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Creative Family Solutions, Cecil Cianci Law, PC

Family law attorney in Roseville, CA
Reviews: 35 | Overal Rating: Good
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Review Left On 02/27/2020
Krishna Vasudev

Ms. Kristen Sellers from this office is handling my case. I can say my case has been moving pretty fast. She is very experienced and awesome. She takes time to discuss about the case and answers all my questions patiently and calmly and allays my fears. I feel so comfortable and relaxed when I see how she has been taking things forward. I would definitely recommend Ms. Kristen Sellers to anybody.
Review Left On 09/27/2019
Amber Riccobuano

Mr. Cecil is a knowledgeable family law attorney. I have had the pleasure of assiting his firm with serves. I strongly recommend Cecil Cianci Law, PC Creative Family Solutions firm in the Placer County Area.
Review Left On 08/27/2019
Terri Stevens

Beware of this law firm who is attempting to rebrand themselves by simply adding "Creative Family Solutions" to their name. It is nothing more than false advertising. In my experience with one of their associates, Salina Sierra, who represented my ex husband, they are neither "creative" nor in the business to assist the "family." Their firm does not engage in mediation and this attorney actually told her client NOT to engage in co-parenting counseling (clearly not in the best interest of the children). This attorney did nothing but create more conflict (thereby generating more fees for herself) from the outset of the divorce based on how she served me with process, made false representations in order to file a TRO on an emergency basis, failed to appear in court on time on multiple occasions, tried to change legal custody of the children by slipping it into an order after a hearing even though legal custody was never discussed at the hearing, modifying written stipulations after they were signed, and being unable to fill out even basic court forms. She did such a poor job negotiating a financial settlement that my ex-husband had to fire her, hire another lawyer to try to vacate the settlement agreement, and of course pay more money in attorney's fees. If you want to spend all of your money in legal fees just to lose everything, then by all means hire this firm in your divorce.
Review Left On 07/27/2019
Jack Dixon

Excellent Attorneys.
Review Left On 05/27/2019
Mirela Hrnic

I ended up switching to a different law firm after my first court hearing. When I went for my first consult Melissa and her para legal made me feel like they actually cared. So I ended up hiring them. At the initial set up the lady made mistakes by filling out my forms so she had to redo it but I still got charged for sitting there while she corrected it. Every time I would call with a question they were never available and made you email them, well emailing them and going back and forth trying to get clarity on one question would cost me so much more money then just then picking up the phone and having a 5 min conversation (this is how they racked up my bill from 5k-10k) it was ridiculous. These people don't care about their clients like they make it seem when you first walk in.

During my first court appearance Melissa came totally unprepared and didn't know the details of my case. I was correcting her during court. If I am paying her $450/ hour I expect her to at least know the important details of my case. After the court hearing she told me she would contact me to discuss my case. Haha nope, she emailed me the paperwork that the court send me as well. But I got charged for that "work" as well. Btw I also got charged for her parking fee at the court house. Come on out of 10k you took from me for barely doing any work you could have st leashed waived the $6.

Also any time I would call and speak to someone they say they would get back to me. So instead of talking to my attorney, I would get charged for the para legal to talk to me, then discuss the case with my attorney m, then charged for the attorney to discuss the case with the pats legal and then again charged for the para legal to relay the message. Total rip off!

Then once i fire them I get a bill about something that I called them right before I fired them but they never got back to me on it.

These people are ridiculous and a total rip off who do not care about their clients nor spend time getting to know the case.

If you need a good attorney message me. The one I switched to is incredible.
Review Left On 04/27/2019
Jamey Shidler

Melissa is professional, hard working, and knows her job very well. When I first went into her office, I was practically shaking (being so nervous about the divorce). She got all of the necessary information from me, and reassured me everything would be okay. In our first meeting, she told me what to expect over the coming months, and gave me a clear idea of the outcome she could achieve for me.

Her assessment was dead on. Even with my spouse fighting us at every corner, she was able to meet every expectation she had set for me in our first meeting (what I would be able to keep and the few things I would have to give up). I've never met an attorney I felt I could trust like Melissa. Her entire staff was polite and helpful as well. Divorce can be terrifying. If you're biting your nails over it like I was, I highly recommend giving this law office a look into. Melissa knows the law and knows what she's capable of. She'll be straightforward with you about your situation and what can be accomplished for you. Many lawyers will promise you the world if it makes them a sale, so you're better off finding someone who will give it to you straight.
Review Left On 04/27/2019
Holly Jones

If I could make this zero stars I would. I called this office and left a message and I received no return call. What horrible customer service!!
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Nikki Dell

I cannot express how grateful I am for the services I received from this law firm. Melissa Cianci saved my Son and I from an extremely abusive situation. I highly recommend her services and everyone who works with her at Cecil & Cianci. They are extremely professional and worked incredibly hard to help me when I was in a horrible situation. Thank you Melissa and everyone at Cecil & Cianci for all that you have done for me and my family. I am forever thankful for your help.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Ramona Agin

Cecil and Cianci handled our divorce. Melissa Cianci and her entire team were so supportive of us and really went the extra mile during a difficult time. Always professional and responsive. Would recommend them to anyone!
Review Left On 02/27/2018
walter mccurdy

Divorce is scary and stressful and Melissa was very helpful. She told me ahead of time what to expect during the process. She counseled me about her fees and what I could do to help keep costs down. She listened to my fears and was good at addressing them. I felt strongly that she provided pro-active advice and fought for me in the courtroom. She let me know ahead of time what outcome I might expect for each appearance and she was not always telling me the outcome would be good...she was realistic.In the end she was an advocate for my position and I feel I was well represented.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Shahnaz Anwar

I have been with Cecil and Cianci for the past 3 years on a child custody case. I have had a very long and tedious case which I thought was not progressing the way it should. Ms. Cianci was put on my case and was very truthful and honest with me regarding the outcomes and situation of the case. She sincerely cared about my child and fought for his welfare. Melissa is highly knowledgable and experienced in Family law and really knows the courts and the Judges. The courts and attorneys respect Melissa's honesty and integrity and it shows in the outcomes of her and the firms cases. I would not hire anybody else.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Nicolie Cass Lettini

Melissa Cianci was my attorney for my divorce. From day 1 she worked on finding the quickest and most amicable path to a resolution for my divorce. I was scared and unsure of the road I was about to take and she made it so easy. She listened to what my concerns and fears were and how I wanted to be as equal and amicable as possible and she managed to find a way to do that. She thought outside the box and had my best interest at heart, not what would have given her more money. I don't know what I would have ever done without her through this process. In my opinion she is one of the most briallant people I know. She took care of me every step of the way. If anyone has to go through this hard and sad process she is the one you want on your side. She protects you and makes you feel safe. There are not enough words I could say to explain the gratitude I feel for this woman! She is simply amazing.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Eric Ellsworth

Divorce with a child in the middle can be very emotional and challenging. Melissa Cianci not only helped me through this difficult time but worked very hard for what was most important to me, time with my daughter. I am forever grateful for the great work this firm has done for me and my daughter.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Joanna B

2 years ago I have retained Melissa Cianci as my attorney on advice of a social worker ,who has worked with Family court in the past.
My custody case was extremely difficult and already ongoing for 10 years. My ex was dragging me thru family court every 1-2 years for 10 years trying to gain full custody of our children. Melissa was breath of fresh air in this litigation : she was fast, efficient , competent and no one could represent and win my case better. She has amazing memory, she is very perceptive and careful with my money . She also cares about her clients and their children and truly wants to help.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Jaime Blackerby

Melissa Cianci and her team made the entire divorce process so much easier on me, from a mental, financial and overall perspective. They were sensitive to needs with my children, my time and my dollars. I truly appreciate all they did for me during that time and would highly recommend their services. Melissa, especially is extremely knowledgeable of the law, family issues and the overall process. She is top notch.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Jason Dillon

I hired Cecil & Cianci for my divorce. They handled my case in a very professional, fair and caring manner. They went above and beyond any other law firm I have ever worked with. I highly recommend the Law Office of Cecil & Cianci.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Jen Christensen

The staff at Cecile and Cianci is beyond reproach. Their kind, understanding demeanors, paired with their efficient and timely responses, has made them my only choice for representation since 2012.
Specifically, Kevin Cecile has represented me on three separate occasions, each involving the custody, safety and overall well-being of my daughter. As a mother, it is nearly impossible to prevent emotional consumption when it involves your child. Kevin kept me grounded and fought hard for us during an incredibly stressful and emotional time. We have come out ahead each and every time due to his expertise and diligence and I am forever grateful.
Review Left On 02/27/2018

Melissa and Kevin are first class Attorneys. They are intelligent, caring, and pay the utmost attention to detail. I would recommend them highly for any matters concerning family law.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
John Rooks

I have been represented by Melissa for about 15 years and Kevin for 2. Both of them are nothing but the best attorneys in the Sacramento area. When I first began the child custody process I was pretty terrified. The thought of not being able to see my daughter gave me many sleepless nights. Melissa took on my case and was amazing. She was a staunch advocate for me in the court room and has remained that way for 15 years. She has always taken the time to respond to emails and phones in order to quell my anxiety and fears with this legal process.
About two years ago I had to go back to court and Melissa could not make it to that particular appearance. Kevin came in her place. I was initially a little nervous to have another attorney represent me. My nervousness was put to easy as soon as I met Kevin. When Kevin arrived we spoke and it was clear that he had spent time to understand the complicated background of my case and was able to advocate for my daughter and I with the same ferocity as Melissa. I can't not imagine being represented by any other firm, the are simply the best.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Melonye Solace

I have nothing but positive things to say about the entire Cecil and Cianci firm. Maida Farrar was an excellent choice as a divorce attorney. It is clear that she is well respected by the court and the other partys attorney. Thank you again!
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Jenny Mata

I always felt Melissa was behind me 100% through my very difficult divorce. I felt like I could depend on her when I was at my lowest during the whole process. She had my back every step of the way. Kevin was also very helpful and made sure everything was handeled in a timely manner. I'm so grateful to both Melissa and Kevin for all their help during one of the hardest and most volatile times in my life.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Lauren Wolosek

About 9 years ago I was referred to Melissa Cianci from a friend and it was the best referral I have ever been given. I cannot begin to say how much Melissa helped me through the process of my volatile divorce. She helped me feel safe, important and always had my back. She was the voice that I never could have found on my own at the time. She was very perceptive, even when I couldn't articulate what I was going through she just seemed to know and knew exactly what to do to help me. She has continued to help me over the years when new things come to head and has always given sound advice and recommendations. I feel fortunate to have her in my life not only on a professional level but also now as a friend. I feel that her fees have always been worth every penny and she works extremely efficiently. I would recommend her to anyone going through a difficult divorce. She will always listen and do her very best to be your voice and advocate.
Review Left On 02/27/2018

Kevin Cecil represented me in a highly contentious divorce case including both custody and financial issues. Having taken on this case from another firm, by which I was poorly represented, Kevin successfully navigated the issues with professionalism and compassion. Throughout the process, he conveyed a calming sense of confidence that was very reassuring. I feel Kevin genuinely cared for our family, listened to my concerns and worked reduce contention in the process and reach an equitable agreement. I am in a much better position now, having had Kevin’s representation.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
E Bernie

Kevin Cecil represented me in my divorcee case a few years ago and most recently in a two day DV trial. He is always prepared for the hearing, takes time to address any concerns I have before Court and listens to my input. He demonstrates the upmost professionalism in Court and is always respectful. Kevin is always honest about possible outcomes so you can be prepared. As anyone who has went or is going through Family Court knows it's a daunting experience to say the least, emotions are high, your dealing with your ex, often children are involved however having Kevin representing me made it more bearable. It's obvious Kevin really cares about what he does and he works hard for his clients. I've spent a lot of time in Court over the years both professionally & personally and that unfortunately is not often the case. All the staff I have met and interacted with at Cecil & Cianci have been fantastic. A great law firm.
Elaine B
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Jocelyn Wolff

Kevin Cecil was absolutely amazing. He worked my very tough DV case against my ex who was in Colorado. He and his team stood behind me every step of the way. My ex husband's lawyer was absolutely horrible. She dragged what would have been a simple case out for over 3 full days in court. Kevin was confident the entire time that we had him nailed to the wall. All in all we did! I will forever refer any of my friends to him who are in need of a family lawyer.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Doug Bailey

Mr. Cecil was great and always professional and courteous to both sides of the mater. He was always well respected by the court every time we were there. Mr. Cecil always returned calls in timely manner. He was always early to arrive on court days for last minute conversations and updates. I would highly recommend this office and the friendly and helpful staff.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Franklyn Richards

Divorce, particularly if contentious like mine, is a traumatic, isolating experience. And if children are involved, a father's instincts to protect them adds a further dimension which requires vigilant advocacy. Cecil and Cianci is a family of lawyers who really get this 'family' component. I will always be grateful for their representation.

Their offices are easy to reach and have good free parking. The decor is comforting, professional and not overly ostentatious. I have always been greeted by name by the front desk staff and made comfortable while waiting for any appointment. Paralegals, attorneys and notaries are all reliably on time. This has been helpful in minimizing the inevitable anxiety.

Cecil the Elder is a retired judge who is often to be encountered there at the offices and who is respectfully and warmly remembered in the courts. Kevin Cecil is compassionate,knowledgable and energetic. He encouraged my questions and observations, and proved to be a pugnacious and effective advocate in court. My occasional encounters with Ms. Cianci suggest the she too manifests these virtues. On the rare occasions when scheduling conflicts required a substitute, the firm's associate attorneys integrated seamlessly.

I can say that the comforts my children and I now enjoy are due in great part to the effectiveness of Cecil and Cianci. This is not bargain-basement representation - divorce is not cheap - but I will affirm that I received high value for money.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Gina Ball

Kevin Cecil, is a very good attorney, he really has a lot of knowledge and is very personable, he treats me like family which is very hard to come by these day's. The staff is very friendly and response time is very prompt. You really cant pay enough for the peace of mind that Cecil and Cianci provide when you are going through a very stressful family situation, it feels good to have somebody stand by you in the courtroom who has your best interest in mind.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Rebecca Durrin

My attorney Kevin Cecil has been working with me for a few years in my custody battle and has been very good. He has kept less stress in my life and has been very helpful in my case. I would recommend Mr. Cecil to anyone.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Gordon Schroeder

I have 2 beautiful girls. Mr. Cecil and staff have been wonderful in all aspects. I consider them family for what they have done for me!!!
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Fred Kasman

As longtime clients, we have nothing but good things to say about Melissa Cianci and her fine staff. Living on the East Coast while handling our daughter's separation and support issues, they put us at ease keeping us informed and involved throughout the lengthy process. They are a caring and compassionate firm and will always go ‘the extra mile’ for their clients.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Mark Sinnott

Nothing but great things to say about this law firm! They came highly recommended by a friend and represented me very well. Kristen Sellers is Top Notch in my book!
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Rob Gillham

About 12 years ago when the mother of my two daughters, then 18 months and 2 years old, and I separated she did7 everything she could to keep me out of our daughters lives. After the first two years of going in and out of court, I went through several attorneys, including so called "father's rights" attorneys. From the moment I met Melissa Cianci, her willingness to listen and desire to reach an outcome that was not just favorable to me, but to the best interest of our daughters was a welcome relief. And when she partnered with Kevin Cecil, it was obvious he shared the same sense of integrity. For the past 10 years I have been a single father, and have watched my baby's grow into beautiful, intelligent teenage girls. Melissa has been my attorney since 2005. And to this day, she and Kevin are the only ones I trust to protect my right to be the father my daughters need me to be.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Sarah Anselmi

In one of the scariest times in my life, as a new single mom with a 6 week old baby, Melissa Cianci guided me down this challenging path of child custody hearings. I always walked into court knowing that I was in the BEST hands possible. Several times as we left the courthouse together, Melissa was stopped and commended for her amazing exposition in court by total strangers! I tell everyone I know how exceptional Melissa was during these trying times. My ex speaks highly of Melissa as well; he never won a case against us, and wished that he had retained her services before I did! HAH!
Review Left On 02/27/2017
J Hardy

He was counsel for my ex and he was often unprepared and sent docs to my counsel that were wrought with flagrant errors. His wife, also an attorney with the firm was copied on an email discussion where she replied to her husband with a derogatory comment, and REPLIED TO ALL which included me and my attorney. Not a class act.
My ex and I had an amicable dissolution until Mr Cecil stoked the fire and caused 10s of thousands of dollars going to laywers that could have gone to our children and their future for absolutely no change to our dissolution arrangement. Disgraceful.

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