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Posted by Kameron
Divorce can be a truly horrific experience. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been referred to Robert Kaufman in late 2011 when I faced such circumstances. He is first and foremost professional in demeanor and actions, and well-versed in financial matters. During our first meeting, he adeptly (and patiently) listened, inquired and thoroughly assessed my circumstances. Within a matter of minutes, he had outlined and constructed legal next steps, including recommended actions on my part. As an active father of two sons, the custody and wellbeing of my children was of major importance. While in the end I did not achieve the parenting plan agreement I sought, I can genuinely say that Mr. Kaufman was extremely knowledgeable and versed in child custody law, and put forth every possible effort on my behalf, leveraging every avenue afforded by WA family law towards achieving the desired result. In hindsight years later, I can say that his counsel maximized to the greatest extent possible the residential time I have today with my sons. At no time did he make promises or guarantees, which I appreciated. He will clearly state objectives and strategies, and if you ask a difficult question, he will answer it if possible, but also clearly state when he could not do so in a professional capacity. I have contacted Mr. Kaufman on one or two occasions over the years to answer odd parenting plan questions that come up, and in every encounter his demeanor is welcoming, remembers myself and my children, and is quickly able to retrieve any and all critical documentation and respond in thorough detail.
While I highly recommend Mr. Kaufman from the vantage point of a hard-working, engaged father, I will close by saying with confidence that he would also equally represent a hard-working and engaging mother in similar circumstance. WA family law is a treacherous ocean to navigate - Mr. Kaufman is the captain you need at the helm of your ship. You may or may not get the result you desire, but his stable, knowledgeable, insightful counsel is your best option.
Posted by Tony
Robert has been my attorney for approximately two years dealing with a divorce from an ambiguous on-off relationship. Robert's manner is reassuring while he explains what to expect and what the law requires every step of the way. With an opposing counsel who was often emotionally antagonistic, Robert stayed the course. Confidently responding to opposing counsel while remaining in control. Divorce is not always a straightforward process and in my case Robert made things go relatively smoothly by representing me superbly. I recommend Robert without reservation.
Posted by Robert
I am Robert B, I am a single father with full custody of my 3 children.
Bob took on my case during a very difficult time, my prior attorney had decided to stop practicing law right in the middle of our trial. Bob took over the case on a short notice. I was blessed to have found Bob and blessed he had the time to take on my case. He showed professionalism and compassion for me, not just becuase I was a client either. I would recommend Bob to anyone looking for a skilled expert in family law.
Posted by anonymous
Right out of the gate I explained to Bob that if he took this case he'd be walking into a psychological thicket. Bob didn't even flinch, 29 insane months later of 2 unsettled mediations, numerous delays, denied motions, conferences with judges, coaching the opposing counsel, walking out of a disorderly deposition, (a first) & 3 days of trial. Bob not only kept his cool during these many absurdities but plowed through shining with his outstanding knowledge of law and presentation!
The judge actually awarded me more than what we'd asked for!
Bob Kaufman is one class act. Don't hesitate to hire him.
Posted by Anna
Robert Kaufman has represented my interest in court for modification of child support. During this process Bob provided outstanding legal guidance as well as ensuring that my legal cost were efficiently managed for me throughout the process. He was also very responsive via e mail and phone whenever I had questions and compassionate when I was stressed. Bob made sure that I end up with outcome that would be the best for me and my children. I felt that he was caring and kept my family's interest his top priority.
Posted by Sanjeev
Bob was my divorce attorney through a difficult divorce. He helped me through the initial hearing, temporary settlement, mediation and trial. The divorce was hands down the most unpleasant experience of my life. Made worse by my adversarial ex-wife and her shark of an attorney (who made me realize why lawyers are so widely despised and wonder what kind of karma awaits him). Throughout it all, Bob was a calm, compassionate and level-headed presence. He was responsive to my inquiries and advocated for me forcefully when needed. The outcome from the trial could have been better but I have accepted that it is what it is given the legal system and lawyers like my ex-wife's attorney who are willing to lie outright and exploit the system with no scruples. I went into the process wanting to do the right thing and come to a just and equitable settlement with my ex-wife. Bob was the right attorney for me and for what I wanted. Even after the divorce decree, Bob has been quick to respond to my email inquiries. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
If there was a way to give this attorney a zero for his service, I would give it without hesitation. I hired Bob based on the reviews on this website. However he is a phony, robs his clients and very inefficient. Over the course of 2 months, Bob kept telling me he was working on my case and yet never made a move on an important matter. Bob would make excuses about server breaking down, family emergencies, etc for the "minor delays" but NEVER apologized for lack of action on my case. I was getting ready for trial on September 6th and I provided all my financial documentation weeks in advance for preparation and yet Bob failed to reach out to the opposing counsel to get any documents from my former spouse. Bob failed to consult with me on how he was going to approach the trial or if he was interested in helping me through mediation. Not sure in this day and age how can a lawyer not have close communication with their clients over a trial and deadlines. Bob would never respond to any of my emails or voicemails in a timely manner. All the cellphone and email logs will prove that he is nothing but a liar. And yet when I fired him, he has the audacity to send me a bill clearly charging me for reading the endless emails I sent him along with listening to my voicemails. Not sure why he has a "part time" assistant - I NEVER heard from her as to what's causing the delays nor did she ever answer the phone. Such so called attorneys are better off sitting at home rather than robbing their clients who are already hurting and trying to move on with their lives. My former spouse sent certain documentations back in January 2016 and yet when I asked for a complete copy of my file back, I received copies of only what I sent him and NOT the complete file. Its very evident that he tampered my file and jeopardized my case from having a successful end. Back in January 2016, the judge ordered my former spouse to pay my legal fees, instead of mailing me a check payment for $2000 immediately, Bob held on to it the entire time and never sent me a bill regularly in the mail. I would not recommend this unprofessional and inefficient lawyer even to my enemy.
Posted by anonymous
I had a great experience working with Mr. Kaufman throughout my divorce. Mr. Kaufman is very knowledgeable, confident, responsive, empathetic lawyer. Mr. Kaufman always listened to all my concerns, responded in timely manner, explained and discussed the different options for me and always worked for my best interest. Mr. Kaufman is very confident lawyer, he always presented the facts and in all the occasions during the process we successfully got the results we asked for.
It was a pleasure working with Mr. Kaufman, I highly recommend him
Posted by anonymous
Mr Kaufman is not only a great attorney he is also a great man. I was caged myself in a bad marriage for years before I met him. Divorce was my only option but unfortunately I was not making enough money to afford an attorney; I did not have any access to our family finances and I was very hopeless. After a research, I had made an appointment with Mr Kaufman for a free consultation. As an immigrant, English was my second language but the legal terms felt like a third language in the beginning. He was very patient with me. He listened to me attentively, explained all the steps that needed to be taken and most importantly he accepted to get my divorce case without getting paid beforehand. Our divorce case eventually became more complicated because my ex- husband started another case in our home country. Handling two divorce cases in two countries was really stressful and challenging for me but Mr Kaufman was always there whenever I needed his help. He was always prompt to return my calls, knowledgeable to answer my questions in a great details and trustworthy to discuss my options honestly. I felt like my voice was heard the first time in years by someone who can help me because of his representation. We got divorced in the US with a 80/20 ratio on my favor. This result gave me an opportunity to start over my life after the age of 52. The other divorce case that my ex husband started in our home country has been still going on. The most impressive part was that when I needed his assistance after our divorce was finalized in the US he continued returning my calls promptly and after reviewing my documents he offered his help to handle the issues. I feel so lucky to have him on my side throughout the hardest time in my life. If you are looking for an attorney who is knowledgeable, trustworthy and dependable stop searching; Mr Kaufman is the one. Thank very much again Mr Kaufman!
Posted by anonymous
Bob is very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with. He is prompt and most importantly, from a clients point of view, uses his time well. I would definitely recommend Bob to friends and family.