Doug helped guide me through a very complicated custody battle against one of the big family law firms with both honesty and knowledge, and did it with the utmost efficiency and organization. I found myself in a situation where my x-partner unfortunately wasn't willing to share 50-50 custody, as I had been suggesting to her for years, that we should do. Despite how many times I asked her to mediate with me and avoid court, and quickly try and put our focus and energy back on our children, she simply wanted to again and again drive toward litigation. Douglas was beyond crucial in knowing how to respond to this kind of unfortunate predicament.
The custody struggle was much longer than I had anticipated, but Doug explained each step of the process to me and allowed me to present the type of case that both fit my personality, my parenting style and my income. I wanted to both thoughtfully and firmly defend my rights as a parent, while making sure that during our year long trial, we always respected my spouse, never 'played dirty' as she always did, and most importantly didn't do anything which could ever adversely effect our children.
After a lot of trial preparation, I felt good about the representation that was provided and about Doug's emotional support throughout the process. It's clear that his vast experience in, and knowledge of, the Family Court System, is one of the factors that makes him such an effective advocate and helped him win my case. I could not have gotten through it without him. While I know the facts about his experience and ability would have been true even if we had lost our case, thankfully my custody case was yet another one which he won, which affirmed my children's right to continue living with both of their parents, 50-50.