5.0 stars 11 totalReview Rhea Rolfe
Posted by Aaron
There is a 4K character limit for this review & that is not enough for me truly express just how fantastic Rhea & her team truly are. My life would not be what it is today if it weren't for Rhea.
I went through a pretty nasty divorce, with some pretty terrible (false) accusations made which resulted in restraining orders & me not being able to see my kids. It truly was the most difficult period I've ever faced in my life. With Rhea by my side she was able to squash the restraining orders, get me regularly scheduled visits with my kids (50/50 bi-weekly) during the divorce process and eventually came out of the divorce with joint 50/50 custody and a rock solid & very fair custody plan that is about as even as you could possibly get. Hard to imagine when in the beginning my ex was seeking full custody & made some pretty outlandish & wild claims of abuse, etc. Everyone's situation is different of course, but I will tell you that there is nothing more I could have asked or hoped for from an attorney, or her team. She truly saved my life, as my kids are everything to me. If you are reading this review, chances are you need an attorney. I would not wast a minute more in doing more research. Hire Rhea. It will be one of the best decisions you ever make in your life.
Posted by anonymous
Rhea helped me in a time when I needed it most. She guided me through my options concerning myself, my children and they're dad. She was always very professional, honest and up front with me regarding my case. I never had to wait long for a response to an email or phone call if I had any questions.
Posted by anonymous
It would be difficult to say any experience surrounding a divorce is 'excellant', however I was very blessed to have had Rhea as my attorney. Her advice through out was solid from the beginning and her experience was clear.
I have recommended Rhea to a friend and another family member now going through a difficult and frustrating divorce.
Posted by anonymous
Rhea and her assistant were extremely helpful through our whole case. She answered our million questions, small and big. We were always provided with quick responses. During the time in court and our mediation she assisted us with great, sound advice. We would definitely recommend her to anyone we can! Very professional and very helpful!
Posted by Rob
If you want THE BEST, call Rhea first.
Rhea J. Rolfe is thorough, effective and proficient in the field of law.
Rhea resolved my case so quickly that even officials in Washington D.C. were stunned with awe that Rhea was able to present her facts so correctly, so logically, and with such tenacity as to get a decision without delay. Rhea presented herself, and my interests, so solidly, so bullet-proof, and her knowledge of 'law' so succinctly, that the judge responded with an immediate and reasoned decision, and my only response was to hug Rhea. My child was the victim of International Child Abduction. Rhea's confidence, her knowledge, and her professionalism saved my child from being starved to death - as my daughter was assessed as suffering from 'failure to thrive' and 'growth retardation' due to nutrition during her abduction. Rhea is beyond SuperHero for our family. Rhea is a beautiful standard of truth, justice and moral correctness that you can only understand upon calling her, meeting with her, or knowing her.
After my daughter was abducted, there was no way I could remain married to my spouse, the abductor. Rhea flawlessly initiated and resolved my dissolution of marriage, and seamlessly helped me get my life back on track. Rhea knows RCW thoroughly, and her advice is always correct and important to remember.
LISTEN TO RHEA!!!
Rhea J. Rolfe. Thank you
Posted by anonymous
Rhea is by far the most confident and knowledgeable attorney I have ever met, and I have met my fair share in many different states. Rhea knows the RCW extremely well, and she is tenacious in representing her clients based on what the law allows. Other attorneys will make whatever argument suits their purpose. Rhea has no need to do this because she knows how the law applies to her clients cases, and she is good at communicating the issues of the case in light of the law to the judge/commissioner. My cases involved interstate custody, a combination of criminal cases and domestic violence issues, the JAG and a major modification. Rhea fought until she won my case even in the appeals court after two judges and a commissioner had miss-interpreted the law. Rhea knows what she is doing; she works well with people. She and her staff are responsive and caring in working with you especially when issues are difficult, complex and highly sensitive. When you are going through some of the most difficult times of your life, you need someone who knows what they are doing. Rhea has been that person for me.
Posted by Arlesha Cooper Revish
I'm AD military, was in an abusive marriage and in the beginning of our dissolution when I retained Rhea.
I filed a military protection order a week post partum, after my spouse refused to return our son to me. My spouse violated the order and explained it away both times, all in the course of a few weeks, and was never penalized. When I sought a DVPO because he didn't respect the MPO, I was told it wasn't likely to be granted by other legal personnel, and wasn't given any help, direction or advice other than that. In the process of my filing for dissolution the following month I was served with his petition. It was like being sucker-punched. Originally I was happy receiving the paperwork, thinking that was one less step I had to complete, but then it was explained to me he had a lawyer, the best on my small island, and I had no idea what to do. I didn't even understand the language in the paperwork given to me.
Rhea and her team were a Godsend. They stayed open late to help me, even on weekends sometimes, did their best to save me money where they could, and won court cases the honest way, unlike trying to use tricks like my spouse's lawyer did. They were always quick to contact me or return my calls and kept me in the loop during the entire process.
When we weren't in court or preparing for it, they intervened and communicated with my spouse to resolve matters about our infant son whenever I needed the help, which, to a domestic violence victim is an incredible help as it limits the reach the abuser has.
I am blessed; my abusive situation only went on 2 years before I decided to leave. In that 2 years I had been mostly silent about the abuse. When I finally did open up, after my spouse took our son, I felt like no one was listening, especially not the police. I was scared, low on funds because the marriage had been financially draining, and felt like I had no options. Rhea listened. She and her team made me feel like my son and I were a priority, and genuinely cared. Even after I had to have her withdraw, she gave legal advice.
I highly recommend Rhea, Stephanie, and Rebecca. I didn't realize how truly amazing they were and how good they are at what they do, because I had never had an issue requiring services like theirs. Where I was used to getting a call or an email back in 72 hours, some lawyers may not contact you for a full 8 business days. Where I was used to Rhea breaking down all the legal jargen, other lawyers may simply leave you in the dark. Where I was given help and advice by Rhea to help me navigate in and out of court, other lawyers take your money, tell you what you want to hear, and leave you high and dry. Rhea, Stephanie, and Rebecca talked to me like a person - not like a breathing bank account; they didn't minimize my situation, nor did they coddle or try to steamroll me. They were the first to treat me with dignity.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND GIBSON AND MOREAUX! RHEA ROLFE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST!
Posted by Evelyn
Rhea J. Rolfe was my lawyer when I needed one to help me recover my 4 children back, after my husband in 2011 kidnapped them from Guatemala to Seattle without my knowledge or permission. The US State Department recommended her to my good fortune. We fought in court a total of 2 months and I returned to Guatemala with my 4 children ages 3, 10, 12 & 14. She had over 25 years of experience, she knew how to handle each appeal and she fought with knowledge and expertise. She worked with an outstanding team, was organized, professional and continuously updated me on everything. She also recommended a great appeals lawyer, a forensic psychologist, and everything needed in a court case. Even after the case ended she facilitated a mediator, considering my ex-husband´s lawyer had quit, and we resolved many unfinished issues, like dividing goods, a jewish divorce and a parenting plan. Lawyers work on a case, Rhea solved my case and returned my family to me. To this day we remain in touch and when I visit Seattle we get together. She is efficient, passionate and dedicated. She is also respected amongst her peers. Do not hesitate to take her on a case!
Posted by Desiree
Our case has not been finalized and yet, I don't need to know the final decision before I can recommend Rhea. She is a pillar of virtue in the family law practice and our community in Washington State. After working with her for over a year and watching her deal with a very unresponsive and absent minded apposing council I can't explain how fortunate I feel to have Rhea in my community as a resource, especially on my side. Upon first calling her office and speaking with her she gave me sound advice and council, upon our first meeting she gained a full understanding of our unique situation and was fully on board from the beginning. She put in tons of research, knew the topic thoroughly and stuck to the basics because the law is in our favor. Our opposing council attempted to throw her off on wild goose chases and such prior to trial while blindsiding her upon arriving to court with last minute documents and witnesses change of schedule. Through it all she remained above the tactics of opposing council and I feel I couldn't have been better represented. She wastes no time, is very upfront and communicative. I highly recommend Rhea Rolfe.
Posted by Tamara
When I came in to file for my divorce, I was very apprehensive. I had just left an abusive man and just walking into her office was difficult let alone file for divorce. Monique, her partner, got me started and filled me with enough confidence to get the ball rolling. Rhea and her paralegal Rebecca, kept me going each step of the way, even when I didn't think I could do it. Rebecca was always very patient with me, kept me well informed and answered all my questions. When I wanted to quit, Rhea or Rebecca would contact me to check in and see how I was doing. It was just enough for me to take the next step. I don't think my divorce was a difficult one, but it was a long drawn out process and Rhea was with me every step of the way. When we went to court, she was well prepared and was able to keep me calm while we waited. Divorce is not an easy process. Rhea made it feel like I was on a journey to a new life, one that I so deserved! Rebecca her paralegal is an absolute gem and would often turn my tears into a smile! I would recommend Rhea to anyone who asks about an attorney~worth every penny!