Divorce is hard. After my wife took my son out of state, I hit rock bottom. I thought she wouldn’t be coming back, and I was concerned about my autistic son being removed from a special program at his school that was helping him thrive. A close friend recommended Pryor, Priest & Harber attorney Steve Gilliman. I left him a message and heard back from him within two hours. When I met him, by the time I got to the parking deck he had already signed the paperwork to get my son back to the state.
Throughout the process, Steve and his staff helped with every step. They even helped me with refinancing my mortgage, and the paperwork, without even having the divorce decree. The entire staff, including Lisa, his paralegal, are amazing. Steve was very professional and prepared—he had a strategy for every step of the way. He even helped me see and understand things I didn’t want to face at the time that proved beneficial. They turned a divorce that could have been very messy into something manageable.
They say there is no winning in divorce, but I beg to differ. He got my son back. All I wanted was 50/50 custody of my son, and that’s what I got. Although I didn’t think it would happen, Steve knew from day one that it was possible. It ended up being the best-case scenario. An agreement was worked out with my wife to settle it and it enabled my son to stay in the only home he has ever known and his school without going to court.
There are people blessed with what they do, and Steve and his team go above and beyond. Divorce is very hard on children, but the way Steve handled it made it a lot easier. He understood it’s all about the child. And he’s a family guy. I knew he would be the right person for the process. It was very emotional to finally have my son back in my home. Steve did 100% what he said he was going to do and not many people do that.