5.0 stars 39 totalReview Eva Martelle
Posted by a client
First of all, anyone who has been dealing with divorce, child custody and child support knows that the family court system often favors the mother. As a father who was a stay at home parent during my former marriage, I knew I needed a very good lawyer. My court battles started a year before I hired Eva Martelle. A year after my divorce, I had filed for child support out of necessity since my income was not sufficient to maintain the care of my children. My new spouse made
a very good living but she had her own older children to care for financially. When I filed for child support, my ex immediately filed false reports of child abuse and attempted to take full custody. She withheld the children and I was forced to quickly hire a lawyer. Someone referred one to me and that turned into a few months of working with an incompetent lawyer who had me do most of the work, and in the end urged me to accept a stipulation plan which had negative effects in the future. I did keep nearly 50% custody but the items my former lawyer had me sign off on without guiding me or really warning me about, still affect me today. I was glad the custody was settled but I still needed to try to get child support. I was already $10,000 in lawyer's fees and wasn't sure what to do next. To make it worse, my ex was now trying to get child support from me, even though she makes more than double my income.
I was extremely fortunate that my wife had a friend refer us to Eva Martelle and her awesome staff. They do not overcharge and are reasonable with their fees. Eva is easy to work with, honest, straight forward, diligent, is strong in court, has great knowledge of how things work, realistic about what to expect/likely outcomes, and advises on the best ways to resolve things quickly. If you are in a tough situation, Eva and her team is what you want on your side.
With Eva as my lawyer, i was able to obtain child support and even though it wasn't the highest amount I could get, it was a fair enough amount and it meant the court battle was over so we could move on with our lives.
If anything else should ever come up in the future, Eva is the only lawyer I will call.
Posted by Michael
Eva is amazing! I was deployed to Afghanistan and she helped me out with my troubles. The process was smooth, stress and worry free. While being away from home, there are a lot of stressors, family issues is the last thing you want to worry about! Was very kind, prompt, and easy to work with. Would highly recommend to anybody with any type of family issues.
Posted by Reno
I consulted with several attorneys before hand that give me dismal news about the outlook of my case. I was reffered to Eva by a family friend I liked her more hopeful outlook on my case and her strategy and willingness to fight for me.
Over the next few months she exectued the plan perfectly and fought for me achieving the absolute best possible outcome from what originally looked like a losing case. Once, she prevented a judge from ruling on my case because ot wasnt the proper forum which saved my bacon big time. The coup de gras was basically litigation vs another attourney in a custody hearing where she elloquently and vehemently plead my case and I won! I'm so thankful that i had her as my attourney. I probably wouldn't have near the relationship i do with my child if it weren't for her and her team. I can't reccomend her enough. Also she and her staff were patient with me even when i was emotional and probably a little difficult.
Posted by Karri
Eva helped to ensure that my divorce was quick, easy, and fair. After my divorce I had some custody "issues" that Eva helped me to solve. She offered great advice and supported me with my decisions. I highly recommend Eva to anyone that has to go through the unfortunate circumstances of a divorce. As no divorce is ever "easy", Eva will help it to go along as smoothly as possible.
Posted by David
In the most difficult time of my life, Eva and her staff were amazing. THey walked me through the process and when everything was finished, there was a very clear accounting of my costs. They were professional, compassionate and most of all, empathetic to my plight.
I have found an attorney for life.
Posted by a client
I hired Eva as my attorney for a complicated and painful divorce case that began as an annulment filing but ended as a divorce settlement that met my security needs moving forward. From the beginning she was not only pragmatic but worked tirelessly to meet my individual needs but at the same time provided me sound legal guidance through very tricky issues concerning immigration and legal responsibilities as a green card sponsor for my ex-husband (who had cheated on me before and after marriage without my knowledge). In other consultations, I was immediately told not to pursue the annulment, but Eva was the only one who, upon hearing my case, assured me that I had valid concerns about advocating for myself in this sensitive situation. Her office was incredibly efficient yet kind and she always responded in a timely manner. I have recommended her to others going through similar situations and could not have asked for a better attorney and advocate.
Posted by a client
Eva was professional and so helpful from start to finish. She was always available in a timely manner especially during some stressful times. I would recommend her with out hesitation to anyone seeking a reasonable and experienced attorney with a heart.
Posted by a client
I hired Eva to help with child support issues. It was clear that she is very experienced with the family court system and processes and used that knowledge to make recommendations as to a legal strategy. She is very pragmatic and presented several courses of action, while encouraging me to not spend a lot of money in attorney fees for little or no change in the child support arrangements. Unlike many attorneys that I have encountered, Eva is level-headed and does not get caught up in the emotions and games that the opposing side often plays. She is also very responsive and accessible. I have complete confidence in Eva and would highly recommend her.
Posted by Matthew
Eva was extremely helpful throughout the whole process, from initial advice (when I thought it would be an amicable divorce) to responding to a unexpected filing and restraining order, and to negotiating a global settlement. Eva knows the court system and how to stand up to some of the tactics that other lawyers may try to pull. I would definitely recommend Eva and her team to help you through a divorce and reach a fair settlement.
Posted by Nader
Calm, clear, organized, and knowledgeable. Her level head and intimate understanding of the Santa Clara County family court helped me survive my divorce. She was always organized and responsive in communication whether by phone or email. She explained my options at every step of the way that made me feel in control of the process and allowed me to weigh the pros and cons. In negotiations she was tough but reasonable in a way that made me proud to have her representing me. In the end she was able to get me a very favorable result. Highly recommended.