"I'd recommend Ms Novar 10 times over, not only for her legal expertise, but also because she is simply a great person."
Francie Novar handled my divorce in 2014. To this day, I refer to her as my little pit bull attorney! We had a very complicated case that resulted in a two-day trial for a divorce. (Believe it or not!) She is amazingly thorough and dedicated to getting answers and building the strongest case possible. We also had a VERY difficult and temperamental judge who flipped back and forth on us. But in the end, Ms. Novar was able to convince her of our arguments and was also very creative in her approach. The judgement weighed heavily in our favor, compared to what my spouse was asking for. And by the way, I had tried mediation before contacting Ms. Novar, and was advised to settle out of court, as there are "certain guidelines" the courts would use to establish spousal support. Well, she blew those guidelines out of the water with the case she presented! Just for a frame of reference - it was a 28-yr marriage in which my husband wanted support to the tune of $230,000 plus legal fees. He got $35,000 and no legal fees! I'd recommend Ms Novar 10 times over, not only for her legal expertise, but also because she is simply a great person.