Posted by a Child Custody client
Kathleen Prendergast was God sent! We were referred to her when our lawyer couldn't make the court date and referred us to Attorney Prendergast. My son, I'll call him Justin, who was 18 years old at the time was going through a terrible custody case. The mother, I'll call her June, would not allow my son any visitations with his son and she was trying to make him pay for medical bills from the birth that her insurance had covered and paid. She kept threatening that he owed $20,000 for the child's birth and he couldn't see his son till he paid. Our previous attorney had represented justin at another hearing and had allowed the court to be condescending. At the hearing, the court bought into everything that June and her mother said and our lawyer did not stand up for my son. Justin wand I met Attorney Prendergast shortly before the second hearing was to take place. I was very upset that we had representation from a lawyer I knew nothing about and didn't know anything about the case. My son and I briefed Attorney Prendergast on the previous hearing and I looked her in her eyes and said "I want you to represent my son as if he was YOUR son". I knew June's mother could be very intimidating and used to manipulation. My son said Attorney Prendergast was incredible at the hearing! Every time they tried to manipulate or lie she challenged them and set the record straight. When they came back from the hearing she asked me if she had represented my son as I requested. I could have kissed her I was so happy! Yes, she had represented my son as if he was hers. After that day, Justin was able to see his son, which he hadn't seen since he was 2 weeks old and now was 3 months. When they realized they couldn't manipulate, they worked out a 50/50 custody and Justin was able to be the type of father he wanted to be and not just a weekend, every two weeks dad. We will always be most grateful to Attorney Prendergast and would recommend her highly!
Posted by Allie
Kathleen was my attorney for years. She was very professional, ethical, compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated. I would recommend her to anyone. She handled my divorce, custody and support issues for years. She became a friend and confidant as well as more than competent attorney. She knows how the York county courts and Judges work and is well prepared and efficient and qualified. She works well with other colleagues and gets things done. She was always clear headed and unemotional and focused. Thank you Kathleen. :)