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Jacobson Family Law

Law firm in Columbia, MD
Reviews: 25 | Overal Rating: Excellect
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Review Left On 02/28/2020
Toni Lenore

I hired Cary Jacobson for what should have been an uncomplicated divorce in October 2016. Cary patiently, meticulously, and shrewdly guided me through custody, visitation, child support negotiations and final divorce ending in November 2018. Cary was always responsive and professional. She was very clear about the law and the possibilities for my case. Although her goal is to assist parties in coming to reasonable and fair compromises, she doesn't hesitate to pull out the stops and fully utilize her complete arsenal when needed. Along with her understanding and compassion, Cary is shrewd. She legally outwitted opposing counsel on several occasions to obtain what my children and I needed. Her non-confrontational style worked in our favor. Our case included a BIA, Social Worker, Forensic Psychiatrist, and opposing counsel. Cary was invaluable to the experience with each of them. She is well connected and navigates the Howard County legal systems with impressive ease. Her staff is just as on top of things as she is. Cary talked me off of the ledge several times. She was honest about when I just needed to sit still and wait. I'm so glad I listened. Besides a favorable outcome without a divorce trial, one of the huge benefits of working with Cary over two years was learning what was important -- what was worth the big fight and what wasn't. I am now pleased to report back to her when I am able to initiate a successful compromise with my children's father. When you divorce with young children, things always come up. Although Cary provided a clear and concise agreement, our co-parenting is ongoing. I can man the helm in proposing and obtaining compromises so that I don't have to keep going back to court for every little item. Cary modeled that and I am thankful for it. I strongly recommend Cary if you want a compassionate, smart, drama-free, shrewd lawyer who will be careful with your dollars and teach you along the way. She's a definite winner in my book!
Review Left On 02/28/2020
Rachael Dougherty

Cary was an amazing mediator, she heard the desires of both parties, and was able to help us come up with an agreement where both of our desires were met. In addition she was very responsive to questions asked via email after our session. Thank you Cary I am so grateful for all that you did.
Review Left On 02/28/2020
Bubba Farmer

Cary Jacobson at Jacobson Family Law was very professional. I never actual met her face to face but she spoke with me several time to figure out what I needed in a pre-marital agreement and made sure to explain to me what would be the best way to approach my situation. I can now leave some of my assets in my Will to whom I want. I pray this agreement with never be used in any other way but if it has to be I will have some protection.
Review Left On 02/28/2020
Y. Nichols

Ms. Jacobson is an incredible person, first-rate attorney and consummate professional. Her assistance to an out-of-state single mom like me was invaluable, and I was incredibly blessed to have found her, not to mention her compassion for my legal troubles, which is a rarity in this day and age. She was highly informative, very patient in hearing me out and meticulous in helping me organize my case, and in the end, my successful outcome is all thanks to her. Her fees were reasonable, and she was even willing to work out a payment plan so I wouldn't be overwhelmed. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! Thank you and God bless, Cary!
Review Left On 02/28/2020
Brian Webster

I have been working with Cary for a little over a year and won't go to anyone else for legal expertise. She explains everything in a way that is easy to understand and presents options that are easy to follow. Cary is detailed, attentive and very thorough and yet easy to talk to. Cary has been helping me with several follow up items from my divorce several years ago and has been stellar at every move. You can't go wrong.
Review Left On 02/28/2020
B Clarke

Cary, has taken the time over and over again over my 2 plus year divorce to ensure nothing but the best service. She cares about her clients and the outcome. She takes the time to ensure each step is explained and she is always available in times of need. I would recommend her to all my friends and anyone in need of superior legal counsel.
Review Left On 12/28/2019
Winifred Rojas

I would highly recommend Cary and her team. They are true professionals. She walked me through this process from beginning to end easing my stress, frustration, and worries. She and Alexa are prompt with their response to questions and concerns. I always felt listened to and felt that my best interest was being taken care of. I also felt that they always treated the other party professionally and respectfully through communications which to me, kept the drama down. These situations can already be highly sensitive and highly stressful and they never contributed to that but always had a sense of calmness and peace about them and I appreciated that. I will continue to utilize their services for other matters. But am so happy to have this one behind me and glad that I had them on my side! Thanks Jacobson Family Law!
Review Left On 12/28/2019
Erin Moyer

Jacobson Family Law was professional, answered all my questions clearly, and handled all matters in a timely fashion. Cary was very kind throughout the process when I spoke with her on the phone and in person at the trial. Her paralegal, Alexa, is both the consummate professional and very knowledgeable.
Review Left On 12/28/2019
Ada Wong

Cary and her team are truly professionals. Cary was very responsive with any questions and concerns I had ASAP. She was well prepared for my court date. She’s personable and made sure she listened to exactly what I wanted. She’s fair. She’s just. She refers you if she feels you are better seeking a consult from another specialty. She got along well and interacted with my child when I had to bring him along for consults. She has empathy - saw that I had my toddler along and immediately brought me into her office so I wouldn’t have to wait long. She truly prepares you for what you have to face. She’s a genuine person. I’m so glad I had her on my side. Would definitely recommend her. Highly!
Review Left On 10/28/2019
Jessica Ritzau

I highly recommend Cary and her team at Jacobson Family Law. Cary and Alexa helped me navigate the divorce process and promptly communicated with me every step of the way. The motto to keep the drama out of divorce really held true when I worked with them. I knew I wanted the mutual separation process to be as painless and drama-free as possible, and they helped make this happen. They were also very professional, kind, and answered all of my questions.
Review Left On 10/28/2019
Erin S

This being my first, and hopefully only, divorce I was very anxious about the whole process. My mediator recommended I contact Jacobson Family Law to guide me through everything and they would respect the fact that we chose mediation. Cary and her team helped explain everything to me without using legal jargon and kept the process as quick as possible.
Review Left On 10/28/2019
Jillianne Shear

Cary and team have been absolutely amazing. She was appointed as the Best interest attorney in a custody case with my daughters. My girls felt they were heard and that Cary gave them very realistic expectations. She was very thorough in doing her research with all the concerned parties. Being a best interest attorney has to be the hardest position to be in and she made sure my girls knew that she only worked for them and them alone. Having their voice expressed respectfully in court and never putting them in a position to feel like they had to choose one parent over another is definitely a gift that not many possess. Her team was always polite and prompt with responses. When the final decision was made, she took the extra time to meet with my girls and find out how they were doing, answer any and all questions and make sure they knew she was there if they needed. She made them feel safe and she earned their trust quickly and maintained it by honoring her appointment. Alexa juggled multiple people'e schedules and made sure that all the parties were communicated with effectively through the entire process.

Thank you ladies for watching out for both my daughters. It's amazing how much a child needs to be heard sometimes to get a complete picture of what is really happening within a family.
Review Left On 09/28/2019

Cary counseled me through the divorce and continues to assist me afterwards.

I definitely offer her my highest recommendation. This process was the most difficult of my life, and she continues to be by my side every step of the way.
Review Left On 09/28/2019
Gloria Shin

Cary tries to understand the various facets of a situation and is generally good at seeing what people want. She generally works to keep the discussion moving forward productively. She also has a wide knowledge base covering some financial components that other family law attorneys may not be able to offer, due to her previous work experience. Lastly, she is pretty down-to-earth and listens well. I don't feel like she over charged and the turn around time on the work was unbelievably fast. I'd hire her again,but I don't plan to expect to ever have to.
Review Left On 08/28/2019
Susan Pfannenbecker

A friend had recommended that I get a mediator--great idea. I chose Cary Jacobson based on "not sure what" from the phone book. She ended up being my lawyer and recommended another mediator who was also great--Cecilia Paz.

I had an ancient history of trying to get divorced and a "partner" who resisted all change, is very depressed and has other issues. Cary had to put up with this also, and was very supportive. I made a number of phone calls for reassurance.

And she made it happen FINALLY! I have been relieved of so much anxiety and stress. I've moved and started over again--at almost 75.
Review Left On 08/28/2019
Pamela Craiger

I recently worked with Cary Jacobson (and team) to help me through the process and legalities of a divorce. Cary was always responsive, dependable, and knowledgeable in answering all of my questions and navigating me through the process. I would highly recommend Jacobson Family Law to anyone looking for legal advice or council.
Review Left On 08/28/2019
Nick Miller

Cary Jacobson and the team at Jacobson Family Law are great to work with during a difficult process. They make everything clear and straightforward. I'd definitely recommend work with Cary and her team.
Review Left On 07/28/2019

"As advertised, Cary removes the drama from the process. Cary is innovative in her approach and she is very good at her job. I highly recommend Cary and would not hesitate with seeking her services again or referring Cary to family and friends."
Review Left On 06/28/2019
Justin Patten

Cary and her team did an excellent job navigating me through the process, making sure I understood everything along the way, and negotiated at a fair rate as well. Would definitely recommend for prospective clients.
Review Left On 04/28/2019
Megan R. Woolley-Meadow

Cary Jacobson at Jacobson Family Law is everything you would want in a mediator. She took the time to explain everything in detail, even the legal jargon we are not all familiar with. She genuinely cares about her clients and is very pragmatic. She was mindful of time spent – and seemed to understand that money and time is a huge concern to her clients. I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience her firm provides – given the issues at hand. If you are in need of a family law attorney – Cary and the Jacobson Family Law team is absolutely your best choice.
Review Left On 04/28/2019
Lina von Rossing

I turned to Cary for what was meant to be a simple uncontested divorce. Unfortunately and unexpectedly negotiations lasted for another year due to expectations from opposing party for alimony and other items being unreasonable and unsustainable while I take care of our under-aged children and our house. Cary was there for me every step of the way via emails, phone calls and a couple of four way mediation sessions until we came to an agreement that was acceptable to all. She always had suggestions on how to best approach and handle any given situation. I would highly recommend Jacobson Family Law for your legal needs.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Christopher Palmer

Ms. Jacobson assisted me with getting custody of my child. She was honest and thorough in her assessment. She was good at setting proper expectations - never over promising and delivering on what she said she would. She was knowledgeable and always responsive to my inquires. Child custody is not "black and white"; there is so many things that need careful review, thought and consideration, all of which Ms. Jacobson was very good at making sure I thought through. I happily recommend her and will always seek her out for any future advice or counsel.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Lili Barouch

Cary is a highly professional, down-to-earth lawyer who gives solid, practical legal advice for clients in difficult situations. Very highly recommended!
Review Left On 02/28/2018
David Howard

The firm helped me and guided me a lot to get rid of my nightmare. Even my case was closed, I still get questions answered quickly from Cary when I have some other legal issues.
Review Left On 02/28/2017

Facing divorce is something most never want. From stereotypically sleazy divorce attorneys, to the overall fear the impact of divorce will have on your relationship with your kids and finances, you need a competent attorney to represent you. After speaking with a few attorneys, a friend recommended Cary Jacobson (she had recently assisted the friend in a guardianship matter). Cary was able to quickly devise a strategy that proved to be simple, effective, and minimized costs (legal fees) - despite having an overly aggressive opposing counsel looking to litigate the matter in a full blown trial. The outcome was far greater than I ever expected - especially given traditional biases against fathers in most family law cases. I attribute this success to Cary’s prowess, her knowledge of family law, and simply being able to outmaneuver the opposing counsel throughout the entire ordeal. If you are facing a divorce, or other family law matter, I would highly recommend Cary Jacobson to represent you.

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