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Another Happy Ending: Jane A.

In our “Another Happy Ending” series, we talk with Jane A.* about her experience working with AllynMarie Smedley, Esq.

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In our “Another Happy Ending” series, we talk with Jane A.* (name changed for privacy) about her experience working with Smedley Law Group, P.C. founder AllynMarie Smedley, Esq. during numerous family law matters, including divorce. “Ali was very well prepared and detail-oriented, and those qualities, combined with my extensive list of supporting documents, resulted in a favorable outcome for me,” she says.

Q: How did you find and select Ali’s firm to represent you?

A: I had previously worked with Ali Smedley at Trace and Jenkins during my first divorce and was very pleased with the results. When I faced divorce for the second time, I decided to work with Ali, since I had such a favorable impression of her. This time, she was heading up Smedley & Lis. I was fortunate to retain her as my attorney.

Q: Looking for the right attorney to represent you during your divorce can be tough. What characteristics were you looking for in an attorney. How did your lawyer line up?

A: For both of my divorces, I was seeking some specific characteristics in an attorney: honest, straightforward, competent, compassionate, and patient. I also wanted to retain a female attorney, since I felt a woman would  be more empathetic to my situation, while advocating for my best interests. Finally, I was looking for an attorney with a successful practice, but not one who was too busy to respond to my needs. That all fit Ali to a T.

Q: Did you have any particular challenges or special circumstances that your attorney and the firm helped with?

A: My ex is an attorney, so I was concerned that he’d have an unfair advantage. I worried that he’d try to leverage his position due to his profession. Ali was very well prepared and detail-oriented, and those qualities combined with my extensive list of supporting documents for my case, resulted in a favorable outcome for me.

Q: What’s a good first step to take when you’ve got to make the decision to split, or when your spouse has told you he or she wants a divorce?

A: It’s easier for me to talk about it now, since several years have passed since my second divorce. The range of emotions that people experience as they go through a divorce are so varied. It’s all part of the healing process, but at the same time, you’re riding a roller coaster ride of emotions everyday. My advice would be: Find someone who’s a good listener, especially close family members or friends.

Q: What was your overall experience working with the firm?

A: My experience working with Ali’s firm was very positive, and I was as comfortable as I could have been under those circumstances. I’d highly recommend this firm to anyone who needs legal advice and/or legal representation for a family law matter.

If you need help with a family law matter, our attorneys at Smedley Law Group, P.C. can provide you with the professional advice you need to make an educated decision. Schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today.

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