When I received a letter from the court in MD to attend a hearing as my ex-spouse asked for full custody of our only child, I was out of words as I'm living in Africa plus I'm non US citizen/resident and there are serious immigrational barriers for me to travel to the US, what really exacerbated the situation is the country I was living in is under strict US financial sanctions there are no means of direct payment to the firm nor I have any valid debit/credit card to pay McKeon law firm for their services, to make things worse the country I was living in has an inflation rate of 20% per 2 weeks and its currency depreciates in value in a fast pace.The most rational option for me would have been is not to contest the divorce and award my ex-spouse full custody, additionally I would have totally understood and accepted if the law firm would have declined to assist me in the case, as helping me would have been considered a total financial loss for the law firm as the stakes are too high, however what followed has completely taken me by surprise they not only understood my situation but I felt some sort of personal connection between me and the staff and the urgency to deal with the situation in the most professional manner, resolving my case became a priority over any financial risks for the law firm, that eventually led to a divorce settlement that has given me legitimate rights over my child in the US despite the fact that I lived in Africa, McKeon law firm can't thank you enough for your assistance in the most stressful times of my life and special appreciation goes to "Jessica Kern"
Jessica S. Kern
Jessica is an exceptional, hardworking, reliable attorney. She is astute at gathering critical information, and will educate her client about steps in the legal process. She is also kind and compassionate during times of duress. She is a huge asset to the McKeon Law firm
Shelly D. McKeon
Shelly McKeon and Jessica Kern handled my divorce and the bottom line is they protected my interests and ensured I got a fair settlement. Although my ex deliberately made the whole thing as difficult and expensive as it could be, Shelly and Jessica made sure that I was well aware of what was to come, kept me informed and involved, and took every step needed to ensure that I was not steamrolled. I ended up much better off that I thought would be possible. I am so glad to have had them on my side.
A nasty game, but results came out in my favor, or as best as could be expected: good advice and planning from this firm.
Very good attorney who gave advice that really advanced my case in my divorce and custody case. She looked at my case without the emotion and gave me advice to on how I should plan and what I should be doing at each stage. I found that the opposing attorneys really respected her, and the judges always agreed with her logic. A busy firm, a little hard to get a hold of, but always got back to me within a day or so. I found they did very well at court; they hold their own and command that courtroom. A little pricy, but overall much less expensive than my previous attorney who just seemed to spin his wheels, without getting anything done. Dr. B
Complex litigation with a contentious ex handled with great skill
I had one of those horrible divorces you read about.....and things settled down until I moved up to MD to be closer to my kids from VA....then the ex( a family attorney herself) decieded to litigate settled issues again.......Shelly did a marvelous job and although we had to go through a two day trial....at the end of it all she got the case dismissed because the ex- did not meet the burden of proof to warrant a modification.......
Ms. McKeon was with me every step of the way-from the time I walked into her door until the case was finalized. She provided great advice as we went through each part of the divorce. She remembered my case and I never once had to remind her of who I was or where my case was in the process. Not only is she a fantastic attorney, she is a warm human being.
An expert attorney who provided the proper guidance and direction in my case. She always remained calm, professional and was very assertive in addressing key issues. Her advice was invaluable.
You need her on your side!
Shelly McKeon (along with Jessica Kern) handled my divorce and the bottom line is she protected my interests and ensured I got a fair settlement. Although my ex and her attorney made the whole thing as difficult and expensive as it could be, Shelly made sure that I was well aware of what was to come, kept me informed and involved, and took every step needed to ensure that I was not steamrolled. Shelly knew the law of course, but was also familiar with the other attorneys and court personnel and explained to me what their likely actions would be (and she was spot on). I ended up much better off than I thought would be possible. I am so glad to have had Shelly on my side!
After 42 years of marriage, I was presented with divorce papers. Shelly and her team made this as "comfortable" as they could to make the process easier. Each seemed genuinely concerned and supportive. Shelly was very responsive to my questions and provided much comfort to me in this difficult time.
This Legal Team is by far the BEST!! If I could give more than five stars I would! Shelly and her team of professionals handled my post-divorce settlement as swiftly as possible. They took ALL of the details into consideration; therefore understanding my ENTIRE situation. Bottom Line - Shelly and her Team KNOW the law. They will NOT sugar coat or twist things, they will tell you like it is. They are SOLID. At the end of it all, yes, I spent money on an awesome Legal team to represent me in an ugly case. But, on the other end of that case I am a MUCH happier man and it was worth EVERY penny! You will not regret hiring them! Thank You!!!