|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||California Board of Legal Specialization||N/A|
|Partner||Smith, Smith & Blonska, LLP||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2003 - Present|
|Client reunitied with his 3 young daughters||Equal custody order restored|
|Family Law Divorce Case||Client awarded 100% of atty fees & family home|
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|University College London||History||N/A||N/A|
|Western State University College of Law||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Posted by William
I want to thank Jason Blonska for finally bringing my dissolution to a conclusion, after my previous three attorneys allowed it to be dragged out for three and a half years, charging enormous fees throughout that time. He achieved a settlement that I can live with on our first court appearance with him as my attorney.
When my dissolution began, I was facing the complete loss of custody of my very young daughter and significant financial loss as well. None of my previous attorneys seemed to be working diligently on my case and none seemed to be well prepared to argue my case on our numerous court appearances. On some court appearances not much happened and my case was simply continued for another three or four months. Other court appearances resulted in the engagement of fee charging “experts”, an evaluator, a psychiatrist and a parenting coach. There was always a carrot held out, jump through one more hoop and you will likely get more custody.
Eventually, I saw a movie entitled “Divorce Corp”, available to see on Netflix or buy from Amazon. This movie opened my eyes to the vulnerability of parents (in child custody disputes) to fleecing by lawyers, evaluators, various parenting experts and an enabling court system. I began looking for an honest lawyer who would finish my case and get me out of this never ending process.
Fortunately, a friend of my sister recommended Jason Blonska. He was confronted with my huge pile of documents which had accumulated since my case began and he used them to advantage in preparing for court. Also, Mr. Blonska’s staff was every efficient and a pleasure to deal with. I so appreciate having found him through a recommendation that I am going to pass that recommendation on to all who read this.
Posted by Katherine
I was referred to Jason Blonska in 2009 by a highly respected Superior Court Family Law Judge. I was referred to several highly regarded attorneys in Orange County and decided to retain Jason for a difficult case.
The case consisted of the reinstatement of my spousal support in 2014, which was five years beyond the end of the non-modifiable payment obligation in 2009; after my daughter graduated from high school. My Dissolution of Marriage was finalized in 2002, at which time our marital standard of living was high and I was awarded 8 years of spousal and child support which ended in July 2009.
I was a stay-at-home mom for 10 years of my long term marriage. I returned to my professional career in 2004 part time to become financially independent. In 2009, I lost my position as a senior executive and my alimony ended simultaneously. This was a very difficult time for me and my daughter. Jason was very sympathetic and provided legal and emotional support to me. He coached me through my job search and made professional contacts on my behalf. He sent my ex-husband a letter asking him to provide financial support to assist me through this period of unemployment. I called Jason on many occasions feeling very anxious due to my stressful job search and financial situation. I was very worried. He continually assured me that I would be okay and that if I could not secure a new position soon, that we would file for a continuation of alimony. He was always available and continually positive and reassuring. I secured a new position in 2010 ----and then in January 2013 my new position and group was eliminated, and I was again unemployed.
I was 56 years old at that time and divorced for over 10 years. I aggressively employed all of my resources during this extensive job search for over a year. In March 2014, Jason recommended that he file a Modification of Spousal Support, or a continuation of alimony. My ex-husband, a health care professional, hired one of the most highly regarded law firms in Orange County and retained the firms female founding partner to represent him. He was adamant about providing any additional support payments. I was extremely concerned and anxious about my situation, but Jason reassured me that he would do all he could to get my Spousal Support reinstated.
Jason and his staff tirelessly helped me prepare for the court date, and his professional colleague, Shannon R. Thomas worked with me to prepare the supporting documentation for my case. Jason, Shannon and his staff provided unparalleled emotional support and kindness.
The full day case was held in Orange County Superior Court. Jason requested the reinstatement of my support payments subsequent to my divorce being finalized for over 10 years, and five years after my support payments ended. The attorney for my husband was one of the best; very intimidating and had over 35 years of family law litigation experience. Jason was calm and polite under pressure. He was extremely prepared and knew my case well. The Judge ruled to reinstate my support payments for one year and the court would continue to retain jurisdiction over my circumstances. The court also awarded me six months of retroactive support payments. The attorney for my ex-husband requested that the court provide no support payments and filed an order to TERMINATE JURISDICTION to award spousal support to petitioner.
Jason's professionalism and calm demeanor in presenting my case concisely resulted in the favorable ruling by the Judge. He is also extremely conscientious in all matters. Jason continues to provide support whenever I call and is always reassuring. I would highly recommend Jason and his professional colleagues for any family law matters. He is the best.
Posted by David
Mr. Blonska is a family law specialist. He was recommended to me. He was always 100% honest and always well prepared. He was always fair in his billings. His office was always attentative to my special circumstances. His office was incredible in their followup, scheduling depositions and sorting through large amounts of documents. As you can imagine, it was a stressful time. I knew that they cared about me and my case. I would highly recommend the firm.
Barry Goldstock, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Blonska and I represented parties in a lengthy and complicated divorce case. I found him to always prepared and always professional. He was a very effective advocate for his client. I had a family member with a divorce problem whom I could not represent. I thought about different lawyers I knew and then referred him to Mr. Blonska. He said he was very happy with the way Mr. Blonska treated him and with the outcome of his case.
Ilian Alchehayed, Personal injury Attorney
Mr. Blonska was my law school professor and is now a fellow lawyer in the community. He is extremely knowledgeable in family law and very articulate. You can trust that Mr. Blonska will advocate vigorously for you and give you sound legal advice to help guide you to the best resolution of your matter. Choosing Mr. Blonska to represent you is an excellent choice.