Father and Son Reunited

Jul 25, 2020 | Family Court, Father’s Rights, Testimonials

The following is a client-submitted testimonial

As a soldier in the army and a nurse in the community I have faced some of the most difficult challenges imaginable. My son was born with some complex medical problems and spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I realized just how fragile life is as I spent many nights praying my son would make it to see the next day’s light. My son and I endured a long journey and forged an unbreakable bond. I experienced love like love has never been experienced before.

Then one day the unthinkable. An argument with my ex-wife turned into a bogus order of protection, false allegations and the very real possibility I may only have a few hours of supervised time with my son a week if I was lucky. I was living out of my car, showering at a gym, missing the light of my life, wandering alone in the dark. 

I met Alison Bates as a broken man on the brink of completely giving up. I remember leaving Alison’s office when she called my name. As I looked back I remember Alison having the most genuine smile and looking confidently into my eyes saying, “Mark, don’t worry! After our first court date on Monday you are going to feel a million times better.” You know what Alison was right.

Alison Bates is not just my attorney. Alison Bates is a warrior who battled to make sure my son and I could be together. Alison Bates was my light on a very dark, lonely and scary path. Now I look into my son’s eyes and it is hard not to think about Alison and all she did in helping me maintain that unbreakable bond.

There are so many fathers walking this journey alone, in the dark, but you don’t have to. Alison Bates is an attorney who practices family law, there are many out there but few have Alison’s warrior spirit. Let Alison Bates be your light. I promise from one father to another you won’t regret it.

-Mark I.

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What our clients are saying...

“Alison represented our daughter from birth until the finalization of her adoption. She was the most knowledgeable, patient, and thorough attorney we could possibly have worked with. While navigating the Family Court system can be incredibly confusing and taxing, Alison took the time to explain every step, and advocated tirelessly for the best interests of our child.”

– Julia C.

“Alison helped me get my kids back in my life! I had an order of protection against me that didn’t allow me to see my kids for 3 months... The day after the court date I was able to see my kids again... I can’t imagine what the outcome would have been if I didn’t have Alison in my corner.  Forever Grateful!”

– Mike P.

“Alison Bates is not just my attorney. Alison Bates is a warrior who battled to make sure my son and I could be together. Alison Bates was my light on a very dark, lonely and scary path. Now I look into my son's eyes and it is hard not to think about Alison and all she did in helping me maintain that unbreakable bond.”

– Mark I.

“Alison has been phenomenal during a very challenging divorce. Her empathy and compassion for my situation while being direct with the realities of the legal system were reassuring and made me feel secure in the path we were taking every step of the way...”

– Tiffany R.

“Alison was a source of compassion and support to me during a very difficult time. She is very knowledgeable and a strong advocate when needed. I appreciated her prompt responses and straightforward manner. When things became difficult, I felt glad to have her in my corner.”

– Kristen H.

When I first met Alison, I was a recently separated father experiencing parental alienation and was having limited access to my child despite my requests to the mother. Alison explained to me that what I was experiencing was not uncommon early on in the separation process and fought hard on my behalf to resolve the matter in a fair and equitable way. Alison was efficient, reliable, and provided clear communication throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her representation in any family law or divorce proceedings.

– Cory G.

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