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Mary was sensitive and helpful in guiding me through a mediated separation and subsequent divorce. She kept me informed throughout the process and attended to the details well, without running up her billable hours unnecessarily. She brought issues to mind that I would not have anticipated before the mediation process so that I was prepared for them. Although I came armed with a list of questions and issues, she dealt with them all before I even needed to ask. Both personable and highly professional, it was a pleasure working with her and she helped make the difficult and unpleasant process of separation and divorce a little easier and less unpleasant.
Mary drafted a prenuptial agreement for my husband and me that was fair and agreeable to both of us. My husband waived his right to legal counsel, so Mary, my attorney, was in a position to cater solely to my interests while disregarding his. Rather than adopting a rabid dog attitude, she navigated this difficult territory in the spirit that my husband and I intended; she worked creatively with both of us to ensure that our document fit our needs. Not only did she treat us with professional courtesy, respect and a genuine concern for our particular situation, she was able to handle this matter quickly and thoroughly. We felt heard and well-represented. Should I need a lawyer in the future I would absolutely call her first.
I have hired Mary for multiple purposes in the past few years for everything from family law issues to traffic violations. Every time I feel like I am the most important client, even if it’s just a traffic ticket. The level of professionalism Mary exhibits over the phone, by mail, in the office and the courtroom is exemplary and leads me back to her for all me legal needs.
Mary Colwell was recommended through a friend who had recently just gone through a divorce. When we met for our first consultation, I was amazed how efficient, sympathetic and realistic she was dealing with my initial situation and separation. From there she efficiently guided me through the divorce procedure, I just received my final papers recently, and on reflection, realized that my divorce process, though difficult, was handled extremely professionally and with care.
I retained Kevin Colwell during what was for me, the worst period of my life to date. We started on what should have been a simple custody petition that instead turned into a chaotic mess. Kevin and his staff were able to adjust to the ever changing challenges we faced with superb competency and effectiveness. Kevin and his staff guided me through some dangerous and complicated legal waters, and saw to it that I came out a whole person. Today my children enjoy equal time with both of their parents, and I owe so much of that to Kevin’s advice and direction. Kevin and his staff will be a voice of reason and honesty for you when you are faced with anything and everything but reason and honesty. I highly recommend Kevin Colwell.
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