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At the Law Offices of Rick D. Banks, I take pride in my work and ability to assist clients through their divorce cases. I make it a priority to stay in close contact with my clients and to return their calls as soon as possible.
My efforts to deliver a researched and strong case have been demonstrated in successful cases and manifested in my solid reputation. Space would not allow me to list all of the positive feedback my firm has retained over the years. Following are testimonials from previous clients who have benefitted from my firm’s legal services.
The Fresno divorce attorney at my firm has assisted many clients through their divorce cases with excellence. The feedback my firm has received, and now listed, has been from many very satisfied clients. Contact my firm at (559)222-4891 for further information on how we can help you navigate divorce!
I was very nervous, very emotional. Going through a divorce is not something I had done before and I didn’t really know what to expect. Primary reason. I had met with other attorneys. I just didn’t feel comfortable with them. When I met with Rick, I immediately felt comfortable, I felt like he was honest and you talk about pretty emotional things and pretty private things and I felt between him and his staff that I could talk to them.
I’ve heard really horrible stories about divorces taking so long and everything is drawn out. He did it in a very timely fashion that was comfortable for me and my ex. I would say the fact that I was able to trust him and feel so comfortable with him, he’s very honest, I felt like any private information that I had to give him was going to be kept between us and he was going to help me and guide me in the areas that I was unfamiliar with. Rick was able to work with my soon to be ex and his attorney very well so that when things arose, they were handled in a timely manner and we were able to get through the process quickly without very many hitches.
For me the biggest win would be us being able to work out custody of our children, and something that was fair for both of us, because that was very important for both of us to be able to come to an agreement when it came to our children. So, the biggest win for me would just be knowing that Rick was very fair to me and my soon to be ex when it came to terms of custody.
I feel that I got the best outcome as possible. My ex and I are on friendly terms due to the way that Rick handled everything, and it was very important to us in the beginning to make sure that we tried to stay as friendly as possible. Now we are able to co-parent very well. Our relationship is– We are able to call each other and actually talk to each other about issues and things that come up. I feel that we’re very good co-parents due to Rick’s guidance and just the way the whole thing was handled.
I would tell them that– which I do actually tell people, that he is honest. He is comfortable. That his staff and he are very professional and that I wouldn’t have chosen anybody else to have helped me through this time. Absolutely, I recommend his services all the time. Again, due to the reasons I just explained and their professionalism and ease of being able to ask questions and things that I was so unsure about and I didn’t want to feel– A lot of people make you feel dumb that you’re asking a question and they never made me feel dumb. I always felt like they were there to help me.
I came across Mr. Banks’ name and four other people’s names. I did my research and I prayed on it and his name popped into my head, so I called.
Mr. Banks has been my attorney since 2013. Obviously, this is 2018. My divorce took six months and a day. However, there’s always things that come up after the fact. Mr. Banks represented me several times after the divorce had already been final and he was very gracious with his time and his attention to detail and everything. We were always patient, although the parties that we were dealing with weren’t always above board, but everything worked out because we always did things the right way.
It was great working with Rick. He listened, he understood and he was patient and like I said, gracious with his time. He didn’t rush you. He wasn’t like, “Okay, we got to get through this. We need this done. We need that done.” He took his time and everything worked.
We did a lot of mediation. A lot of things was done via stipulation, which helped greatly but it was just dealing with my ex’s attorney’s office and their paralegal who weren’t, I would say, very scrupulous in their dealings and not very nice people.
I would to say, if you want someone who’s fair, who’s impartial, who’s going to listen, who won’t judge you on whatever you’re dealing with, then this is the person that you want to represent you. He’s professional, he’s ethical and that’s the type of person that you want to represent you in court.You want an attorney that is going to hear you because sometimes people listen but they don’t hear. Who’s going to hear your voice and allow you to have a voice in.
You want to deal with Mr. Banks because like I said, you want to deal with someone who’s nonjudgmental regardless of what the details of your divorce lies. As you know, we dealt with a lot after the fact. Dealing with my case, that pretty much became a public spectacle after the fact. So, you want someone who’s going to be mindful, bad things can get out of hand, someone who’s going to have enough integrity not to speak out of place and someone who’s going to ask your permission if they want to speak about your case, which is what he did in my situation because of the publicness of some things that happened after the fact.
For someone who’s contemplating getting a divorce, if this is really what you want to do, you need to get a great attorney. Also, it’s not just the attorney, is the people that work behind the scenes, the paralegals, the office managers, the accountants. You want to deal with people who are looking out for your best interest, but at the same time are fair. Sometimes even in a divorce, your attorney has to tell you something that you need to hear and maybe not necessarily want to hear. You want to have that type of relationship with your attorney and the people in their office. That way when you walk in, everybody feels like it’s the family.
I wanted to make sure everything went smoothly because I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it by myself, so I felt like I needed an attorney because my ex was very difficult and I knew I would need a lot of help working with him.
It was great. He made the process really smooth. He was very understanding, was not judgmental. He really just made me feel comfortable.
The difficulties were basically with my ex and he was able to help me mainly with him and also just getting what I needed out of that divorce case. He acknowledged me on a lot of stuff that I didn’t know about. He was able to really explain a lot and help me out with those things.
He reached out to me when it came more to the financial part. He really worked with me on that, especially knowing that I was not employed. I know my family had helped out, but he really helped me out when it came to that department. I really appreciate it because that’s harder when you can’t really afford a lawyer.
Through the case, when my ex lashed out, he was able to handle him in the appropriate way, so that way we could get things done.
I would just tell them that you should do business with him because he’s just a very understanding person, very knowledgeable. He really just works well with people. Very calm mannered. He’s not pushy or anything like that. He’s very honest and will give his opinion, but at the same time will let you make your own decision and that’s really nice.
Mostly I want somebody that actually cared about what was going on. I hate to say it, but more bang for your buck kind of deal too as well. I mean, he’s a pretty good guy all around. I don’t look at him just as an attorney. I look at him as my friend kind of. Things were happening in the other home that I didn’t know how to approach and I needed legal counsel for that. If I had approached it my way, I could have maybe got in trouble or overstepped a boundary I didn’t need to overstep. I needed help with that. I got to looking online, I saw his book and the title of it caught me. So yeah, it was mostly the book. He’s a great guy to work with. He’s really down to earth and he asks the questions that you don’t even know you need to answer yet. Do you know what I mean?
Having to come to terms with, I needed to do this now because I put it off and put it off. I didn’t want to face the fact of, “Okay, I need to step up and fight for my daughter.” I didn’t know how or that I needed to really do that yet. Talking with Rick, he more or less made me see that I needed to pull off the Band-Aid and not to be nice about it. That it needed to be done because it was in the best case for the child.
That goes back to the first time I saw him for marital reasons. He was more about trying to fix the marriage than actually try to go through with a divorce and be my attorney for that. He was there trying to help me mend it first before that pushed on and ended up working out. Helping me to negotiate terms, child support amount, stuff like that, and visitation and what to push for, what not to push for yet. I didn’t know any of that. I’d say that would be a good reason to go to Rick.
The key to success in any case is to speak with a family attorney as early as possible. That way, you can learn about your legal rights, discuss your options, and find out what strategy is best suited for your individual situation.
We understand that this may be a highly difficult time in your life, and we are ready to listen to your story and help you find the answers you need. Contact our office now to get started on a new lease on life.