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Divorce and Family Law Litigation
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Litigation can be a difficult process for anyone, but it can be especially heart-wrenching for couples or families. Divorce, or any break-up, is an emotional process and you may feel that you want someone in your corner to fight for you.

My mission is to understand your needs during this process, and to help you develop goals for your case. While my choice is always to collaboratively resolve issues outside of the courtroom with the other party, where necessary, I will aggressively advocate and represent your needs. I will honestly assess your situation, provide cost-effective options, and communicate with you during the process. I personally return phone calls promptly because you and your case are important to me.

 

Children are very intuitive and often feel the effects when a family is in transition. Well intentioned parents can be unaware of the effects on children and how they may or may not be coping. When children are involved, my primary focus is to ensure that every effort is made to address their needs during the process. Collaborative law may be one option you can consider when focusing on the best interest of your children. [view video]

Child Law

 

Discounted Consultation

$100.00 for the first half hour and $300.00 per hour for time spent thereafter. Normally an initial consultation is an hour, so I tell potential clients to plan on spending $250.00 for our first meeting. Retainer amounts depend on the complexity of issues, but normally range from $2,500.00 to $4,500.00. The hourly rate is $300.00 per hour.

What Others Are Saying

She meticulously prepares herself for court. She is very detail-oriented. Watching her make closing argument in my case was like watching poetry in motion.

Ms. Harris is the embodiment of professionalism, sophistication, and class. She does not compromise her standards and engage in character assassination of the opposition. With her preparation and legal knowledge, she argues the law in order to prevail.

"Up front, I do not believe that I could have done a better job selecting my lawyer. As advertised, Ms. Harris is compassionate, experienced, and knowledgeable. Do not hesitate; do not make the mistake of going with another lawyer.

Ms. Harris' website advertises her as compassionate and experienced. I will start with compassion. Undoubtedly, without Ms. Harris' compassion, I could not be handling such a stressful process as well as I have. Setting aside the confusion and didactic legalities, there were many times Ms. Harris helped me cope with my situation. She listened and provided great comfort. Ms. Harris always made time for me and promptly responded to my calls. She kept me well informed.

As a litigator and legal expert, I would put her up against any lawyer on the Peninsula or the county for that matter. In addition to her vast knowledge of procedure, law, and case law, she is a master in the courtroom. She meticulously prepares herself for court. She is very detail-oriented. Watching her make closing argument in my case was like watching poetry in motion.

Ms. Harris is the embodiment of professionalism, sophistication, and class. She does not compromise her standards and engage in character assassination of the opposition. With her preparation and legal knowledge, she argues the law in order to prevail.

I cannot emphasize enough that if you are in need of a lawyer, that you choose Ms. Harris. My advice to you is that you must understand and do a couple of things. First, be realistic about the law and how your situation fits into it. Ms. Harris is honest and will not entertain unrealistic expectations. She freely admits that she has no "crystal ball". Nor should you hold any illusions. Do expect that she can and will give you the best legal advice that is available.

Second, do your own research. Google is a wonderful thing. Ms. Harris is wonderful at explaining the legal process and matters of your case, but it is in your best interest to have an understanding of all the matters involved. - Greg O.

 

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$100 for the first half hour.

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"Carolyn B. Harris was truely the best Attorney at Law I retained. She was professional and caring. Listened and communicated skillfully. Her work was efficient and punctual. Carolyn B. Harris gets results."

- Romel Posada P.T.

 

Across from Ordway Pharmacy (parking)

Location of the Office of Carolyn B. Harris

Carolyn B. Harris, Attorney at Law
Map Marker494 Alvarado St., Suite F
Monterey, CA 93940-2734
Telephone: (831) 372-3058
Fax: (831) 372-3069