Anonymous on Nov. 10, 2021 By
The Bad: if facing an aggressive opposing lawyer, you are in deep trouble. Matt is not aggressive at all, even after I asked him to be. He is always on the defense mode, spending all his time and energy on corresponding or defending the other side's relentless attacks with fabricated lies. Even during mediations, the other side starts with "extremely unfair" asks, and we end up countering their asks rather than coming up with our own aggressive demands. I am now a single mother of 2 young kids, I had no job at the time of divorce and my ex-husband was making 300k per year. Yet I ended up with zero alimony, zero PL support and zero child support because the other side demanded splitting up the the 2 kids, so that he didn't have to pay me any child support. They argued that I had imputed income even though I was out of a job for almost a year in the midst of a pandemic, while paying for mortgage and kids tuition and all living costs with my own savings. My saving was running out and I was facing high legal bills too, yet I got absolutely nothing out of this divorce, not even half of his income / bonuses / 401K / deferred bonuses earned while during our marriage. He wired our marital money to another country yet we couldn't use that. We couldn't even get his year end W2 and therefore couldn't know exact bonuses he made that year, we could only make guesses. I was compelled to provide all of my information, including my hourly rate as a contractor. All of this was because the opposing attorney was much more aggressive and competent. Overall, I would not recommend Matt if your opposing lawyer is tough, experienced and aggressive, you will get pushed over. It's been 8 months now since the settlement, and I am struggling everyday with making ends meet, the income I make now barely covers the mortgage, childcare, and all expenses of maintaining this home and our lives. I am struggling financially, emotionally and mentally, part of me still feel that I've been played, and the fact that my ex got what he wanted and won this case, makes him even more bullish and superior in his attitude towards me, which makes the post-divorce cooperation more difficult. I only wish I had an attorney like my ex's, then I would've been in a very different place now, financially and mentally.