She confidently assured me of where everything would land, and astonishingly, it fell within a single percentage point from her initial estimation. Her ability to provide clarity and foresight saved me significant time, money, and unnecessary stress. Jill carefully guided me through the formulaic aspects of the process, reminding me along the way which circumstances would actually impact the outcome. Although I may have paid more upfront, I learned quickly that I didn’t want to be penny-wise, pound-foolish. We leveraged an earnings capacity expert to find innovative solutions and in hindsight, it was all a wise investment, as I will more than recoup those costs by not paying eleven years of alimony.
Throughout the process, Jill’s guidance extended beyond the legal aspects. She encouraged me to practice gratitude by writing down three things I was thankful for each day. This simple yet powerful practice helped me maintain perspective and stay focused on taking care of myself. Jill kept reminding me to keep my eye on the prize and embrace the newfound independence awaiting me once the divorce was finalized.
Jill and her team are like a family to me. While Jill skillfully captained the ship, Molly and Rachel provided exceptional support, lending their expertise whenever needed, at a more cost-effective rate. Jill’s understanding of intricate financial matters, unwavering determination to fight for what’s right, and insightful guidance that extends beyond the confines of the legal realm have truly made a remarkable difference. I am immensely grateful to Jill and her exceptional team for their dedication, professionalism, and the positive impact they’ve had on my life.” -Claire, Former Client
What stood out to me was her tenacity. She exudes a sense of toughness and pragmatism and yet at the same time, a kindness that made the whole process feel less daunting. Jill is not one to be easily run over; she navigates the balance between being a helpful guide and a formidable force.
I was impressed with Jill’s approach from the start. Jill and her team were always available during the course of the action. There are countless questions and information requests that arise during the process, and her associate Jake and paralegal Rachel were instrumental in guiding me through it. Jake played a vital role in my case. There were many issues and concerns that I didn’t want to burden Jill with, and Jake stepped in, offering his strategic perspective. He provided me with insights and cautionary advice, ensuring that I made informed decisions.
One of the fortunate aspects of having to endure a prolonged divorce process is that Jill is a pleasure to work with. My experience with the firm, alongside Jill, Jake and Rachel, was excellent. I’m grateful to have found the perfect team to help me secure the best possible outcome in my divorce.” – Former Client
In our initial meeting, it was as if she had a crystal ball, explaining with perfect accuracy what would happen. She always anticipated problems before they arose and had solutions ready to deploy if needed. She consistently demonstrated her deep understanding of the law, forecasting outcomes that proved to be spot-on.
Jill’s advice resonated deeply with me and I trusted her implicitly. Finding a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable and understood is crucial, and Jill’s personal experiences as a parent made her relatable and empathetic. Jill and her team were relentless in their commitment to supporting me throughout my divorce journey. Whether I needed to call, text, or email, they were always just a message away, offering prompt responses and valuable strategic guidance. Their dedication and proactive communication made me feel truly supported every step of the way.
It is a no-brainer for me to refer others to Jill because I know firsthand the exceptional quality of service she provides. Jill is not only an exceptional lawyer but also a compassionate individual with a genuine heart. She made me feel like I wasn’t alone in my struggles. For anyone seeking legal representation, I wholeheartedly recommend Jill. She became more than just my lawyer; she felt like a member of my family.” – Jennifer, Former Client
Her support has been instrumental in helping me through the toughest days, ultimately saving my kids. When my son was turned against me, Jill and her team became my allies, advocates, and cheerleaders. With their help, he is back in my life.
Jill’s approach is holistic, going beyond the legal aspects. Her first priority was to ensure I had support for my mental health, and as a result, I have emerged as a stronger, better version of myself. She is a rockstar, genuinely understanding the challenges of the journey and wholeheartedly wanting to help. I never felt like I was just a billable matter.
Jill’s reputation speaks for itself. Everybody knows Jill, and for good reason. The divorce process can be incredibly slow and painful, and it becomes apparent how little control you have, even with the best lawyers. That’s why it’s important to have someone who lives and breathes this work day in and day out. Jill’s attention to detail and the timely filing of nuanced documents have made all the difference.
Choosing an attorney requires a high level of comfort. You’ll be sharing the most painful and intimate details of your life. Jill possesses the essential resources, strength, and unwavering empathy needed for such delicate situations. She has been there for me round the clock, offering the lifeline I needed most. Her entire team of associates and paralegals function seamlessly under her guidance, displaying amazing dedication and proving their immense value. When contemplating divorce, turning to a firm like Schoonmaker George, with Jill leading the way, becomes paramount. Jill is more than just an attorney; she’s family.” – Emily, Current Client
“My divorce felt like being trapped in a blazing fire with my children, desperately needing a way out. Jill and her team went above and beyond to keep us safe.” – Former Client
His consistent support, always ending our calls with “Hey man, hang in there,” proved invaluable during the most taxing moments.
The stress eventually landed me in the hospital, and it was in those challenging times that Peter and his team truly stepped up. They were there to pick up the pieces and provide me with essential guidance throughout the process. Peter never made me feel stupid; instead, he laid everything out for me, making sure I fully understood the potential consequences of each decision. By creating guardrails and offering objective advice, he helped me stay measured, especially when considering the well-being of my children and reputation.
Peter’s commitment to my case was evident in his meticulous preparation. His comprehensive binder, filled with detailed notes on every aspect of the story, showcased his complete thoroughness. Going the extra mile is what sets Peter apart and elevates him from ordinary to extraordinary. He is undeniably the “extra.”
If you want to be on a winning team, Peter is the attorney you need. He also surrounds himself with a stellar team, enabling him to make the best decisions for his clients. I highly recommend seeking his expertise sooner rather than later, especially for fathers who need to understand their rights in the complex world of family law. With countless moving parts involved, having Peter by your side provides clarity and guidance.
It’s rare to come across someone who truly gives a “you-know-what,” but Peter does. He is fully invested in his clients’ well-being and their cases. I have felt his dedication firsthand and have always known he’s in it with me, fighting for the best possible outcome. It’s two years later now and I would do anything for him.” – Michael, Former Client
He respected my preference for a non-confrontational approach, while impressively always having a backup plan for every situation.
Peter’s quiet confidence and expertise kept me grounded throughout the entire process. Regardless of the twists and turns, Peter remained unflappable, providing options and solid plans to keep us moving forward. He attentively listened to my concerns and consistently provided clear answers and options. Every interaction made me feel safe and heard, acknowledging my worries while helping us keep moving towards the key goals. He expertly advocated for my best interests while leveraging his experience and maintaining focus on the bigger picture. Peter knew precisely when to assert that “our dog can bite” without resorting to unnecessary force. When we did have a serious issue that needed to be addressed, he reached out to the other attorney and with one interaction, we were back on track.
Peter’s entire team played a crucial role in our success – when I needed someone fast when Peter was in court, I never got some junior person who didn’t know how to handle things. Peter and team were consistently mindful of expenses and did a good job managing tasks to keep costs down while progressing forward. Jake and Marisa were fantastic, and I noticed that Peter’s reputation preceded him, earning respect from both our team and the opposition.
It wasn’t just Peter’s legal expertise that made a difference. He served as both a guide and “counsel,” constantly reminding me that he had “been here before” and that things were going to work out if we stayed focused and stuck to the plan. One time I emailed him after a significant situation surprised me on a Friday night, right before a holiday weekend. Despite the time and circumstances, Peter got back to me immediately and helped me take a deep breath, assuring me that we would regroup in a few days with a plan—and indeed, he always had a plan and contingencies. His ability to navigate complex situations and strategically advocate for me was unparalleled. One of the most memorable moments occurred when I was speaking with my son during a particularly challenging time in the process. I could hear the concern in his voice and see the fear in his eyes as he asked if I had a plan. While I couldn’t tell him the specifics, thanks to Peter, I could confidently share that not only did we have a plan, but we also had a plan B. The relief that washed over my son’s face was immeasurable. I know it sounds hokey, but Peter genuinely cares, and I have complete trust in him.” – Former Client
The pain of going through a divorce is indescribable; it’s like experiencing a deeper form of anguish than words can capture. My ex-spouse exhibited anger and abusive behavior at times, but Peter was a pillar of strength and gentleness. His advice was invaluable, and I trusted him implicitly in every decision. I admired his ability to provide sound counsel, even in situations where he had to resist engaging in unnecessary conflict or running up unnecessary bills. However, when the need arose, and it was time to fight, I saw a side of Peter that was akin to a fearless gladiator. He knew precisely when to draw his metaphorical sword and face any challenge head-on
Peter meticulously considered every angle, never resorting to bullying tactics. He astutely assessed my ex-spouse, understanding the moves his lawyer would make and anticipating their arguments. Peter’s recommendations were thorough, emphasizing the importance of financial due diligence, which led us to hire a forensic accountant. Despite the potential financial gains from going to trial, Peter encouraged mediation as a means of resolution, showcasing his thoughtful and strategic approach.
Peter is deeply sympathetic, compassionate, and encouraging. When I felt like I was falling apart, he bolstered my spirits. Lawyers aren’t often credited as therapists, but Peter’s ability to provide emotional support was truly remarkable. I am eternally grateful to Peter for guiding me through one of the most challenging periods of my life. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking exceptional legal representation and often do. He’s gone on to successfully help three of my friends with their divorces. Peter is not only a brilliant attorney but also an amazing human being.” – Former Client
Aidan’s commitment to her clients was evident from the start, as she made it clear that she would only take on my case if I was willing to trust her expertise and follow her lead. Her confidence and extensive knowledge in the subject matter reassured me that placing my life in her hands was the right decision. The trust and connection we established were immediate, and within just two days, my life was forever changed. From the very beginning, it was evident that Aidan genuinely cared about my well-being, and her focus was not driven by financial gain. She provided unwavering support and carried me through the challenging times, ultimately transforming my life.” – Tim, Former Client
Her confidence and trust in her team provided me with the reassurance I needed to persevere. I never once doubted her capabilities or worried about the outcome, as she always seemed steps ahead, anticipating what was coming next. Thanks to Aidan’s unparalleled expertise and the support of her team, we successfully resolved an extremely challenging case after nine months of dedicated work. I am deeply grateful for her kindness, professionalism, and determination throughout the entire process.” – Former Client
Aidan and her team were always available, promptly answering calls, texts, and emails. They were beyond supportive and would bring me back to Earth when I was losing it. Aidan and the team at Schoonmaker George were my anchor during the tumultuous journey and I’m extremely grateful for their help.
When I started my divorce, I had an attorney who consistently missed deadlines and failed to handle the necessary paperwork on time. It became financially burdensome and frustrating. That’s when my friend recommended Aidan’s firm. Working with Aidan made all the difference. She ensured everything was on track, and I didn’t have to worry about missing important details. I wish I had started with Aidan sooner; it would have saved me a lot of stress. With two underage children and one with special needs, finding an attorney who understood the unique challenges was crucial. She understood that I wasn’t fighting just to fight – I was fighting for the best interest of my children. Her exceptional skills as an attorney were evident from the start. She was always punctual, knowledgeable, and responsive. No matter how big or small my concerns were, she made time to address them promptly. In the midst of emotional turmoil, she provided the grounding I needed and helped me stay focused. When dealing with high-conflict situations, response time is crucial, and Aidan and her team consistently delivered. I would highly recommend Aidan to anyone and have.” – Anna, Former Client
She handles everything within the boundaries of the law, leaving you in good hands. She walks a fine line between assertiveness and professionalism, never crossing the line. And she holds her clients to the same standard. Aidan takes control of everything that can be controlled, providing a sense of safety and security. She is meticulous, organized, and there were no surprises. In addition to her competence, she is also incredibly sympathetic and I always felt safe and supported.
Throughout my case, everyone involved respected Aidan, and it’s easy to see why. Her extensive experience allows her to navigate each person involved in the process with precision. She knows when it’s appropriate to show emotion and when to maintain composure. Aidan invested an incredible amount of time and effort to understand me and my case, consistently communicating through calls, texts, and emails. One of the many advantages of working with Aidan is her ability to assemble an incredible team of professionals, from accountants to guardian ad litems. With her recommendations, you know you’re in safe hands every step of the way. Even on the rare occasion when she couldn’t attend a court date, she had a remarkable team of lawyers who were fully briefed on my case, ready to step in or answer a question at any time. Having informed backup lawyers is a game changer, and I am immensely grateful for their exceptional support. I owe them a lot as they were really good to me.” Leigh, Former Client
With my ex-husband’s aggressive lawyer on the other side, I knew I needed the right attorney to level the playing field.
Aidan’s presence in court was truly remarkable. She eloquently and confidently advocated for her clients, skillfully striking a balance between deference to the judge and strength to opposing counsel. It was evident that she possessed a deep understanding of courtroom dynamics. Her composed and impactful demeanor commanded attention and respect. Watching her navigate the courtroom, I recognized that Aidan and her team at Schoonmaker George were a formidable force and were the right legal team for me.
Throughout my case, the firm’s extensive resources were evident. Should the need arise, they had the seamless capacity to provide additional support. In hindsight, I would have hired Aidan right from the start. Her legal expertise, unwavering support, and the abundant resources available through her firm made an extraordinary difference in a very difficult period of my life. Engaging her services earlier would have saved me a substantial amount of money and would have avoided wasting precious time.” – Carol S. Former Client
Aidan’s personality made me feel like if she wasn’t my attorney we would definitely be friends. Having a trusted attorney who can secure a fair agreement is crucial in divorce cases. Aidan educated me on what to expect and what constituted fairness, and then she helped me achieve it. Thanks to Aidan, my divorce was completely equitable.
Aidan and her team recognized the significance of timely communication, particularly in a context where emotions were heightened. I always felt that my well-being mattered and that my concerns were addressed promptly and with care. I’ve referred friends to Aidan and will continue to do so in a heartbeat. She is not only an exceptional attorney but also genuinely cares about her clients.
I wholeheartedly recommend Aidan to anyone seeking a family lawyer in Connecticut. Her remarkable legal skills are complemented by her commitment to her clients’ well-being” – Tom M., Former Client