He is not cheap but you get your money’s worth, as I did. Also his staff are great, all of whom respond quickly and are very kind professional people. He is exactly the type of lawyer you want if you need a great divorce attorney who knows his stuff.
Posted by MD
After going through two attorneys that did nothing for me but run up my bill. I was blessed to find Robert Farzad and his law firm. I have never met an attorney who was so sharp and intelligent. He ALWAYS looked out for the best interest of me and my daughter. Once I retained him I was finally able to sleep through the night and my stress levels were low. I never had to worry about anything. Robert is a guinius when it comes to the law. His staff is super friendly and professional. It's hard to find lawyers that have hearts anymore, but you can count on him.My case was very very complex, I was so impressed with his strategic planning and how well he followed thru. If he says he'll call you at a certain time he's always on the ball and never late. I have had my share of lawyers and if all lawyers were like him this world would be a better place. I have moved out of state and wish he practiced out here. I still have to call him time to time for advice and he always directs me in the right direction. There aren't very many lawyers that care about you after they get their money but he does. I honestly don't know how I would have gotten through my divorce without Robert and his hard working team! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Robert.