I recommend her strongly for anyone dealing with a complex family law/custody issue.
Family law is extremely unpredictable and should always be a last resort. I would avoid it if you can, however, that is not always possible. I was being brought into court on bogus accusations for several years, with the courts taking no action against the other party causing this.
Diane was extremely clear in her plan to request a 730 evaluation. She understood the complexity of my case as it had gone on for about 9 years already at the point of our meeting, and knew which professionals to work with to have this situation understood, fully.
Diane is honest to a point that will offend some, but this is truly her biggest asset. She will tell you directly what it is that you need to hear, possible outcomes, and what you may be doing wrong in some cases. She understands the characters involved on both sides, ie the attorneys, judges, evaluators, and all their differing personalities.
I was able to get the correct outcome, resulting from two separate evaluations over several years. Diane’s shrewdness and skill are what allowed us to both make a plan and execute it clearly, and with extremely favorable results. I recommend her strongly for anyone dealing with a complex family law/custody issue.
- Brian L.
Hal is a very well respected attorney throughout California.
Hal Bartholomew has an extensive knowledge in Family Law. Hal offer folks going through a divorce with a divorce option that's very novel - without going through court. Divorce with Respect. Collaborative Divorce. Focus is placed on communication with kids and the kids future. Hal is a very well respected attorney throughout California. Hal has an enormous amount of resources to align with whichever divorce option you like to proceed.
- Joe S.
I am very grateful for the professionalism.
Hal was absolutely instrumental in fashioning a divorce settlement that has worked for my entire family that has stood the test of time. Seven years on now. I am very grateful for the professionalism, compassion and humor along the way.
- Jim F.
They're the BEST!!
They made a very difficult situation much easier. They were always there to help resolve issues. They're the BEST!!
- Michael C.
Worked well with my other.
It was a very complicated divorce with many outrageous claims. Therese and her assistants handled everything very well. If there was something she wasn't sure about she had no problem telling me she would talk to Hal for his opinion. She also worked well with my other (non family type) attorneys. No problem contacting her or assistant if anything new came up. I would definitely refer anyone to at least schedule a consultation with her.
- Steve D.
Demonstrated expertise, resulting in a fair settlement.
From the initial consultation, Diane listened to us, was patient, and represented her client very well. After filing for the divorce, we learned about a Pre-marital agreement (PMA), which altered our negotiating strategy somewhat. Diane made the necessary adjustments and demonstrated flexibility. She negotiated spousal support, which resulted in a good outcome. She also negotiated access to a life insurance policy, which would not have been available under the terms of the PMA.
Throughout this process, we appreciated that Diane was responsive and accessible. She showed compassion and concern for her client. She demonstrated expertise, resulting in a fair settlement for which we are very grateful.
- Tim B.
Nathan and Team were top notch during my difficult divorce.
Nathan and Team were top notch during my difficult divorce. They were helpful, transparent and readily available for any questions or concerns I had. This group is awesome and super friendly! If you need a divorce lawyer this is the team/group you want in your corner.
- Krista H.
Was always attentive and very knowledgeable in family law matters.
I have worked with this firm for years. More recently, my experience with Nathan Erickson has been very positive. He was always attentive and very knowledgeable in family law matters and I would highly recommend him.
- Tom B.
Bartholomew & Wasnicky Team was incredible.
Bartholomew & Wasnicky Team was incredible. Very professional and understanding. Working with Katharine Biwott was a dream. Katharine and her team communicate very well and were willing to go the extra mile to make sure my voice was heard. Katharine is very well versed in the law!!! I cannot recommend Katharine and the entire team at Bartholomew & Wasznicky enough. Thank you so much for assisting me through one of the hardest times of my life!
- Riley B.
I highly recommend it!
My attorney Carla Castañeda Terry is an excellent Family Law Attorney.
After several years of fighting, I hired her and we won the Trial. Thanks to her, I was able to return to my country, Mexico, together with my daughter. Now my daughter has a life of exceptional and comprehensive quality. My lawyer is not only excellent in her profession, because she also combines her human quality in a spectacular way. He is a great human being with a great balance in his professional attitude. She is highly prepared, has a high vocation in her profession, great universal values, she is a warrior, she is incredibly persevering, self-confident as well as being empathetic. She is an efficient, effective lawyer that God put in my path, her work based on results made me feel very safe and confident. I am so thankful for giving me back to my Country, giving me back my whole life. There are no words to describe how beautiful her work is.
I highly recommend it!
My lawyer Carla Castañeda Terry is an excellent Family Law Lawyer.
After several years of struggle, I hired her and won the Trial. Thanks to her I managed to return to my country Mexico together with my daughter, now my daughter has a life of exceptional and integral quality. My lawyer is not only an excellent woman in her profession, because she also combines her human quality in a spectacular way. He is a great human being with a great balance in his professional attitude. She is highly prepared, she has a high vocation in her profession, great universal values, she is a warrior, she is incredibly persevering, self-confident in addition to being empathetic. She is an efficient, effective lawyer that God put in my way, her work based on results made me feel very safe and confident.
I am so grateful to have returned to my country, to give me my entire life back. There are no words to describe how beautiful her work is.
I highly recommend it!
- Mayra A.
This is an Awesome and Professional law firm.
This is an Awesome and Professional law firm. My experience with the Bartholomew Firm and very special of the Lawyer Carla Castaneda Terry, has been exceptional. She took the time to completely understand every single aspect of my case and finished with excellent results on professional and timing manner.
- Rogelio O.
I am blessed to have had her represent me on a few occasions now.
Diane has an amazing memory. She is so talented it’s inspiring. I am blessed to have had her represent me on a few occasions now.
- Jen G.
HONEST attorney who will represent you in a professional way.
We chose this firm to help us work through some details from my partners previous divorce. We met Nathan Erikson and immediately knew he was great. He is so knowledgeable and explains everything in terms a non-legal brain could understand. He was patient and kind to us every step of the way. When it was time to look at some other issues within the previous divorce agreement, we went to Nathan again. He was just as wonderful as before and helped us so much. I can't say enough good things about him. If you're looking for an HONEST attorney who will represent you in a professional way and not pull any typical attorney stuff, he's the best. Thank you Nathan, you're awesome!
- Tracy G.
They provided the kind of representation that any attorney can be proud of.
My wife and I needed help to address an interstate and tribal custody issues affecting our grand child and another related child. They proceeded quickly and professionally.
Our grandkids are now safe. I am an attorney though I haven’t practiced in domestic matters for a quarter century. They provided the kind of representation that any attorney can be proud of.
- Robert R.
Genuinely passionate and diligent in our situation.
Amazing firm that takes the time and makes the effort to take care of their clients. Extremely assertive and detail oriented when it comes to covering all angles in a persons situation. Pleasure to work with Nathan who was genuinely passionate and diligent in our situation.
- Aaron R.
Communication was great and he delivered exactly what I wanted.
It was a very difficult time for me. I had contacted several lawyers. No one would take my case due to availability and not enough preparation time. Nathan Gladly excepted my case. He quickly got to work. Communication was great and he delivered exactly what I wanted.
- Jennifer W.