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Divorce Story – “Jeanne Makes a Bad Situation Easier”

My husband had already filed for divorce when I talked to Jeanne. She was the first attorney who I interviewed and was recommended by someone who had used her before.

The divorce was uncontested, but I felt that I needed an attorney just to make sure that everything was OK.

My husband and I have three children and I had been a stay-at-home mom.

I really didn’t have a lot of emotional upheaval throughout the divorce process. I was thinking of the whole process as like a business transaction.

It wasn’t until I signed the final paperwork that I became upset and had an emotional reaction. Jeanne’s assistant Chris was very, very kind to me at that time. He told me what I was experiencing was normal and feeling strong emotions happens to people.

Jeanne and her staff – Chris and Andrea at the front desk – are very compassionate and sympathetic and just really good all around. They are good about keeping you informed. I never was in the dark and always felt like I could reach out to them when I needed anything.

Jeanne is priced very effectively as well. Some attorneys will charge exorbitantly for an email or a phone call, but Jeanne never once overcharged me.

One thing in particular that I appreciated: She took a retainer, but then did something that a lot of attorneys don’t do. She told me that if the divorce came together more quickly than anticipated and the entire retainer wasn’t needed, I would get the rest back.

If I could describe Jeanne, I’d say that she is very intelligent. She is very thoughtful and thorough. She is easy to talk to and she makes a bad situation feel a lot easier than it really is.

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