“Having never had the need for legal representation up to this point in my life I felt utterly lost and out of my depth when, after the breakdown of my marriage of 12 years, I found myself in the position of having to navigate the intricacies of the family law system. I will be forever thankful that one of the very first people I spoke to in a series of desperate phone calls for help was Michelle Bloomer.
In the midst of my panic and distress, Michelle provided me with clear and empathetic advice over the phone and for the first time since my separation I could see a clear way forward for me and my children. The family and domestic violence legal matters I have been involved in have been some of the most harrowing, heartbreaking and humiliating experiences of my life. Because of this, it was very important to me that my family lawyer could listen to my story without judging me, and to know that I could trust her to give me the best possible advice, even when it wasn’t always what I wanted to hear at the time. While I continued to struggle with the emotional fallout of my separation and the subsequent upheaval to my life and the lives of my children, Michelle was a calm, clear, and dependable person in my life whom I trusted to give me accurate information, objective and non-judgemental advice, and who could keep an eye on the bigger picture when I was caught up “sweating the small stuff”.
Coupled with her extensive legal expertise and knowledge, Michelle also has a brilliantly strategic mind and her meticulous attention to detail always impressed me. Every task was done to a very high standard and was always done in time to meet important deadlines – I have since learned that this is something that can have a significant impact on the eventual outcome of a legal matter!
Each member of staff at Focus Family Law have been wonderful to deal with at all stages of my matters – especially the paralegal who was always such a friendly voice on the end of the phone and knew just what to say at the right time.”
As a result of Michelle’s dedication, professionalism and hard work, my children and I are now able to move on with our lives with certainty, stability and – most importantly – without fear. Thanks to Michelle and the team at Focus Family Law, I am finally looking forward to the future with a sense of hope and excitement.
“X” invited my children and I to a fun day at “Y’s” kindy yesterday, I had all five kids for the weekend, so off we went and although I was nervous, we all enjoyed a great day. I thanked “X” for inviting us when we were leaving and she said, she felt at ease with the whole situation and praised me on what good boys I had (she spent some time with my sons doing some crafts) I got a bit teary (thank god for sunglasses haha) and she said how good it was we could share Y’s special day… She even rang “Z” this morning and told him what lovely children I have 🙂 feeling happy and positive about the future and feel you have had a role in this Michelle.
Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou xo
I wanted to send you this email to thank you for work in representing me in my family law matter over the last year….
Even as a fairly confident, capable and resilient bloke I have found initiating and litigating family law proceedings to be a daunting, at times frustrating, expensive, all-consuming and emotionally draining experience. As such, it was a hugely significant decision for me to choose the solicitor who would represent me.
I needed a family law professional who would be honest with me – even when that meant delivering bad news; assertive in arguing my case – whilst at the same time being realistic about the merits of that case; patient with me as I struggled to understand the intricacies of the family law system; clear and rational with me if I was being unreasonable or emotively subjective; and above all, someone who could get me a positive, sustainable and ‘liveable’ outcome.
Whilst I could not say that I have enjoyed the last 10 months, I can say, with absolute certainty, that you have delivered what I needed from my family lawyer. In addition to that I have truly appreciated your integrity, professionalism, good humour and preparedness to go above and beyond in ensuring my case was well prepared, well documented and well argued.
Most importantly, as a direct consequence of your assistance, I have a property settlement we can both live with and more precious time with my children than I would have been able to enjoy if I had not trusted you to assist me in arguing my case. For that I will be forever grateful.
On behalf of (name ommitted) and I, would like to thank you very much for your consideration and time in the Maroochydore Court last Friday afternoon 26/6/15 regarding her matter of Children & property with her ex husband (name omitted). Your assistance was incredible. Thank you