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Melissa J.


After trying to resolve custody issues without legal assistance, it became evident that I could not do this on my own. Having a child with special needs and the other parent not willing to acknowledge those needs made my choice in a legal advocate critical. Donna had the experience, but it was my first meeting with her that confirmed I made the best choice for my situation. Her tremendous insight and compassion made me feel I was in very capable hands. She worked with me in the most carefully crafted way so that I could maximize her expertise while doing some of the footwork on my own. This afforded me the opportunity to have her alongside of me in court. Her meticulous attention to detail and ability to present the facts in a compelling manner were exactly what I needed to prevail. I received the absolute best outcome from the court. And, while it took time I now have a very good co-parenting relationship with my child’s father. Donna, helped me keep my focus on my child. I am so grateful for her helping me during one of the most stressful and difficult times in my life.