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Tate is a true advocate for his clients during the turbulent and emotionally charged times of family law situations. Tate is conscientious of how a client's arguments and positions will ultimately present to a court, and he guides clients through their cases with that in mind. In his role as an advocate, Tate believes in offering clients honest assessments of their cases and he strives to keep client goals and expectations grounded in legal reality.
Disclaimer: Every family law matter involves a unique set of circumstances. The results achieved for one client do not necessarily indicate that a similar result can be achieved for another client.
"Tate [Justesen] & Laurel [Hook]'s expertise have been outstanding in walking me through a very long, difficult, and emotional divorce process. They have given me excellent advice so I can remain level-headed, on-track and to remain child-focused. I have already recommended them to someone else and wouldn't recommend any other firm!
Thank you!" -KS
"Tate Justesen of Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, P.C. assisted me with my recent divorce. From the start, Tate was wonderful to work with. His professional and personable demeanor impressed me and put me at ease right away (which is important when you find yourself sitting in a divorce attorney's office). He quickly cut to the chase on the issues and discussed them with me in a concise and knowledgeable way - he spoke to me in plain English that I could understand and did his best to avoid using the "legalese" with me that can make the law so confusing to a non-lawyer. When I needed help with difficult questions about refinancing my home, Tate even recommended an outside mortgage expert to assist me - Such service!"
Divorce is a difficult time, and I am glad that I had Tate Justesen's legal counsel. I would recommend Tate to my friends and family without hesitation." -CB
"The legal services that Stahancyk, Kent & Hook provided me were absolutely top notch.
After having my child custody case drag on for over a year and a half with another Portland firm, I switched firms and hired Laurel Hook to take my case. From the get-go Laurel and her assistant Tate Justesen impressed me with their intensity and knowledge. Their communications with me were clear and concise, and I was kept up to date on the progress of the case.
The case that had seemed as though it was to go on forever was deftly brought to a close in a mere three months. Thanks to Laurel and Tate, my daughter and I have attained the peace of mind that could only come from closure of the case.
If I were ever to need legal council in the future, without question I would seek the services of Stahancyk, Kent & Hook." -Anonymous
"Tate Justesen and his team at Stahancyk are great!
Tate is a very diligent lawyer. He keeps you informed and is often willing to talk about your case outside of normal work hours. Best of all, he explains the law and your options in plain English so you understand what is happening throughout the process. I will recommend him to family and friends." -A
"It is very difficult to go through a divorce after 28 years but when you do you will need the best by your side. Laurel Hook is focused and keeps you on task when the emotions are running at an all time high. Tate Justesen has been wonderful to work with along with the rest of the team. SKH is warm and welcoming from the minute you walk in the door. Their décor is unlike most law offices plus a kitchen that serves up amazing food if you are in need of lunch.
Now I am facing round two protecting the original judgement I recieved with Laurel and Tate right by my side." -Anonymous
"Selecting Laurel Hook and the firm of Stahancyk, Kent & Hook P.C. was one of the best decisions I have made. From the initial consultation, it was clear that Laurel Hook clearly understood my complex business and tax issues and possessed the experience and strategy necessary for my case.
I was not disappointed. Throughout the entire process, Laurel Hook and her associate, Tate Justesen, managed my case with a level of sophistication and professionalism which resulted in a timely and extremely favorable outcome for me. Going with a less experienced firm or attorney would have cost me a fortune.
I would refer anyone with family law issues to Laurel Hook, her team, and the firm of Stahancyk, Kent & Hook!" -Anonymous
"Tate Justesen did an outstanding job with all facets of my divorce case ... Tate is exceptionally competent, professional and diligent.
While up against a founding partner in a highly reputable firm in Portland, he displayed tremendous poise, proficiency and command of all issues at hand. He addressed all of my concerns in a high priority manner, which put me at ease and made me feel that he was completely looking out for my best interests. Tate meticulously reviewed all documents related to my case and addressed/rectified any detail that was not up to par. He left absolutely no stone unturned.
Tate Justesen did an exceptional job with my divorce case. I give him the highest recommendation possible!" - D.F.
"Thank you for your assistance in this matter... We accomplished what we intended and I thought your representation and advice was excellent." - JP