The main concerns I had is I knew it was going to be a tricky case, I knew it was going to be complicated and I knew that there was going to be hurdles that we were going to have to overcome. I interviewed a couple of attorneys and never got a comfortable feeling with them and when they interviewed with Rick, he made a comment of, “Let’s bring it on.” I told him that if I hired him that we were always going to have to be the aggressor on the offense that we never needed or I never wanted to be on the defense, and throughout the whole process that was the case.
My ex-wife is a little mentally unstable. I knew she was going to be complicated and fight every aspect of the case. She was not going to agree with any common-sense rational decisions. We pretty much had to force her to realize that decisions were being made for the betterment of the children and the outcome in the end was better for the children.
The experience was pleasant. Everybody in the office, including Rick, was pleasant. Everything was forthcoming. I never had any secrets. There was never surprises. I knew what to expect. Communication was always there.
Child custody was the big one. I knew that I didn’t want my ex-wife to have any visitation or custody– I shouldn’t say visitation. Didn’t want my ex-wife to have custody or split custody with the kids 50/50 because I felt that would be negative in the upbringing because she was in my opinion incompetent. He fought and we fought very hard and in the end the outcome is what I was wanting.
If you want an attorney that is a pit bull, that is aggressive, that is going to fight for you, go for Rick Banks. If you want a kitty cat and a rollover person, find somebody else. Rick was awesome to work with and aggressive and no holds. It was everything.