Testimonials

Thank you ever so much for everything you have done for me! I greatly appreciate your many kindnesses and care in handling my case. Bless you and your staff abundantly.

– H.H.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for completing this process and for your perseverance.  Your kindness will never be forgotten.  You are awesome!

– H.S.

I just wanted to give you a big THANK YOU for everything you have done to support me since we connected last September. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. Please thank your staff for me as well.

– B.G.

Glad it's over. I learned and grew a little bit more through the process. Got my focus back where it belongs - in to more constructive ventures. Thank you Chris.

– B.G.

Thanks Chris!  I really appreciate everything you have done for me.  I don’t think I would have been able to get thru this entire process from five years ago to today without you. Thanks!

– D.W.

Chris: Thanks for the update and for your excellent and professional service! Hopefully we can cross paths under better circumstances in the future.

– J.D.

Thank you for everything you and your office has done for me! It means a lot to me!

– D.E.

Thank you so much Chris for all your help! I truly appreciate it.

– S.S.

Chris, I want to sincerely thank you for all you did for me and my family. I know it was a long and arduous journey and I really don't know what I would have done without your help. It is really too bad that it had to take so long and I truly hope you never have to go through another one like this. Your patience is truly remarkable. I still haven't lost faith in the ability of people to treat each other with dignity and understanding, although for a while I really questioned it. Cheers!

– J.D.

Chris, thank you for everything.  You were always there for me, no matter what. You helped me through a very difficult time and I appreciate that! Your staff is great as well!

– B.C.

Glad it's over. I learned and grew a little bit more through the process. Got my focus back where it belongs - in to more constructive venture.

Thank you Chris.

Regards,

– Sarah

Thanks Chris!

I really appreciate everything you have done for me. I don't think I would have been able to get thru this entire process from five years ago to today without you.

Thanks!

– Derek

Thanks to you and your entire staff through this process.

– S.L.

Chris
Thanks for the update and for your excellent and professional service!

Hopefully we can cross paths under better circumstances in the future.

– Ashley

Chris, I want to sincerely thank you for all you did for me and my family. I know it was a long and arduous journey and I really don't know what we would have done without your help. It is really too bad that it had to take so long and I truly hope you never have to go through another one like this. Your patience is truly remarkable. I still haven't lost faith in the ability of people to treat each other with dignity and understanding, although for a while I really questioned it. Cheers!

– John

Thanks to you and your entire staff through this process.

– Steve

I've often thought about writing a note like this over the years. I just want to let you know what a normal post-divorce life [my ex wife] and I have managed to achieve.

Of course that's mostly due to me, partly due to [her]. But I'm firmly convinced that we would have never reached this place without the foundation you helped forge.

[My daughter] is almost 14 now, and we have a great relationship. But if there were just a few different twists and turns over 2005 we might have no relationship at all.

– Dave, Minnesota Family Law Client

Banas Family Law was a pleasure to work with in a very difficult personal situation. They were caring, competent and cost effective. Not only did they advocate for my interests, but they did it is a very professional and courteous manner while keeping me timely informed of the status of my case. I would recommend Banas Family Law to anyone who is looking for a top notch lawyer!

Going through a divorce was the most painful experience of my life, probably because it wasn't what I wanted. All the things that were important to me were up in the air. I didn't know what would happen to my kids--that was the worst of it. But there was more. I worked all my life to buy a nice house, put away some savings and a college fund, establish good credit. I was beside myself with anxiety.

At first I tried to represent myself, but it didn't take long to see I was out of my league. I knew I had to get a lawyer. After a great experience, one of my closest friends recommended Banas Family Law--Chris had negotiated joint custody and the kids were really thriving. They got to spend time with both parents, and nobody was being bankrupted by child support debts.

It's hard for me to overstate the difference Chris made in my life. I have a physical disability and I was worried that a judge might not understand that it has no bearing on my relationship with my kids. Chris was able to convey to everyone--including the judge and the other lawyer--that my disability doesn't define me. He met me early for hearings--he always made sure getting inside and through court security was a non-issue--and then that I had a good place to sit in the courtroom, where I could see and hear everything. He was never condescending to me, and as someone who has traveled through this world with a disability, I can tell you that is unusual. If anything, he has a terrific sense of humor, which defused some difficult situations and bitter feelings.

During the first part of the proceedings, it looked like we were going to have to go to trial. My ex was being incredibly unreasonable, insisting on exclusive custody of the kids, excessive child support, etc. Chris chipped away at this over time. He regularly contacted the other attorney and began to negotiate--I could see he didn't have any difficulty working with the other side, or even standing up to the judge when he had to. I got to read all the legal papers he drew up, and they seemed intelligent and well-written, and there were lots of references to cases and laws--which he explained to me, because I'm no lawyer!

At the same time, he prepared for trial. We went through the whole nightmare together--pretrials, depositions, mediation, you name it. Chris was always calm and reassuring when I was a wreck. He was very knowledgeable about the law and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. I always felt fully informed about everything--not just the case, but also the way I was being billed.

In the end, we went to the courthouse on trial day, and Chris was able to settle the rest of the case without actually going to trial. I know Chris was ready for trial, but he did what was best for me. We were able to work out a fair settlement, and I never thought that would happen. Are my kids having to adjust to their new life? Sure. But they are also doing great because they get to spend so much time with both of their parents. The financial settlement was definitely a compromise--I got some of what I wanted, and I had to give in on some points. I admit it stung a bit, but it was also fair.

Chris isn't the type to toot his own horn, so I will do it for him. If you're looking for a courteous, knowledgeable, professional lawyer who isn't a cold-hearted shark, he's your man. If you're looking for a lawyer who isn't always watching the clock and waiting for the next client, but actually cares about you AND your kids, hire Chris. If you want a lawyer who won't put you in the poorhouse with exorbitant bills, call Chris. If you want someone who can try your case OR settle it, contact Chris. If you want a lawyer who knows the law, understands his way around a courtroom, and isn't afraid of anyone--hire Chris. You won't be sorry.

Mr. Banas represented me in a family matter this year. He answered all of my calls personally, even nights and weekends. He answered all my questions expediently via email or phone. He definitely works hard for his clients. He is very honest and wants the best for his clients. He comes highly recommended in any family or custody matter.

– Sharon, Twin Cities Family Law Client

Have worked with Banas law for over six years on Divorce / Custody issues. Have always felt as though I was only client they had. They have been cvery responsive to my requests, my need for explanations on different hearings and findings of law. Very appreciative of firms handling the etails of case and persoanl support. I have recommend this firm too three friends in last year that have issues.

In today's society where men are underdogs when entering custody disputes it's refreshing to know there is a lawyer who works as hard for a men's rights as Chris Banas.

Chris and his staff are top notch and knowledgeable. The communication between client and staff is exceptional. They use every form of communication from paper copies to emails. Banas family law is very responsive to emails and phone calls.

Chris's experience with every facet of family law is unparalleled. He seems to have sufficient experience with all types of family law issues.

I believe Chris's rates are within the median of family law practice but what stands out the most is his estimation of cost and the ability to stay within his stated retainer within reason.

Chris has a straight forward no "sugar coating" type of approach with it comes to his clients and the case. He takes your case personally and you don't get the "just another folder is the drawer" feeling. He will tell you what you options are and allow you to make the best decision for you and your situation. Chris doesn't push his opinion only offers it. He likes to say "do what makes you feel the most comfortable with."

I would gladly (and have done) recommend Banas Family Law to my friends and family.

– Kevin, Twin Cities Child Custody Client

Chris represented me over several years in a family court matter, and did so successfully with knowledge, skill and professionalism.

I found Chris to be an honorable person who really cared about my case and listened to my concerns. Being a litigant in family court can be an emotional and frustrating experience. Chris listened to me when I felt like I just needed a kind ear while effectively handling the legal matters in my case.

– Breanna, Minnesota Family Law Client

Chris responded back quickly and with information I needed to make informed decisions regarding my case.

– Eric, Divorce Client, Minnesota

The decision to divorce is one of the most difficult and disruptive events a couple must face. Once the decision has been made, the overwhelming emotions, pain, and stress begin. This law team has helped me overcome all of these issues, They explained what issues could be resolved, how the process begins and how it proceeds, what happens in court, and most importantly what is the best interest for the children involved. I could not have asked for a better support system to help guide me through the process of divorce with children. I was so impressed with their knowledge on childrens needs and the emotional turmoil divorce can bring. I had a unique situation with a very unhealthy emotional parent. I was so impressed with this teams psychological wisdom on dealing with this complicated isssue. This law office always communicated regularly with me and always kept me current with my case issues. This team communicated very effectively. They kept my insterest and needs first, I could reach them any time. The lawyer gave me his cell number. I felt comfortable to call at any time with any need. He was never intimidating. He understood my feelings. And best of all you could laugh and have some fun in between, I would highly suggest for you to call this team and have your goals and expectations met.

I was very pleased the way the firm handled my matter. From the support staff to Chris, they were professional, prompt, and effective.

– Kevin, Twin Cities Divorce Client

Have worked with Banas law for over six years on Divorce / Custody issues. Have always felt as though I was only client they had. They have been every responsive to my requests, my need for explanations on different hearings and findings of law. Very appreciative of firms handling the details of case and personal support. I have recommend this firm to three friends in last year that have issues.

Going through a divorce was the most painful experience of my life, probably because it wasn't what I wanted. All the things that were important to me were up in the air. I didn't know what would happen to my kids--that was the worst of it. But there was more. I worked all my life to buy a nice house, put away some savings and a college fund, establish good credit. I was beside myself with anxiety.

At first I tried to represent myself, but it didn't take long to see I was out of my league. I knew I had to get a lawyer. After a great experience, one of my closest friends recommended Banas Family Law--Chris had negotiated joint custody and the kids were really thriving. They got to spend time with both parents, and nobody was being bankrupted by child support debts.

It's hard for me to overstate the difference Chris made in my life. I have a physical disability and I was worried that a judge might not understand that it has no bearing on my relationship with my kids. Chris was able to convey to everyone--including the judge and the other lawyer--that my disability doesn't define me. He met me early for hearings--he always made sure getting inside and through court security was a non-issue--and then that I had a good place to sit in the courtroom, where I could see and hear everything. He was never condescending to me, and as someone who has traveled through this world with a disability, I can tell you that is unusual. If anything, he has a terrific sense of humor, which defused some difficult situations and bitter feelings.

During the first part of the proceedings, it looked like we were going to have to go to trial. My ex was being incredibly unreasonable, insisting on exclusive custody of the kids, excessive child support, etc. Chris chipped away at this over time. He regularly contacted the other attorney and began to negotiate--I could see he didn't have any difficulty working with the other side, or even standing up to the judge when he had to. I got to read all the legal papers he drew up, and they seemed intelligent and well-written, and there were lots of references to cases and laws--which he explained to me, because I'm no lawyer!

At the same time, he prepared for trial. We went through the whole nightmare together--pretrials, depositions, mediation, you name it. Chris was always calm and reassuring when I was a wreck. He was very knowledgeable about the law and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. I always felt fully informed about everything--not just the case, but also the way I was being billed.

In the end, we went to the courthouse on trial day, and Chris was able to settle the rest of the case without actually going to trial. I know Chris was ready for trial, but he did what was best for me. We were able to work out a fair settlement, and I never thought that would happen. Are my kids having to adjust to their new life? Sure. But they are also doing great because they get to spend so much time with both of their parents. The financial settlement was definitely a compromise--I got some of what I wanted, and I had to give in on some points. I admit it stung a bit, but it was also fair.

Chris isn't the type to toot his own horn, so I will do it for him. If you're looking for a courteous, knowledgeable, professional lawyer who isn't a cold-hearted shark, he's your man. If you're looking for a lawyer who isn't always watching the clock and waiting for the next client, but actually cares about you AND your kids, hire Chris. If you want a lawyer who won't put you in the poorhouse with exorbitant bills, call Chris. If you want someone who can try your case OR settle it, contact Chris. If you want a lawyer who knows the law, understands his way around a courtroom, and isn't afraid of anyone--hire Chris. You won't be sorry.

Banas Family Law was a pleasure to work with in a very difficult personal situation. They were caring, competent and cost effective. Not only did they advocate for my interests, but they did it is a very professional and courteous manner while keeping me timely informed of the status of my case. I would recommend Banas Family Law to anyone who is looking for a top notch lawyer!

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