Nick represented me in a highly contested custody trial and was brilliant. He has a great trial presence – professional and energetic. It doesn’t hurt that he’s highly respected by everyone at the court level. I highly recommend him & wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again in the future.

Carolyn

I hired Nicholas Halks after fighting a 10 year custody battle. I had many bad experiences with previous lawyers. Within 5 months of hiring Attorney Halks, I was finally granted full custody of my child. He was very knowledgeable regarding family law and helped me navigate the difficult task at hand. He was always available and answered my questions efficiently and informatively. He made me feel like I finally had someone on my daughter’s side. If you are in need of a family law attorney I would most definitely recommend Nicholas Halks he gave us our life back.

Anonymous

Nick did an amazing job with my custody case. I got exactly what He was hired for.
This was a first time out of my unfortunately large experience with other attorneys that at the end I didn’t feel like I had settled but rather got exactly what I needed.
Highly recommended with very good knowledge!!!!!

Zina Glikberg

It took me 3 Attorneys to finally feel satisfied with the service and results like I received from Nick. After reading all his reviews here, I would honestly say that each and every one have been my experience as well. Not only did he come in on the tail end of my case, but he got more accomplished in the short time he had to prepare for a trial than my former attorney did in 1 1/2 Years. These were post divorce matters involving both custody issues as well as financial. He was effective, honest,direct,extremely knowledgeable of the law and most of all confident when working with the opposing attorney. He really cares!

Ronna

I just recently won a sexual harassment case thanks to Nick. At first I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to go through with the case but after my first phone call with him he made it very clear and reminded me the position I was put into was extremely unfair and that I had every right to file a sexual harassment complaint against my employer. Nick was very confident through the entire process, he listened and made sure he had every detail of everything I had gone through during my time of employment. He took his time to explain to me every step of what was to come and what to expect and he couldn’t have made things any clearer or easier. Case was settled in about 6 months and I could not be happier with the out come. I honestly did not expect it to go so smoothly and get granted what I did. I would absolutely recommend Nick to anyone going through anything close to what I experienced. Thanks to Google for helping me find him, he was the first and last lawyer I called and I am extremely happy with my decision to stick with him!

Rachel

Nicholas exceeded all my expectation. . .including the settlement (Three times what I expected!) and I never had to see my boss again. The pros about Nick are that he really cares about me and my family. I could tell. He was always calm and kind. Like he understood what I was going through. The cons about him are that he was busy. There were days I called and he didn’t call me back until two days later. However I don’t mind considering the result and would recommend him to any woman who is being sexually harassed.

Pamela

Attorney Halks took on my contested custody case after another lawyer failed to complete her obligations. Nick was very concise, decisive, strategic and professional in all aspects of his work on my case and in dealing with the judge and other attorney involved. I was fortunate enough to have Nick work on my case because not only was he a strong advocate for me, as a loving father wanting deserved time with my daughter, but he worked diligently and fairly in resolving my case without having to take it to trial, which saved me thousands of dollars in unnecessary court time and fees. Nick is extremely knowledgeable of the ever-changing MA divorce and child custody laws, respectful of his clients and their wishes, shows utmost professionalism, and genuinely cares about his clients receiving a fair outcome in the courtroom. I will recommend Attorney Halks to anyone who needs a strong lawyer who will fight for the best interest of his clients (and children) involved in a divorce/custody dispute. Thank you again Nick.

Jeffrey Sheptock

I called Attorney Nick Halk’s on the drop of a dime on a snowy late afternoon, with nowhere else to turn and very little time to prep for the court date I just received, Nick asked me if I could come meet him in an hour. I was blown away but still on edge seeing this was the first time I had ever had to reach out to any legal services. Long story short the case was for a divorce but my only concern was my children because it was me (a male) against a female. The stigma in MA is that Dads never get the upper hand when it comes to children, I was very worried and upset that I might not be able to be there for my children. I stressed that to Nick and Jamie who both assured me instantly that I will not need to worry about my children and that they will make sure I get what I deserve. Just months later the final court date was here and I can honestly say I do not fall in the norm of fathers who get nothing and have to pay all kinds of money after a divorce. I proved to Nick that I am A great father and that I deserve to be there just as much as their mother and Nick proved that to the necessary parties. I walked out of court that day with a smile on my face believe it or not because I thought I was going to be eaten alive and have to pay all kinds of money each month and never get to see my children. Again thanks to Nick and his knowledge in many areas, his expertise in these types of cases and his over all professionalism and putting his client (me) and his wants / needs as a priority. I am very thankful and cannot thank Nick enough for going to bat for me, taking my case without hesitation and getting me a very positive outcome.

Cliff

Nick represented me in a removal (moving my minor children out of Massachusetts) case. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and honest with me about my case and my chances for success. I felt comfortable with him immediately and knew he would do an excellent job in representing me, and my children. After the conference call with my ex husband, we were able to come to an agreement that worked for all of us. I would use Nick again, without question or hesitation.

Stephanie

My ex husband and I went back to court regarding the custody of the children and the sale of the family home. Nick was able to renegotiate the child support payments and negotiate the payment from the sale of the home in my favor. He was able to keep the case from going to trail.

Nick was very professional and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him.

Anonymous

Attorney Halks assisted me in my child support modification. The flat fee assessed in my case was more than reasonable. He was professional and honest throughout the entire process. He was well prepared for every interaction with the other party and kept me well informed. He presented our argument verbally and in writing with only my interests in mind. While I do not wish to go to court again, if the need should arise in the future, I would seek out Attorney Halks for my representation. Attorney Halks is very good attorney, takes pride in his work and is concerned to provide the best possible representation for his client. I highly recommend Attorney Halks without reservation.

Doug

Attorney Nicholas Halks has been a pleasure to work with. In a difficult custody case involving juvenile court and DCF. Attorney Halks was knowledgeable and eager to handle my case with the utmost care. I am extremely grateful to the attention and guidance he has provided me and my family in a difficult situation. Despite all the negative energy brought on by the case he has been easy to talk to and able to lift our spirits . He has always been a phone call away and ready to handle any of the circumstances brought forth with diligence and sound advice. Attorney Nicholas Halks has truly been a savior to my family and my daughter and for that I will be eternally appreciative.

Eric

After 18 years of interactions in my professional career, I’ve learned to recognize young talent destined for great success in their field. Nick most definitely fits that description. He works as hard and as smart as anyone I know.

Beyond the nuts and bolts of law, Nick prides himself on preparation and is committed to achieving optimal results for his clients. He makes it a point to develop relationships within the system, with judges, clerks, and court personnel. Nick calls everyone he meets by their first name and has the kind of earnest, genuine, personality that quickly establishes respect. He does so thoughtfully and it is clear that this has already begun to pay off for him. In my limited experience, this can go a long way for those he represents.

Beyond that, Nick is always calm, patient, and upbeat, which engenders the kind of confidence and trust you absolutely must have in those you count on to guide you through extremely stressful life events. His bedside manner and knowledge of the law is impeccable and that alone has made my decision to work with Nick and his colleague, Jamie James, well worth the investment.

Nick is, in summary, an outstanding advocate for his clients, and he has the intangibles that will most certainly lead him to a long, successful career in family law.

Jeff

I would highly recommend Attorney Halks.
I was fortunate to meet Nick that not only is knowledgeable but also compassionate. Nick was very helpful in what my case was about. He listened to me and took down notes on my experience and took his time to explain different options. What I mostly enjoy about Attorney Halkls is the fact that he has excellent work ethics, and will answer any questions you have over legal matters with great expertise and in terms his client will understand.

Sarah A.

Attorney Nick Halks walks it like he talks it. Confident of success. With his knowledge and application of family law, I received a favorable custody decision by the Judge.

Anonymous

Attorney Halks worked with me on my law team for my child support case. In addition to being friendly and down-to-earth, I found him to be an honest, trustworthy and effective lawyer. Attorney Halks effectively represented me both in the courtroom and during one-on-one negotiations with opposing counsel. He displayed willingness to consider new ideas, and he presented several novel ideas of his own. Through his insight he was the one to recognize the dollar amount my ex-spouse could afford to settle at, and that proved to be a key in our ability to craft a mutually agreeable settlement. I would certainly retain Attorney Halks for future litigation of this nature.

Mark

Attorney Halks represented me over the last couple months with support and college expenses for my son. I was absorbing all the costs and full support, I could not manage. I knew I needed a professional to due the best for my son and I. Attorney Halks went over the situation with me, got started right away and kept in contact the whole time. This was not a simple fix and to be honest I did not think it could be. Attorney Halks did not let me give up, kept costs manageable and where we agreed to which was very important. In the end he worked a deal that put me in position to to be the most helpful for my son and I. I felt my concerns we’re listened to, treated like a person, and received the service I paid for. I will return to Attorney Halks if I have other issues without thinking twice about it. Very hard working professional.

John

I want to thank Nick Halks and Jamie James for resolving my case in a manner that was fair (considering Mass guidelines). Nick represented us at the pretrial hearing and saved his best for last! The memorandum
he wrote to the court was articulate and obviously thought provoking to the judge. The judge “strongly” suggested to the “mother” to settle this case. I can finally move on with my life. If you are a good, responsible father and have always worked hard doing your best to financially support your children, I strongly recommend Nick and the Law Office of Jamie James in Andover, Ma., to fight for you! Don’t just roll over and let the courts, ex-wife/ mother or anyone else to rip you apart. When the “real” facts were presented, the judge could see through the BS that the other side was spewing! Thank you Nick

Andrew

I want to thank Nick Halks and Jamie James for resolving my case in a manner that was fair (considering Mass guidelines). Nick represented us at the pretrial hearing and saved his best for last! The memorandum
he wrote to the court was articulate and obviously thought provoking to the judge. The judge “strongly” suggested to the “mother” to settle this case. I can finally move on with my life. If you are a good, responsible father and have always worked hard doing your best to financially support your children, I strongly recommend Nick and the Law Office of Jamie James in Andover, Ma., to fight for you! Don’t just roll over and let the courts, ex-wife/ mother or anyone else to rip you apart. When the “real” facts were presented, the judge could see through the BS that the other side was spewing! Thank you Nick

Andrew

Nick was definitely on top of things and very precise as it pertained to my case. Very much a professional, and knowledgeable. His quiet and relaxed personality camouflages his fierce intentions when defending his client.

a Child Custody client