Posted by Kevin Airrington
I understand that you may go to legal aid because you feel you have no choice. This guy RAY CHURBA is worthless. I fired him and went on my own for awhile...I am a father of three and had a very winnable case. Yet this idiot was unprepared for hearings...losing documents, etc.
I sent him an email and asked him to please be more prepared for court and then he filed a motion to get off the case. Turned out to be the best thing. On my own I did much better and then at the end hired a very capable lawyer to finish this thing.
Today, I won custody of my children...and in no thanks to Ray Churba. Completely worthless...listen do it yourself...or get the money from someone...go to your church...do a garage sale...anything but RAY CHURBA!
I suspect the people that gave 5 stars...those are the ones that won their case. What about the ones that were screwed because RAY CHURBA refused to do his job!
Posted by Kendell
He was a fantastic Lawyer! I initially sought the help from this non profit after hiring a paid attorney who I felt failed to win my case. I ended up going to court on a interstate custody dispute of my 2 year old daughter prior to hiring Mr. Churba and lost horribly. But while in that court proceeding that day, I watched Mr. Churba handle other cases and his courtroom demeanor and really wanted to hire that attorney. However, I am not financially capable of retaining another attorney, so I sought legal services help. Little did I know Mr. Churba was the attorney I had earlier wanted to hire that had now agreed to take on my case probono. Upon meeting Mr. Churba, I was very impressed with how he didn't play into problems to try to get me to retain him, he didnt attempt to make my custody dispute some big court room ordeal. He took great time asking me about my situation, getting the details (without interrogating me) and really just kept it simple and undramatized. He helped me to help him prepare my case by giving advice on who we could call as a witness if needed, what to expect from my judge, and giving suggestions on appropriate interstate parenting plan for my two year old. Mr. Churba was able to reach out to the other attorney and come to an agreement. Get this, I paid an attorney for over a year high prices and never got an outcome-just delayed trials, messy temporary parenting plans, money flying out the window, and my ex and I just being spitful because of the constant disagreements about what an appropriate partning plan would be for us.... I have been working with Raymond Churba for about 3 weeks, and in those 3 weeks he has brought an agreement forward between my ex and myself, the spitefulness has ceased for the most part as my ex and I are in agreement about what in the plan, and this whole time Mr. Churba has made me feel as if I was a high paying client. I have consulted probably 8-10 attorneys on my matter and was never satisfied with what they had to say and felt quite frequently that they were not going to fight for my "tiny problem" custody dispute. I hired an attorney and lost a few thousand dollars without ever getting an out come....but inside of 3 weeks with Mr. Churba, he has got me an outcome. I am very impressed. I would 100% recommend this guy. Very straight forward. No BS. No tactics to keep you intertwined in the legal system (he isn't benefiting financially from my case), he has a great courtroom demeanor, and doesn't just accept whatever is offered to him. He fights fair, and is willing get you a fair outcome.
Posted by Melissa
I don't know how else to explain in words other than WONDERFUL & AMAZING!!! Ray Churba has helped me so much I couldn't be more thankful to him. He has for sure made a positive impact on mine and my two kids lives. Thank you so much Ray Churba!!!
Posted by a Child Custody client
Ray was a delight to work with! Told it how it was and was always right! He made the process of getting my daughter a much easier task then it could have been on my own. He is just an over nice, helpful person and I would go back to him any day (but hopefully I won't need to, ha!) Great guy and great lawyer! Thanks Ray!
Posted by Holley
Raymond Churba was very helpful answering all of my questions during our consultation. When the case escalated and further action was required, Raymond was available to represent me in court. I appreciate his timely responses as well as his willingness to help with such a simple case. I would certainly recommend Raymond to others seeking legal advice.
Posted by Melissa
Raymond Churba helped me and my kids in a time where I was ready to give up. He gave me hope and strength to do what I needed to do to get an amazing ending result. Ray believed in me and helped me gain custody of my two beautiful kids. Raymond is a knowledgeable man who is also supportive and caring. I personaly highly recommend Raymond Churba and would use him again in the future if needed.
Posted by Coleman
Ray helped me through undoubtedly the hardest time in my entire life. When reading the following review, keep in mind that he works for a nonprofit organization and did not benefit monetarily from winning this case:
My ex and I had beautiful boy, but the relationship soon turned sour and we eventually parted ways. Co-parenting was fairly amicable for a time, until she decided to marry a felon that could not see his own child due to a restraining order. It was at this point that my ex made a series of bad decisions that concluded in child services removing our boy from her presence for around 2 months. Upon reinstatement of her parenting privileges, she immediately took our boy out of daycare without my permission, filed for custody, and the felon husband refused to allow contact to either my boy or my ex.
After being served with the custody papers, which had been maliciously worded with untruths that did not portray the reality of the situation, my sense of right and wrong was sent for a loop: how could someone use the legal system in such a vile and twisted way? This internal dialogue invoked a period of cognitive dissonance that tore at my moral fiber, causing me to question the point of being tactful and ethical in the face of such circumstance.
Infuriated, I went in search of some sort of legal help and soon found that a traditional lawyer was utterly unaffordable. As a last ditch resort, I contacted legal services in Medford and Ray was assigned to help me. I stopped at the mall before driving home that day and while shopping for shoes, happened to find myself in conversation with the manager who had experienced a similar custody battle. Lo and behold, he had been assigned to Ray and won custody of his two boys (TRUE STORY). I came away from this feeling that my case was not so hopeless.
Ray constantly kept me in the loop and explained the process by which we would proceed. In our first appearance in court, he overturned the lies written into my ex’s request for custody and the judge ordered 50/50 parenting time until the final custody hearing. The whole phenomenon was very unnerving for me, but Ray was clearly very experienced and helped me understand everything from his perspective. A few months later, he was directly responsible for me winning custody due to his professional courtroom demeanor and a presentation of the facts that was grounded in tangible moral values instead of legal technicalities. Even after winning custody, the opposing party consistently dragged their bureaucratic feet and this caused a delay in the process. Ray did not miss a beat and worked to circumvent this stall tactic until the order was signed, showing great tenacity in the face of bureaucracy.
My boy and I are much happier now; our quality of life has increased exponentially thanks in large part to Ray Churba. I hope this review sheds some light on his efficacy as a lawman and overall excellence as a human being in general.
Posted by Nicol
Raymond Churba is an outstanding lawyer. I came to Mr. Churba in need of legal counsel for my divorce and child custody issue. Right from the start Mr. Churba quickly cleared up some difficulties regarding my case. He helped with a Status Quo order to protect my child's placement with me during the length of time without a permanant custody order. He argued for supervised visitation to provide a safe environment during the process. Mr. Churba was received well by our presiding Judge and had clearly developed a mutual respect between them. I quickly felt great relief in an extremely overwhelming circumstance thanks to Mr. Churba. He means business and does what it takes to get the job done. In my case he personally delivered subpenas to some of the people that were more than difficult to reach. He kept me well informed every step of the way and sent me copies of anything that was filed with the court promptly. I am so relieved to have this divorce behind me and I am so grateful to Ray for helping me through this process. My child and I are now safe and happy; free to live our lives in peace.
Posted by Lyndsey
Mr. Churba was the first laywer I have ever had dealings with. He originally helped me with my Divorce case. Coming out of a violent relationship trying to keep myself and my daughter safe. Mr Churba help me with my divorce and child custody/support. He was honest, caring and very informative. Always easy to get ahold of if I had a question or concern. He was just an E-mail or phone call away and ALWAYS promtly got back to me. I can't tell you how many times I cryed in his office or on the phone about my concern for my daughter and he was always reassuring. He fights for what is right. I felt he communicated very well with the judge also, as I have seen other lawyers seem to get on Judges nerves. Not Ray, he is right to the point on matters and never argumentitive. I have hired him twice now and will most definatly go back to him if I ever need a lawyer again!
Posted by Jessica
I worked with Ray for several years on a incredibly nasty divorce and custody battle. He kept me informed every step of the way and made sure I understood what was going on and the reasoning behind our actions and/or proceedings. He remained patient throughout the entire ordeal, especially when the case became almost too much to bare. I would recommend him 110% to any and all prospectove clients!