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.