Posted by anonymous
My wife and I had to deal very unexpectedly with what amounted to completely unfounded and untrue allegations of possible child abuse. The doctor's exam only revealed healed mosquito bites. The real abuse was from the invasion of privacy that subsequently occurred as the CPS rep conducted a series of questioning that greatly upset our kids. It was amazing to us to see just how easy it is to totally disrupt a family by just picking up the phone. The pain and anguish our family was put through needed a firm and legal response. That's where attorney Michelle Fontenot came in. She met our kids and got to know our family. Her knowledge of child therapy/emotional issues is amazing. She also completely understands the law and physcology schools operate under. I can not express how glad we were to have Michelle in our corner. We recommend her 100% whole heartedly! Thank you Michelle.
Posted by Missy
Michelle Fontenot recently helped me through a tricky and lengthy divorce. It was a complex case. Not only was it interstate (WA and NY) involving assets both in the US and UK, but also involved grappling with the peculiarities of negotiating with an ex-spouse who worked for an international institution with its own legal requirements. Michelle was fantastic throughout - as was her paralegal. Her tenacity, skill and personability - made her the perfect choice to represent me. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
Posted by anonymous
Michelle represented me through an unfortunate and unusual situation involving family law that spanned more than 8 months. It involved a petition for a protection order and a difficult divorce. During that time, I worked with her regularly, each month, if each week. I was very impressed with her professionalism. She is ultra-reliable and her judgment proved to be very keen. Besides planning and preparing for my case, there were several on-the-spot moments where she proved to think very quickly on her feet and offer what turned-out to be very sound advice. She is very good at what she does and responds quickly to clients’ needs. I have no real critiques. It was hard to select a family law lawyer out of nowhere when I needed one. A friend recommended the Dubois Cary firm and attorney Michelle Fontenot, and paralegal, Jason Evans, were teamed with me. They represent an ideal legal team in my opinion. Additionally, while the scores on this site suggest that Michelle lacks a little in experience, her career before becoming an attorney was one where she saw a very different, but equally important, side family law. Her experience in this field is deeper than it appears and perhaps more well-rounded than that of most other family law attorneys. I really felt secure with her.
Monica Cary, Divorce and separation Attorney
We are so lucky to have Michelle Fontenot on our team. Michelle's therapeutic background and extensive experience tackling custody cases from the viewpoint of child development provides all of our attorneys an incredible"in-house" resource. I do believe, at times, it provides our client's a critical advantage in the courtroom, through the guardian ad litem or parenting evaluation process, and as they make their way through the transitions in the process of uncoupling. Michelle provides clients realistic expectations and concrete solutions to help them move on confidently to their new lives.