Client mistakenly missed his Court date and a default temporary order was entered. Mr. Granata was retained to fix the default temporary order and successfully argued his Motion to Reconsider the default temporary order. Sole primary custody was switched to his client, a finding of family violence against the other side was entered, child and spousal support was undone and the other side was Ordered to pay support to Mr. Granata’s client. The client is a long time commercial real estate developer and the client happily informed Mr. Granata he “is the best lawyer he has ever seen.”
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After client represented themselves Pro Se at a Temporary Orders hearing and unsuccessfully tried to obtain primary custody of their child, the presiding District Court reversed the decision of the Associate Judge and granted Mr. Granata’s client immediate primary custody.
Mr. Granata successfully struck the pleadings against an opposing party for discovery abuse and successfully obtained a judgment for $2,500.00 for costs.
De Novo Appeal filed by the opposing party after losing primary custody was successfully defended. Over $2,000 in costs were assessed against the opposing party in favor of Mr. Granata’s client. Jury trial set for mid 2010.
After a trial before the court, Mr. Granata obtained a below guideline child support award after a demand from the opposing party for a child support figure that was above guidelines.
Successfully negotiated a change in primary conservatorship whereby Mr. Granata’s client had previously had limited access to the child for the last five years and was now named the custodial parent.
After a half day trial before the Court, Mr. Granata obtained a ruling for below guideline child support and unsupervised access for his client (that very same day) to his child where the opposing party had demanded supervised access.
The morning his client’s case is set for trial, Mr. Granata obtained a settlement whereby his client received 75% of the marital estate.
Successfully defended a request to lift a residency restriction so the custodial parent could move to California and successfully excluded the opposing party’s purported retained custody evaluator from testifying as a custody expert.
Successfully obtained primary custody for his male client after a half day trial before the court. for his male client after a half day trial before the court.