Lois, represents my godson with a child visitation/custody issue. (I went with my godson for moral support. Unfortunately, he was blindsided by his ex's infidelity, after being together for 15 yrs. The two of them have one child 1st grade age. I had a similar issue with custody and visitation, in the mid 90's, when my ex wanted total control, like his does, regardless of how our children were to be affected.) We were both skeptical about him having a female attorney represent him. Pleasantly, we both learned quickly, how wrong we both were. Lois, is smart, tough and if you have a child involved, their best advocate is having her fighting for you and your child. Regardless of what nonsense has been dished out to my godson, from his ex, Lois, has been able to successfully handle and move forward with a good plan in response. Also, Lois has advised him with a good plan for a future matter. I like Lois's years of experience. She's able to review what you present to her and then explain the law, your rights and then formulates a good plan. We started off skeptical and gained respect for her. Additionally, we've come to genuinely like her as a person. Although Lois is straight to the point, she has no issue with reassuring you, without babying you. Due to her experience, she has really seen and dealt with it all and can provide her honest assessment of what you're dealing with. I like that she is a fighter who doesn't see gender. Regardless, if you're male or female, I truly believe she only cares about the child involved. If you're wrong, she'll tell you. However, she will explain why you're in error, through the eyes of the law. This is something you need in an emotional time, like separation, visitation/custody. You need to have knowledge where you stand so you can make good decisions for your child and yourself. Having Lois explain how the Court will review certain actions, you sit there and realize what she is saying makes total sense. Due to emotions running high because of these circumstances, its easy to lose focus. Lois, doesn't hold your hand, and believe me you don't want her to, she'll stand right next to you the whole way making sure, the best she can the nonsense stops. You want someone who is smart, experienced and able to apply the law and then be able to explain in layman's terms to you. Leaving you to be able to understand exactly what she means and how she would like to proceed. Lois, doesn't waste time either. When you contact her, she will return communications promptly. Additionally, the first time my godson and I met her, she was going to write a letter to send to his ex. The first draft was in his email by the time we arrived back to his home an hour later. Lois truly impressed the both of us after our first meeting. This woman is on point and I bet in court can spin circles around others with less experience. (Thankfully, my godson hasn't had to deal with a judge. However, we're both confident if he does have to appear before a judge, Lois is the only attorney he wants fighting for him and his child.) If you're trying to decide who to get to represent you with a Family Court issue, Lois, is who you want on your side, especially, if their is a child involved. Try and have your facts prepared, not just your emotions. If too emotional, wait until you're able to calm down and present your issues. Otherwise, will take longer for Lois to understand what issues you're really concerned with. Answer her questions, listen to her and let her formulate a plan with you, for whats best for your child and yourself. Lois, includes you with every step she takes. If you want to change something Lois has written in a draft communication, or add to the communication, she's more than accommodating, as to allow you to be understood and heard. If you do choose Lois as your attorney, you too will not be disappointed. With her experience and knowledge, Lois is a formidable opponent to your ex and whomever their attorney is.
over 5 years ago