What Clients Have to Say:
Excellent legal counsel before, during and years after divorce.
I learned of Laura by referral from a local mediator. In 2016 I began working with Laura to initiate my divorce and reached successful settlement in September 2017. Initially I thought I could fill out the court forms independently, but soon realized there were far too many questions for me to answer on my own. At that time, I chose to hire Laura with unbundled services, where I took the lead on filings and meeting my own deadlines.
Laura did a fantastic job asking the right questions (at the right time) to understand my case situation. From there, she provided me the correct forms to draft on my own, listed the supporting documents I needed to obtain, and helped me take the practical steps toward a temporary living situation. I was able to save a lot of money by gathering my own supporting documents and draft the court forms. She suggested helpful/necessary changes to my work, kept me organized, identified all the required steps, and provided helpful reminders.
Afterward, Laura and I have kept in touch regularly over the last 6 years as she answers questions I have from time to time. In 2021 I hired Laura again, but with full representation since I was busier at that time. Laura took the lead in my case and carried a lot of the work which I am very appreciative for. We worked together easily and successfully, reaching an agreed settlement in January 2022. I am very pleased with the outcome for everyone involved. My sense is that everyone enjoyed working with Laura, not just me, but officers of the Court and opposing counsel!
Like so many people, I work hard for my money and care about my family so I want to hire only those who I can trust, and Laura is certainly one of the people I trust most. Laura is even-keeled, organized, and flexible – but also has firm boundaries, decades of legal experience along with a great sense of humor. I wish Laura and her clients all the best.
Josh C., 2022
I hired Laura to work collaboratively with me, my ex-husband and his (also collaboratively trained) lawyer. Both my ex and I are so pleased we did. Ours was a bit of an unusual case in that we wanted to divorce but also continue to own and operate two businesses together as well as to keep extended family relationships active. Laura listened closely to what I wanted to achieve individually and together with my ex. She was organized, efficient, respectful, kind, dependable, responsive, open-minded and is quite obviously well versed in her knowledge of divorce law. She was patient with my ever-present questions, providing clear answers on the spot or soon afterwards. She never left me or us wondering what the next step was. She kept us all on track as well as provided excellent references for outside consultants as needed. We ended up meeting all our stated high-end goals, both faster and less expensively than we had expected. I highly recommend Laura. She provides extraordinary value.
I worked with Laura Sutkus throughout my mediated divorce process. While she did not directly represent me in mediation, she was 100% in my corner providing knowledge, compassion, suggestions, and a much-appreciated grounded thoughtfulness. Her review of my settlement documents was very comprehensive and extremely helpful in establishing solid agreements.
The divorce has been final over a year now, but as issues arise (and they do), Laura has been continually gracious in reviewing the situation and offering suggestions on possible courses of action. I tend to be a “do it yourself-er” so Laura’s coaching approach works very effectively for me. That said, I also have the feeling Laura would be an excellent attorney for someone who needs a strong legal voice acting on their behalf.
– Kristi I., 2020
What do you need in a divorce attorney? That certainly depends on your intended outcome, but in my case, I found in Laura Sutkus someone that shared and supported my values (fair, respectful and honorable) and idea of how to end a 20-year marriage with kids. Although my divorce was nothing as I had hoped – a swift and cooperative ending to our marriage – instead I faced a long, cruel and dishonest divorce process that almost ended in a trial.
Always to-the-point, practical in her approach, and efficient in her decisions, we stuck together for almost two long years, working through exaggerated and inaccurate claims. She showed me how to be balanced and pragmatic in my decision making and reaction/response to the ‘crazy’. My divorce was not at all what I expected or could have imagined, but Sutkus Law kept me moving forward and ensured that, in the end, I settled/mediated in a position that was comfortable and right for me.
As I stop and reflect on our almost two-year process, I recall some traits of her that are easily overlooked during such an emotional period – attentive and able to recall every detail, understands family law inside and out, and maintains a strength and respectfulness even through the nastiness. If needed, she has assembled a group of professional resources to refer to and, if necessary, to take back control of an issue (i.e., QDROs and State PERs, fair sharing of child expenses). Thank you for maintaining my respectful approach through this difficult period.
– Roy, 2020
Laura Sutkus represented me through a very difficult contested divorce. While my spouse chose to change attorneys multiple times, I stayed the course with Laura. From the very beginning, she gave excellent legal advice and support. I came to her office terrified, and she gave me the tools I needed to even get started, including a book on how to respond to high conflict people. Month by month, my knowledge and strength increased and even I am surprised we have successfully resolved everything! In every phase of my divorce, there were delays and issues out of our control, but Laura managed them with ease. She is professional, meticulous and knows family law like the back of her hand. She will fight
fairly and honestly for you and your children. I was so impressed in how she handled getting a parenting plan figured out, when everyone else (including the other attorney) seemed to falter. I would highly recommend working with Laura Sutkus. Our family is thriving now and she has given me the strength and freedom to move on to independence. I will be forever thankful to Laura for her role in
– Asha, 2020