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How Much Does A Divorce Cost?

Posted on: December 23, 2016 by in Divorce
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How Much Does A Divorce Cost?

How Much Does A Boca Raton Divorce Cost?The emotional,financial, and physical toll that a failed marriage can take on a person can be tremendous. So a very important metric to think about when wondering how much does a divorce cost -you may want to also calculate how much you’ll be saving!Getting a divorce can certainly be a involved processs but as an experienced divorce lawyers, we at Lewert law know the upsides to a divorce are significant in many areas:

Benefits of Getting A Divorce

  • One of the most valuable thing any of us have is time, and when stuck in a marriage that is failed; more often than not your marriage has become a black hole and is draining you of time, energy, and robbing you of any joy you may have. Lewert law has helped countless men and women extricate themselves from the endless morass of a bad marriage, and while certainly not the easiest thing, getting a divorce was exactly what our clients needed. If you were to ask those men and women what they thought about how much does a divorce cost, we’re certain they would answer that it’s been worth every single penny because of the dramatic differnce in their lives post divorce.
  • Many of our divorce clients also are fairly impressed when they discover just how reasonable our services are when they enquire how much does a divorce cost. Divorce is a complicated, intricate, and fairly involved process and while no two divorces are exatcly alike; Lewert law is proud of our track record of bringing even the most complicated of divorce cases to a simple, straightforward, and advangantageous resolution for our clients.
    Getting a divorce can have far ranging impacts on the rest of your life in areas like child support, spousal support, division of assests, and so when when calculating how much does a divorce cost, it’s important to not be short sighted.Those are all issues that can have impacts that could be felt for years after your divorce, for example child support is usually until a child turns 18; and in some cases can be even longer. The cheapest alternative may not get you the results you need to protect your financial future! At Lewert law we have helped countless people in your situation get the results they needed, call today for a free initial divorce consultation!

  • Premarital Agreements – Lewert Law

    Posted on: December 16, 2016 by in Family Law
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    Contact Lewert Law If You Need Premarital Agreements Drawn Up!

    Premarital AgreementsMarriage can be a beautiful thing, but it is also – in the eyes of the law – a business arrangement. For this reason, the best way to protect your assets before you go into a marriage is to get premarital agreements drawn up. At Lewert Law, we specialize in drawing up personalized premarital agreements that suit your needs, no matter how simple – or complicated – they may be.

    What do premarital agreements cover?

    At Lewert Law, we look at everyone’s assets, and needs, and determine what their premarital agreements should cover. And though no two people’s needs are exactly alike, the following is a generalized list of things that can be covered in premarital agreements.

    • The division of property: typically speaking, in the state of Florida, each person gets to keep the property they come into the marriage with, and in the event of a divorce, the property reverts to him/her. However, what happens in the event of one spouse’s death? Who gets what property? And what about the division of property acquired during a marriage – does it go to the surviving spouse, or to the child(ren) produced as a result of the marriage, or to the child(ren) of the spouse(s) from previous relationships? These are just a few of the many questions that will be addressed in premarital agreements regarding the division of property.
    • The care for child(ren): if the marriage produces child(ren), provisions have to be made for their care in the event of a divorce, or in the event, one of the spouses passes away.
    • Who takes care of what bill: in many marriages today, both spouses have careers of their own, and come into the relationship with the money of their own. Therefore, “who takes care of what bill” is a question that deserves to be answered in any sort of agreement signed between the couple. For example, would it be better if the husband paid the mortgage on the property, while the wife paid for the utilities and other living expenses? Who provides for amenities for the child(ren)? These are just a few of the many questions that can be answered in a proper premarital arrangement.

    In short, Lewert Law understands that any premarital arrangement needs to take each person’s needs into account. There is no such thing as a “boilerplate” arrangement, so it’s essential to hire an experienced attorney like the one you’ll find at Lewert Law to handle your personalized arrangement. For more information about Lewert Law, and how they can help you with your premarital agreements, contact us today.

    Preparing For Divorce In Boca Raton

    Posted on: December 7, 2016 by in Divorce, Family Law
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    Lewert Law Can Help You In Preparing for Divorce in Boca Raton!

    Preparing For DivorceGoing through a divorce is never easy, but having to prepare for a divorce can be even more difficult than the process of divorce itself. At Lewert Law, we understand that there are some inherent stresses in preparing for divorce in Boca Raton, and we’re here to help you. As one of the only attorneys in South Florida who is a board certified specialist in marital and family law, Tina Lewert, Esq., of Lewert Law has decades of experience in helping people like yourself in preparing for divorce in Boca Raton.

    What are the first steps in preparing for divorce in Boca Raton?

    The attorneys at Lewert Law talk to men and women about preparing for divorce in Boca Raton every day, and as such, they’ve come up with this comprehensive list of things you will need before you come in for your initial consultation with us.

    Get your financial records together

    One of the first things you need to do when preparing for divorce in Boca Raton is to get all of your financial records together. This includes everything from information about your bank accounts, to information about your investments and 401(k)’s. If there’s any piece of paper with information about your money on it, we need to know about it.

    Start saving money for your legal fees

    No matter if your divorce is contested or uncontested, the next thing you need to do when preparing for divorce in Boca Raton is to get your finances in order so you can save money for legal fees. Divorces – especially contested ones – can be expensive propositions, and the best thing you can do for yourself is to start to save money now.

    Get your last will and testament together and/or changed

    Finally, but certainly no less importantly, you will need to get your last will and testament in order (if you don’t have one already in place) or changed to reflect your soon-to-be divorced status (if you already have one in place). The last thing you need is to have a judge force you to change your last will and testament into something you may not want for yourself and/or your children because of a divorce.

    Contact Lewert Law for all of your divorce needs!

    The attorneys at Lewert Law are pleased to offer a free, no obligation consultation for all of their prospective new clients so they can discuss the particulars of their divorce case. For more information on how we can help you in preparing for divorce in Boca Raton, contact us today.

    Prepare Children For Divorce – Our Thoughts – Lewert Law

    Posted on: November 22, 2016 by in Divorce
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    How To Prepare Children for Divorce

    Prepare Children For DivorceGoing through the process of divorce is never easy, but going through the process of divorce when there are young children involved is even more difficult. At Lewert Law, we understand the difficulties that divorce brings, and we want to help you understand how to prepare children for divorce. Although no two divorce proceedings are the same, and no two children will respond to divorce the same way, these simple steps will teach you how to prepare children for a divorce that is sure to change their lives, no matter what the outcome of the case may be.

    How to prepare children for a divorce, even if you’re not prepared for it yourself

    One of the most difficult things to do is knowing how to prepare children for a divorce, even if you, yourself, aren’t prepared for the divorce to come. But there are a few simple steps you can take on how to prepare children for divorce, no matter how easy – or difficult – it may be for you.

    A divorce is not about blame – it’s about change

    Children, like adults, don’t like change. However, one of the easiest things you can do when you know how to prepare children for divorce is to tell them that your family is changing, not splitting up. This talk will help your children prepare for what’s to come and learn to accept it for what it is.

    A divorce is not the children’s fault

    One of the most common beliefs that children have when it comes to divorce is that it is somehow their fault. However, when you understand how to prepare children for divorce, you can help them understand that no matter what, the divorce is not and never will be their fault.

    No matter how acrimonious the divorce is, everything is going to turn out alright

    We understand that it can be difficult to make children believe that everything is going to be alright, especially if your divorce is devolving into an acrimonious mess with accusations on both sides. However, one of the best ways of how to prepare children for divorce involves shielding them from as much of the acrimony as you can. That way, you can have them know – and understand – that no matter what happens, they will always be okay.

    Now that you know how to prepare children for divorce, we invite you to contact us today and let us help you prepare for your divorce, as well.

    Divorce Modification – The Assistance You Need

    Posted on: November 11, 2016 by in Divorce
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    Lewert Law Can Help You Through the Process of Divorce Modification

    Divorce ModificationDivorce can be particularly acrimonious, so it makes sense that you would want to put the situation behind you when you finally reach a resolution. However, in the event you want to go through a divorce modification – for whatever reason – you’ll need the help of an experienced divorce modification attorney to make sure you get the settlement you deserve.

    And that’s where Tina Lewert, Esq., of Lewert Law comes in. With decades of experience handling even the most difficult divorce cases, and as one of the few attorneys in Florida who is Board Certified in the field of divorce, Tina Lewert, Esq., will work tirelessly for you to get the divorce modification you need with the terms you deserve.

    What is a divorce modification?

    More often than not, you would want a divorce modification if you wish to change the terms, and the amount, of your existing child support arrangement. Under Florida law, you are entitled to get this if the amount of requested modification is greater than $50 or 15% of the monthly payment, whichever is greater.

    And this modification can come even if you have prior orders for child support from a previous divorce and/or paternity case, or if you have a standing order of child support from the Florida Dept. of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Office. No matter what the terms and the conditions of your divorce are, no order that makes child support “unmodifiable” (that is, cannot be changed) can be considered enforceable.

    Because according to Florida law, you can file for a modification any time there is a demonstrable “change in circumstances.” Maybe you’ve lost a job. Maybe the cost of living has gone up. Maybe your child/ren have suffered an unforeseeable emergency, and you need your former spouse’s support in order to cover the expense.

    Whatever the case may be, if you need a divorce modification, you need to contact Tina Lewert, Esq., at Lewert Law to discuss the terms you wish to change. As someone who is well versed in the various details regarding divorce in Florida, with decades of experience helping the most desperate of clients, Tina Lewert, Esq., is the attorney you can trust to get the modification you need.

    For more information about how Lewert Law can help you with your divorce modification, contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.

    3 Reasons to Pursue Postnuptial Agreements

    Posted on: November 7, 2016 by in Divorce, Family Law
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    Postnuptial Agreements – Lewert Law

    The practice of signing postnuptial agreements is still not widely understood, but the number of these types of agreements is on the rise. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that these legally binding contracts made after a couple has wed can strengthen a marriage. In any case, they are an option for couples who are focused on their relationship. Here are three reasons you might consider pursuing postnuptial agreements:

    1. You Have Children from a Previous Marriage:
      If this is not your first marriage and you have children with a former spouse you likely still have a strong relationship with those children. A spouse who wants to ensure that these children are financially protected if a new marriage were to end needs legal guarantees. Postnuptial agreements can be used to outline how these kids fit into the assets of a marriage.
    2. Your Marriage is on Shaky Ground
      There are lots of reason that a marriage can begin to decline. And it is often the case that one partner is more invested in the relationship than the other. A spouse who wants to demonstrate their commitment to a lasting, effective union can use postnuptial agreements. These legal documents say in no uncertain terms that at least one partner is working to make things better.
    3. You Plan to Raise Children
      It is now a possibility for either parent to take an extended absence from the workforce to raise children. They provide a value for the service but sacrifice a significant amount of wages and career capital in the process. If a marriage should dissolve, this professional disadvantage should not affect the parent who stayed home. Before leaving the workforce, consider drafting postnuptial agreements that address your finances.

    Contrary to popular opinion about documents like these, postnuptial agreements are not a cynical approach to marriage. They are simply a realistic one and one that typically serves the needs of both parties. If you would like to explore postnuptial agreements further, call Lewert Law at 561-220-0123 for a free consultation.

    Parental Alienation Matters – Lewert Law LLC

    Posted on: October 16, 2016 by in Divorce, Family Law
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    Call Lewert Law for Help with Your Parental Alienation Matters!

    Parental AlienationTina Lewert, Esq., of Lewert Law is an attorney who has many years of experience in handling a variety of marital law and family law matters, but she is most experienced in handling matters involving parental alienation. If you’ve been the victim of this misgiving, and need the help of an experienced attorney to fight for your rights and get the justice you deserve, Lewert Law – and Tina Lewert, Esq. – is the attorney you’ll need.

    What is parental alienation?

    Parental alienation, as a whole, is the name given to both the process and the result of the other parent “brainwashing” the child against you, causing the child to not only fear you and disrespect you, but not want to spend time with you. Alienation is the perfect excuse for a non-custodial parent to keep you from your child.

    In his book, “Divorce Poison,” R.A. Warshak claims that parental alienation is a very specific type of psychological abuse and family violence that almost exclusively happens to children during the process of separation and divorce, and that parental alienation not only violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but also the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    In short, parental alienation is not only illegal in the eyes of the courts, it is a form of child abuse. With such serious consequences to parental alienation, shouldn’t you have a lawyer that’s able to understand the levity of this situation, and get you the justice both you, and your child, deserve?

    How can Lewert Law help you with your parental alienation matters?

    In addition to being an attorney that has several years of experience in handling family law and parental alienation matters, Tina Lewert, Esq., is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. Only 281 Florida lawyers out of over 100,000 that are certified to practice law in the state have that distinction, and that alone sets Tina Lewert, Esq., apart from the rest of her colleagues. However, it is her personal commitment to practicality, application of the law, and fair and reasonable solutions for both sides that makes her one of the most trusted family law attorneys in the state of Florida.

    For more information on how Lewert Law, and Tina Lewert, Esq., can help you with your case, contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.

    Relocating With Children – Lewert Law

    Posted on: October 12, 2016 by in Divorce
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    Relocating with Children Can Be Difficult – Unless You Enlist the Aid of Lewert Law!

    Relocating With ChildrenWhen you go through a divorce, it’s never easy – but if, after your divorce, you’re looking into relocating with children, it can be even more difficult than ever before. Florida law is very specific with regards to the stipulations on relocating with children, so if you’re looking to do so, you’ll need to enlist the aid of Tina Lewert, Esq., of Lewert Law!

    What does Florida law say about relocating with children?

    Florida statute 61.13001 makes it very clear that any parent who is interested in relocating with children – especially if they plan to leave for more than 60 days, and/or choose to move more than 50 miles away – must notify the other parent, in writing, of their desire to move. This statute is designed to protect both parents who do not have a court order regarding the custody of their children, as well as parents who are bound by a court order regarding the custody of their minor children.

    This same statute can prove to make relocation difficult, especially if the other, non-custodial parent, is in opposition to the custodial parent relocating with their children. If this is the case, the non-custodial parent may be able to block the custodial parent from relocating with children, even if the custodial parent files a Petition to Relocate. Furthermore, if the custodial parent proceeds in relocation without following proper procedures, s/he could find themselves looking at severe penalties, including jail time!

    For this reason, it’s important to enlist the aid of an attorney like Tina Lewert, Esq., of Lewert Law, to help you in your quest of relocating.

    Need help relocating with children? Contact us today!

    Tina Lewert, Esq., of Lewert Law has been serving families in the South Florida area for more than fifteen years. This Board Certified family law attorney is pleased to offer potential clients a free, no obligation consultation to discuss their case. For more information about us and our services, contact us today to see how we can make relocating with children easier for you.

    Divorce Lawyer In Boca Raton

    Posted on: October 10, 2016 by in Divorce
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    Choosing a Divorce Lawyer in Boca Raton

    According to research, nine out of every 1,000 people in Florida is divorced. This is not the highest figure in the country, but it is hardly the lowest either. And as a result, Florida has a number of divorce lawyers actively practicing. If you are searching for a divorce lawyer in Boca Raton, uses these strategies to help you make the right choice.

    Consider Cost

    The simple fact is that divorce is an expensive process. And relying on the cheapest lawyer, you can find typically produces frustrating results. That being said, your divorce should not ruin you financially. Figure out how much you are willing to spend. Then get a detailed estimate from any divorce lawyer in Boca Raton you are considering working with.

    Consider Background

    It is impossible to define the look of a good lawyer. They come in all colors, sizes, and genders. So don’t let stereotypes influence your choice of a divorce lawyer in Boca Raton. But if you feel more comfortable working with a lawyer of the same gender, for example, don’t hesitate to pursue that kind of lawyer. You and your lawyer will work closely together, which is why it’s important to feel comfortable.

    Examine Credentials

    Not every divorce lawyer in Boca Raton is created equal. And while you don’t necessarily need all-star representation, you should seek out one with impressive credentials. Find out first if the lawyer has any specialties that apply to your divorce. Then consider where they got their law degree, what kind of professional organizations they are involved in, and what kind of track record they have.

    Look at Location

    This one might seem irrelevant, but you will be spending a lot of time at your lawyer’s office. If they are a long drive away, you will spend a lot of time in your car. Look first for a divorce lawyer in Boca Raton. Then find one that is easy to get to and able to meet on your schedule.
    You will want to find representation fast, but you will not want to rush the search. The outcome of your divorce is closely linked to the quality of your divorce lawyer in Boca Raton. Receive a free and comprehensive consultation by calling Lewert Law at 561-220-0123.

    Can Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody in Florida?

    Posted on: August 25, 2016 by in Domestic Violence
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    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a quarter of the women in our nation are the targets of spousal abuse or violence at least once in their lifetimes. Every year in the U.S., nearly one million incidents of domestic abuse are reported in this country, and 85 percent of those incidents are reported by women. Family law judges understand the effect that domestic violence has on children, and judges are reluctant to place a child in the custody of a parent with a history of abuse. Most states have laws requiring judges to consider domestic violence when making child custody decisions in a divorce proceeding.


    This is a general introduction to the impact of domestic violence on child custody decisions in the state of Florida. Of course, if you are a parent who is involved in a child custody battle, or if you are a parent who is anticipating an upcoming divorce and custody dispute, in South Florida you’ll want to discuss the particulars of your own situation with an experienced Boca Raton family law attorney.


    If you are divorcing and you are a parent in Florida, it is best to resolve any child custody dispute before you go to court if you possibly can. If both parents agree on a custody plan – and if there is no history or evidence of domestic violence – a judge will typically sign off on the agreement. However, if a child custody dispute remains unresolved, a judge will make a final child custody determination for the parents.


    It’s never a good idea to have a stranger decide what’s best for your child. Of course, reaching an agreement is not always possible, especially when a divorce is emotionally-charged or involves domestic violence. In a divorce in Florida, family law judges determine two distinct aspects of custody. “Legal” custody is assigned to the parent who will make educational, medical, religious, and other important decisions for the child. “Physical” custody refers to the child’s living and visitation arrangements with each parent. When deciding child custody cases, judges in Florida consider a number of factors including:

    • each parent’s parenting abilities
    • each parent’s relationship with the child
    • each parent’s character (or “moral fitness”)
    • each parent’s mental and physical health
    • each parent’s knowledge of the child’s friends, teachers, and activities
    • each parent’s willingness to communicate with the other about the child
    • the parents’ current division of responsibilities for the child
    • either parent’s issues with drugs or alcohol
    • the child’s current home, school, and community
    • the child’s preference
    • any evidence of domestic violence, abuse, abandonment, or neglect
    • false testimony provided by either parent regarding domestic violence, abuse, abandonment, or neglect


    According to Florida Supreme Court Mediator and Mediation Trainer Elinor Robin, Ph.D., “We don’t use the term custody anymore in Florida. When parents share time with their children it is confusing and misleading to insinuate that either parent has custody – a word that implies one person is in possession all the time. With that said, domestic violence may impact the time sharing plan that a judge orders as well as the plan for parental decision making. Then again, it may not.”


    Under the law in Florida, domestic violence is defined as any assault, battery, sexual abuse, stalking, kidnapping, or any other criminal offense by one household member or family member against another that results in injury or death. Even if the couple is not married or no longer live together, any violence between the parties will still be defined by the state of Florida as domestic violence.

    Anyone who is in immediate fear for your own personal safety or who becomes a victim of domestic violence should call the police at once and make a report. If you fear more domestic violence in the future, you can probably obtain a temporary “Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence” – a restraining order – from your county circuit court, and you don’t have to have an attorney’s help. The injunction orders the abuser to cease all violence and threats and to stay away from you or risk jail.

    According to Joseph E. Cordell, Principal Partner of international domestic litigation firm Cordell & Cordell, “Domestic abuse charges and resulting orders of protection are often used as tactical nuclear weapons in divorce. From forcing the accused out of their home to preventing them from contacting their children, the ramifications of having a restraining order filed against you are immense. While the intention is to keep people safe from dangerous situations, the lack of evidence required to obtain an order of protection and the advantages it gives to the party filing the charges creates a system that is easily exploited through false claims.”

    Cordell adds that, “The initial protection order can have a large influence on parenting time with children. This can be significant if children are young, and a lack of contact affects the relationship with the kids. If the court determines that a person is violent or unsafe, it can severely impact parenting time on a permanent basis and also prevent equal decision-making for the children. It is often impossible to get back into your home once you have been forced out, and the protection order can not only impact custody of your children, but also property division and many other contested aspects of the divorce.”

    To obtain an Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence, go to the county circuit court clerk’s office and ask for a “Petition for an Injunction for Protection.” You can go to the circuit court in the county where you reside, where the abuser resides, or where the abuse took place. After you complete the form, you will meet with a judge who will issue – or in rare cases refuse to issue – a temporary injunction.

    Although obtaining an Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence does not necessarily require an attorney’s help, you’ll probably want the insights and guidance of a family law attorney as soon as possible, because a temporary injunction is only the beginning. The issuance of a temporary injunction also means that a hearing must be scheduled. You and the abuser will both be required to appear. At this hearing, a judge can extend the injunction for a full year.


    In a divorce or a post-divorce custody dispute, Florida judges typically presume that both parents should share child custody unless evidence is presented that shared custody would be disadvantageous to the child. However, if either parent has been convicted of domestic violence, the courts then presume that the convicted parent should not have any custody rights. If that parent wants custody, he or she will have to offer to the court reasons why custody should be granted despite the domestic violence conviction(s).

    Florida judges additionally presume that a parent with any criminal conviction – at any time or in any state – for sexual abuse, sexual battery, kidnapping, incest, lewd behavior, indecent exposure, or child abuse should not be allowed custody or visitation with a child. And even if neither parent has a domestic violence conviction, a Florida family law judge will consider any evidence of domestic violence or child abuse.

    In a custody case where one parent has a criminal conviction for domestic violence or a related crime, the court will determine if that parent and the child should have any contact whatsoever. Before allowing any contact between a child and a parent convicted of domestic violence or a related crime, a judge must be persuaded that the child’s safety and health will not be endangered.

    If a judge determines the child’s best interests are served by having contact with a parent convicted of domestic violence or a related crime, the judge may order supervised visitation arrangements to ensure the child is protected. The judge can also order the parent to pay for any costs related to the supervision of visitations. In extreme cases, a Florida court may determine that it is in a child’s best interests to sever the parent-child relationship and terminate that parent’s parental rights. Parental rights in Florida may be terminated when a parent:

    • is a sexual predator or a violent career criminal
    • has sexually abused or has committed aggravated child abuse against the child
    • has a first- or second-degree murder conviction
    • has committed a sexual battery that is charged as a first-degree felony
    • has conspired with a third party to murder the other parent or another child


    In the state of Florida, legal help is abundant for those are divorcing and for those who are targets of domestic violence. An experienced Boca Raton family law attorney can provide parents in South Florida with legal assistance in divorces, custody battles, and domestic violence cases. Of course, the top priority is your safety and your child’s. If you anticipate domestic violence or become its victim, find a way to get to a safe place – now or as quickly as you can – and then contact a family law attorney – or at least call one of the domestic abuse hotlines – and get some sound advice for your immediate future.

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    Kelley Ms. Lewert never lost sight of the practical realities of my divorce. Although she listened compassionately so that she understood what she needed to, she did not let me lose sight of my goals and what was acheivable within the system even when things got emotional. She protected my financial interests and my personal interests. Thanks to Ms. Lewert, I no longer have to deal with a difficult ex-. She didn't always tell me what I wanted to hear, but because of that, my case did not drag out longer than it should have. I never felt that she put her own interests ahead of mine. Her judgment was reasonable and her advice sound. She and her staff were good at dealing with difficult and unreasonable people in a professional and ethical way. Thanks to Ms. Lewert, I never got drawn into senseless battles, recovered as quickly as possible from my divorce and was able to move on and enjoy a better life. I have recommended her repeatedly to others who need an excellent family lawyer.

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