Posted by Joe
My family has been working with Dayn Holstrom (Holstrom Block & Parke) for the past 6 years. Each time we were taken back to court by my wife’s ex husband to address property, custody, child support or false accusations. Dayn has successfully navigated us through California family law. We have never been dissatisfied with his services or any member within his team. Holstrom Block & Parke is both approachable and detail oriented. If you are looking for a winner look no further, they are truly who you want representing you—other attorneys aren’t even a competing second!
Dayn is quick on his feet both inside and outside the courtroom when it comes to strategy. He has a lifetime of litigation experience, which is important to know during the attorney selection process, and, yes, this separates those who can only negotiate through paperwork and declarations from those who can win in court when negotiating is not an option. Through his comprehensive experience and deep understanding of family case law, there is no other family law attorney or practice I would consider putting my family’s hands in. He continues to exceeded our expectations. In our most recent hearing Dayn hit it out of the park to the point he was followed out of the courtroom being asked for business cards.
Posted by Travis
Dayn has been very helpful in overseeing my child custody case since it began in mid 2015 to present day. Even when there have been complications, Dayn has made himself available to meet with me in person and over the phone to go over strategies. We have prevailed in each instance of court hearings and trials (there have been several). Dayn is a master of understanding the details and offers great insight and perspective to your unique situation. He has worked to ensure that I have the best attorney for my case and if there is an issue he will address it personally. I highly recommend him and his law firm for family court situations!!!
Posted by J
I don’t believe anyone other than Dayn could have protected my interests as well as he did in my acrimonious divorce situation with his knowledge and a very strong presence in the court.
I met Dayn at the time that my first attorney had failed at protecting my interests and the second one was just not capable enough of handling aggressive litigation style my Ex’s attorney had.
When I met Dayn for the first time I could sense that he is someone who has in-depth knowledge of his field and had years of experience successfully implementing it in different situations. I could also sense that here was someone who possessed integrity of character as an individual and will do his best to defend my interest in his very confident and firm interaction style. You actually do not want an attorney with overly aggressive communication style because the judges may react negatively to that.
My Ex – was asking for a very large time share with children (80%) and significant money in child and spousal support. As a father it was painful enough that I will not be able to see my kids all the time as I would have if there was no divorce, and dealing with my ex's false claims of abuse. Dayn succeeded in getting the custody share to half time with each parent which is what I always wanted.
Although Dayn and his firm are not cheap at the surface, according to my calculation, I ended up saving a lot of money (~1 million) by hiring him, had my ex- been able to succeed in getting what she wanted as child and spousal support over next so many years. In fact Dayn succeeded in having my ex- pay me a large sum of money.
In retrospect I should never have hired my first two attorneys who I hired to save money, but it lead to losing money. What happened before I hired Dayn was that at a preliminary hearing my Ex asked for child and spousal support and this was granted to her without my first attorney raising any objection to my Ex’s demands!!! I had to continue paying a large amount of support money for months while Dayn was working at undoing the damage by his vigorous representation. He succeeded!
When I went to court with Dayn, I went in comfort knowing that he will do his best and I could relax. I knew that he would give me the right advice and not bend down to unreasonableness from other party. I knew he would follow reason and present it with utmost clarity and firmness. He is ultimately a man who one could trust at all levels.
Another great thing about him is that he will never show you unrealistic possibilities. This is very helpful in acceptance of what ultimately worked out. This is very important trait in an attorney to have because if you meet someone who wants your money they can show you dreams of what they can get for you etc. and when the emotions are heated it sounds good, ultimately it is unhelpful. This was the case with my Ex’s attorney I believe.
I wholeheartedly recommend Dayn and thank him for his help.
BTW everyone at this firm is a thorough professional which is a great plus and this is what someone stuck in a difficult divorce situation needs.
Posted by K
Dayn Holstrom is a most excellent family law attorney. He is timely in filing necessary motions, listens and understands the difficult issues of family law cases, and has a commanding presence in the courtroom when presenting the case at hand. Different attorneys have represented me in the past, but Dayn is by far the best! He knows the intricacies of family law codes and has represented me well in one of the most difficult family law cases of his career. Without reservation, I highly recommend Attorney Dayn Holstrom to handle any family law matter.
Posted by anonymous
Dayn Holstrom and his firm went beyond my expectations for my case. I met with several attorneys and all of them told me what I wanted to hear and how they were going to destroy my ex. That really was unsettling. When I met with Dayn he explained everything and showed me how my case could play out then worked with me on my thoughts for the case strategy. To work with someone who was smart, cared about his clients and made sure I was comfortable with the way the case was being handled was awesome and I know that is rare with other divorce attorneys. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone no matter how complicated or simple your case may be. These guys can see it through successfully!
Posted by Luis
I was prompted to write this review after seeing this former attorney advertize on this site .Be careful,Dayn is a very talented attorney but he is focused at simply collecting fees and replenishing his retainer like no other. My case went on for years with no progress. I spent over $30,000 to only achieve a child support agreement. These amounts are arrived at by a software program that calculates it, this should not be so complicated he drags things out because he only moves if he is pushed. My ex-spouse had spent 1/3 in legal fees as compared to me.I questioned DAYN as to why im paying so much and he said"well we just capture all our hours,we run a different business model" He is unresponsive and passes things on to his paralegal who he is very rude to.Also my spouse had switched attorneys and both of her attorneys had sent complaints of Dayn not returning phone calls and lack of professional follow -up. I always felt lost and rushed on the few occasions I was able to speak to him.I never felt he was connected to my case and the complaint from other attorneys proved it. I able to endorse my new attorney and I wish I could .What a difference when you find someone who is professional and cares. We are all in pain and our judgement is affected by our emotions, and sometimes we need guidance and someone to support us and guide us and help us also to be reasonable, DAYN is not that guy. I feel bad for anyone reading this because there is no good divorce. I hope you dont waste 3 years of your life as I did. I dont wish him bad I guess this is my way of speaking up about a situation I felt I was taken advantage of. Be aware thats all. Also I find it odd that alot of his great reviews come from employees and former lawyers and colleagues. Seems like a good marketing plan to enhance an image of an uncaring,unprofessional attorney.
Posted by Scott
I had a bad divorce agreement with my ex-spouse that she was not living up to but was actually trying to make worse for me in terms of time with my kids and finances. I hired Dayn due to overwhelmingly positive reviews of his knowledge of the law and past successes.
Dayn gave me a frank assessment of my situation, which was very difficult due to my bad decision to sign the earlier agreement. He and his team laid out a plan and tried to negotiate a fair settlement with the opposing side. They would not agree to a fair agreement and we had to go to court.
Prior to court, Dayn explained the tricks the other side would try to pull and prepared me for what we could likely expect from the ruling. And then he won... on EVERYTHING.
I can't promise you that Dayn will win every case. I can promise you that there is no one better to have on your side than Dayn and his team.
Posted by Rich
Mr. Holstrom is well educated and holds himself to a standard above and beyond that of the average attorney in his profession. In addition, he holds all of his attorneys in his office to the same standard. I have found, regardless of which attorney I speak with, I can expect to receive the same level of service across the board. I hold a tremendous amount of respect for Mr. Holstrom and I appreciate the fact he is blunt and to the point. He is not about wasting time with promises he can’t keep and will never tell you what you want to hear, simply just to keep you happy. His primary focus is representing his client to the highest level. If you want a law firm that is honest, thorough and out for the best interest of their clients, I would recommend Mr. Holstrom’s firm. He has a great support staff and when push comes to shove, will fight aggressively for you. More personally in my case, he forced my ex’s attorney into playing nice and held them accountable for their actions.
Posted by anonymous
I have been in court the past four years with an ex-husband that will go to great lengths to lie about any circumstance surrounding our marriage and child just to get what he wants in court. Unfortunately our system is such that we have limited time to present our cases in front of the judge. I always felt like it was my word against my ex-husband's lies. I went through three lawyers defending my word and facts against a compulsive liar. When I met Dayn Holstrom everything changed. From the beginning Mr. Holstrom's focus was on the law not on the constant lies and stories coming from my ex-husbands side. Mr. Holstrom's aggressive take control style and to clearly articulate the laws changed everything. I finally felt protected, expertly represented and relieved. Finally the truth mattered and prevailed thanks to Mr. Holstrom and his team of dedicated experts. I know I will be back in court in the coming years over child support matters, however fortunately for me I have the law firm of Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson on my side and I know any issue will get resolved correctly and efficiently.
Posted by anonymous
I would highly recommend Dayn A. Holstrom. I retained Dayn as my attorney a little over a year ago, when I found myself in a very difficult situation. I was in the need of filing a temporary restraining order against my husband to help protect my children and myself. I attempted to do it by myself and was fully overwelmed with the paperwork and the legal terms.
Dayn helped me get that temporary restraining order and helped me proceed with my divorce, child support/spousal support and child custody. I am so thankful to have Dayn and his wonderful team in my corner. If I had to use 1 word to describe Dayn, it would be "Bulldog". And he is one bulldog you want on your side of the fence. I have referred 2 different families to Dayn who have also been pleased. I would highly recommend Dayn again.