“3rd Party Custody modification motion”
We hired Kelly to deal with a motion filed for a custody modification in a 3rd party custody case. Kelly has always been professional and helping us decide how to present our case. She knows how to present the case with the important details needed to win. We were successful in having the adequate cause motion denied. We then had to deal with a Reconsideration and a Revision. Each time she presented the exact information in a manner that allowed for us to succeed. We are extremely grateful for all she has done.
“Saved by Susan”
Early this year, I left for work and upon my return my family was GONE. My significant other took our 5 yr old autistic son to her birth state of WA, over 3000 miles from our home in FL. A home we shared with my mother.
I secured an attorney in FL and we filed a Motion of Paternity and an Emergency Motion for Pickup Order for my son, which would have brought my son back home. A few days after his mother received the order, she filed a Domestic Violence Protection Order against my mother and I in WA, providing her with temporary custody of our son. These DVPOs not only represented serious long term issues for my mother and I as to any future contact with my son, but they also frustrated the FL court as it pertained to the EMPO I had filed earlier.
So, I began my search for counsel in WA for both my mother and I. Using the web and having knowledge of the Seattle area, I felt confident navigating for potential legal candidates.
The first time I spoke with Susan I was taken aback at how calm and self assured she made me feel. It was such a great conversation that I ended my search there. My mother also loved what she was hearing, and we hired Susan and provided a retainer.
My mother and I are realists, and we entered into this agreement knowing that having a good attorney did not guarantee a win for our DVPO cases.
Susan and her paralegal, Donna, worked with my mother and I over the next weeks preparing for our cases in WA. I gave permission for both Susan and my FL attorney to confer with each other as I still have cases in FL that would be affected by the WA cases. Hearing day came, my mother and I were obligated to appear so we flew to WA. Susan had explained to us for the final time what her strategy for the hearings would be. In the end, both my mother and I were vindicated with denials on both DVPOs, not just dismissals. Since he was taken and until the day of the hearing, I had not had any communications with my son. But starting that afternoon after the hearing Susan secured for me weekly face time with my son.
That same day my son’s mother served me with Motion of Paternity in WA. Her MP directly conflicted with mine which forced a UCCJEA, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, hearing.
For me, it meant two hearings conducted in their respective states over a conference call. Susan represented me on the WA side of this hearing. We won that one as well. FL was determined to have jurisdiction for future cases involving my son and custody.
Why should you retain Susan Kennedy and her team???
Ignore her years of employment in the field. Ignore her time as a “Guardian ad Litem”, an attorney for the young victims of divorce or separation when neither of parents/guardians are acting in the best interests on their young victims.
The former alone should be enough to seriously consider Susan Kennedy. But the following are the reasons why you should want Susan to help you during your difficult time:
1. Although she doesn’t waste words, she does make a strong effort to explain everything.
2. She helps you manage your expectations.
3. If you have questions or concerns, she is great about replying in a reasonable amount of time. This has been a major calming factor for me specifically.
4. Susan and Donna made it easy when it came to sharing information and signing documents. If you are cpu savy you will benefit from the systems they have in place.
5. Brass tax, My mother and I are not loaded with disposable income. My mother is retired after 46 years with a major bank. I’m an Army Veteran currently in a civil service job. We live modestly in FL. We knew that hiring a lawyer, any lawyer, was not an inexpensive endeavor; yet Susan worked with us. This was really important because it made us feel that for Susan, we were not just another pay check and that she genuinely was empathetic to our situation and would be doing what she could to provided us with favorable outcomes.
If I could clone her and her team, I would.
“Forever my go to!”
I have hired Jason on multiple occasions to represent me over the past 8 years. My most recent case was supposed to be a simple child support modification filed with the state turned messy. I retained Mr. Benjamin to represent my children and I and get to the bottom of the discrepancies coming from the other party that the state did not seem to care about. No one has ever worked harder to get to the truth than Mr. Benjamin and his team. I received almost daily updates with every new discovery made within my case, phone calls from Mr. Benjamin personally to give me updates and to answer all my questions, and Melissa’s accessibility and effectiveness is unmatched. Mr. Benjamin’s passion and compassion come through in all aspects of his practice from consultations, depositions, hearings, and following up. He is calm, diligent, and the best lawyer I’ve every worked with. Every item that I needed addressed was handled and taken care of from start to finish and in a favorable manor. I am so glad that I had Mr. Benjamin on my side for this most recent case as well as my previous cases. I would rehire and recommend Mr. Benjamin to anyone that needed a family law attorney.
Kevin was awesome helpful he helped me get the kids custody, I was terrorized by my ex and his girlfriend again and again and Kevin even helped me in court once and didn’t even charge me because I had financial problems at the time being a single mom was super hard. Thank you Kevin so much for getting me through divorce and helping me with parenting plan, you’re the best!!! I would recommend you any day to friends and family.
So I hired Mr. Rundle after getting served in mass. I was a mess and didn’t have clue on where to start. He assured me it wouldn’t be an issue with me living in mass. His team is amazing everything they did was swift, fast and very accurate. In the end I never had to fly out to WA. I would highly recommend him to anyone who was going thru a divorce.
“Outstanding character and values”
I hired Susan in 2015 to guide me through a restraining order, divorce, and custody dispute. This was the most painful chapter of my entire life. Susan was amazing. Neither myself or my family was familiar with these types of conflicts. Susan was patient answering our numerous and frequent questions. She was honest and direct when answering questions and explaining potential outcomes. She guided us through the case and helped it come to a peaceful resolution. The education and the parenting plan that Susan helped put in place has helped keep healthy boundaries and respectful communication to this day. I can’t thank Susan enough for the outstanding work that she has done.
“Thank you, Mr. Benjamin”
I hired Jason Benjamin to help me dissolve a very long and unhappy marriage. I was very nervous, but he put me at ease. He was very kind and he did a good job in getting me a fair division of property and spousal support. I believe he was very thorough and honest in my case. He helped me in the mediation process and gave me good advice so that we could settle out of court, which is what my ex and I both wanted. I would recommend Mr. Benjamin very highly.
“Excellent attorney!!! Highly Recommended”
Susan is a fantastic family law attorney! She has handled multiple family law issues for me dealing with child custody, child support, etc., dating back to 2013. I previously had a 50/50 custody arrangement with my ex-wife. When she wanted to relocate the kids to another part of the state in the summer of 2014, Susan helped me through the process of opposing the move and ultimately getting primary custody of my kids.
Susan is straight forward, honest and a great communicator. I’ve always felt like she was a great match for my situation and what I ultimately wanted for my kids. She has always been transparent and realistic about possible court outcomes. Most importantly, Susan is a good person that will always have your family and kids’ best interests in mind. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
“Attorneys don’t normally get called “Hero””
Kevin has gone above and beyond what a typical attorney would do, but then again Kevin is no typical attorney. From the first time I walked into his office he put me at ease. I was just coming out of a domestic violence relationship where most weekends I didn’t know if I was going to live or die. Kevin was always there making sure my kids and I were safe. He worked non stop on my case. He would and ask if I needed anything. If you want a real attorney that will fight for you then Kevin Rundle is the one. He assisted myself and my military spouse get moved to another military base. When my husband was deployed to Iraq, my ex was harassing me day and night where I couldn’t get any sleep, Kevin took care of it. Because of Kevin I feel like I could move on and do anything. I can’t say enough good things about Kevin. Even after 10 years, he still checks in on me. A true fan.
Jason is a bulldog. I went to him after being laughed out of several lawyers offices and told I had no shot at equal custody of my daughter because my ex was making false accusations of domestic violence. Even the previous attorney I had hired had told me that I would never gain equal custody and I just needed to bend over and take whatever my ex-wife decided to give me (because I had poked the ‘mama bear’ by asking for equal time).
But Jason said he believed I had a good case for 50/50 custody and then he won it for me. He was calm, confident, smart, and persuasive in trial and was able to get my ex-wife to admit she was lying while she was on the stand. Throughout the case he was calm and kept me calm and realistic. I do have to say that the other reviewers who are saying he is hard to get hold of are correct, but even with that fault I would hire him again in a heart-beat and will with any future issues.