June 10, 2010

“Demetria Kept it Real”

Posted in Testimonial tagged at 12:32 pm by demetriagraves

“I first made contact with the Law Offices of Demetria Graves back in a time where I needed advice and counsel in the most urgent and cost effective manner. I needed a strategy that could help me address my situation while supporting my budgetary challenges. I had solicited several firms prior to Demetria Graves and recognized rather quickly that she had the technical expertise I needed and was very reasonably priced.

Demetria has been very responsive and diligent in her actions to mitigate personal exposure on my part. She was very forthright in laying out the truth and reality associated with the process. Sometimes the truth in these situations isn’t what you want to hear, but Demetria was very good a keeping it real and never sugar coating any personal exposure and/or financial commitments that will be imposed by the courts. For me the truth was essential and the truth is what clients can rely on from Demetria and her staff.

Because of Demetria’s strategic approach to mitigating and minimizing my long-term damages, I am pleased to say I successfully got through the process and while I am committed to the financial support of another, I feel I was well represented and was able to weigh the options and make the right decision for my life moving forward.

Demetria Graves and her staff strike me as a vibrant young up and coming firm with the right energy and fortitude to tackle the most difficult and complex cases, while remembering the economics of it all. For this I am grateful and appreciative.  It has allowed me to move on and begin a new chapter with brighter things to come.”

Robert C. Harrelson

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May 6, 2010

“I now have joint custody of my little girl”

Posted in Testimonial tagged at 11:34 pm by demetriagraves

“I have a small girl whom I’ve been completely involved with since her birth, despite her mother and I having never been married. We had a mutual agreement that the courts never needed to be involved, and everything would be 50/50.  But eventually she filed for full custody, demanding I see my little girl 2 days a month. All this after 3 years without incident.

Frankly, I was scared. She had retained an attorney, but I could not afford one. We ultimately came to an agreement which held briefly. I thought my child was residing out of town with her mother for 4 months, when in fact, she was only 12 minutes away. At this point I immediately asked a friend in the law field for help. That friend came up with Demetria L. Graves.

Upon meeting Ms. Graves, I was immediately impressed with her demeanor. Previous potential counselors were unnecessarily “cut-throat.” One went as far as to say “I’ll get you full custody and MAKE her pay you support. We’ll stick it to her!” This coming from a lawyer at a large and well-to-do firm. Demetria asked me what I wanted, as opposed to telling me what to do just to get even. She understood my position and respected it. Demetria also never hesitated to tell me when my approach to the situation was wrong.  She moved quickly and her assistant, Sabrina, kept me informed every step of the way, via phone, email, and mail. Access to her newsletter led me to hold Demetria in even higher regard as a person truly dedicated to their field and wanting to help others understand it.

I now have joint custody of my little girl, with equal time/expenses shared. All I wanted was fair treatment for my Baby Girl, which is; both parents in her life.

I have, and will continue to refer Demetria Graves to anyone in need of counsel.”

Crescen Bacon