In 2007, I had the unfortunate situation of getting divorced after 24 years of marriage. I have 2 children that are still in school and my ex-wife and I were concerned with the financial as well as the emotional impact this event would have on the children and our lives going forward. In an effort to do the right thing (even though that is a very nebulous term related to this event) we decided to seek out a legal “mediator” rather than go the standard litigation route. Luckily, there was a local attorney Rosanne DeTorres, who handles this type of service. We met with her a few times, initially to understand what would be required of us and finally to develop a formalized mediation agreement that was satisfactory to both of us. Ms. DeTorres was very clear and direct in her discussions with us. She gave sound advice regarding what was acceptable to the courts and advised what would be problematic. She handled all of the formal paperwork preparation and filing, the court appearance with me and generally guided us through a very emotional experience with minimal angst. Finally, the professional fee charged was a fraction of what we initially anticipated. This aspect of the effort helped my ex-wife and I get through this and clearly benefited us financially, mentally and physically.
"I just wanted to take the time to thank you for all you have done for me. As you know, by the time I was referred to you, I wasI just wanted to take the time to thank you for all you have done for me. As you know, by the time I was referred to you, I was traumatized. Although I had succeeded in being granted a restraining order from my ex-boyfriend, no one had ever warned me that he could appeal the judgment. The appeals paperwork the courts wanted me to submit was intimidating and overwhelming. And on top of the stress of the domestic violence situation, it was just too much. Then you came into the picture. Your confidence and candor was exactly what I needed. Knowing I had someone in my corner was an enormous weight lifted off of my shoulders. Thank you for always keeping me informed. You gave me all sides, honestly, so that I could make informed decisions when they needed to be made. Everyone in your office that I came in contact with was both friendly and knowledgeable. When it came time for the paperwork, you took the time to answer any questions I had and listened when I had input, always respecting that you were defending my life/my story. And beyond the formalities of lawyer/client, I know your concern for my safety was a priority. I am very grateful to you for successfully defending the appeal of my Domestic Violence Restraining Order." Show MoreShow Less