Leaving my 45-year marriage took courage on my part, and special skill on the part of Rob Kelly. Rob explained things patiently, and helped reduce the surprises and turbulence.
I wish my divorce had been collaborative, as Rob's background as a mediator would have helped make quick work of a just settlement. But my divorce was more contentious. Still, Rob's mediation background helped me focus on mediation and arbitration, approaches that are far less upsetting and expensive than a full-on court battle.
Rob encouraged me to be a full partner in my divorce, listening to all of my ideas and using them every time they fit. I made sure to arrive at every meeting as prepared as possible, with all of the information asked of me. (No matter how great the divorce attorney is, it's important to be an attentive and prepared client. After all, it's your divorce!) At every meeting, I had Rob's full attention: it would have been easy to believe I was his only client.
The dedicated paralegals were professional and thorough, and worked very hard to do things in a timely and professional way. Their attention to detail was impressive, time and time again.
Rob Kelly treats you with respect and caring. Although he is the very definition of "Mr. Nice Guy," when it's time to get tough on your behalf, he will definitely do that, too.
We persevered, and my settlement was very satisfactory to me. Although it was tough and trying, this divorce has given me my life back.
My only "tip" for adding value to the attorney-client encounter, no matter whom you hire, is to be prepared, do your homework, and contribute to the process. Staying constructive also helps tamp down the emotional distress.
Rob Kelly is an excellent choice for divorce attorney.