Posted by Javier
After separating from my ex, she began making it difficult for me to see my daughter. I began calling lawyers around town and spoke with Ms Marshall on the phone. Ms Marshall took the time to explain to me what my rights were as a father and agreed to meet me the next day. She showed compassion for me and my daughter, beyond what most lawyers do. Ms Marshall stressed to me the urgency of getting my daughter out of a very negative environment. From the beginning my ex began making false accusations against me.
Claiming I kidnapped my daughter, I was a drug addict, and incapable of caring for my child. She also wanted me to undergo a psyche evaluation. From February 09 to November 2010 Ms. Marshal and I fought to keep my ex from shutting me out of my daughters life by making false accusations constantly. After almost two years, a psyche evaluation, and an outpatient drub rehab program to disprove drug abuse allegations, the judge kept my days at 10 overnight visits with my daughter. My ex was trying to offer me only two overnight visits per month. Ms Marshall challenged the biased psyche evaluation that took a year to complete.
The evaluator sided with my ex despite no evidence that I could not parent my daughter. But thanks to Ms. Marshall and her staff who prepared an excellent rebuttal, the judge saw the the evaluation was one-sided and determined I was psychologically fit to parent my child. He kept my overnight days at 10. Approximately, four weeks later my ex and her malicious mother made false allegations again, this time to the police claiming I had been abusing my daughter sexually. Ms. Marshall helped me get through these tough times both legally and emotionally, always reassuring me that the truth would prevail. She took a personal interest in my case and fought for me to keep me in my daughters life.
A week later at court, with Ms Marshall at my side representing me, after a long day of sorting through the details, Judge McAdams of Yolo County awarded me full custody of my 5 year old daughter Liliana. The Judge saw through all the lies, thanks to Ms. And her staff and finally the truth came out. Ms. Marshall went above and beyond what lawyers normally do for their clients. She took a personal interest in reuniting me with my daughter, establishing reasonable payments plans, maintaining constant communication with me, and reassuring me when things got tough.
Most of all, Ms. Marshall showed her compassion and concern for the well-being of my daughter and our family. It has been about two and a half years since I got full custody of my daughter and for that I am very thankful that I chose Mellanie Marshall to represent me.
Posted by anonymous
When I initially met with Attorney Marshall she gave me a no-nonsense evaluation of my case in language I could understand. She listened to me and understood what my goals and needs were. While I understand that attorneys are expensive, she was well worth it!