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Termination of Maintenance Case: In re the Marriage of Aspan

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Karyn Aspan was granted maintenance from her husband Thomas Aspan.  Shortly after the divorce was granted, Tom filed a motion to terminate the spousal support (maintenance) award.  In the motion, Tom argued that Karyn was living with a man, Ronald Hessa, and because of that living arrangement, his obligation to pay her maintenance should end.  The court granted his motion.

Case Background

On August 18, 2017, the circuit court entered an order for the dissolution of the marriage between Karyn and Tom. The order required Tom to pay Karyn maintenance for ninety-six months at an annual rate of $24,280. Karyn also received approximately $53,000 on October 16, 2017, from the sale of the marital home. In May 2018, Tom filed a petition to terminate temporary maintenance, alleging that Karyn was cohabitating with her boyfriend, Ron. He also alleged that their relationship started in June 2017. In February 2019, the circuit court held a trial on the petition. The evidence at trial was as follows.

Karyn testified she met Ron in or after August 2016 through his daughter, Tabitha. Karyn and Tom separated around the same time. She then changed her Facebook status from “married” to “in a relationship.” She testified that the change was accidental and that she meant to put “it’s complicated.” In September 2016, Karyn and Ron attended a NASCAR race. She then moved into a mobile home in Gardner, Illinois, where Ron lived full time. Occasionally, Tabitha and her daughters stayed with them. But most of the time, it was just Karyn and Ron at the address. When she moved in, Karyn brought with her nine dogs.

At times her son Michael, who was on parole, stayed with Karyn and Ron. Michael used their address as his parole address. Ron called him “the drifter” and testified that Michael agreed to pay $200 per month in rent but never did. Michael is the sole beneficiary on Karyn’s life insurance. In November 2017, he was involved in an accident with Karyn’s car, causing total loss of the car. Ron purchased a replacement car that Karyn used exclusively. Karyn initially stated she did not know the purchase price but that she paid $100 per month. She later clarified that the purchase price was $3,500 and that she agreed to make payments until she reimbursed Ron for the car. Ron testified differently, stating that he purchased the car with a down payment of $800 and that he had an oral agreement with Karyn regarding reimbursing him for it.

In December 2017, Ron purchased a house in South Wilmington, Illinois, which is titled solely in his name. Karyn moved into that house immediately after Ron purchased it, and he joined her after he sold the mobile home in February 2018. Karyn and Ron have lived together in the Wilmington house since that time. Michael also lived there with them for several months. Karyn brought four dogs into the house, while Ron brought two dogs. Each cared for all the dogs.

Prior to Ron purchasing the Wilmington house, Karyn went looking at homes with him. Karyn stated that she intended to purchase a home for herself around the same time. She provided emails from November 2017 to the realtor Sara Powers, indicating she was still searching for a home. She also submitted a lease she allegedly signed on December 23, 2017, on the Wilmington house and a copy of another email she sent to Powers expressing her continued interest in looking for home. She viewed the Wilmington house both with Ron and by herself. She did not recall looking at any other houses with Ron. Karyn told a Grundy County Deputy on January 11, 2018, that she had purchased a home in South Wilmington, using a realtor named “Sara Powers.” Karyn attended the home inspection with Powers, but Ron did not attend.

The Wilmington house was purchased with funds from an account held by Karyn and Ron in joint tenancy, with the right of survivorship. Karyn stated that she had opened the account and had later given the bank oral permission to add Ron as a joint tenant because he needed to have an account for 60 to 90 days before purchasing the house. Ron testified that he did not know how much money Karyn had in the account and that he never touched any of it. On October 30, 2017, Karyn transferred $23,000 into the account. On December 21, 2017, she withdrew $12,305 from the account to purchase the Wilmington house. The issuing bank disbursed the money as a cashier’s check, with the memo line stating, “Karyn and Ronald Aspan.” Karyn also paid for the house appraisal with $415.00 from the account. She testified that Ron gave her cash for the appraisal. After closing on the house, Karyn and Ron went to Red Lobster with a gift card from Powers.

In February 2018, Ron and Karyn began living together full time at the Wilmington house, performing basic home keeping tasks, sleeping there every night, and sharing a single bathroom. Karyn painted the living room; she arranged to add a back door to the home and for a fence to be put up. She posted a warning on social media, alleging the individual who put up the door and fence was a thief. At trial, she stated that Ron told her to post the warning. In April 2018, Karyn paid $345.60 for some plumbing work. She later paid $123 to get the carpets cleaned. Karyn and Ron shared payment of the bills at the Wilmington house, but the utility, garbage, and water bills are in her name only.

After purchasing the house, Karyn and Ron began spending more time together. They went boating together and traveled to Matthiessen State Park in Ottawa, Illinois. Karyn attended Ron’s granddaughter Emma Lynn’s third birthday party, posting videos of the event on YouTube. Late in 2017, Karyn took Ron’s five-year-old granddaughter, Annabelle, to see the Nutcracker in Bloomington. She paid for the tickets and posted on social media that she took her “granddaughter to her first ballet.” In January 2018, Karyn took Annabelle and Emma Lynn to Disney on Ice. In March 2018, Karyn again attended a show with Annabelle and Emma Lynn. She paid for all the events they attended. In April 2018, Karyn took a vacation to Orlando where she visited SeaWorld with a man she called “Ron,” but she denied that the man was “Ronald Hessa.” From Orlando, Karyn drove to Talladega to attend a NASCAR race. She testified that Ron was not with her on this trip.

The circuit court found that Karyn and Ron were in a resident, conjugal cohabitation, which started in December 2017. The court stated that Karyn and Ron presented a common “narrative” on their living arrangement, but that “they also contradicted each other.” It found that they went on a vacation to the Talladega Racetrack in Alabama. It also found the claim of a landlord-tenant relationship to be incredible because Karyn could not produce evidence of any rent payment to Ron. Finally, the court concluded that Karyn’s relationship with Ron’s granddaughters was that of family members. The circuit court terminated Karyn’s maintenance effective December 2017.

Karyn has appealed that decision.

Case Analysis

Karyn argues that the circuit court erred in finding that she and Ron cohabitated in a resident, conjugal relationship. She contends that Ron was nothing more than the father of a friend and the landlord from whom she was renting space in the Wilmington house. She also contends that Tom failed to present any evidence supporting the assertion that she was in a relationship with Ron.

Terminating Maintenance in Illinois

Illinois law provides “the obligation to pay future maintenance is terminated *** if the party receiving maintenance cohabits with another person on a resident, continuing conjugal basis.” 750 ILCS 5/510(c) (West 2018). The burden of establishing the cohabitation is on the party seeking termination of the maintenance obligation. In re Marriage of Walther, 2018 IL App (3d) 170289. To satisfy that burden, the party seeking termination “must make a substantial showing that the former spouse is involved in a de facto husband and wife relationship with a third party.” In re Marriage of Thornton, 373 Ill. App. 3d 200, 208 (2007).

“Each case for termination of maintenance must rest on its own facts, given the unique nature of personal relationships.” In re Marriage of Lambdin, 245 Ill. App. 3d 797, 801 (1993). Illinois courts no longer require “proof of sexual conduct,” so long as the party seeking termination can establish “facts which would lead a reasonable observer to believe that the individuals were [living as] husband and wife.” Id.

This Court has recognized six factors as relevant in finding a de facto husband and wife relationship:

“(1) the length of the relationship;

(2) the amount of time the couple spends together;

(3) the nature of activities engaged in;

(4) the interrelation of their personal affairs;

(5) whether they vacation together; and

(6) whether they spend holidays together.”

Snow v. Snow, 322 Ill. App. 3d 953, 956 (2001) (citing In re the Marriage of Herrin, 262 Ill. App. 3d 573 (1994)). This list of factors is non-exhaustive; the ultimate decision must be based on the totality of the circumstances. Herrin, 262 Ill. App. 3d at 577.

Evidence Showing Change in Relationship Status

The evidence presented shows that Karyn and Tom separated in August 2016. Around the same time, Karyn met Ron and changed her relationship status on Facebook from “married” to “in a relationship.” She then moved into Ron’s mobile home in Gardner, Illinois, living with him full time. Her son, Michael, stayed with them, using Ron’s address on his official parole documents. During his stay, Michael never paid rent. In the meantime, Karyn began spending time with Ron’s granddaughters. She took them to ballet performances and other theatrical events. She even posted on social media about those events, referring to the girls as her granddaughters. Karyn and Ron each owned several dogs that lived with them both in the Gardner home and the Wilmington house, with each caring for the dogs indiscriminately.

Almost immediately, Karyn and Ron began pooling their financial resources in managing their daily lives. When Michael crashed Karyn’s car in November 2017, Ron bought her a car for her exclusive use, putting down $800 on the price. Ron stated that he had an oral agreement with Karyn that she would reimburse him, and Karyn stated she paid $100 per month on the car.

Despite their testimony, there is no evidence of any money paid by Karyn to Ron for the car. Beyond this purchase, the intermingling of their financial resources dramatically increased in late 2017. During that time, Karyn put Ron’s name on her bank account, which they began holding in joint tenancy with the right of survivorship. In October 2017, she transferred $23,000 into the account. Then in December 2017, she withdrew $12,305 from the account in the form of a cashier’s check disbursed to “Karyn and Ronald Aspan” for purchasing the Wilmington home, which the evidence shows was and remains in Ron’s name alone. Karyn also paid the house appraisal with $415 from the account. She then paid for plumbing repair and carpet cleaning in the Wilmington home and kept the utility, garbage, and water bills in her name only. During that time, she also began performing basic housekeeping tasks.

When Ron closed on the Wilmington home, he and Karyn celebrated together at Red Lobster with a gift card from the realtor. While living full-time in the Wilmington home, Ron and Karyn shared a single bathroom and slept in the house every night. They also began spending a significant amount of time together, beyond their shared housekeeping duties. They went boating together and traveled to Matthiessen State Park in Ottawa, Illinois. In April 2018, Karyn took a vacation to Orlando, where she visited SeaWorld with a man she called “Ron.” From Orlando, Karyn drove to Talladega to attend a NASCAR race.

De Facto Husband and Wife Relationship

A trial court’s finding of a de facto husband and wife relationship will not be reversed unless it is against the manifest weight of the evidence. In re Marriage of Sunday, 354 Ill. App. 3d 184, 189 (2004). Considering the evidence presented, we cannot say that the trial court erred in concluding that Karyn and Ron were in a de facto husband and wife relationship, despite the lack of any direct evidence of a sexual relationship. In Thornton, we found no conjugal cohabitation where the respondent denied she had an intimate, sexual relationship with the brother of her former spouse. Thornton, 373 Ill. App. 3d at 210. The respondent had testified that she had allowed the brother to live in the basement of her house because he was essentially homeless. Id. at 209. We found nothing in the record—beyond the petitioner’s bare allegations— to the contrary. Id. at 210. Summarizing the evidence, we stated:

“There is no evidence of the amount of time, if any, [the respondent] spends with [her ex-spouse’s] brother; the nature of the activities, if any, they engage in together; the interrelation, if any, of their personal or financial affairs; whether they vacation together; or whether they spend holidays together. In short, there is no evidence relating to five of the six factors that are to be used as the basis for determination.” Id.

Karyn cited Thornton for the proposition that merely living with Ron does not meet the requirement for termination. However, as the evidence before shown, Karyn’s case is unlike Thornton. The evidence presented supports a finding that at least four of the six factors generally considered by the trial court were found satisfied. Karyn also contends that she paid rent and was still searching for a home while she lived in the Wilmington home. The trial court found this testimony—taken with Ron’s supporting testimony—was nothing more than a story the parties tried to present as true and was not credible. We give great deference to the circuit court’s factual findings because it stands in the best position to weigh the credibility of all witnesses. Herrin, 262 Ill. App. 3d at 577. In this case, Ron and Karyn failed to present any evidence at trial that could rebut the evidence presented by Tom and compel a conclusion that the trial court erred in its factual findings and its credibility assessments.

Case Conclusion

For the foregoing reasons, the Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the circuit court of Grundy County.

This case review is based on the original appellate court decision published at https://law.justia.com/cases/illinois/court-of-appeals-third-appellate-district/2021/3-19-0144.html

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For years, I have been bombarded with bad-faith petitions by my daughter's biological father; Though we've lived in Florida since my daughter was 17 months old (she'll be 12 in a week), the jurisdiction has remained, sadly, in Illinois. Her father has an unlimited... amount of money to waste, and as a single mother of two, and a Florida educator, I do not; I have struggled to fly back and forth to Chicago from Florida, fighting Pro-Se because I've not been able to afford an attorney. I've had to incur costs to fly to Chicago, lose work time, lose time with my family, and simply continue to be harassed with no end in sight. Recently, after being bombarded again- now with 'emergency petitions' with no merit to them, but simply designed to ensure I am not able to fly within 24 hours from Florida to Chicago to defend myself, my family members said, "ENOUGH!". I was referred to Janice Boback from a dear family friend, and another family member loaned me the retainer fee, which is very reasonable. Janice, with only 36 hours to prepare for a hearing, was a ROCK STAR! It was the first time I felt that the 'little guy' won a victory! She was laser sharp, calm, and unrelenting - Everything was dismissed against me! My daughter's best interest was supported, and the Judge, because it was a hearing, was finally made aware of the facts. After almost two hours, the judge stated he finds me, "Completely credible, honest, and in no way attempting to interfere with [my] daughter's relationship with her biological father"... He went on to tell her father, "She is not responsible for 'spoon-feeding' you information about your daughter."... POETIC JUSTICE! Janice is my HERO - A Peaceful Warrior who is steady in a sea of chaos, ready to lift onto her shoulders those whose voice has been drowned out! Thank you!read more
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Wonderful law firm! Jessica Marshall is a terrific attorney. Not only is she an expert in family law, she listens, she cares, and she gets to the bottom of the issues to protect the best interests of children involved and the client. She's aggressive and practical and... the one you want on your side. Everyone that I have worked with at this firm has been helpful, skilled, and extremely professional.read more
LV
I have worked with Jan for several years after finding her through Google Reviews. She has been a tremendous asset to my case. She is always responsive and willing to help. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law and is always realistic about expectations.... Ultimately, I got the BEST possible outcome for my case due to Jan’s diligence. I am so glad she is on my side!read more
Krystal H.
Ms. Boback is an excellent legal resource. She collaborated with me on possible solutions for a mutual client concerning a complicated matter that implicated the laws of multiple states. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and practical. She certainly earned my highest... endorsement.read more
James L.
While looking to switch to a female attorney for a very contentious separation involving a child with an exe, I came across the law firm of Anderson & Boback. They were very prompt with the call-back response to my inquiry and connected me with Janice right away.... Janice took a substantial amount of time to speak with me, to better understand the complexities in my case, and she offered great insight.I found this firm to very compassionate and understanding in how to navigate the legal system in this matter and also in their understanding of the sort of individual I unfortunately have to deal with and the associated legal games separating parents may face.I would have absolutely sought Anderson & Boback’s council but there was a conflict and with my case already advanced, I chose another female attorney. Based on my initial experience, I would definitely recommend this firm!read more
Lucy M.
You get what you pay for... !After firing our first attorney because quite frankly he was in over his head with our case we hired Jessica Marshall from Anderson and Boback.Jessica was responsive, attentive, has a hyper attention to detail and of course, knows the... laws relating to the litigation of custody, child support, and parenting time inside and out. At no point did we feel Jessica was not ontop of our case and ready to see our case all the way through to a trial. She managed expectations. Under promised, over delivered!No trail, an agreement in place with the parenting time we wanted and a manageable child support order was the end result of a bitter child support and parenting time case.Hopefully we will not have to utilize Jessica’s services again but in the event that we need to, we have full confidence in her abilities. She did an outstanding job for us. Cannot say enough about how pleased we are as a result of Jessica’s services. Highly recommend!read more
Devere J.
I could not be more impressed or appreciative for this firm's work. Kimberly Anderson is professional, benefits from an exceptional reputation in the legal community, and understands how to make a difficult process easier. Her availability to answer questions and... strategize goes far beyond what I've experienced with other lawyers. I highly recommend her firm.read more
John D.
Kim Anderson is a fantastic attorney. I was very stressed and scared over possible outcome of my case. Kim successfully defended me and helped me move forward with my life. I can't honestly thank her enough.
Jason G.
I was in an existing parentage case that had been drawn out for about a year and a half with little being done, before I decided to switch firms to Anderson & Boback. Kim Anderson reached out to me immediately upon my inquiry and it was very clear to me that she was... interested in what I had to say, and genuine in her responses to my questions. In taking on my case, she showed strong support for the outcome I wanted, gave very reasonable advice to help me get there, and brought experience to the table to guide me in my own decision making. She kept things moving, and so within only a few months of bringing her on, we were able to wrap up the case with a great outcome. Couldn't be more pleased. Thank you so much Kim!read more
Suzanne P.
Absolutely wonderful, are just some of the adjectives I can use to describe the wonderful women at Anderson and Boback. Kimberly Anderson is a tough hard-nosed lawyer who knows what she's doing and the direction she wants to go when it comes to fighting for her client.... Since the day I contacted this firm because of the deteriorating circumstances involving my ex-wife, she listened to me and gave sound advice. When it came time to fight in the courtroom, she was more than ready and communicative throughout the entire process with the first emergency order, which we won. This happened on two more occasions before our day in court and she still fought hard winning each time. The communication was excellent as she explained the possible outcomes and worst case scenarios before each case. I couldn't have come into contact with a better lawyer. Kim is outstanding and she stays abreast of current changes occurring within our legal system. In instances when Kim personally couldn't be there, Jessica Marshall stepped in her place and did a wonderful job. Our last victory was culminated with Kim still giving her all to fight for me, when she was dealing with her own health issue; that honestly meant a lot to me because she was not only displaying her passion to fight for her client but her dedication to obtaining best possible solution for a father who was being denied his parental rights. All I can say is, if you're contemplating on hiring these wonderful women at Anderson and Boback, DO IT! You will not regret your decision because they will fight for you and they are just wonderful from the paralegals, to the lawyers, and partners they're TOP NOTCH! Not only in the state of Illinois but I'd put them against any lawyer nationally.read more
Bruce J.
I just want to say that Kimberly Anderson is an amazing lawyer!! She is smart and easy to talk too. She is willing to listen to you and what you want. She helped me in more ways than she knows. She always answers your calls or emails and if you don’t understand... something she is more than willing to explain it . She also won’t sugar coat things and has your best interest in mind. I will recommend her to anyone that needs a divorce lawyer. Also the people who work with her are friendly and always willing to help in any way they can.read more
Kate G.
My sister had used thier services and I can actually say THEY ARE F***KING GOOD .. I seen them in action they WON. I can actually say I want them on my side..
Maria H.
Jan Boback represented me in a domestic order of protection case. Her expertise and performance in court was nothing but stellar! She knew every aspect of the law related to this issue and very clearly communicated the conforming facts of the case to the judge. The... judge, even though they have full discretion, could not argue with Jan's facts, how they conformed and her very calm presentation. She read the judge's body language which has a big factor in court when you are dealing with a judge you've never been before in the past.Jan is nothing but outstanding at her job.I've referred her to others and will continue to do so.Deanread more
Dean K.
I have worked in law enforcement for over 30 years of service in Illinois as a Chief of Police and now serving as a chief in another police department. I have worked within the legal system at the Federal, State, and County levels. Nobody ever goes into a marriage... wanting it to fail, but sometimes things happen that are beyond our control and we are left with no other choices. I hired Attorney Kim Anderson from the Law Firm of Anderson & Boback as my divorce attorney to handle my case because I was advised by other top lawyers that I knew she was a honest hardworking fighting attorney in her field, who truly cares about you as an individual, a client, and the overall final outcome of your case. Well, I am honored to say that Ms. Anderson truly lived up to her reputation with her true professionalism, a genuine caring of you as a person going through a rough time and a personality that shows nothing but compassion. Ms. Anderson takes the time to explain the legal system step by step as she prepares your case for pretrial and always responds to your phone calls, or emails within minutes. I may not always agree with the divorce laws in Illinois but Ms. Anderson is not afraid to fight when needed and always keeps focus on the main objectives which is your best interest long after the case is resolved and signed off by the judge. I would highly recommend Ms. Anderson and her firm to represent you so that you have peace of mind throughout the entire process. A divorce is the worst thing any person could experience besides a death. When going through this you need the best to protect you and all your assets.The ChiefDaniel Babichread more
Daniel B.
I was very grateful to do business with Janice Boback.I am a strong believer in God, Justice, and “Janice”.She expressed extreme knowledge in the law pertaining to my case. Her winner attitude and great communication skills always kept my mind at peace.The trust... connection and bond between Janice and I was priceless.I always felt protected under her guidance with complete awareness of the status and all possible outcomes to my case.She was always available to answer or explain any questions or concerns I had.She is truly the attorney to have if the situation arises.read more
Larisa H.
Kim Anderson has a knack for staying 1-step ahead of me and my thought process. This is extremely helpful in those moments when I am stressed on legalities and not quite thinking straight. Kim also capably breaks the legal speak into everyday terms that I can... understand. Kim is an excellent attorney who is prompt, diligent and professional. The team at Anderson & Boback was invaluable in guiding me through my divorce as well as resettlement issues that I initiated after the divorce. Thanks for all your help Kim!read more
Michael C.
Jessica Marshall was amazing! My divorce should have been an easy process, since we didn't have any children or assets; however the opposing party was adamant on making it complicated. Jessica not only kept me informed of everything that was happening but advised me on... the best course of action to get divorced within a reasonable time-frame and without it costing me everything I owned. I couldn't thank her enough once it was all over. I can now move on with my life and it's because of her.read more
Jenny R.
Jessica is Amazing! She is kind, thoughtful, detailed oriented. She is quick in responding. She is knowledgeable. She fought for me in court and not afraid to speak up for her client. She has this confidence in return I feel confidence. She gives me good advices and... helping me to make right decisions. I am so very grateful she is my attorney.read more
Daranee A.
Jessica Marshall sat with me and supported me from the moment of our first consult to the final court appearance. No question went unanswered, no call/email left unreturned, and no doubt that she was on my side and ready to work. Jessica handled my case with confidence... and empathy, which I greatly appreciate given court can, often times, feel overwhelming. Cost was worth every penny and I know that every dollar was earned. I am grateful that the outcome was in my daughter’s favor and that she is now safe. My daughter will be forever thankful for finally having her voice heard in court, as Jessica suggested, through a child rep. I also want to acknowledge Gianna Carabez, Jessica’s paralegal, for always being kind and available to take my calls.read more
Sara G.
I have worked with lawyers in the past, Jan I feel really took care of me! She always had time for me, was very good at getting back to me when she was busy. In court I could see she handled her self confidently and was respected by other lawyers and also the judge. I... have recommended her to friends and family and will continue to do so!read more
Jim B.
This practice will go above and beyond! During a difficult time they were understanding and helpful.Very responsive! I received a fair and favorable outcome. I recommend contacting them immediately to get the ball rolling.
Antiwon S.
After visiting with two other law firms, I selected Anderson & Boback. They are professional! The former office was bright and pleasant. The receptionists are professional. The attorney I was assigned listened to my story and then prepared a course of action. I am... glad I chose Anderson & Boback to handle my divorce case. I highly recommend them!read more
Richard P.
Kim came as a referral from a great friend of mine. This wasn't an easy process to go through, but Kim gave me great guidance and help along the way. Wouldn't have gotten the outcome I wanted without her and her team.
Meghan M.
In April of 2016, I had an urgent need for a family attorney to help me litigate some critical issues unresolved from my divorce decree ordered by the cook county family court in 2011. I interviewed 3 attorneys and ended up picking the last one I felt was the best out... of the three. What a mistake I made after two months of litigation and more than $10,000 legal fees. In July, I interviewed two more attorneys and I selected attorney Anderson to replace the previous attorney. What a switch I made! All the critical issues were litigated and resolved to my complete satisfaction. Attorney Andersen has a very simple way of serving her client: she will listen to my story and ask what legal outcome I am expecting to get, and she will recommend a course of action and get me the result in the most cost effective manner. In short, when you give your problems to attorney Anderson for solutions, you can go home and sleep well.read more
Dean C
Kim handled both of our adoptions for us and made the process so easy. When you’re overwhelmed with all of the legal details it’s so nice knowing you’ve got someone who will attend to them so you can focus on other things. Very professional and highly recommended!
Cd J.
In 2015 Ms. Anderson handled my divorce. She was professional and completely transparent with the process and what to expect. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a good family law attorney.
John A.
Kim is very professional and cared about your case. Always there when you need her. Thanks for all your hard work.
Kim S.
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