Highly Effective, Resolute and Compassionate Representation •••
Richard Shannon took my case against a highly respected opposing counsel when I was at a distinct disadvantage, and through astute analysis, skillful navigation of the family courts and cogent representation brought me to a position of strength in relatively short order. He is indefatigable in his efforts as well as artful, and he leaves no stone unturned. Mr Shannon’s effectiveness as a legal champion is coupled with true compassion: He very clearly understands that the current family law process in most cases serves to exacerbate animosity, escalate expenses and delay resolution to the detriment of families. He is well informed about alternative resources that can help mitigate this, and he was straightforwardly honest with me in his assessment of the best outcome for my family. He also helped me stay focused and not run up the clock unnecessarily! I will be ever grateful for his service on my behalf. Had he not stepped in on short notice to overturn a judge’s order against my request for a continuance and brought my case to its current strong position in subsequent proceedings, I believe that my family’s suffering would have only increased and things may well have ended badly for us. As it currently stands, my children are doing better every day, my ex-spouse has offered to negotiate (after initially telling me he would win quickly by outspending me in court) and we have the opportunity and court ordered resources to begin to heal our family.