I had the need for a family law attorney in 2013. So I looked in to The law office of H. William Edgar. I went 9 years previously doing all the “court stuff” on my own and not getting anywhere, other then full of stress and anxiety. After meeting with Mr. Edgar in his Riverside office for a free consultation, and discussing my case for a child custody and child support modification, Mr. Edgar put me and my husband at ease and explained the entire process. Mr. Edgar told us with complete confidence that this was gong to handle everything and we hired him on the spot. His staff went to work right away and the paperwork process was made so easy. When the court date finally arrived I was a nervous wreck, but he knew all the right things to say and was so prepared to handle all the nonsense that my ex-husband was trying to convince the judge of… long story short, I’ve ended up using Mr. Edgar’s office 3 more times and each time we were completely satisfied with the judges ruling.
On a side note, What really sold us on choosing Mr. Edgar’s law office was when we asked about why we were getting nowhere with our case for the last 9 years. He told us, “think of it this way: when you’re sick, you go to a doctor for help. You don’t try to heal yourself. On the same theory, if you need help in court, get a lawyer.” The law office of H. William Edgar is an outstanding choice for family law needs!
Words can’t express how appreciative I am of Mr. Edgar’s help. I had a very complex case and matter. I met with him on my first consultation and he let me know that he would take care of me! Well, he wasn’t lying! His staff are very friendly when I call and are always willing to stay late to meet me. He is very knowledgeable and is very well respected in the court systems! Thank you Mr. Edgar and I really appreciate all your help in securing my future.
Attorney Bill Edgar was very professional and knowledgeable. This was a very difficult time for me and my children but Mr. Edgar and his staff were thoughtful and considerate during this sensitive time in my life. I initially retained another local attorney which used half of my retainer doing essentially nothing. My ex husband had a local respected attorney which initially intimidated me but Mr. Edgar’s office was always one step ahead. On our court day I was very pleasantly surprised to recognize that Mr. Edgar had a great reputation with the court and especially with the judge which made me feel very reassured. I had a really good outcome and would highly recommend this office for any of your family law needs.
I have used Mr. Edgar’s office two times in the past and he has always done an excellent job. He was able to get a contempt citation dismissed in the first court hearing. He is very knowledgeable and professional. In fact, I had to modify my support and used another attorney and did not get the results and hired Mr. Edgar to fix it and he did. I have referred family and friends to Mr. Edgar. I would highly recommend Mr. Edgar to anyone that needs a Family Law Attorney. With experience with other family law lawyers, I have found his billing practices to be reasonable and fair.
Mr. Edgar had his hands full with my case, and still does! Not the easiest custody battle but I am glad to have him on my side. He’s a passionate attorney who knows the law. I’m glad to have an attorney who is a parent himself working on my case as I felt that he was genuine and could relate to me rather than just accepting another case. Mr. Edgar is amazing and fair.
I was in a very bad situation, and more then 8 months into a very ugly custody fight, I was trying to move out of state with my daughter and her father was fighting me tooth and nail. I was so scared that I was going to loose custody of my daughter, and was very worn down. As soon as I hired Mr. Edgar things started rolling in my favor. He really fought for me, argued my case and won! I was allowed to leave the state with my daughter. I am very fortunate to have found Mr. Edgar. My case was tough, and he was up for the challenge. I thank God for sending him my way. If you are looking for a great lawyer that you can trust and that will work hard for you, I strongly recommend Harold William Edgar.
I used him when he was with his old firm. He was wonderful. Accomplished full custody with a restraining order and supervised visitation for my ex. To this day, I have sole custody and my child is better for it. Domestic violence cases can be hard, but Mr. Edgar showed me that they don’t have to be.
Mr. Edgar represented me very successfully in matter that was quite complicated.
Very upfront, handles the issues in a timely manner. Nothing left unturned. The staff was very professional. Kept me informed on my case as it continued. No second guessing. Does what he says. Also, I may add that I’m living in another city from where his office is located. Mr. Edgar has handled my case very well.
I came to this law office at the start of a very hostile divorce. Since the start, Mr. Edgar and Mrs. Cohen-Patterson have been very attentive to my needs. They have answered all of my questions thoroughly and promptly. The entire office team has also been very responsive and at no times do I feel like I am bothering anyone.
I’ve been put into a very strong position on my case due to the advanced thinking and strategy put in place. I would of easily lost a good chunk of time with my child had it not been for Bill & Lauren. They have both been fantastic in holding the other side accountable, which has taken a huge stress off my shoulders.
Divorce is an awful process, but my legal team has taken the edge off of the process. That and the fact they speak to me in english and as people is very reassuring.
Highly recommend to anyone going down this road.
Because of Bills dedication and his promise from the very start I finally won jurisdiction! As a mom I doubted many times that I would win, Bill made sure we stayed on track and fought for my family like it was his own. When ever I had any questions or urgent request Bill and his team responded right away. I recommend everyone to William Edgar Law.
I have had a great experience so far with this office. Lauren Cohen Patterson was assigned as my lawyer and with the help from a few other people in the office like Sarah Brommer, my time with them has been so helpful. I was struggling hard on my own and immediately Lauren and the rest of the team put me at ease. They did what needed to be done and what was best for me and my situation. Everyone was very helpful and sweet. They talked to me like I was a real person, not a number but closer to a good friend.
Attorney Bill Edgar has handled all aspects from my divorce proceedings to my high conflict/incredibly challenging custody battles since 2006 to current. I consulted Mr. Edgar in 2006 as a very concerned potential new client and left feeling at ease and like a friend.
As a devoted and loyal longtime client, I would never fathom placing the fate of my custody issues in the hands of any other family law attorney. Mr. Edgar kept me grounded and provided not only legal support, but was compassionate during the most difficult times of my life. Either during emergency hearings, request for orders, or routine review hearings, Mr. Edgar has ALWAYS prevailed on my behalf. Most importantly, Attorney Edgar will place the best interest of your child as his top priority. He has always made himself available by phone or in-person.
Attorney Edgar is honest, knowledgeable and will strive to provide the best outcome possible. I will continue to place my trust and faith in attorney Edgar, as he is committed to providing high-quality, aggressive, and effective representation.
If you are seeking a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community, look nowhere else. I have recommended many family member and friends to Mr Edgar. I highly recommend you consult his office to see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
Compassion and attorney are words that aren’t often used in the same sentence, but I can here. Bill represented me in a no-nonsense, professional, and effective manner. I had never been to family court, but Bill took the fear out of it for me with his representation. Divorce proceedings are complicated; when custody is placed into the equation it becomes exponentially so. Bill worked to settle things outside of court whenever he could, even arranging for 4-Way meetings. The office staff is courteous, competent, and supportive. In court, Bill is intense and never misses a beat. There were several occasions wherein the court was not supportive and would dismiss my concerns, but Bill did not allow this. Bill has worked with me through difficult times financially and stuck by me; he’s an honest and diligent attorney. I think what resonates most with me is that Bill cared about me as a father; he wanted to be sure I retained my rights as a father in a very hostile situation. I highly recommend Bill Edgar and have referred him several times. Thank you, Bill.
I interviewed a total of 6 attorney’s while I was on a mission to find the representation for my child custody & divorce case. Lauren took the time to listen to all my issues and shared the same vision I had. I have been back to court twice now and have received more time with my daughter each time I return. I am very happy with services and highly recommend her to anyone seeking representation in a divorce or custody battle.
Bill Edgar & Lauren Cohen-Patterson have been on my case for over a year now. They both have been beyond amazing. They have always been available to speak to and ask questions; they reply to all my emails promptly. I was impressed with their willingness to explain the small steps and help me understand all the technical terms. They have gone above and beyond to fulfill what‘s in my best interest and helped me understand and decide what the best option for me have been considering my circumstance. I will highly refer them to anyone who needs any type of family law professional advice!
William Edgar is a trustworthy lawyer. It is very important that when researching a particular lawyer to represent you, you feel that he can be trusted.
Responsive: Again, when hiring a lawyer, it’s extremely important that he is available and will respond to you within a reasonable time in which William Edgar does.
Knowledgeable: William Edgar is very knowledgeable in his field of Law. William Edgar is great at keeping all his clients informed and up to date regarding their case. I have the up most respect for William Edgar not only because he is a great attorney, he values and treats his clients as real people. He truly cares for his clients.
Honestly, I have not one negative word to say about William Edgar. The times I have hired him to represent me, I have been very pleased with my case outcome. I highly recommend William Edgar.
I hired Mr Edgar to help me with custody and a move away order for my daughter.
The moment I met Mr Edgar I had a weight lifted off me. Just talking to him I knew he was truly going to do all he could to help me. He was human and not like a lot of attorneys who see dollar signs instead of a person in real need of help.
Mr Edgar was honest and blunt with me, He told me the way it was going to go and told me right away that a move away order was almost never granted, Well I will say that this was not the case for me with Mr Edgar as my attorney, I was granted the move away order and was able to move 2200 miles away with my daughter. I know for a fact that if I had not hired Mr Edgar that I would have never been granted the move away order. I Thank God every day for pointing me in the direction of Mr Edgar.
I just recently went through a divorce. Mr. Edgar helped me through the most difficult time in my life. He worked with me by keeping me informed, always ready to answer my questions in a timely manner. He worked out a payment I could afford, I would highly recommend Mr. William Edgar
When my ex-wife filed for legal separation at first I did not seek legal representation. As time went on I found that I needed someone in my corner looking out for my best interests. I am very grateful that I was put in contact with Bill Edgar and his staff. I had moved out of the Riverside area and my first contact with Bill was by phone. He immediately made me feel confident that I would be well represented by a true professional who is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and tenacious. His fees are appropriate for his level of expertise and the results that he delivers.
When things got tense or combative with opposing counsel, Bill had the ability to install confidence in me that a fair resolution to my situation would be reached and that indeed was the case. Although child support was not an issue, spousal support was. He successfully negotiated a settlement that was fair to both parties and I am very grateful for that. When I was temporarily unemployed he and his staff wasted no time in having my support suspended providing very flexible and fair payments and fees during my financial hard times.
If you or anyone you know needs representation in a family court case, you can’t find anyone that will represent you more successfully than the Law Offices of H. William Edgar.
Bill Edgar was wonderful in helping me with my custody case and was key in helping me do what’s right for my kids. He helped defend me in court after being served move away papers by my ex. My ex’s goal was to take the kids away with her out of state to live with her and her boyfriend, and she was very aggressive and relentless in her demands in court, asking the judge for child therapy and a 730 evaluation. Not only did Bill help me fight this case, he succeeded in preventing the move away. After the judge denied the move away, my ex chose to leave the state alone without the kids. I now have my kids almost full time, whereas I had 50/50 previously. Bill was great in standing up and fighting for me against an extremely aggressive opposing counsel and defended dozens of false accusations against me. He is firm, knows the law, and will fight for what is right, which in my case was for the best interest of the children. I could NOT have done it without Bill and I recommend him highly to anyone going through a tough, and sometimes unfair fight. Bill is the right attorney to put on your team. Thank you Bill!
I’ve had Mr. Edgar for the past two years and he’s been a great attorney. I am involved with a very tough custody battle and he’s always been there for appearances fighting for my children and myself. His staff is extremely friendly and hard working. I most likely will retain him to the end. I certainly recommend him as a good family law attorney.
Protip: Best thing to do in family law battles is make it about the children and what’s best for them. Refrain from fighting just to get back at the other party. Fight for what’s right and good for the children. They are the one’s that will ultimately lose. Be the better, honest and forthright party and it will be what’s best for the children.
I have been a client at Mr. Edgars lawfirm for some many years now. I have always been well informed of situations & the best ways to go about handling situations, I have always received a quick response when I have needed to, & he has always fought to represent my case looking for our best interest.
Mr. Edgar is the best attorney. He is honest and compassionate. He cared about my case and my kids. The ratings allow for 1-5 however I would give him a 10. I recommend him to everyone. You will be happy with the results.
My personal experience with Mr Edgar has been wonderful. He helped me get visitation of my daughter 3 years ago and as of now I don’t just visit her. In our last court appearance I got full physical custody of my kid and 80% custody.Thanks Mr Edgar for helping me every step of the way.
I would like to thank Mr. Edgar for his skill in handling a very difficult case in relation to retaining my parental rights, and ultimately being able to build a relationship with my precious son. He enabled me to be treated fairly without resistance, just as I have allowed his mom to exercise her rights in raising our son. Not only did Mr. Edgar take extensive time to ask the right questions during the deposition of the other party, he has also been able to otherwise expose the other party’s family member’s complete unwillingness to cooperate at all, and even their continued attempts to cover up all the “inconvenient” truths of the matter. He has also been patient with me, and understanding about some of the unforeseen financial challenges I have been dealing with, and his assistance has been greatly appreciated to ensure equal parental rights are preserved.
Mr. Edgar and his team were very helpful in assisting with my divorce and resolving my additional child custody needs issues. They took care of all the details for me, and kept me informed every step of the way.
I recently hired the Law Office of William Edgar to assist me in a difficult and extremely important matter. I must say that I had the best experience dealing with Mr. Edgar and his staff. This is the most professional office I have ever worked with, and I mean all businesses, not just Law Offices. Mr. Edgar and his team handled my matter quicker and more efficiently than I could have imagined or even hoped for. The end results were even better than I expected. I would absolutely recommend The Law Office of William Edgar to anyone in need of Family Law services. Thank you Mr. Edgar and the Office, I really appreciate all of your help.
Mr. Edgar was quick to help me, he made me feel comfortable and made sure I understood everything that was going on. He helped me fight for my children not once but twice in a very short period of time. Both times I won my case and now my children are happy and safe. His staff is polite, courteous, and are a phone call away if you ever need anything. I would recommend this firm to anyone who is seeking custody after a divorce. Mr Edgar is very knowledgeable and he is not a money hungry lawyer. He does what is right and he is very reasonable. I would hire him again if I ever needed to go to family law again.
Attorney Bill Edgar picked up my mess from another attorney I just fired and turned it golden. From paternity tests and issues, to past visitation and bio-mom trying to block every way I tried to interact with my son…whom I had not known till his 6th birthday when CPS called me asking if I wanted to go to my child custody hearing. I decided then and there to ride it all the way out.
My ex married someone else after a two week relationship with me. They named my son their name, on the birth cert., awarded him to bio-mom in their divorce-after notifying me via CPS. weird circumstances to say the least.
If a parent (man) does not assert his paternal relationship with 2 years of birth, the privilege of parenthood goes to whomever the mother deems. I was 4 years past the statute and Bill Edgar Law contested it and won!
Many other things came up in the case (which began when my son was 9). It lasted 2-1/2 years. I had to prove bonding-done. I had to build a foundation for a 730 evaluation-done. I WAS AWARDED SOLE LEGAL AND SOLE PHYSICAL CUSTODY AFTER BEGINNING WITH NO RIGHTS AT ALL. I owe it all to Bill Edgar and his trained team.
Mr. H. William Edgar is a wonderful attorney! I hired him for my Child support case. He kept me informed the whole time, Tonya the paralegal was excellent she answered my calls and was very helpful when I had any questions. Mr. Edgar appeared on all of my hearings and was very well prepared every time. He won my difficult case and now I am a very happy client. I would definitely recommend him for anyone else that is going through a tough child support case.
Mr. Edgar kept me updated at every instance of my divorce case. He explained what I didn’t understand without making me feel ignorant. He was extremely knowledgeable and showed true devotion to my best interest. The counter party was spiteful, rude, stubborn and insulting. Mr. Edgar, however, maintained professionalism and self control every time. He understood my financial struggles and offered options so that I didn’t have to lose his support and services. Over the 2 years of my case, he consistently showed me that he was in it til the end, never losing faith in my case and my “side”. I have and will always refer him to anyone seeking legal aid in a family matter. I have been so blessed in having him represent my case.
Bill was very helpful in my case and came to court fully prepared. He did not charge me every time I had a question like some do. I would recommend him to anyone.
From the first time I met with Mr. Edgar I knew he would be able to help me with my case, because he is knowledgeable on family law. I felt like Mr. Edgar was invested in my case and I trusted his expertise. English is not my first language yet he is respectful and keeps my friend informed on my behalf, just as I have requested.
Well what I thought might have been easy was unbelievable! At every turn something else. I could not have done this divorce without Bill!! He protected me and my children. He won every time we were in court. He guided me though every turn. Thank you Bill and his amazing staff.
I found Mr.William Edgar and his staff nothing but professional, helpful and courteous. Would most definitely use him as my attorney for ANY legal matter or at least seek his wise advice.
Mr Edgar and his staff provided excellent service during my divorce. What started out as simple, quickly turned into a case that involved a restraining order and move-away. Mr. Edgar and Mr Roark, always kept me informed and updated on my case. They guided me through the process, answering my many questions in a timely manner no matter what time of day I had them. What I appreciated most was that they did not promise I would win my case, but did everything they could to make that happen, which it did. Mr. Edgar’s team were always prepared for court dates, had a professional demeanor at all times, and were well respected by the court. Sitting in a court room with the possibility of testifying is scary. Having the right team to present your case is necessary. My advice is to avoid divorce if at all possible, but if your needing an experienced and competent lawyer, than I would highly recommend Mr Edgar and his staff.
William instilled confidence in me from the first meeting. He achieved the desired results for my case of modification of spousal support. I am extremely happy with the final judgement, which reduced support by more than 50% and ended payments when I reach age 65.
Mr. Edgar is a very personable and competent lawyer. He is always well prepared and uses the law to get positive settlement agreements. Personally, I was impressed with his negotiation strategies/tactics! I would hire him again in a heart beat!
Brilliant Family Law attorney who knows what he is doing. Whether custody, child support or divorce, he gets results and the job done!
I have retained Mr. Edgar since 2010 and he still continues to help. I’ve been in a extremely long custody/child support battle that won’t seem to end. His knowledge and experience in Family Law is vast. His staff has been absolutely wonderful!
Due to current circumstances and difficulties with my particular court case, I most likely will be retaining his services until both my children come of age. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Edgar for your Family Law needs.
My husband and I hired Law Offices of H. William Edgar to represent us in a “Move Away” request to the Hemet, California Family Court in summer of 2015 focused on our 12 year old son. His staff is of the utmost professionalism paying special accolades to his paralegal Amy. We have been involved in custody issues for years with my ex-husband and have documented a substantial amount of information. Amy was always professional, timely, considerate, and understanding of our questions and substantial amount of information we provided to better support our case. At no time did we ever feel as though we were just another client, they went above and beyond to ensure we were always treated as important and a priority. Prior to our day in court, we flew into California and met with Mr. Edgar to go over the court proceedings and his plan for court. Mr. Edgar inspired pure confidence and never once showed us any doubt of his commitment and professionalism to our case. Upon completion of our day in court, Amy continued to keep us informed of the courts processing of the decision and always made time for us.
His retainer and hourly rates are more than fair and well worth every penny. It is without any hesitation that I recommend the Law Office of H. William Edgar for those seeking legal counsel. We will continue to seek his legal expertise on future court dates, as for us, he is the only lawyer we want representing our family’s needs!!!!
I had a very difficult trial with some very technical legal issues. Bill explained all of them to me so I could understand. More importantly, although I didn’t understand at the time, he explained some problems with my case as well. In the end, everything worked out pretty much the way he explained.
Mr. Roark and his entire staff were very professional at all times and willing to work with my case which was quite complicated. They provided me the support I needed in order to get through finalizing my divorce. Both Mr. Edgar and Mr. Roark, Charlene, Amy and Maritza promptly provided me with the documentation required by my mortgage company so that I could continue to fight in keeping my home which was in foreclosure. Both attorneys were always prompt, well prepared and professional when representing me during court hearings.
The lines of communication were continuously kept quite clear. There were no surprise charges or hidden fees. They were very accommodating and understanding of my situation. Everyone on his staff has gone above and beyond to help make sure my needs were met and maintained a high level of professionalism. I am completely satisfied with the end results and would highly recommend Mr. Edgar and his staff to anyone who is seeking to hire a divorce attorney.
When you are looking for an attorney regarding a family law case, you are in an extremely vulnerable position. I was dealing with an immediate interstate child custody jurisdiction therefore, my case was very complicated; my five year old child is a resident of California and was kept in a different state after an agreed visitation schedule with the mother took place.
When I first arrived at the law firm for my consultation about my case, Mr. Roark and Mr. Edgar began to get the facts about my case. Both Attorneys immediately started working on getting my child returned and I had not even retained them at that point in time. The billing for their services was a true representation for their Attorney and paralegal fees.
I am very pleased and fortunate that I found the Law Offices of H. William Edgar. Hiring their services was the best decision. The Attorneys and their entire law staff are brilliant, highly experienced, knowledgeable, dedicated, dynamic, and they definitely know what they are doing according to family law. It was such a relief for me to finally have my case in the hands of this law firm, as they solely focus on what is in the best interest of the minor(s), as well as the best possible outcome for the party involved.
I retained Attorney Jeremy Roark, whom handled my case personally throughout the entire court process. Mr. Roark is extremely experienced, organized, and knowledgeable, with an impressive work ethic and energy to represent you during the court process. Mr. Roark is a real go-getter when it comes to fight for your case, and he always came prepared to court. Mr. Roark always provided me with the best, honest advice to proceed during my court process. I am 100% satisfied with the outcome of my case.
I highly recommend the Law Offices of H. William Edgar, as well as Attorney Jeremy Roark if you have a family law matter.
Bill and his team guided me through the whole process step by step. I liked that the documents were exchanged electronically. My questions were answered promptly via phone calls or emails. I feel that both parties in my case received a fair judgment. I highly recommend them to friends and family