After a recommendation from a friend who was also an attorney said her presence before local judges was well respected, I chose to hire Alyson for my child custody case. My case was a nightmare but Alyson patiently and in a knowledgable manner got my family through it. Not only was my case out-of-state and extremely high-conflict, but Alyson was tireless and her negotiation skills saved me from bankruptcy when the other attorneys involved were incredibly difficult to deal with and the costs could have become out of control. Instead, her ability to be clever, concise and personable changed the game and got everyone to the table. In the end, I got the dream outcome of legal and physical custody of my child. Alyson is incredibly fierce and intelligent and will fight for you, but her ability to keep nasty situations from the other party from escalating was something that became of the utmost value to my family. I would not hesitate to recommend Alyson in any case regarding child custody or divorce – she truly saved my family.