Apr 1, 2017 |
| West Warwick, RI
Just needed to say that you will have a very good experience with Patricia.
Very smart, knows what is needed for your case! You wont be sorry.
She will answer all of your personal needs in regards to Divorce.
A Top Notch Lawyer! I know you wont be disappointed!
Oct 19, 2016 |
For a few months, my fiance and I have been discussing a pre-nuptial agreement. We did online research and we were going to sign a do it yourself pre-nup. We felt that our situation was not complicated and we wanted to avoid paying a lawyer. As our date approached, we realized we were being foolish to try to draft this important financial document by ourselves. We decided that if we made a mistake, that in the event that we went through a divorce, that a judge would not enforce our do it yourself document. This put our individual assets at risk. We gave a lot of thought to what we would lose if we went through a divorce and did not have a proper pre-nup versus the cost of having a lawyer draft the pre-nup. It was clear that we had so much more to lose in a divorce than the cost of the legal fee for the pre-nup. We did online research and learned that Pat Sullivan is very experienced in drafting pre-nups. I decided to call her. She got on the phone with me right away. She drafted the pre-nup. She was great to work with and her fee was fair. Going into our marriage, we have peace of mind about our financial future.
Sep 28, 2016 |
My recent experience with the Law Offices of Pat Sullivan regarding the process of seeking and securing my divorce was notable. I was referred to Attorney Sullivan's office by a fellow colleague who had heard of her substantial skills and performance. Since seeking to pursue my divorce I was consistently and methodically guided by her. She spent meticulous time in leading me through the onerous documents required; and the timely responses necessary to keep the proceedings in check and moving forward; despite my living out of state. Perhaps the most outstanding example of her profound knowledge, acumen and savvy with the legal process entailed was my experience with her in court on the day of the divorce hearing. My estranged husband arrived unexpectedly within minutes prior to the case being heard, causing her to have to change approach, processes and testimony requirements spontaneously. She did not pause nor was sidetracked by this sudden diversion. She was masterful and sensitive to all parties. She was eloquent, polished and adept. I would highly recommend Pat Sullivan's services to anyone. She is brilliant and outstanding.
Sep 7, 2016 |
When I scheduled my initial consultation in January, 2016, my wife’s attorney had just served me with the divorce papers. My wife and I had talked about being amicable. When I came in to see you, I had absolutely no thought that I was going to hire an attorney. The only reason that I came in to see you was because you offered a free consultation and I wanted the information from you and I didn’t want to pay for any lawyer. I remember how nice you were to me and that you clearly knew your stuff. You made me feel comfortable. Your retainer was more than reasonable. But, in my naiveté and arrogance, true to my convictions, I stupidly decided to represent myself. A few months into the process, it was clear that my wife did not really intend to be amicable and her lawyer was working for her. I knew I needed a lawyer and I called you. You got me in to see you right away and immediately took over for me. Now that the case is just about finalized, I just wanted to say a few things. First of all, you did a great job for me and your fees were reasonable. Second, I want to apologize to you. I used you for the free consultation and that was wrong. I felt really badly when I did it. Third, I just want to say to anybody out there who might be in a family court case or going to go through a family court case, that you should hire Pat Sullivan. Don’t try to do it yourself to avoid lawyer fees. You don’t know what you are doing. The judges and clerks can’t give you any advice and the other lawyer is looking out for his client not you. Pat is the nicest person and truly knows her stuff. Her fee was reasonable. She always had my back and she will have your back as well.
Apr 21, 2016 |
I am an executive with an office on the Warwick/East Greenwich line. When I was served with divorce papers in early January, I decided that it would be easier for me to have a lawyer in the area of my office. I did some online research and it seemed to me that there were two lawyers in the Warwick/East Greenwich area who I should interview. One was a man attorney; the other was Patricia Sullivan (obviously a female attorney). I made an appointment with the man attorney. When I went to his office, I was kind of taken aback by all of the memorabilia and photos. It is like a shrine. He was late for our appointment and tried to suggest it was due to his busy schedule. He saw me in a conference room which was just a continuation of the photos and memorabilia. I guess he was nice enough and competent enough but I thought he was pricey.
A week or so later, I met with Pat Sullivan. She greeted me upon my arrival. I didn’t even wait one minute for her to greet me. She interviewed me in her personal office. It was just she and I in a tasteful environment. Pat was really nice. She put me at ease. Definitely a competent lawyer. Her prices were substantially less than the man lawyer.
Several months later, I am still very happy with my choice of attorney. Pat is always accessible to me. Highly responsive. She is very talented. She has made some unique arguments on my behalf and, even though my case has not finished, I really feel like I am in a good place. When I go to Court, it is obvious that everyone likes Pat. The judicial staff, court personnel and even other lawyers are always talking with her, saying hi etc. She is very popular.
I encourage anyone needing a divorce lawyer (regardless of what city or town you live in) to hire Pat.
Feb 12, 2016 |
Please bear with me as I share my recent experience.
In December, 2015, I had a free initial consultation with Pat. I thought she was terrific and I decided to hire her. I related this to one of my friends who suggested that I contact the Rhode Island Bar Association to see if I could get a referral to a divorce lawyer. I really can’t explain why I listened to my friend rather than my inner voice. I met with the attorney recommended by the bar association. I gave the attorney a very large retainer (more than Pat wanted as a retainer) and the paperwork I was served with. The lawyer I hired did nothing. I called. No return call. I’d call again. No return call. The lawyer didn’t file any paperwork on my behalf or notify my spouse’s counsel that he was representing me. Weeks went by. I was panicking. There was a court date scheduled. On a Saturday afternoon in early February, I sent an email to Pat. She got back to me in minutes. I was both relieved and impressed. I fired the other lawyer and hired Pat. She’s great. I’m in very capable hands. Her accessibility is incredible. Always go with your gut! Don’t listen to other people.
Sep 3, 2015 |
When my wife hired her divorce attorney, he said to her: your husband has one of the best divorce attorneys in the state.
Sep 2, 2015 |
Wow! She was awesome. All of my goals for my divorce were achieved. Hire her before your spouse does!
Sep 2, 2015 |
There's no nice way to say this; going through a divorce is one of the most awful and trying experiences one can endure. In short, divorce sucks. The only way to make it through a difficult divorce while maintaining some semblance of your sanity is to ensure you have a competent and exceptional representative on your side to shoulder the burden and fight on your behalf, which is why after a month of research I chose Attorney Sullivan to handle my case.
At our first meeting, I immediately felt something was different. After a half-dozen free consultations with other attorneys where I was promised everything from the kitchen sink to all the tea in China, I was quite refreshed with how honest Attorney Sullivan was. She asked me for a brief history of my spouse and the deterioration of our relationship, and then she clearly explained my rights and what I could expect during the divorce process. She didn't sugar-coat it, she didn't make me any wild promises about new houses and cars, but she did promise me that she would defend me to the best of her ability, devote her time to my case, always be accessible when I needed her, and that she would use her 30+ year experience in family law to get me the best possible result. Having just received a copy of my final divorce decree in the mail, I can now say without any doubt that Attorney Sullivan fulfilled every single one of her promises, and that she proved herself to be the absolute best possible choice I could have made for handling my case.
It wasn't without incredibly hard work though, for sure! I was only married for two years before our relationship failed, and my spouse, who had previously indicated she would work with me amicably, instead set out to make our divorce as miserable and lengthy as possible once she realized I was serious about ending our relationship. Lies, character assassination, myriad frivolous motions, and no-shows to Court were her weapons of choice, all delivered on her behalf by a notoriously difficult attorney. Through it all, Ms. Sullivan handled my case with the professionalism, dedication, and poise one would expect from one of the best in the State. Her arguments and motions were clearly well researched and exceptionally well presented in Court. I don't believe we lost a single one of our motions during the entire year-long ordeal. In contrast, the opposing attorney lost every single one of his, thanks entirely to Attorney Sullivan's well-constructed arguments based on her unprecedented knowledge of the law, case precedent, and her effective delivery of same before the Judge. It got to the point where I was actually feeling a bit embarrassed for the opposing attorney. Honestly, how many times can you approach your client, shrug your shoulders and go "Well, we lost that one too, but don't worry, we're still in good shape!"
Of course, I probably wasn't the easiest client to have either…. I may have more knowledge of the law than the average person, but I still had a lot of questions; some of them probably silly and time consuming for a seasoned attorney. Attorney Sullivan never made me feel silly though, and answered every question professionally, honestly, and most times within hours or even minutes after receiving my email. Her communication was one of the biggest factors in making this experience a whole lot easier on me as I was never left to wonder what something meant, or where my case stood. She touched base with me regularly and in a very friendly (and at times humorous!) manner, even if it was just to report that nothing new had happened since we last spoke. All of this led to me feeling just as well prepared for our Court dates as she clearly was.
The best part of all was that she delivered her services for a fair price, which was an exceptionally important factor in my case as I was not in a position where I could afford much, but I was going up against someone who was endeavoring to make our divorce as costly as possible. Throughout my entire case, Attorney Sullivan was incredibly fair in her billing, and I don't have a single complaint about any of her charged time. While mine was a relatively low-dollar case, I have no doubt that I got the same level of service as her million-dollar clients, and it was worth every penny.
Now that my divorce is finally over, I was all too happy to write this review of her services for those of you just starting out on your own. I encourage anyone considering Attorney Sullivan to contact me personally, and I will be happy to speak with you. The bottom line however is simple: Hire her; or hope to God the person on the other side of the isle doesn't.
Thank you! You ARE the best!
Sep 2, 2015 |
I chose Attorney Sullivan because she was highly recommended by a no-nonsense friend who would never tolerate frivolous tactics, games, dishonesty, or poor results. Now that it's over, I'm sure I made the right choice.
Divorce is a nasty process and the Family Court doesn't make it easier. Rhode Island is also a very small state. It's important to have an intelligent, respected member of the Bar to advocate for you. In the end, we reached a fair settlement; even if the process was painful.
Each case is different, but with Attorney Sullivan, you'll know what to expect from the beginning. If the opposition uses dirty tactics, you can expect her to push back appropriately without wasting your time and money. And, you can be sure she'll keep you informed every step of the way.