Third Times a Charm!
In the middle of a very nasty divorce, and after already dismissing two lawyers, and investing almost two years and getting no where in my case, I was desperate for an outstanding lawyer to help me. Mr. Simon was referred to me, and that was my lucky day. He took the time to go through everything that had taken place in my case as of that time, found some mistakes that were made right of the bat, and got me back on track to not losing all of my assists and part of my pension to my ex who had severely hurt my children and me with his alcoholism.
I immediately hired him and he bent over backwards for me to see I was kept abreast of all that was happening in the case at any given time. I had his, and his paralegal’s personal phone numbers should I need them- my other lawyers I had to make appointments just to talk to. With Mr. Simon, I was never made to feel embarrassed for any questions I had, and could text or call his office at anytime for help in any way. On top of that, he was kind enough to meet at my home and drop papers directly off to me, because I’m am handicapped and have a difficult time walking. What lawyer does theses kinds of human, gentlemanly things for his client? Lance Simon does.
Most importantly, he made sure I was pleased with the outcome before we went further. He did everything in his power to be sure I was as happy as possible with the settlement, as were my children, who he was constantly concerned about during the process.
I recommend anyone in need of a matrimonial lawyer hire Lance Simon. Do so first! Don’t listen to ads that look too good to be true or think maybe this one is better because he or she is closer to my house, or older. That was a big mistake I made. Hire Lance Simon first and you won’t need anyone else. He will be there for you every step of the way and you will thank him….and me, that you did. I am especially grateful to him.
A God Send
A God send at one of the most difficult times of my life. I am feeling so fortunate to have had Mr. Simon on my team! He not only helped me cope with what I was going through but he gave me hope and the confidence I needed to move toward justice for myself and more importantly, my two daughters.
After finding myself back in the court system, after being divorced for years, because my ex was not holding up his end of the bargain, Mr. Simon was my voice, my advocate.
He understood not only the legalities involved but also understood my emotional needs and was supportive on both fronts. He is a very intelligent, well spoken, quick witted attorney. I really loved that he refused to let my case drag on. He was fast an efficient.
I had a tough and complex case in which I was pursuing child support enforcment in Family Court and as we neared the end of my case, my ex put a motion to stop “stay” my case in Family Court and consolidate in Supreme. My ex could see that the case was not moving in a direction he liked, so he tried to change the venue. In the eyes of the Court, it would have made sense to move the entire case over to Supreme, since they do you have legal jurisdiction to deal with all the complicated issues my case presented. For me, this would have been devastating as I had already spent so much time and energy and would have had to esssentially start over.
It was at this hearing to consolidate that I had the opportunity to see just how passionate, prepared and not willing to just settle that Mr. Simon was. Even with the odds stacked against us on this motion, Mr Simon was successful and the Judge decided not to consolidate. A huge victory for us!
Because of this victory, i finally had my day! The justice bestowed onto me, allowed for more negotiating pressure and an ultimate settlement….. keeping us out of Supreme Court!
Mr. Lance D. Simon is a gem! Nothing short of phenomenal! I highly recommend him!
Lance Made a bad situation with visitation & custody easier. He is calm and level headed and makes you feel at ease.
I couldn’t have asked for a more dedicated concerned and compassionate lawyer!
He is the man!!!!!
Lance is without a doubt in charge. If you retain him for your services he will attend to every detail. Cross every t and dot every I. He is smart, attentive, detailed. Prepared. Whatever your issue. Lance is an awesome lawyer. He realty cares about your case and will make you comfortable at every turn. What he did for me changed my life and I will be forever in his debt. When you hire Lance you are hiring the absolute best attorney you will ever find. Believe me….
- Jonas Garelle
He took the fear out of paying for an attorney.
I just got divorced this year 2016, and was scared, nervous even anxious. Not because of the divorce, but the thought of an attorney charging me money I don’t even have to get divorce. I explained to Lance my financial situation and instead of him telling me to seek help else where he took me on and worked out payments with me. What a stress relief that was and Lance if you reading this, I can’t even explain how you lifted my anxiety and made it go away. Thank you for understanding that we are all not made of money and willing to work with people that really need your help. Lance kicked ass in court!!!!! (Sorry Lance I know its not proper, but I got my life back!!!) And I thank you for that!!!
- A client
Lance was extremely helpful and efficient in preparing my prenup prior to my wedding! I couldn’t have asked for a more dedicated, concerned and compassionate lawyer!
- A client
President of restaurant corporation
Lance has shown dedication and has handled my divorce as if it were he who getting divorced. He has explained all ways in which he can protect me monetary wise and in business. He has explained everything he doing and why he is doing it. I have complete confidence that he has only my best interests in mind. Lance had gone far & beyond his lawyer responsibilities for me. I was involved in a court case where the judge wanted to incarcerate that very day. Lance traveled over 49 minutes to represent me in court along with my criminal attorney. He also reached out to a program relentlessly that day to get me a lfavorable letter to present to the judge. I sincerely can say that with out Lance extending his skills and services at the time that he did, I would be in jail right now, and not writing this well deserved review
Lance Simon, helped me with a Prenuptial papers in a short time till my wedding date. Lanced answered all my questions specifically . he always answered my calls when i called and took time to take notes to every line of the papers . He gave me valuable advises and was diligent to my case.
Best Personalized Service
I recently went through a custody battle with my ex-wife. This was one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through. Lance took the time to understand my situation and listen to both myself and my son. Lance’s professionalism and care for our situation is second to none. Lance not only fought for us, but successfully made our situation better. Too this day I am grateful for the time and care Lance put into my situation, to help better the lives of myself and my son. I have never hesitated to contact Lance with anything or to recommend him to anyone to him. 5 stars all the way!
Attorney at his best
I’ve dealt with many attorneys in my life and came to the conclusion that they were just awful people. I recently needed to retain a lawyer and was loathing the task. After meeting Mr. Simon I was a little confused as I had never met a lawyer who displayed the compassion he did. I figured it was just a ploy for me to retain him. Not so. I truly felt that during our time together we were a team. He always was considerate, kind, patient & knowledgeable and he was consistently that way. I cannot express how happy I was with his service. I even considered giving him a tip! Lol! I cannot recommend this attorney enough!
Lance Simon is knowledgable, professional and above all else was passionate about helping me out. He also is easily accessible by phone and email with quick and prompt responses. I trusted his input and judgement 100%
Lance Simon served as my attorney when I negotiated a visitation schedule for my then, young son. My situation was particularly unique as it involved an LGBT element: two mothers wanting an equitable schedule. Lance Simon demonstrated considerable compassion, sensitivity, and support during an extremely emotionally charged experience. He was incredibly accessible via phone calls, email, and text messaging. He remained accessible, after our custody schedule was settled, for continued advice. I am grateful to have worked with him!
- a client
Top Notch Divorce Lawyer
I was mired in a collaborative divorce for well over a year that went badly in an instant. My collaborative attorney recommended Lance Simon to me and I couldn’t be happier. Going through a divorce was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever gone through in my life. I have two beautiful children and I work full time. My ex-wife is not from Long Island and did not want to remain on Long Island with the children. My primary objectives in my divorce were to have as much time with my children as possible and for them to remain on Long Island so I could be an active part of their life. Lance, a father as well, listened to my objectives and was there for me every step of the way. I’m happy to say that I have my children 50% of the time and that my children are still on Long Island and live less than a half hour from me. Lance is an intelligent lawyer who knows the law and his clients’ rights. His legal writing skills are unmatched. Your divorce lawyer will become one of the most important people in your life during the divorce process. Lance was always available whether via text, phone call, e-mail or meeting in person. He was always able to keep me grounded when things weren’t going as well as I would have wanted them to. Being that Lance has guided many people through their divorce, he knows what is coming next more often than not. This knowledge and experience enabled us to stay a step ahead always. After this process, I would consider Lance a friend. Lance Simon is a highly competent, responsive, and intelligent lawyer who will work with you relentlessly to finalize your divorce and achieve your objectives. I highly recommend Lance Simon for any of your divorce or family law needs.
Professional, hands on attorney
Loved having Lance Simon handle my divorce. He made an awful situation run that much easier. I was pleased in how responsive he was to my needs, even responding to my emails on the weekend.
- a client
Outstanding Divorce Attorney
Lance was the perfect balance between ruthlessness and kindness. I had a very difficult unreasonable ex husband who Lance was miraculously able to work with to get my children a great child support. Settlement. Lance was extremely responsive and not crazy expensive compared to other attorneys. I highly recommend Lance.
Lance represented me in my divorce. He is a consummate professional. He was caring, dedicated, and knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a great matrimonial attorney.
Lance Simon to the rescue
If you don’t have the right attorney you will be victimized by a flawed and biased process. Lance Simon took over my case and saved my case.
My first attorney I used for my divorce was a horror. He was inaccessible and not very professional. The only thing he was good at was riding the wave of marital hostility and playing the game of running up the legal costs with negative results. He often came to court late and totally unprepared, he was not respected by the judge and took several tongue lashings from him. The case was going so badly for me that I thought he had sold me out and was working for the opposition. I was subjected to an onerous pendente lite decision based on lies. I was on the verge of destruction both financially and emotionally. I was desperate to turn my case around so I fired the first attorney and Hired Lance Simon to rescue my case.
Lance immediately restored my confidence in Attorney’s and assured me of the legitimacy of the process. He demonstrated his knowledge and the quality of his experience as we discussed in great detail all the issues of the case, he formulated a reasonable set of goals and He gave it to me straight and advised me against litigating unattainable issues.
My ex and her attorney had been unreasonable from the very beginning and I was never even close to a settlement with my first attorney, Lance Simon exhibited excellent negotiating skills as we were able to negotiate a proposed settlement, I was astonished and felt a resolution was on the horizon only to have the opposition renege on their agreement and counter with the same old unreasonable demands. This forced us to go to trial.
It was in trial where Lance Simon dominated. He was well prepared and made sure I was also. He blocked successfully opposing evidence and objected often to the opposition with their leading and misleading questions. His cross examination of my soon to be ex resulted in her admission of misleading the court on accusations of me on some important financial issues. I have to say he out shined a well-seasoned opposing attorney. His closing argument was well crafted and well written.
The overall outcome was very good for me considering how badly it was going prior to Lance Simon taking over my case, the opposition did not get awarded any council fees. My child support was set at the proper amount not the unreasonable amount my ex was demanding and he managed to get my child support amended so that while my kids were in college 9 months of my child support each year was payable directly to the college towards their room and board. That was excellent.
Getting divorced is a painful and stressful ordeal in itself, if you’re soon to be ex-spouse is as unreasonable as mine was and is looking to cause you permanent financial harm it is imperative to have the right attorney on your side. Many attorney’s will take you to the cleaners along with your soon to be ex-spouse. Lance Simon is a skilled professional with integrity, he is always helpful, understanding and truthful, and he will answer all your calls and act professional all through the process. This will save you wear and tear from an arduous process and ultimately save you some money.
Very helpful divorce attorney
Lance represented me in a difficult divorce process over two years through settlement, and then another two years through post-settlement litigation when terms of settlement were breached by my ex. I asked Lance to stay on my case throughout that 4-year process, during which time my ex fired her attorney three times. Lance cared sincerely about not only the legal merits of my case but also the human and ethical merits and impact on my life, and I felt that he was in the trenches with me through a difficult life process. When I originally needed to choose an attorney I interviewed a few others from traditional NYC firms, and of those Lance was the only one who I felt would work with me at a human level to really solve the problems that I needed help with, and that’s the relationship we had throughout. In the end the court ruled in my favor on nearly all asks regarding breaches by my ex, including attorney fees and control to sell properties that had been previously frozen from sale.
A True Advocate for Clients
Lance brought a warm, personalized approach to my divorce matter. He cared about me, asked about my goals and learned about my family dynamics — then he advocated tirelessly for me. In the preliminary stages of my case, Lance filed a motion to compel my husband to pay his portion of the mortgage. Lance’s motion was successful in this regard, which resulted in me being able to provide for my family and save my home.
Above and beyond
Lance Simon is rare example of an attorney I actually like and you will like him too.
Lance represented me for my divorce. He helped to cope with my varying emotional states while always being honest and professional. He is extremely knowledgable, fair and responsive.
Even though I was sometimes quite nervous going through the lengthy legal process, I was always confident in Lance’s advocacy for me. In the early stages he took some time to really explain things to me. In the latter stages he negotiated effectively and provided me with an excellent outcome.
It is fair to say the Lance went above and beyond what was expected on numerous occasions. His heart is in his work and it shows. I am truly appreciative for both his legal service and his friendship.
If you’re considering an attorney I highly recommend, Lance Simon.
Stopped my ex husband in his tracks..
Separated in 2004 divorced in 2005, My ex-husband fought to keep the kids to the point of harassment and even through an order of protection. In court up to 6 times a year for anything he could write a petition for. It was torture.
Lance Simon put a stop to all of that. He put my Ex and his Lawyer in their place. Quickly, with not one court date from them since.
He handles people from the heart, helps in every way he can and makes sure you know how much he cares. I can not say enough about him. He is wonderful!
Lance Simon handled a case for me involving my business and my partner’s ex wife where she made claims against us in an attempt to take a percentage of our company.
Due to Lance’s innovative and aggressive approach we succeeded to keep our business in tact with full ownership and she is now blocked from attempting to do so again in the future.
Lance Simon handled a very difficult case for my business involving international trade and a customer who did not pay for merchandise delivered. There were a lot of technical details pertaining to this case and Lance was able to cut through to the meat of the issues and turn the tides from a very manipulative opposing counsel that was insisting they would never pay to an equitable settlement in our favor. I highly recommend Lance he is very talented and has an excellent knowledge of the law.
I hired Lance Simon in a very difficult spot. I needed someone to represent me the following day in a Family Court case in which I was unjustly accused by my wife.
It was a very tense time in my life and Lance was there for me. Lance agreed to meet me at 7:30 at night and spent 2 hours reviewing my case so he could be prepared for the following day. Lance cleared his morning calender to be with me.
Lance was very prepared to defend me and very good at reacting and responding to a tough opposing attorney. If it weren’t for Lance I’m not sure how this would have turned out. The case was ultimaltly overturned and we won.
Lance was not a typical attorney. He was expremely kind and commpassionate. I would definetly use Lance again and would absolutly recommend him to any of my friends or colleagues.
- a client
Lance Simon is the best attorney I have ever had the opportunity to work with. I was recently involved in a case against my ex regarding visitation of our children. Lance was so knowledgeable, professional and supportive. Court can be an incredibly anxiety provoking situation, and Lance had a remarkable ability to help keep me calm. Not only is he a great attorney, but he is also a great human being.
- Jenny Winters Gillin
Excellent Divorce attorney- Highly recommend
I was referred to Lance by a friend of friend to discuss getting divorced. From the first time I met Lance, he was different than your typical lawyers. He was compassionate, sincere and didn’t seem like I was just a “checkbook” to him. He guided me throughout the entire process and was readily available when I had issues. My divorce has been finalized which Lance made it not so painful unlike many others I have talked to that are divorced If you need a great attorney, definitely consider Lance Simon. You will not be dissapointed
Superb and knowledgeable divorce attorney
I hired Lance to represent me in a divorce proceeding and could not have been more satisfied. He was thoroughly knowledgeable, devoted, answered all of my questions, and had my divorce completed in an expedited manner, which was pf utmost importance to me. With Lance, I was never made to feel like just a number, but a client who he devoted his all to helping. I highly recommend Lance to anyone going through a divorce.
Hire this man for your discrimination suit!
I had a discrimination suit, and Lance represented me. He was top notch. He took the case on, fought for me, cared about me, worried for the outcome, and refused to settle on anything that wasn’t what was fairly due. I am 100% confident that if I had chosen a different attorney, the outcome would not have been as successful as it was with Lance. If you are contemplating a discrimination law suit, consult with Lance Simon. You won’t be disappointed. His professionalism, respect, and intelligence are three of his best qualities.
- a client
Dedicated & Compassionate
Lance Simon is the most dedicated attorney I have ever met! He truly cares about his clients! He applies himself 100%…..determined to win.
I would definitely recommend him to family & friends.
He helped me out of a very bad situation and was extremely professional, very well prepared & compassionate!
I would never consider using anyone other than Lance if I ever need an attorney again!
Mr. Simon is representing me in a custody case. He is always available when I need him. He is very dedicated and compassionate. He has been there every step of the way informing me, guiding me and continually being very understanding and patient with me. Mr. Simon treats you as a person and not just another case. All of his attributes make him an outstanding lawyer and someone I would definitely recommend.
- a client