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Jack represented me in a very highly contested custody case involving 3 minor children. The court appointed custody expert concluded that the children should move from PA back to FL with their mother (which was also the preference of the 3 children). Throughout a 3 day hearing, Jack successfully repudiated each item that the court appointed expert based his decision on. Jack skillfully made each witness called by the mother appear untruthful at best resulting in the judge issuing an eight page strongly worded opinion concluding that the 3 children remain with the father in PA. Jack's handling of my custody case was professional in all aspects, i.e., discovery, depositions, interviews with the 3 children, courtroom demeanor, etc. He is definitely the "go-to" domestic attorney in my opinion. Finally, Jack's legal fees were every bit worth the fine legal services I received.
We are involved in very complex modification of alimony and adult child support cases & have every confidence that Mr. Howett, his partners, & support staff are providing us with legal representation second to none. Mr. Howett is extremely loyal & is a deeply caring person, taking the time to speak to my adult children to make sure their questions are answered & actively listening to them....hearing their concerns. He keeps in close personal contact with us, often when he is on vacation. He has always understood that although I am his client, I am part of a family unit (my children, my aging mother, & myself). He truly looks at our issues from a viewpoint that is family oriented. He has taken the time to learn about autism, adult social services, & disability law to better represent us. The firm has gone out of its way to keep our fees more than reasonable. In Mr. Howett, we know we could not have found a better or more competent attorney.
We retained an attorney from the law firm: Howett, Kissinger & Holst, P.C., two plus years ago to handle the divorce of our son. On what, we were told, was the final document before it went to the court to approve his divorce, his spouses attorney sent the final documents with the wife's signature, but they neglected to have the correct date of separation (about 3 months earlier) and did not notorize her signature. Our/son's attorney apparently did not proofread them and had our son sign them and then realized they were not notorized and returned them to the spouses attorney with our son's signature. Her attorney never filed or sent them to the court. So, about 27 months since their separation they are still married and we spent about $15,000 for nothing. We think this was totally neglectful on the part of Howett, Kissinger and Holst firm.