Annis & Vercollone Client Reviews:
"Making the life changing decision to file for divorce is a hard one. It is unknown territory for someone, who when they got married, never saw this possibility in the future. When I made the choice to file for divorce I was sad, scared, confused and anxious. I had no idea what the process was going to be like. I had only heard stories from friends that it takes forever and that they didn't really know what was happening, that they just signed tons of paperwork and eventually they were divorced.
I was referred to James Vercollone by a family friend and I'm so glad that I went to that first meeting. Mr. Vercollone was compassionate and sensitive about my feelings of sadness and trepidation. He explained each step of the divorce process and followed through with what he said that he would do. He was honest, sincere and kind. His first priority in my case was the safety of my children and I really appreciated that. Thankfully, my divorce took the anticipated amount of time of six months and it went off without a hitch. I am so thankful that I had such a great advocate for myself and my children in this trying time in our life. I have already recommended Mr. Vercollone to a few friends and will continue to recommend him to anyone else that is even contemplating divorce."
-Regan S., Scripps Ranch
“We have recently become yet another statistic of the ‘Gray Divorce Revolution’ which I understand has turned out to be somewhat of an epidemic in America today. Later in life divorce proceedings have taken its toll on me and there many hoops to jump through personally, socially and emotionally. The divorce was very difficult.
Mr. Vercollone was recommended to me by a personal friend. He took charge from the beginning and remained very patient and attentive throughout our association. He recognized the consequences of going our separate ways and the difficulties that arose with my now ex-spouse. I was always confident Mr. Vercollone would represent me in a professional manner and provide the best possible information and advice. I have always recommended him to friends will continue to do so without hesitation.”
- Pamela H., San Diego
"It's often said that referrals are the best option when one is in need of a really good Divorce Attorney, especially when dealing with delicate situations that involve emotions, family & getting the soundest advice during a challenging life moment. James Vercollone was referred to me by a friend who had personal first-hand knowledge and experience with James' law partner, Richard Annis of Annis & Vercollone. Richard eventually connected me to James, who I came to find has very diverse and expert capabilities in the realm of family law. Not only was James the right man for the job but he more than exceeded my expectations. My divorce was handled with sensitivity and professionalism throughout. I knew of every risk and challenge as the process moved along.
I also was very fortunate to have James' deep experience/skill set and certification as a Family Law Specialist to advise and navigate through the hurdles associated with a dissolution of marriage. James always made the extra effort to clearly articulate the legal language in plain English, which as I'm sure many know can be a challenge. But more important, James always had my best interests at heart and ensured the fairest scenario and outcome for my family and me. Without hesitation, if anyone asks me for a really good Divorce Attorney, James Vercollone is the one I will recommend."
- Mack W., Rancho Bernardo
“Mr. Vercollone, I would like to THANK YOU for all your help with my divorce (nullity). You made everything easy and smooth for me through your ongoing advice and knowledge. My divorce (and marriage) was very turbulent and I know that if I did not have you, Mr. Vercollone, it would have been a totally different outcome. Once again thank you for all your hard work and all the times where you were not only my attorney, but a close friend. I leave here my invitation for a Brazilian Barbecue. Big Thank you!”
-Andre D., San Diego
“Choosing a family law attorney to represent you is one of the most important decisions a person can make. It can determine the outcome of your entire life, especially when children are involved. I know from my own experience just how difficult this decision can be. Matters that require a person to seek family law counsel are usually filled with emotional pain and/or pressure from the other party to resolve issues the way they see fit. This is a very dangerous position to be in and one poor decision can ultimately destroy the outcome for everyone involved.
I was very fortunate to have worked with Mr. Vercollone for my recent child support modification. I knew that this time around both myself and the other party were in a "lose-lose" situation financially. In this economy it is hard not to be. I considered my options and, despite my own better judgment, the thought of representing myself did cross my mind. It was a very tempting because we were not in the best financial position to hire an attorney especially knowing that my child support was going to decrease. Thankfully, after meeting with Mr. Vercollone, I quickly remembered just how important it is that I was represented properly. There are so many factors that go into every case that only attorneys can properly identify and pursue for you if you allow them.
The courtroom can be a very intimidating place and I was able to witness a gentleman representing himself prior to my case. Although this particular judge seemed pretty patient, I happen to know that all judges are not alike and you never know what you're going to get. In fact, I have witnessed more judges that lean toward the side that is properly prepared and well equipped to resolve issues in the courtroom. Most decisions are made on the facts and very black and white. Drama, emotions and "who started it" have no place in the courtroom and those behaviors are very much frowned upon. I have also seen Judges that lose patience with incompetent attorneys.
Mr. Vercollone was always professional, very prepared and offered the best of advice even when my emotions wanted to keep me blind. He is not only an exceptional attorney, he made me feel comfortable when I was quite frankly, scared out of mind. My case was a bit unique because local tribal laws were involved, but he was willing and equipped to handle it. He was always patient with me and I felt like I understood everything that was happening and/or going to happen. I had complete confidence in him and I was correct for feeling that way. Despite our "lose-lose" situation, I was the ultimate victor. He very well protected me from losing a lot more than I could have. In fact, I know that some judgments were made in my favor simply because my attorney was better than his. It doesn't sound right but nothing much does in a courtroom.
Although it was very difficult to spend the money at the time, it could not have been more worth it. There is not an amount of money in the world that is not worth protecting the livelihood of yourself and/or your children. I would never allow myself to even entertain the idea of cutting any corners when it comes to family law and the representation that I choose. I am forever grateful to Mr. Vercollone for his representation and I recommend him to everyone I know in need of a family lawyer.”
-M.B., San Diego
*Under California Rule of Professional Conduct Section 1-400, these testimonials do note constitute a warranty, guarantee or any express or implied outcome of any individual case. First names and initials are used for client privacy and these testimonials were provided by former clients of the firm. The original of each testimonial is on file at the law offices of Annis & Vercollone.