Not only do they perform their jobs with the highest degree of skill and professionalism, but they also are good and kind people.
“If you are reading this, and you are about to go through a divorce, I will offer you the two best pieces of advice I can give; tighten your chin strap, because it is a rough road ahead; the second piece is to retain Sandra Radna. One thing needed, to get through a divorce, is excellent legal representation and professionalism, which Sandra will offer you at an exceptionally high level. However, at times, you are going to need someone to take the wheel. You may not notice now, but divorce, and the road leading to it, are physically, and emotionally taxing like nothing else. That drain can sap your ability to see, and react clearly. You become short sighted, and sometimes entirely blind. The people near you, friends and family, though vitally important to help you, and sometimes carry you, cannot make the smart, sensible, sound decisions that are required to come through this intact. Sandra has the legal savvy, common sense, toughness and caring soul, you need. She will give you the legal advice, the shoulder to cry on, and the kick in the ass that will get you to the other side. There will be days when you will need one, or all of these. Trust me. In divorce there is no winning and losing, in the traditional sense. Winning, for lack of a better word, is getting to your new life, bringing with you what was good from the old one, and leaving the bad behind. However, with divorce, especially when contested as mine was, your spouse wants you to leave with nothing, or with nearly nothing. As you get angry and resentful, you want to do the same in return. It’s human nature. There are two things that Sandra will not let happen. She will not let anyone take from you, what is rightfully yours: your kids, your money, property, etc. Also, she will not let you fall into the trap of spite. Sandra said to me on more than one occasion, “I am not going to let you do that, [write that letter, or make that irrational request] because that would only be stealing your money, and wasting your time. I will NOT do that”. So in order to get to your new life, a good life, with your soul intact, a smile returned your face, and your kids at your side, you must retain Sandra, and not look back. This is one example, but there are many. At the time of this particular incident, my ex-spouse and I were still residing in the same house. It was a Friday night, and, long story short, everything hit the fan. Kids crying, grown-ups acting like kids, objects breaking, proper judgement long gone and nowhere in sight. I texted Sandra, and she texted right back. She talked me in from the proverbial ledge, and she defused an explosive situation. Now, only because of Sandra, a bad situation, rapidly heading toward a worse situation, resolved relatively uneventfully. We all got a chance to calm down, and what was likely going to be a night with police, was instead spent watching TV with my girls. And did I mention it was a Friday night? Who does that? Sandra does!! Sandra clearly demands nothing less from her staff, than she expects from herself. Nicole Scherer, one of her associate attorneys, and Kim Koehler, her office manager, were integral parts of the team that helped me through this extremely difficult process. Not only do they perform their jobs with the highest degree of skill and professionalism, but they also are good and kind people. They care about your case, and do all they can to provide you with the help and answers you need, quickly and comprehensively. However, they also truly care about you as a person, and they never lose sight of that. Unfortunately, I retained another lawyer prior to Sandra. Basically, it was a disaster. The final straw came during the early stages of the divorce. Some paperwork needed to be attended to, and after weeks of not hearing a word, I called the office. They told me that the paralegal, that was working on my file, had quit some weeks earlier, and nobody had been assigned my case since. AND they billed me for that phone call. So they charged me, to tell me they are NOT working on my case. Really. As I think about it now, it’s almost funny, but believe me, at the time I was far from laughing. This slight was still fresh in my head during one of my earliest conversations with Sandra. I told her, “I'm not your wealthiest client, nor is this your biggest case. BUT, I am my wealthiest client, and this is MY biggest case, please, treat it as such”. I continued to say, “I know it's normal to forget that, for you, this is your profession and your job, but for me it's my life, and the life of my girls”. Sandra told me, for her, it is NEVER just “another case”, and she NEVER treats her clients that way. Sandra promised me this. The last thing that I will say about Sandra is that she always keeps her promises.”