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Below are actual client reviews of the New Jersey family law and divorce attorneys of Ruvolo Law Group. Please keep in mind that results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
I was referred to Family Focused Legal Solutions from a friend. I needed an attorney for a post-divorce issue. I consulted with a few attorneys before meeting with Melissa and Michelle. I was immediately impressed with them. They took their time to listen to my concerns and gave me great advise. They explained my legal options clearly and made the process less stressful. They were always available to answer any questions I had. They are very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. I am forever grateful for their services and highly recommend them.
Divorce is a difficult life experience but somehow Michelle Levin made it easier. She was 100% professional, part lawyer, part therapist, and part friend. She was very knowledgeable in what the law allowed and counseled me accordingly. Her legal advice was wonderful. She was always compassionate and provided a rationale for her approach. When I would want to push the limit, she would scale my requests to something more reasonable and likely to gain agreement from the other party.
We went up against my ex-husband several times post-divorce and we won each time. She was efficient and was cost conscious. I never felt like this firm was trying to rack up billable time, whereas opposing counsel seemed to utilize delays and stall tactics to run up the clock of legal fees for my ex.
I highly recommend Michelle and her team. And I wish you best of luck. You will get through this and life is better on the other side of divorce.
I met Melissa when my husband had to get legal advice about child support and college tuition for his daughter. Melissa answered all of our questions and gave us great advice. We wanted to be fair but also didn’t want to get taken advantage of by my husband’s ex. We were so satisfied with Melissa’s services that over the past 12 years we have referred numerous friends and family to her. She has always been very professional and fair. Melissa is a straight shooter and won’t sugar coat things. All of my referrals have been very pleased with her services too. I would highly recommend Melissa and her firm
I highly recommend Family Focused Legal solutions. I knew from day one that this was an incredible family law firm that truly cares about their clients. Melissa and Michelle, along with the rest of the firm helped me every step up the way through a challenging custody battle. Melissa and Michelle were always available to answer my questions. They kept me informed and calm throughout the whole process. I would not have been able to get through my situation without their help and guidance. I honestly can’t thank Melissa, Michelle, and everyone at Family Focused Legal Solutions enough for their support and the peace of mind that they gave me.
While going through undoubtedly the most difficult time in my life, Melissa and her staff made the process of divorce easy. There was clear communication every step of the way and Melissa helped me make every decision with my four children’s best interests as the top priority. The ladies at Family Focused Legal Solutions are top notch and handle their clients with compassion, honesty and respect. Five stars is not enough for FFLS!
I highly recommend this Family Law Firm for your NJ Family Court needs 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. They with provide the utmost respect for their client’s while contributing unmatched knowledge & guidance of updated NJ Family Law. Well worth the investment for me as it will be for you in your time of need. Anyone having a different experience with this outstanding & professional Firm can only blame themselves for not bringing truth and transparency to the table. Melissa, Michelle, Sophia and Kristen are a very valuable team fighting not just for you but for the future of your family. You will not be disappointed, I guarantee it!!
Michelle exceeded my expectations with my divorce process. She not only knew the law inside and out she also suggested I pursue things that I would have overlooked and was thorough in her review of every piece of information and division of financial assets. I would recommend Michelle to anyone going through this difficult ordeal.
I went through a tough divorce and Melissa was so helpful. She understood what I was going through and was very compassionate. She was honest with me throughout the entire process and was very responsive to my questions and concerns.
Michelle was professional, understanding, trustworthy, reliable and extremely helpful. She understands family law and guided me for the best possible outcome. She explained risks and financial burdens of pursuing certain pieces of my divorce contract such as fighting for college funds that were to be saved for my children by my ex-husband. I am greatly satisfied with my choice in working with her.
I retained Laura Ruvolo Lipp to represent me during my divorce. As a father seeking custody of my three-year-old daughter, I went into my first meeting with Laura feeling as though the cards were stacked against me. Laura listened intently to my situation, took careful notes and was already formulating a game plan within our first hour together. My initial fears were dispelled. It was abundantly clear to me that Laura… has a tremendous amount of compassion and genuine concern for her clients. Laura set my expectations every step of the way during what was a very difficult period in my life, and she was always mindful of finding the most direct and cost effective path to our end goal…. I won custody of my daughter and I would be remiss if I did not convey just how grateful I am for all Laura has done. I highly recommend Laura Ruvolo Lipp to anyone seeking legal counsel in such matters.
Melissa and Michelle exceeded my expectations with my divorce process. They not only knew the law inside and out, they also suggested that I pursue things that I would have overlooked and were thorough in their review of every piece of information and division of financial assets. I would highly recommend Melissa and Michelle to anyone going through this difficult ordeal.
Ms. Ruvolo worked diligently during my very tumultuous and contentious divorce to ensure my best interests were protected. She was steadfast in her resolve to fight for 50/50 shared custody, which was of the utmost importance to me. She was very compassionate and genuinely concerned for my well-being and for the well-being of my children.
When necessary she firmly reset my expectations with the legal system, but in a non-confrontational way. Even when confronted with numerous obstacles from my ex, her lawyer and even the judge, she composed herself in a very professional and respectful manner. She related to my situation on a personal level, which enabled us both to keep focused on what was truly important. She was very cognizant of the high cost of a drawn-out divorce and always advised me on expected benefits of multiple courses of action so I could make an informed decision, understanding the risks.
Throughout this life-changing experience we had many laughs along the way, which was a very welcomed distraction. Family law matters are a two-way street and require active participation and cooperation from clients as well. Ms. Ruvolo...is easy to work with and will hold up her end of the deal. She recognizes flaws exist in the legal system and will provide…advice to establish realistic expectations, which is very key. I highly recommend Ms. Ruvolo for all aspects of family legal matters. She will work hard and do the best she can (within the limits of her control) to get her clients the outcome they are seeking.
Laura and staff were very informative and supportive during my divorce. We kept in constant contact via email and if I had additional questions they took the time to explain everything and made sure I understood everything.
Over the summer of 2012, after years of suffering, I decided to take a very difficult step and file for divorce from my husband and partner of 16 years. Although, this was a necessary and long overdue step I was terrified. I had been battered down by my husband and truly thought I could not get a divorce on my own. I had no money, no home and two children I was desperate to care for properly. With literally nowhere left to turn I picked up the phone and called Melissa Ruvolo. She listened to my story and listened to me cry for at least an hour without saying a word. When I was done rambling in the kindest most sincere manner she told me exactly what I was going to do. She didn't skip a beat and helped me to understand the exact steps I needed to take. She guided me through every step in this difficult process… .
She is an extremely compassionate woman. Each time I felt I could not go on or had been hopeless and helpless Melissa Ruvolo was there to guide me and lift me up from absolute despair. I honestly could not have faced this traumatic event without the guidance and friendship that Melissa Ruvolo gave to me. She, as well as her partner and staff, provided me with all the things that I needed legally and mentally to face a terrible situation with the one thing I needed most, hope. Their professionalism, prompt responses to questions, compassion and heart make them one in a million.
Mrs. Ruvolo Lipp and her team were awesome. Very professional….I was very lucky to have had her on my side, quite a blessing.
From the first meeting, [Melissa] immediately analyzed my case history. When it came time to go to court, Melissa presented a detailed, fact based case to the judge… . Melissa was always happy to help and answer my questions whenever I called, would respond to emails and be there to listen if that was all I needed. I had been trying to settle my child support case for many years and was able to do so with the guidance, support and strength of Melissa.
Melissa represented me after a judgment granting interim reduction in alimony based on loss in income. During the time leading up to the hearing - and through the hearing - she was compassionate … and someone you could trust to make the right decisions. She returned my calls promptly… .
Melissa was a huge help to our family. She was dedicated, professional, compassionate and very intelligent… .Thank you Melissa!
Both Laura and Melissa are fantastic. They were consultative and genuinely supportive through the entire process. It was important to me that I had an amicable divorce. Laura and Melissa always made sure I was aware of my options and let me and my ex-husband make the decisions. Their expertise, advice and willingness to listen helped make sure that our divorce wasn’t a horrible scarring event for us and our children. They were very responsive and made sure the ball was always rolling – helping us navigate the process relatively quickly and seamlessly. It’s been a few months since the divorce was final and everyone in the family has adapted very well - better than ever expected. Prior to my experience I thought divorce was inherently difficult, lengthy, expensive and emotionally crushing. Thanks to all the folks at Ruvolo Law, it wasn’t that way at all.
Before choosing a divorce attorney, I scheduled consultations with a few lawyers and after I met with Laura Ruvolo Lipp, I knew she would be the best one to handle it. She is genuinely compassionate, knowledgeable, experienced, professional, and confident. While talking to her you will easily learn about her that family comes first to her as well, and she will help you go through this process with that in mind. Laura is an excellent lawyer and a wonderful person at heart. Laura and her staff exceeded expectations; with her help, my divorce did not go to trial as we reached an agreement. I could not be more pleased with the representation of Laura.
I was referred to Laura from a Mediator after my wife acknowledged she already had an Attorney on retainer. Having no clue what to expect at that point I was concerned that I was getting blindsided. The Mediator recognized this and highly recommended Laura. She sent her an email and I received a note back from Laura the next day. I set up a consultation and was immediately impressed with her demeanor and personality. She took the time to explain the laws and the process in detail and allayed my anxieties. She answered all my questions and concerns throughout the entire process. Her staff was very efficient and responsive. The entire process itself took longer than expected but Laura kept pushing and we were able to finalize the divorce before the new Tax Reform Bill took effect.
I was very fortunate to have chosen Laura Lipp to represent me. From our initial consultation through post-divorce proceedings, Laura and her team were compassionate, professional and supportive. Her knowledge and expertise were unwavering throughout a very challenging, lengthy and at times, a difficult divorce proceeding. Thank you!
Anyone seeking a family law attorney, you cannot find a better practice than Ruvolo&Ruvolo Law. Melissa and Laura are wonderful, specifically Melissa handled my case and she made a very difficult time go as smoothly as possible. She’s compassionate caring and is concerned for the general outcome of the family in the midst of something as difficult as divorce. I highly recommend her to anyone, I have recommended her to many friends and colleagues and all who have used her have come back with wonderful reviews of her professionalism and compassion. I would rate her as The best Family law attorney in Morris County and possibly the best in the state.
It was a real pleasure to work with Michelle and her group. She helped us with the adoption of our daughter. Michelle's attention to detail and her prompt communication made this process very easy for us. We couldn't have asked for a more professional and thoughtful attorney. We are extremely grateful to have found her and thankful that she took our case. We highly recommend Michelle Levine
Michelle handled my divorce from start to finish and exceeded my expectations. She was extremely knowledgeable, prepared, diligent and understanding. I felt welcome to ask questions and she made sure I understood the process and what to expect throughout my engagement. I would highly recommend Michelle and her firm.
Divorce is obviously not a topic enveloped with a positive vibe as heart-broken clients sort out their fears, sorrow, hostility, and anxiety. But Michelle Levin was able to recognize all of these emotions, allow me to experience them, and then keep me moving forward with my head up. She helped me see that, with children involved, divorce isn't really the end; the marriage may be over but the relationship must continue to be grounded in respect for the sake of the children. Michelle got me through some very difficult times! She supported me when I needed it, gave me strength when I had none, and kept my eyes open to the bigger picture. In the end, I feel that my children are in a better place because of how Michelle and her team handled me and my case. I can't thank her enough.
Michelle Levin is an exceptional lawyer. Always on top of things and very well organized. She handled my divorce case with a breeze. She made me always feel comfortable and well informed throughout the whole divorce process. She is also very personable with exceptional mannerism. I highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking for a great affordable lawyer!
I now live in Florida. My ex-husband wanted to drastically reduce my Al[i]mony. I contacted Michelle by phone. We never had a face to face conversation. She is very knowledgeable and professional. I felt very comfortable with her handling my case. Hopefully I will not have to be in that situation again but if I do I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to hire Michelle again. If ever asked for a recommendation for a lawyer. It would definitely be Michelle.
Even thought Michelle was not the lead attorney on my case she was involved everybody step of the way. She invested her time and her knowledge into this case and worker side by side with Melissa in court and usually did most of the responding to myself and the adversary. This was done not only because i had two amazing attorneys working my case but it was done to try and cut the cost of my trial. And no matter if it was Michelle of Melissa working the case I was just as confident and trusting that I was in good hands. Michelle has knowledge and experience that I would recommend her to represent anyone in any type of case as be confident in saying you will get the best representation available. I have never been happier with the work of an attorney and a firm as a whole. I would give Michelle a 10 star rating if it was possible. Please don't hesitate to make a call and work with Michelle or her firm.
I hired Margarita to help me navigate child custody issues. She was empathetic yet professional through the entire process. She was able to balance understanding, and logic all while working towards my main goal. At times when I wanted to let my emotions take over. She was able to help me achieve my optimal outcome while keeping in constant touch during the process.
I met Margarita in 2019. I was finalizing my divorce after 7 years of separation. She helped me understand what my options were and how best to obtain them in the fairest way. One key that drew me to Margarita was her concern about fairness. How could me AND my wife could come together and finalize this with the least stress on our family. Margarita brings to the table a passion for Family law. This is “what she does”. This is all she does. She has practiced other types of law and settled where her passion and expertise give her the best opportunity to help people in a compassionate way. Margarita seeks a win/win she can. Another thing that drew me to Margarita is her strength in her intuitive and empathic abilities. She understood me (and my wife) in a way words cannot describe. She understands what it takes to bring people together when they need to separate…compassionately.
It was a relief to work with Margarita for my pre-nup because not only does she explain the technical language but also takes the time to walk through the real life applications of that language and helps you understand what this will really mean for you. I never felt rushed or like she had more important things to do which I think often happens with professional services. Also, she was extremely timely and had a great ability to take the reins and move the process along. I felt comfortable knowing I was being represented by someone who genuinely cared and was also sharp and competent.
Margarita is an outstanding lawyer! She is able to look at issues from many different angles, and can think outside of the box to help resolve challenging issues. Aside from having a thorough knowledge of the law, she can quickly pinpoint the important issues and articulate them beautifully. Most importantly, she actively listens, is available and responsive, and will find ways to save you money while many other lawyers find ways to charge you more. She was a pleasure to work with, even through the most difficult time in my life. Look no further-she is a gem of a lawyer in the matrimonial space!
Margarita is an honest, knowledgeable, and skilled attorney who was able to help with some parental alienation issues. Margarita was on top of my case from the first time we spoke and right up until the end of the matter. Her understanding of my situation and ability to get me the results I wanted puts her in a class of her own.
I was a client of Ms Romanova with her prior firm. I was exceptionally pleased with the detailed care she too in managing my divorce case as well as to provide me with valid insights on the divorce process as well as her insightfulness as to how to manage our case given the actions of the other side. Such an approach made me more comfortable and better able to consider rational options as I was better informed. The divorce process is stressful enough and Ms Romanova’s communication skills and “bedside manner” helped smoothed the process.
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