Testimonials

Our divorce and family law lawyers receive great reviews for their hard work from clients. Some of our lawyers reviews and testimonials are below. The outcome of every case will turn on its unique facts, and future results may be better or worse than those discussed below.

Stephens & Margolin LLP
Not Your Average Lawyer
I have been going through a rough divorce and Sean has not only been a great lawyer but also a friend during a tough time. Not your average Lawyer. Amie - Amie
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Efficient and Realistic
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I contacted Stephens Margolin through a trusted referral. I worked with Sean directly on the very sensitive subject of Parent Alienation. Sean was up front to understand my expectations and in turn provided several realistic options to consider. After 13 years of ongoing legal issues with my ex-wife, I feel that I have enough experience to strongly recommend the firm. I wish that I could have engaged them much earlier. Brad - Brad
Stephens & Margolin LLP
The Best Family Lawyer - Period!
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Sean Stephens and the Stephens Margolin team are without question the strongest Family Law team you could have on your side. Their ability to navigate the system and combat frivolous and faulty filings by the other side resulted in an amazing outcome. They have kept me front and center in my children's lives and have earned a client for life! Eric - Eric
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Wonderful Attorney, A Pro in Child And Family Law!
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Sean is a consumate professional and one of the best lawyers my husband and I have ever worked with. I tend to get very emotional and anxious over these contentious child custody issues, and Sean is really good at calming me down and making me see the bigger picture. He is very responsive and timely in his communications with us, which is very much appreciated. He is well-versed in child and family law and is able to get the job done. His admin staff is friendly and cooperative, and his fees are very fair. Sean's partner Dan is also great to work with. Thanks for helping us win our case! Former Client - Former Client
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Absolutely Amazing!
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Dan was absolutely amazing during the process of my Premarital Agreement. My fiance and I love each other very much but we are older and have worked hard to get the things we have in life. Signing a premarital agreement completely takes the romance out of getting married and can be a pretty gut wrenching experience, for those in love. Dan was not only great about trying to get it done as quickly as possible, but amazing at explaining things and he always kept my head in the right place. Helping me to see all the good coming out the agreement and how fair my fiance was trying to be. He explained how if there ever was a divorce the courts already have a agreement in place and that we were just taking more control by making it our own. He worked with us together to make sure he was understanding both sides. We were able to come up with a agreement that was fair, even though we both hope to never see it again. Thank you Dan for all your compassion and hard work. A Prenuptial Client - A Prenuptial Client
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Great Divorce Lawyer
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Dan did a great job on my divorce. He was very empathetic to the emotional stress I was going through, and showed great patience with my interminable and emotional emails. My ex-wife changed lawyers halfway through the negotiations, and Dan handled that situation very smoothly. He and his partners are very knowledgeable, respond quickly to inquiries, keep the client informed, and in general, do a great job. You can't do better than Dan Margolin. He's the best! Paul - Paul
Stephens & Margolin LLP
LOOK NO FURTHER....YOU'VE FOUND HIM!
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Dan handled my entire divorce proceedings with compassion and proficiency. He is a very respected attorney amongst his peers and circuit judges alike, which is a very important factor in deciding representation. He thoroughly shows his compassion and respect for his clients, whom like me, often are very anxious and uncertain of what their future might look like. What I needed, being a father of two precious small children, was reassurance that my rights would be protected, and and that my attorney, "Had my back". Dan Margolin was that person 100%. I'm proud to support him and his venture to establish his firm, along with Sean Stephens. I had a very successful outcome and confidently can attest to the fact that I had superior councel with Dan. All I can say is, "You won't be dissapointed if you need the absolute best at calming the inherent storm of divorce." SCH - SCH
Stephens & Margolin LLP
A Shining Star!
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Daniel is a shining star. He is intelligent and well-versed in the law. He had no problem taking on my highly contentious case with ease and calm. Daniel is prompt and clear in his communications, and he is able to make you feel at ease even when emotions are running high. I trust Daniel implicitly and am so glad to have him as my attorney. A Family Client - A Family Client
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Dan Is The Man!
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Mr. Margolin is a dedicated attorney, who is well educated in his trade. I have had the pleasure of retaining Mr. Margolin twice in the past three years, and each time, he has been swift to respond and aggressive in pursuing my requests. While the legal process can be overwhelming and intimidating, Mr. Margolin handles it with grace and ease. In addition, he is stalwart in his convictions and he has brought me success. While I hope to never have to obtain legal counsel again, I feel confident that if I do, he is the best person for the job. A Family Client - A Family Client
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Superb. Very Highly Recommended
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Dan is a very sharp, thorough, proactive and an ethical attorney. He was able to quickly grasp the complexities of my extremely difficult, stressful, and prolonged divorce involving a very bitter ex-wife and her family, international matrimonial issues, child custody, domestic violence accusations, a criminal trial, multiple opposing counsels culminating in the nastiest and most unprofessional opposing counsel whose only mission was to run me bankrupt. I'm so glad I hired Dan. He handled my case in the most comforting, efficient and professional manner. The court ruled on almost all issues in my favor, including the custody of both my daughters. If you want a lawyer with credibility on your side in front of the judge, just hire Dan. That'll be the best decision you'll make. A Divorce Client - A Divorce Client
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Try to avoid needing a lawyer but if you can't, hire Dan.
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When you have serious "family troubles" hire Dan, he is the man with the plan. He was able to negotiate a serious reduction in spousal support, really saved my bacon. Andy - Andy
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Highly Recommended...
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Dan has assisted my business, several of my clients as well as my daughter. His work was excellent, cost effective and professional. He is hard working, efficient, and his knowlege of family law is most impressive. He has a nice personal touch and is a nice person. He is assertive , diplomatic and the type of lawyer you want on your side in difficult times . He doesn't waste time. He gets thing done in an impressive manner. I Have recommended him to many clients and will continue to do so. Dan is a lawyer that earns his fee.Highly Recommended.. A Divorce Client - A Divorce Client
Stephens & Margolin LLP
One of Portland's Best Family Law firms
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Mr. Margolin was highly recommended to me for his family law expertise and litigation skills. My divorce/custody case was very complicated and required a great deal of attention to properly resolve. I was promptly informed of all issues and given excellent advice in assisting me with the legal decisions that would ultimately affect my children and me for many years to come. His law firm’s rates are very reasonable and fair with top notch services. You only want the best when it comes to your children. I highly recommend Mr. Margolin’s law firm. Russell S - Russell S
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Positive Overall Experience
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A very positive experience. My rating would be 4.5 if that were a choice. As expressed to Mr. Margolin, my only issue was not being fully informed initially that it is the client's responsibility for proof reading any and all documentation. By nature I am very thorough with these matters, but expressed my recommendation to inform future clients upon being retained. Other than that, I feel Mr. Margolin did a very good job of representing me. He was matter of fact and candid when my emotions got the better of me. I appreciated this balance during the process; and always felt he was honest and providing feedback with my best interests in mind. Although I would prefer to not need his services in the future, I would definitely retain him again if necessary. A Divorce Client - A Divorce Client
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Review for services rendered by Daniel S Margolin
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I would recommend Mr Margolin to anybody that has a child custody, child support, or any other family law problem. There were some very extenuating circumstances with my case and Mr. Margolin was very adept at solving all problems we buth incurred. Very professional and easy to work with. dhresue021 - dhresue021
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Experinenced and professional divorce representation
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Dan did a very good job answering all my questions during the preparatory stage. when it was "show time" at a settlement conference, the other side's attorney suggested arguments that we had been prepared for; and dan countered with excellent arguments delivered in a professional manner. A Divorce Client - A Divorce Client
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Dan Margolin Is A Great Divorce Lawyer!
Dan did a great job on my divorce. He was very empathetic to the emotional stress I was going through, and showed great patience with my interminable and emotional emails. My ex-wife changed lawyers halfway through the negotiations, and Dan handled that situation very smoothly. He and his partners are very knowledgeable, respond quickly to inquiries, keep the client informed, and in general, do a great job. You can't do better than Dan Margolin. He's the best!‎ Paul - Paul
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Look No Further.. You've Found Him!
Dan and Amy Nourse (associate attorney), both handled my entire divorce proceedings with compassion and proficiency. They are both well respected attorneys amongst their peers and circuit judges alike, which is a very important factor in deciding representation. Both consistently show their compassion and respect for their clients, whom like me, often are very anxious and uncertain of what their future might look like. What i needed, being a father of two precious small children, was reassurance that my rights would be protected, and that my attorney, "Had my back." Having the opportunity to work directly with Dan and Amy, I can tell you that they were 100% committed to the best service one could expect. I'm proud to support this firm, and Dan's venture to establish his outstanding firm, along with Sean Stephens. I had a very successful outcome and confidently can attest to the fact that I had superior counsel through Dan and Amy, both. All I can say is, "You won't be dissapointed if you need the absolute best at having an efficient team to calm the inherent storm of divorce." OCGUY73 - OCGUY73
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Fantastic lawyers‎‎!
Daniel and Sean are wonderful attorneys. They are intelligent, well-versed in the law, and able to get the job done. We are in a very high-conflict family situation, and Sean and Daniel have stepped up and taken care of us each time. We are eternally grateful for all of the hard work that they have done for our family. They are able to see the bigger picture and reassure us when emotions are running high. We trust them implicitly and won't ever use another law firm. We are wholly satisfied with the work they have done for us and we appreciate them so much. They know their stuff and have great personalities to boot. You can't go wrong with this firm!‎ Jamie and Patrick - Jamie and Patrick
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Client Comment
Sean Stephens handled my divorce, restraining order and child custody matters. He and his staff were extremely helpful, very professional and very caring with this difficult process. I would highly recommend him if you are unfortunate enough to need legal services in this area. Sean did his best to resolve things without resorting to going before the judge. When my X was unresponsive and unwilling to listen to reason, he took my case to court and won everything we were requesting, including getting me (the father) full custody of the boys. Many thanks Sean. Chris‎ Thomas - Thomas
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Could Not Have Been More Pleased!
Mr. Margolin was always available to explain and to guide me through every step with my Child Custody Case and provided a closure that ended in Joint Custody. In this day and age when a father still does not receive much credit and mothers are often awarded full custody, Mr. Margolin kept one step ahead of my ex's lawyer at all times and provided me with excellent advice and excellent service. He truly made my unfortunate experience as pleasurable as possible. If you are looking for a lawyer that truly works in your best interest and will return your calls as soon as possible and is willing to provide details every step of the way this is your man. Cheers Mr. Margolin, you have made yet another father happy. Thank you! Jason - Jason
Stephens & Margolin LLP
I hired the best‎‎
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Mine was proving to be a contentious divorce, with a wife filing claims of fraud against both her and the courts. Dan Margolin took one look at her pleadings and accompanying affidavit and said right then he will destroy their case. AND HE DID JUST THAT. Dan Margolin knows divorce law! I can't adequately explain how his representation of me gave me the confidence I needed at a time when I felt most vulnerable. My wife ended up firing her attorney and wishing she had hired Stephens and Margolin first. I can't thank them enough for the quality of their handling of my case. I was fully informed at even juncture. I was fully prepared for every discovery and filing. Every option was explained and every advantage sought. I even paid less than my wife paid for her lawyer and she ended up in frustration firing hers. Dan and Sean are the best! Bary‎ - Bary
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Divorce Client
Sean Stephens represented me in my divorce and later in getting an unfair restraining order removed along with getting me custody of my children. He was extremely knowledgeable and kept me informed about the process as issues developed. Sean even tried to get my x-wife to be fair, when that failed and we wound up in front of the judge, he did a wonderful job of presenting my position, interviewing my x and getting the judge to award me (the father) full custody. I highly recommend Sean as very caring and professional. Rocky - Rocky
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Past Client
Dan Margolin of Stephens & Margolin LLP represented me through my divorce. I would (HIGHLY!!) recommend him to anyone I know. In fact, I have already recommended several of my clients seeking family law counsel to Dan Margolin. His prompt and professional counsel are beyond reproach. If you are looking for family law counsel that will guide you through what you are about to go through with kindness, great intelligence in the field and tools that many other counselors do not possess, then you need to add Dan to your contact list. Sincerely; Past client. - Past Client
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Very Happy Client
Mr. Daniel S Margolin is an extremely sharp, knowledgeable, energetic, and an ethical attorney. He has been able to quickly grasp the complexities of my very stressful divorce involving overseas matrimonial laws, child custody, and a very bitter spouse (and her family). He is very prompt, responsive and efficient in handling all matters. His guidance, sensitivity and an extremely empathetic approach has given me the assurance to deal with my ongoing divorce. Mr. Margolin has fostered a highly trustful client-attorney relationship. It is rare to find such dedicated and committed lawyers! I wholeheartedly recommend him and his team for any one seeking legal support in matrimonial matters. Mydisplay - Mydisplay
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Thankful
Daniel Margolin represented me in separate custody and divorce cases. Mr. Margolin is in my mind everything you would want a lawyer to be: proactive, efficient, thorough, pragmatic and responsive. I would highly recommend Mr. Margolin for family-law related issues and personally would not hesitate to work with him again in the future. Pierre - Pierre
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Happy I Hired!
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Mr. Margolin helped me through a very difficult custody battle. I was very concerned about the safety of my child and completely uncertain as to how to proceed. I spoke with Mr. Margolin and retained him to represent me. He returned every phone call and email I sent him promptly, answered every question I had thoroughly, and took the time to make sure that I understood every possible outcome of the steps and decisions that we were making. I felt confident from the very beginning that my case was in the most competent hands. I also felt that Mr. Margolin genuinely cared about the well-being of the child he was trying to protect. He clearly understood the urgency of the situation and acted accordingly I would reccommend Mr. Margolin without reservation. Sallydevinney1 - Sallydevinney1
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By A Yahoo Local User
High recommendations: Wonderful to work with. Mr Dan Margolin is extremely knowledgeable and helped me tremendously-I would highly recommend him, anyone seeking great representation should see Dan! By A Yahoo Local User - By A Yahoo Local User
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Julie Schaul, A Grateful Client
Mr. Margolin Genuinely Cares: Hello, It is with great confidence acquired through personal experience that I recommend the services of Attorney, Mr. Daniel Margolin, to any person requiring dependable, effective and professional representation. Mr. Margolin genuinely cares about his clients. And that makes all of the difference in the world. Regards, Julie Schaul, A Grateful Client - Julie Schaul, A Grateful Client
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Difficult Times Made Easier!
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Mr. Margolin made a difficult time much easier: Mr. Margolin displayed the utmost in professionalism, legal expertise and overall kindness. His support, guidance and knowledge saw me through a very difficult time. I would trust him with any legal matter in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a true professional. Coreconcepted - Coreconcepted
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Dear Dan, I am forever grateful that I found you to represent me in my divorce....
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Thank you card. - Sue D.
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I cannot recommend Sean highly enough.
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Sean has resolved multiple family law issues I have had in the last seven years. He is not only exceptionally well educated and a sharp mind but, he is well respected amongst his peers and judges alike. He will "get it done" if you give him the reigns. If you restrict him, you will end up in a place that is not as good as it would be if he were given the freedom to practice what he knows. Trust in knowing "your children's best interests will always be served" will get you through. I cannot recommend Sean highly enough. Stephen - Stephen
Stephens & Margolin LLP
I just wanted to let you know that your work is excellent. As is your professionalism.
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Daniel, I just wanted to let you know that your work is excellent. As is your professionalism. DW, Attorney at Law, and Client. - DW
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I Recommend Sean Stephens - Third Party Custody Cases
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Sean Stephens and his team assisted in a very complex 3rd part custody lawsuit. The team was very responsive, informative, professional and skilled in negotiating in our best interests and in the child's best interests. Sean was able to settle an agreement for my husband and I to obtain sole custody of the child without a court battle- we didn't think that was going to be possible. We are very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Sean Stephens in handling of complex child custody cases. - H
Stephens & Margolin LLP
I was much impressed and wanted you to know the high opinion I have of her.
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I recently had a case in which your associate, Kaori Tanabe, represented the other side. Her client was more than difficult, but Ms. Tanabe conducted herself with poise. She was well versed in the law and was quite professional in her approach. I was much impressed and wanted you to know the high opinion I have of her. - Barbara McFarland
Stephens & Margolin LLP
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Fantastic Experience My experience with Mr. Stephens was fantastic. When I was getting wrapped up in the logistics of my divorce, Sean would sit me down and help me re-focus on what is best for my son... every time. Sean's ability to bring the divorce to a mutually agreed upon arrangement was much more farsighted than I had the ability to realize at that time. Now that we are months after the divorce being finalized, I am really starting to understand how Sean's heart is as equally strong and focused as his mind. I truly respect Mr. Stephens for not only the fantastic results but also, his capacity to address my individual case. - Steven
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Outstanding Service and Results!
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Outstanding service and results! Sean Stephens was referred to me by another Lawyer, which turned-out to be a terrific decision. Sean represented me extremely well. He is timely, professional, articulate and very well organized. He follows-up on a regular basis, values mutual respect and spoke to me as a concerned individual. In short, he cares; and it made the difference between my ability to survive financially (and emotionally, etc.) – or declare bankruptcy. I happily survived the case and am doing very well. I highly regard Sean and happily refer Stephens ≈ Margolin LLP.! - Christopher
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Sean was extraordinarily helpful.
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I felt bewildered, belittled and powerless, politely knocking on the front door of a “good ‘ol boys club” in my journey of divorcing an attorney. Then I attended Second Saturday and realized that I needed the expertise of a supportive team to guide me in the right direction towards personal empowerment. My Second Saturday Team, including Sean Stephens of Stephens & Margolin LLP, Grace Antares and Susan Schwarz of World Financial Group and Donna Smalldon of Applied Divorce Solutions, who worked brilliantly together, taking me one little step at a time, towards the finish line. I am so thankful to have had the courage to surrender to a higher power of knowledgable, compassionate and supportive professionals that orchestrated a bright future for me - Kate B
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Sean, once again, I want to convey my gratitude in how well you've handled our case these past few months.
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Sean, once again, I want to convey my gratitude in how well you've handled our case these past few months. I used to think badly of lawyers (the expense and all). However- its very clear to me we could not navigate the legal system in the way we have without your knowledge and coaching and negotiating expertise. The fact is, with your help, we have a young child that is safe today and would not have been- for that I am so grateful. Feel free to post on your blog, website or where ever- you deserve it. HS - HS
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I would like to thank you for everything you have done for me regarding my case
I would like to thank you for everything you have done for me regarding my case. From the moment you accepted me into your practice many years ago, I had immediately felt my legal issues were in good hands. When Shannon referred me to you, I believe you knew that taking on my case was going to be complicated. Your commitment to me as your client was outstanding and never faltered, even in the most difficult phases of litigation that occurred. You never once made a decision without me being involved. The legal advice I received from you was very focused, always well thought out and sound. I appreciate you as an Attorney and as a person. You gave me respect as your client and as a Father. The most important people in the world to me are my children. With your legal expertise, I was given back something that was unjustly attempted to be taken from me, my Father's rights. Our children are. gifts from God, just on loan for a while. It is a true privilege and an honor for me to be a parent. Within that small amount of time we have with them, we must make the most of it. My time was getting prematurely cut short due to vindictiveness, selfishness and false pretenses. With the many lost battles I incurred the winning of the war occurred in the same courtroom it all started at, that of Judge Lewis. Ironically that date was my wedding anniversary. Had I been fortunate enough to have had you as my counsel from the beginning I truly believe my divorce would have been a straight forward ordeal. The integrity and honor that you brought to the table in court with your litigation skills were very impressive, second to none. I must admit it was a total joy watching you litigate in action. I never had a doubt as to the outcome, meaning that all the nonsense was going to stop for me and the kids, finally. You gave me the best anniversary gift I could ever have, my final freedom from her and my legal right to continue being a Father. You are a fine man from a fine family. I thank you for your generosity and everything you have done for me. May God bless you and your family! - RS
Stephens & Margolin LLP
Sean Stephens and his team far exceeded my expectations. Sean recently represented me during a prenuptial agreement and I would highly recommend his firm to anyone seeking representation for a similar matter.
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Sean Stephens and his team far exceeded my expectations. Sean recently represented me during a prenuptial agreement and I would highly recommend his firm to anyone seeking representation for a similar matter. - BM
Stephens & Margolin LLP
worry not!. While trying to deal with an international divorce ending up being more of a chore to take on myself, these guys made it fast, friendly and took the burden off of my mind.
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worry not!. While trying to deal with an international divorce ending up being more of a chore to take on myself, these guys made it fast, friendly and took the burden off of my mind. I would highly recommend them to anyone busy with life and ready to move on. -
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I hired Stephens Margolin when my ex -husband contested a restraining order. It was a great decision. Meg Clark-Kilcoyne and Sean Stephens were both involved
I hired Stephens Margolin when my ex -husband contested a restraining order. It was a great decision. Meg Clark-Kilcoyne and Sean Stephens were both involved, with Sean stepping in to handle the hearing after Meg had laid the groundwork. Sean's experience was very evident. He was a sharp listener—he knew exactly what information he needed from me and was then very swift and decisive about strategy. He was laser-focused during the hearing, never missing an opportunity to press a point; Meg was assisting during the hearing, also feeding questions as she had become thoroughly immersed in the case. They were like a dynamic duo. Both lawyers showed genuine sensitivity to me around the conflict and the children, as well, which I very much appreciated. I wound up being as pleased with the process as with the positive outcome to the hearing. - PortlandMama
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I give Sean Stephens and his associates a 5 star rating!
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I give Sean Stephens and his associates a 5 star rating. I hired him over the phone from out of state to begin my divorce process. My greatest concern was to maintain custody of my child while out of state for a family emergency. Sean immediately made me feel at ease and gave me confidence. I returned to Portland for a week and met with Sean and his team. They are professional, honest and confident. My divorce was handled perfectly! - CM
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I hired Sean via a referral from a great friend to represent me through a heartbreaking divorce. .. I would recommend Sean for anyone going through a divorce. Thank you Sean.
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I hired Sean via a referral from a great friend to represent me through a heartbreaking divorce. I was married for 10 years with two great kids that were so sad to see their parents split. I needed someone who understood that my goal was to ensure that the Mother of my children was taken care of while at the same time making sure I was not taken advantage of. Sean is a married father of 4 and instantly made both me and my wife at the time comfortable with him that he had the entire families best interest at heart. Without Sean, this would have been an even worse experience. I would recommend Sean for anyone going through a divorce. Thank you Sean. - Motoman
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Their hard work will be appreciated throughout our lifetime. Thank you again Meg and Sean! We were referred to Sean Stephens via a close friend.
We were referred to Sean Stephens via a close friend. We had a particularly difficult situation concerning Child Custody in which my very young nephew had filed for. We needed someone who was not only caring but also understood that the Father of a child is just as important and, at times, a more responsible parent than the child's Mother. Sean Stephens and Meg Clark-Kilcoyne were absolutely the right attorneys for the job. They were kind, understanding, and most of all effective in getting the result that my nephew was after. As a previous reviewer on this page has mentioned, they are a dynamic duo. Their hard work will be appreciated throughout our lifetime. Thank you again Meg and Sean! - T
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I met Sean twice and on the second time was able to obtain him as my lawyer. He has been awesome! Compassionate, straight forward, logical, and showed a great deal of patience.
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I met Sean twice and on the second time was able to obtain him as my lawyer. He has been awesome! Compassionate, straight forward, logical, and showed a great deal of patience. I was so frightened about my divorse and how I was going to be able to pay my bills and pay for my ex. Thank you very much, Sean. You took my calls, tried to keep my costs down and got me through a terrible time in my life. Loved the staff too. One comment...can you change the music when one is put on hold? How about Bon Jovi "It's my LIFE and I'm gonna live it!!" Just asking. February 21, 2012 - RH
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Sean has been an extreme blessing in my current complex divorce.
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Sean has been an extreme blessing in my current complex divorce. Sean recently represented me when my husband contested a restraining order and I couldn't have been more impressed . Sean is professional, knowledgeable, and always has the best interest of myself and my children in the forefront of any decision that needs to be made.I would recommend Sean and Stephens Margolin without hesitation! - KGW
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I almost allowed her to go, but Sean was the one that reminded me that I had this one chance to save my relationship with them, and I can't imagine how sad I'd be without them had I not taken his advice.
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I hired Sean Stephens to help me navigate my best course of action during a divorce that I had (up to that point) been trying to handle without getting lawyers involved. My soon-to-be-ex-wife was planning to move out of state with my two daughters. I almost allowed her to go, but Sean was the one that reminded me that I had this one chance to save my relationship with them, and I can't imagine how sad I'd be without them had I not taken his advice. I came so close to letting my ex move away with my girls, and his counsel helped me make the right decision. - David W
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I somehow found Sean, Kaori, and Christie. Oh thank god.
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If you are scared, lonely and alone, and don't know what to do, talk to them! I was married to a guy with a pretty good job with a public company. When it was over, he tried to jettison me with almost nothing. I somehow found Sean, Kaori, and Christie. Oh thank god. My ex hired a ' local celebrity' lawyer, Sean is fearless and right down to the metal. If you can do anything to get this firm, do. You will NEVER be sorry. - RF
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Sean Stephens was of great help (given his considerable knowledge and ability to relate to all types of clients).
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Sean Stephens was of great help (given his considerable knowledge and ability to relate to all types of clients). I was 100% plus satisfied with his work and that of his team on my work. I would strongly recommend him to anyone needing his services. Sincerely Nick - Nick
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There is professionalism that is there from the start. .Sean is VERY smart and intelligent, knows the ins and outs. Can't say enough.
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I came to Sean with a difficult case. Sean and his staff were very friendly and not pretentious. His mannerism is very direct and will make sure you understand what the law is and what your chances are in the matter you are seeing him for..There is professionalism that is there from the start. I VALUE what it takes to present that and the efforts that were made on my behalf. At times I was suprised at the way Sean responded so quickly .Sean is VERY smart and intelligent, knows the ins and outs. Can't say enough, space reqirements. - Craig
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Sean Stephens was exactly "The Closer" I needed for my very difficult custody case.
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Sean Stephens was exactly "The Closer" I needed for my very difficult custody case. After three years of delay and obstruction by the other party, I was forced to change counsel. I hired Sean because I liked his non-confrontational style and because he had previous experience with the other party's attorney. Within a couple of months, Sean was able to bring the case to a positive resolution. He took the time to understand the complexities of the case and made me feel like I had a true advocate. Thank you Sean! - Client
Stephens & Margolin LLP
My experience with Sean has been excellent. I recommend him highly to anyone with complex child custody and support issues.
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My experience with Sean Stephens has been excellent. I recommend him highly to anyone with complex child custody and support issues. - A
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I greatly appreciated Sean Stephens's no-nonsense approach to a process that has a tendency to be emotionally charged.
Sean Stephens recently helped me with my case. I greatly appreciated his no-nonsense approach to a process that has a tendency to be emotionally charged. He presents things clearly and educates you on decisions to be made. He and his whole team (Kaori, Christina, and the whole office) were great, efficient, and gracious when things needed to be done. I have already recommended Sean to people that I talk with. - FC
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Thanks for working on my behalf over the last 2 months and helping me get more time with my babies, and your continued hard work on the remainder of this pending case. Dustin J. Dustin's review of firm - Dustin J
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Review for services rendered by C. Sean Stephensn 5 Sean Stephens is an amazing attorney... I was referred to Sean by the St. Andrew's Legal Clinic in Portland, who had nothing but wonderful things to say about him. Sean quickly took action on my behalf in what has proven itself to be a highly complicated and extremely distressing situation with my soon-to-be ex husband. His representation of me and his ability to prevail in court is incredible. He is a man of honorable character, integrity, professionalism, and full of knowledge. When I hired Sean, I not only hired one extremely wonderful person; I hired a stellar team. Jon, Kaori, and Christina have been working tirelessly to pull all the pieces together, which is something that has also far outweighed my expectations. I will be forever grateful for what Sean and his team have done to protect the best interests of my son and I! Elizabeth Taylor - dhresue021
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Review for services rendered by Sean Stephens 5 Mr. Sean Stephens is: • Highly efficient and effective in reaching a settlement. • Able to identify the sticking points of conflict and resolve them quickly. • An excellent negotiator and making the other party comply. • Very articulate and respected by both the Judge and opposing counsel. • Clearly acknowledges your objectives and gives you solution(s) and the process to obtain them. • Very reasonably priced and doesn't nickel and dime you for little things. • Has real empathy for your situation and is your champion. • Most creative with his solution(s) and explains the benefit of using them. I can safely recommend Sean Stephens 100% to anyone going through a divorce, and have done so. I unfortunately had to pay 2 attorneys because I did not start with Mr. Stephens. If I had, I would have saved about $20000.00 minimum not including trial costs. In my case, I was dealing with a party refusing to comply, communicate, or be reasonable. I'm sure everyone says that, but when the opposing party is using legal aid, there are no monetary consequences for; irrational behavior, delay tactics, lying to the court, failure to produce basic discovery documents, or ability to recapture unreasonable legal fees arising from the above actions due to income status. You can imagine how frustrating the divorce process can reach in little time. My case had a prenup and simple calculations for child support and could have been resolved quickly if not for the above reasons. The first attorney was unable to set mediation for 4 months with 8 requests, obtain complete discovery documents, and identify what the opposing side's big issues were, leaving me clueless and in fear with a huge meter running all the time. In less than 1 week Mr. Stephens had mediation set, met with opposing council, and identified exactly what the issues were so we could proceed. In 1 month we had resolution and adverted trial. He was so effective, that if the opposing side had not signed the divorce decree, the judge agreed to sign off on it herself in 2 weeks. That made an impression on me. Mr. Stephens was able to remove the choke hold on the process and force resolution where a contemporary (Super Lawyer) could not. My case may sound so simple, but it was extremely complex, and had huge consequences if not done correctly. As a man and a father, the court system is very much stacked in the mothers favor by default. It is nearly impossible to get legal, and or physical custody of a child. Yet, Mr. Stephens's creativity gave me what I needed to protect my son without a trial, or even a dispute by the other party. They say that the measure of a truly fair divorce is when both parties are miserable. Considering the unfair advantage of the opposite side using legal aid with a flat fixed retainer, costs mounting on me by the hour, I can undeniably say, “I'm Happy!” Will you be able to say the same? Mr. Hoffman 1/10/13 - dhresue021
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Review for services rendered by Sean Stephens 5 Trustworthy, Responsive, Knowledgeable, Kept me informed Sean Stephens and the entire Stephens Margolin team are results oriented. They are there for you when you need them the most. At every step, they make sure you understand all your options and are comfortable with any decision that is made. The best compliment I can give is that of a referral, and when anyone I know has a familiy legal matter, I refer them to Sean. Chris, A Divorce client - dhresue021
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- Chris, a Divorce client
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Dear Dan, I feel like I have come through the forest into a clearing and now it is time to rejoice and give thanks.
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Dear Dan, I feel like I have come through the forest into a clearing and now it is time to rejoice and give thanks. The first day i met you, i was very scared, but i could instantly feel the forward movement of the whole process. As soon as you took over, I felt confident i would be in good hands. I am extremely grateful to you for moving me smoothly along this journey, guiding me every step of the way with excellent advice, respectful firmness and a caring heart. I will always remember this challenging period in my flie, but always with a thankful and greatful heart to you. Wishing you happness and good health throughout your life. Sincerely, S. - s
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Sean and Jon gave my granddaughter a live of stability and happiness. And my son back his life.
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After years of watching my son trying to have a normal relationship with his daughter and years of her mother threatening to take her from our family finally happened. Not knowing what to do or where to turn and lots of prayers GOD lead us to Sean. After our first meeting he gave us hope. He walked us through this "unwanted journey" never letting my son give up or lose hope. No parent or grandparent should EVER have to wonder if their child is cold/hungry or safe, and for 1 1/2 years 24/7 that was all we thought about. Sean and Jon both really cared about this situation and kept our hope and faith going. Sean got my son "sole custody" and continues this case since we found her. His knowledge of family laws, his genuine caring of his clients is remarkable. We would recommend him and his team to anyone. Sean and Jon gave my granddaughter a life of stability and happiness. And my son back his life. Watching my son with both his children is amazing and wonderful. In my opinion Sean under charged and over delivered! Melody - Melody
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Their services were caring and professional.
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I engaged Sean Stephens and his team to complete my divorce proceedings. I am currently living overseas so I had to rely on technology connections to work with Sean. This proved to be easy. Sean and his team were all comfortable working via the Internet. They were quick to answer my questions or clarify the process. Their services were caring and professional. - Kimberly
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Sean was with me every step of the way, when I was scared, he gave me confidence.
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As a young mother, I struggled to hold onto the only thing I found dear to me. I worked hard to provide for my daughter a home during a time where I should have been discovering myself. I was taken advantage of by the one person I loved and trusted, when I was left to pick up the broken pieces alone, I had a fight on two fronts as my ex's parents tried to take my baby girl away from me, holding her hostage and disallowing me to even see her when they had no right. When I decided to fight, I did my research and spoke to people about who I should trust with my case. I was given several names, but the only one who really connected with me was Sean Stephens. I was right to name him Champion of my cause, because honestly, that is who he is. Sean was with me every step of the way, when I was scared, he gave me confidence. When I made mistakes, he helped me see them and advised me on how to do things right. I was bullied by those who opposed us, but he was there, taking the brunt of it for me. His attitude and his humanity was only overshadowed by his expertise. I was afraid all of those legal documents were going to eat me alive, however Stephens and his team were so knowledgeable and precise they explained everything to me in an easy to digest way that made those overwhelming papers seem like lunch. Everything they did was prompt, even when I panicked and called him on his vacation, they all responded in kind with dedication. I never had to question their work and all progression felt just like that, progression. During my case, I ended up running out of funds. Sean had gotten the short end of the stick and it seemed like my ex was never going to pay court ordered Attorney fees. I did my best to make payments on his invoice and we kept in communication the entire time. I feel like it was a difficult situation for him but he remained my attorney to the end. It's not about how much you pay per hour, it's about how good they really are. They have all earned that. Even to this day, he is happy to take my calls and absolutely ready to fight for me anytime. It has been an honor to write this review for him and the least he deserves for all he had done. I still owe you that beer. - A Client
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Sean was truly instrumental in my families happiness, we could not have made it through both the emotional and legal issues that faced us without his help.
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This is the second time that I have retained Sean Stephens for my family legal help, and I will not hesitate to use him again if needed in the future. Sean was truly instrumental in my families happiness, we could not have made it through both the emotional and legal issues that faced us without his help. Sean knows the right people to talk to every step of the way, and that made the whole process that much easier during this emotional roller coaster.......the time saved from him knowing who to call to expedite everything saved a lot of time and headaches. Sean's professionalism was also ultra helpful during one of the most emotional times of my life.......as I tend to talk when I should keep my mouth shut. Sean was always there when I had questions or ideas, and if he was not available.....Jon Trause was always there to back him up. Jon Trause was also invaluable to the way things turned out......he was just as professional as Sean Stephens and always checked on facts rather than give false hopes. To sum this all up.....If you are looking for the best attorney in town---look no further than Sean Stephens. - Walter
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As any lawyer you choose should be, Sean is knowledgeable about the law. He's experienced enough to be well versed in the operation of the courts and the law, but he's young enough to care. It's a good sweet spot to be in.
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For somebody who's only been divorced once, I have a lot more experience with family law attorneys than most people. First, it took almost three years from the time my ex announced that she was pulling the plug on our marriage to the time we actually got a judgment entered into the record. And second, I went through two lawyers before finally ending up with Sean Stephens. I wish I'd started off with Sean. If I had, I'm pretty sure the divorce would have taken a lot less time and cost me a lot less money –– despite the fact that he bills $325/hour. As any lawyer you choose should be, Sean is knowledgeable about the law. He's experienced enough to be well versed in the operation of the courts and the law, but he's young enough to care. It's a good sweet spot to be in. He's also clear. When I first met him, this struck me as potentially off putting and I decided to go with someone who I didn't think would be as likely to come across as confrontational. Big mistake. Clarity is more important than niceness, especially once my ex fired her first lawyer and chose to bring on Michael McGrath. Look him up. Unless you're willing to go slime ball yourself –– and I'm not –– the best approach when dealing with someone of his ilk is to be clear and demand clarity in return. What all lawyers will promise (and few will deliver) is a dedication to your case. My second lawyer did a great job selling himself, but once I signed the retainer agreement I couldn't get him on the phone. I had to make an appointment to ask him a question and when I came into his office, he’d spend half his time selling me on what a great lawyer he was and the other half not giving me an answer to the questions I asked. Sean was the opposite. He usually returned my phone calls within a day –– often within two hours. He answered my questions clearly (there’s that clarity thing again) and if anything, did his best to moderate my expectations. And he was prepared. Unlike Lawyer #2, Sean read my case notes (and by the time I brought him on, there were boxes of case notes) and actually synthesized the important information. He didn’t get all the details right off the bat. Who could? But he didn’t jump to conclusions, either. He worked with me to understand not only what the facts were, but what was important to me. By the time I brought Sean on, I had been out-lawyered repeatedly by my ex’s lawyer and ignored by my own. I’d spent an ungodly amount of money and had very little left. And I was emotionally drained. The entire process left a foul taste in my mouth that even now, months later, I can’t completely get rid of. What Sean did was damage control. He helped salvage what he could. He jumped in at the last minute and tried his best. Ultimately, I still got screwed. But I got a lot less screwed than I would have been. - Brian