Catherine Recommends Mariya Furman
Excellent divorce attorney. In September 2015 I decided I had to end my 12-year marriage. I didn't know any attorneys and I found Mariya Furman by doing an online search for divorce attorneys near my home. I called the office and was given a consultation appointment right away, which I really appreciated because with a decision as big as divorce, I didn't want the added stress of waiting days on end to speak with an attorney. I met Mariya and knew instantly I wanted to work with her. She was down to earth, kind, and obviously very knowledgeable about California divorce law. She answered all my questions and told me exactly what to expect. Divorce is an emotional undertaking, to say the least, and there were some very stressful moments with my spouse during the process. I feel very lucky to have had Mariya representing me because she not only negotiated a very fair settlement for me, she also wisely counseled me against engaging in a bickering letter exchange that my spouse tried to bait me into. In other words, she helped me put the practical and wise over the emotional and angry. My divorce became final in May 2016, only 7 months after I filed, which is pretty impressive considering my spouse adamantly refused to even move out when I first filed. I'm very grateful I found Mariya because she really made the process as easy as possible, frankly much easier than I thought it would be. Her paralegal, Jennifer Rodriguez, is great too. Very smart, helpful, great attitude. I really appreciated that Mariya was so easy to talk to, patient with all my questions, and always returned my calls promptly. A great attorney and a very nice person. I highly recommend her.