Dear Natalie & Eric,
Having my ex-husband send me a court summons was very upsetting. You guys helped to make the process so smooth and made me feel safe, knowing you were representing me, the kids, and our best interest.
Thanks for everything!
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you, for all your help in my recent court case. My daughter really appreciated how comfortable the two of you made her feel during the whole process. She wanted Eric to know that his fast thinking, meant so much to her! Again, a million and one, thank-yous!
Hi Natalie! I just wanted to let you know that I had my change of custody motion yesterday and it went very well which is largely attributable to you. I watched the ICLE seminar online and you did a great job!
Natalie: Today was the first time I had the opportunity to see you present. I thought you were terrific today. The hard work you had put into your preparation for your presentation translated into a flow of information and ideas and concepts. Congrats.
Natalie, Hope your firm's anniversary celebration was a blast. You guys have a lot to be proud of—like the fact that your seminar materials virtually wrote my latest trial brief on custody. Here's to even more good things to you both in the future.
You were a hurricane that just blew opposing counsel off the floor deck!
Hi Natalie, How do you thank someone who puts your life back on track?? I'm simply not sure. Thank you so much for everything you've done. Such a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders . . . it's hard to describe. I'm headed out to my deck for a victory cigar!! :) Thanks again!!!!
Natalie, Thanks for everything from the bottom of my heart. . . . Watching you at work is one of the most amazing and inspiring things I have ever witnessed. My son and I are blessed to have you in our lives. I am so grateful. Love you!
Natalie, Sincere appreciation for the time and effort you invested on my behalf. Your expertise as well as your humanity are evidenced in my appeal - you told my story. Thank you.
Natalie, We would like to express our gratitude of your great support and being a great help in our unique situation. We are blessed to have someone like you on our side. Many thanks and thank you for your kindness.
Natalie, I am so thankful that you helped me to stand up for what was right for me. I am not sure I can ever express to you how grateful I am. So here is just a little: THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH. You are so awesome. Thank you for being supportive and talking me through the panic. Thank you again for EVERYTHING.
Natalie, If I could be frank with you? The Leave to Appeal . . . Kicked Ass!!!! Really you are amazingly intelligent and very empowering. I am very pleased with the Brief and almost in tears. If I could I would give you a big hug. : ) Thank you for all your hard work.
Dear Natalie, Thank you again for your time and expertise in representing me!! I still remember your calmness when I was losing it. I feel so relieved it is over. The saga is over – on to the next chapter!
Hi Natalie, To the point, I am writing you because I feel so indebted because of your kindness. Only by your efforts was there any glimmer of a chance to see a light of hope as shining in a very dark place. To have been given the privilege to have you as my representative, no more could I have hoped for. I know I can never return as much as you have given. There is a blessing for you, one that is invaluable, it is the sense of well-being.
Hi Natalie – You Rock! Thank you for helping me through all of this. It's so touching that you know and understand me – you've been there with me. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Dear Natalie, I still am so grateful for having met you . . . and having you complete the appeal. I still remember how distraught I was when I met you. Just know . . . you have many gifts. . . intellect, compassion and integrity! You make a difference in so many people's lives.
Hi Natalie, I just wanted to write you and tell you how thankful I am that you handled this divorce case. You made this "ugly" process bearable. I felt I could confide in you with anything and you would not judge. You were and are always very kind and caring. Thank you for that. You are awesome! I do mean that. Again, thank you for everything!
Natalie, I know I'm not supposed to speak for my ex-wife, but I think in this instance I can do so confidently when I say we both appreciate beyond words you for your professionalism, sensitivity, and unfailing fidelity to the mediation process – (My God, that sounded like I was reading the motto off the back of a dollar bill.) – True though it is. Speaking personally (and I actually know that of which I speak in this case) you are a model of true class and professionalism in a discipline that is sorely lacking in both. I have witnessed firsthand some ugly, abusive, and underhanded tactics by attorneys on both sides of a case; behavior far beyond zealous advocacy. So I am being genuine when I say it has been an honor and privilege to be represented by you, not only for the values you exhibit, but for your wise counsel, and for the genuine humanity you extended to us. "Thank you" just really doesn't seem to be enough.
Dear Natalie, I know that I pay you for your services but I just want to say "Thank You" because you provide way more than a service. You provide hope, sincerity and a sense of security. Thanks again Natalie.
Thank you so much for your graceful wording and unique talents! I know it helped us in the courtroom today. I believe what your practice specializes in is exceptional and it’s been apparent throughout my meetings with you. I know you were the perfect counselor for us to help us through this difficult decision. I would love the opportunity to see you in “action” and wouldn’t want to be on the opposing table. Just wanted to share. Have a good weekend! Thank you-again- You Rock!
Hi Natalie! I just opened the settlement papers and want to thank you for all of your hard work and encouragement. Although no one ever wants to have to go through this, I am so grateful that I had you. I will recommend you to anyone who ever needs your services and would definitely retain you again if needed! (Let’s hope not....) Thank you again, so much....you were fantastic!!
Hi Natalie, Just wanted to say thanks again :) You are amazing. I really didn’t care as much about the money as I did about the child custody portion . . . however it feels pretty nice to win . . . and double what I originally was thinking . . . even nicer. Thanks again.
Natalie, I do want to thank you for all the work you did for me. I know you are being compensated by the $$$, but beyond that, you were supportive and didn’t push me in any direction where I didn’t feel comfortable. It was a lot messier than I had hoped, but I didn’t have the control on that. Just to let you know, I'd recommend you as a lawyer to anyone who asked me.
Who might be one of the best exemplars to argue that girls should not be stifled academically? How about Natalie Alane herself. Is there anyone who is going to step forward to say that she isn’t a role model for young girls everywhere?
Natalie: Since January 2001, this is the first time I have felt I am not alone in this matter - thank you. Thank you.
Hi Natalie, I’ll continue to send anyone I know that’s in need of outstanding representation or advice your way. Take care!
Natalie, Thank you for all that you did for me. You really were such a support and I know that you are very competent in what you do. It is so great what women can do if we help each other. Thanks so much.
So glad you were on my side! Thanks for making sure that nice guys don’t always finish last! :) You’re the best!!!
You were a hurricane that just blew opposing counsel off the floor deck!
Wow, nice work! It overwhelmingly repudiates their arguments.
I am very happy for your support throughout this entire situation. I couldn't have chosen a better person, and I mean that. I felt you were ready to go to battle and that means a lot to me.
Natalie is the most competent professional I've ever worked with. She did an amazing job handling my case and was also a wonderful and supportive person throughout the whole process. She remembered all of the details of my case without prompting or reminders, I believe that she really cared about me and my child.
Natalie was able to accomplish what other lawyers I saw said would be impossible. I couldn't give someone a higher recommendation than I would like to give to Natalie.
Natalie, Wow! How utterly amazing!! I'm shocked! I almost want to cry. Thank you SO very much! My appreciation is so deep. Thanks again! Made my day!
Thank you so much for being so wonderful! Yesterday you were perfect with keeping me calm and just being in tune with everything. I cannot stress enough how helpful you have been and how perfect you are for a lawyer for me!!!!!!!
Natalie: I just wanted to thank you for today. You certainly are well-spoken, energetic, organized, and have great tenacity. Every time I hear you present oral argments, I am impressed. I just wanted to thank you.
You are absolutely INCREDIBLE! You and your staff! Worth every penny! Beyond worth it! I'm beyond words of expression! All I can say is THANK YOU! Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul!
Natalie, First of all, I want to say "Thank You" for being there for us. Also, I read your brief - it goes beyond words - everything was great. Thank you. My heart is overwhelmed with thankfulness to the Lord for you. Thank you for helping us, giving us encouragement, and being there for us.
Hi Natalie, I wanted to sincerely thank you for everything you have done for us in these past 9 1/2 months. The life that I had had for the past 15 years disappeared right in front of my eyes and I knew that you would and could help us put together a new life over time. I felt like I was in the midst of a tornado, and couldn't make heads or tails of anything. I learned a few things through this hell: I am stronger than what I thought, in time I will be able to trust again, that the most important thing in the world is my family and things happen for a reason . . . sometimes the reason isn't clear or apparent and maybe it will never be. I felt as though I was robbed of the life I signed up for with no explanations, but thanks to you, you helped me in so many ways to believe it was going to be okay, to not settle and to breathe. I have a new normal with now a great beginning . . . thanks to you. Again . . . thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you Natalie for everything you have done for us. My life has gotten better and you have helped to make this happen. Thanks again. You helped me in a horrible situation and I've risen above the mess.
Hey Natalie, I just wanted to tell you and Nicole, thank you again!! I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate your expertise. You ladies are amazing at what you do!!
I want to share with you who Natalie Alane is to me:
If I had to go to war and was looking for somebody to lead me and my troops into battle, Natalie would be my choice every time. At a time when I felt hopeless and afraid of losing my battle for custody for my daughter, she became my General. I was enamored by her sincerity to my feelings, how intelligent and knowledgeable she is about law, and in my case, family law. When we walked into the courtroom I couldn’t believe how prepared and organized she was. She exudes confidence in the courtroom, which in turn makes you confident and makes you a stronger team. Natalie made a battle that felt hopeless, into a dream come true for me and over my time working with her, I felt like I made a great, lasting friendship. She is just awesome. Words cannot explain how grateful I am to her. Love you Nat.
P.S. We won PHYSICAL CUSTODY!
Natalie, I can't thank you enough for all your help this last year. Your help has made it possible for my son and I to be able to start a new life.
I don't know if I had the sense yesterday to thank you for everything you have done for me. This past year has been an emotional nightmare and yet with your steady help I have survived!
I couldn't be better. I've NEVER been better. I'm so good I often burst into tears. I finally filled that hole in my heart that lingered for years. The very best advice you ever gave me was to tell me whether I liked it or not I was getting divorced and the one thing I could control was how I let it affect me. Rather than digging a hole to wallow in, I used it as a launching pad toward my future. I lived in fear of being broken & poor post-divorce. That anxiety paralyzed me in a marriage far longer than I should have stayed.
You're the very best - thank you for your professional assistance but equally important, the personal support & encouragement you gave me that I'd be ok. I'm gonna be ok. ;)
Natalie and Nicole,
I just wanted to drop you a note this evening to say how amazing I think Nicole is. She does and is doing such an outstanding job and deserves serious kudos! Can't thank either of you enough for helping us through all of this. Thank you!
Absolutely knows what she's doing!!
Natalie has helped me tremendously through a long and drawn out custody dispute. I hired her initially to appeal what was a completely uninformed decision by a judge, which we won. She then took my case back to the judge, where he reversed his initial decision (correctly, I'd like to add). Then she fought for me again when my ex tried to appeal that. It didn't even go back to court that time around.
I myself tend to be a bit of a control freak, but it didn't take long for me to realize that I could trust Natalie to truly bat for me, to know what angle to take, and to deliver exactly what needed to be done. She knows her stuff, and knows how to use that knowledge.
Do not underestimate the importance of familiarity with the local system and respect among the judges. While I do believe that most judges will make their decisions objectively and wisely with as much information as they have, I figured out that it is still human nature (regardless of who you are) to know who you can trust, and whose word you respect. Natalie has tremendous rapport with the judges in the area, as well as fellow attorneys. She commands respect, and it is readily apparent when she speaks and is heard, that her thoughts and opinions are valued. Whether or not it should, I do believe this makes a difference. It's only natural.
Beyond fighting for you, and doing so with total competence and professionalism, Natalie will truly care for the struggles you're facing, and who you are as a person.
Also - she's really good at easing the tension and awkwardness while you're sitting around in court waiting for things to happen. More than once, I REALLY appreciated that.