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.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Jason about 10 years ago when I was still very young, naive, and was a single, new mom who had no where to turn to. At the time, I was working my way through grauduate school, and was working two part-time jobs. Jason and his firm was the first attorney I talked to when I received a court order for custody of my daughter from her father whom she doesn't know (this was a paternity case as I was never married). I was so stressed and helpless with no one I could trust. I remember crying and praying everyday. It was my first court order ever and my only thought was to never have my daughter taken from me (she was 3 years old at the time). Jason and his firm were the first people I talked to and of course the young and naive me was sold on their service. They assured me everything would be ok, and I hired them on the spot without talking to other attorneys or consulting with friends and family. I was so naive I trusted them! Once they took my deposit ($5,000) which was a big chunk of money for me at that time, Jason never once talked to me again until court date. The only communication I had was with his paralegal! He was all about the money! He charged me for every minute they interacted/ talked with me, minutes the other party and his attorney called him (which was ridiculously more then I interacted with them), pieces of paper, envelopes, stamps, tissues, and other bs on the bill. You can imagine how quickly and expensive the bill racked up when they were charging almost $200/hour. I remember looking at the bill they sent me weekly or so on top of the initial deposit. I cried every night on how I can pay it, and stressing about having a chance at losing my daughter at the same time. I had to take on additional tutoring time, working late hours after school as I was studying to become a teacher. I was so helpless, and so young, I couldn't think like I do now. However, I managed to always pay them on time throughout the case. In court, I saw Jason again and he had a very mellow demeanor, and I don't think he cared much about my case. I was just an easy MONEY target. He never once fought for what I wanted. All he did was tried to convince me to stipulate with the other party even before standing up in front of the judge. He did NOT represent me at all!! I didn't feel like he was MY attorney. It seemed like he was working for the other party. My gut told me this felt odd, and in the end the naive me was once again convinced into a deal that I didn't want. We stipulated into a raw deal. He NEVER fought for me after all the money I had paid. The case didn't seem to go anywhere, it was the same as it began with. The bill, however, quickly racked up to over $10,000 for nothingness and I couldn't afford to pay him anymore. I told them that, and they sent me a paper signing off for them to not represent me anymore. They didn't even come up with a resolution to help me because they see that they couldn't suck anymore money from out of me. I paid the every last dime without questioning any bs on those bills because that the kind of person I was. I ended up representing myself and I did MUCH MORE than what Jason did for me. I talked in front of the judge and got something FAR better than what Jason tried to convince me into stipulating!! Towards the end of the case, I found out from the court that Jason did not file paper work that he was suppose to file for me! I called them and they said "he was in a meeting", and he never bothered to call me back or help me figure it out. I eventually figured it out on my own. What I learn from this is that what they say about attorneys are true: "Attorneys are snakes!" And Jason and his firm fall right into that stereotype. I believe in Karma so I'm fine losing over $10,000. If you're looking for an attorney who genuinely cares and is on your side to fight for you, Jason is NOT the guy. I hope he was able to sleep at night knowing that his actions affected a young child and her mother.
Posted by Lori
Hiring Jason allowed me to go through a very difficult situation feeling that I was not only working with an excellent lawyer but someone that truly cared about the outcome of my divorce and the financial impact I would be responsible for long term. Jason explained every aspect of the divorce in layman's terms and worked hard to be sure that I understood the legal terms and the reasons behind each aspect presented. It has been refreshing to know that when I needed Jason because there was something that concerned me, I could text or email him even on a weekend or in the evenings and I would get a response. There aren't a lot of people that care this much for their clients and I would highly recommend Jason to anyone that has to go through this unfortunate situation.
Posted by Carole
I was the woman who never wanted a divorce. I was the wife who believed in the "til death do you part-part." I was the non-combative spouse of forty plus years who equated legal action with an ugly untenable aggression. As a result, it took three visits to Jason's office to initiate dissolution of my marriage. Never once in those multiple "trial runs" did Jason ever make me feel stupid or annoying or delusional about what this process could look like. He politely and patiently answered my questions and began to plant a seed of confidence in his law firm that would eventually act as my advocate.
Jason was referred to me by a very successful
CPA in Orange County who knew of him through other court proceedings. He spoke of the respect that other professionals held for Jason. My experience only confirmed that opinion.
Top Ten Reasons to Retain The Blonska Firm
~Attention to detail.
~Intelligent analysts and smart writers.
~Knows when to be tough and when to compromise.
~Digest reams of information quickly and accurately.
~Excellent support staff.
~Respected by family law judges (my judge stated so).
~Help separate emotion decisions from better logical ones.
~Instill confidence in court by their prep and demeanor. Fearless and OK with a fight if necessary.
~Respond to emails immediately.
Jason and I worked together with associate Jeff Wasserman, who was excellent in every way and totally reflected the high standards of Jason's firm. Jeff's forte was his quick witted ability to size up a situation, apply it to the law, and communicate it back to me in a way that I could understand. Brainstorming with Jeff was one of the most effective ways that I processed this divorce successfully. I always felt "heard," but also gained wise guidance for the best result for me.
The end of my divorce left me stronger and clearer about what the legal process allowed for someone in my situation. I am grateful for Jason, Jeff and his staff.
Posted by Robert
Jason Blonska and his team took my case, my money, and my time and gave me nothing in return. A simple divorce was dragged out while Jason and his team charged me three times what opposing counsel was charging. In the first 6 months his team wasted my time by requesting the same information over and over only to sit on it for weeks and then have to request it again. When we finally started talking to the other side, Jason and his team left me feeling like I was in a room with all attorneys for the other side. I was not be represented and came to the realization that Jason is all about negotiation. He does not want to go to trial and so if he does not see things going the way he wants he will start to cave. He is a glorified key pusher, spending our entire meetings referring to the application used to define support, and mentioning the A vs the B key. Ultimately he did not support or help me but instead made offers to the opposing side without my approval, and in one case his team made an offer against my request. He also left me to attend my first court hearing with a secondary attorney as he was out of town. While that may not seem like a big deal, it was to me as I only found this out by getting an auto reply email from Jason stating he was on vacation. In the end Jason charged me 3 times what opposing counsel had charged to that point and gave me nothing to show for it. I was forced to hire another attorney who would look out for my interests.
While I am sure Jason is a nice guy, all of his promises and commitments turned to vapor as soon as he was presented with an adversary. I would absolutely not recommend using Mr Blonska or his office for any legal needs.
Posted by Tonya
Jason is an exceptional attorney! He knows the law inside and out, sees the big perspective without losing track of the details. He is respectful, kind, honest and will "take the bull by the horns." He cross- examined an expert witness so well, that the witness came and asked for his card afterwards because he had never been "so worked on the stand." I felt confident in his abilities and that he truly had my best interest in mind. He respected my wishes and diligently fought for what I asked and WON!!! And on top of that all, he has a wonderful sense of humor in all the difficult moments.
Posted by Dave
Jason is a very capable family law attorney who I have worked with over a 4+ year span over several family law related issues and court cases related to child support, custody and palimony. Despite a very hostile opposing party and attorney(s), Jason was able to handle the cases effectively and provide positive verdicts, or at the very least an acceptable settlement.
No matter how stressful the situation, Jason was calm, polite, very knowledgeable, accommodating and very pleasant and friendly to work with. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jennifer
Going through divorce and a child custody case is never easy. I couldn't have done it without Jason. He was outstanding and I really felt that he was there for me every step of the way. He really helped my and my children's future and I am at peace today as a result of his efforts.