After 20+ years together, my wife filed for divorce claiming irreconcilable differences. She wanted to take my home, my children, my dignity, and wanted me to pay for it. I was given referrals from several people - Judy was mentioned more than once. From my initial meeting with her and her assistant (Kristen), I knew I would be in no better hands ... and I was right!
Divorce was the most terrifying, painful and stressful event I've ever had to go through. NO ONE could have protected me better than Judy King. She took the time to get to know me and my case and used her 30+ years of experience to build a strong strategy. She personified integrity through her honesty, and NEVER tried to create billable opportunities for the sake of extra fees. Every meeting/phone conversation had a purpose supporting the strategy of protecting me and my well-being.
Judy is a straight-shooter, which I admire. She's well-aware of how emotional and exhausting the divorce process can be. There were times when emotions got the better of me and I could've said or done something stupid or unreasonable out of spite for my ex-wife due to the incredible amount of stress from the process. During those times, Judy protected me from myself. Her entire focus was to get me the best settlement possible, and if she felt I might do/say something which would hurt our chances, she made sure to stop it.
Judy has a reputation for being extremely good in the courtroom - but that's not always needed. I wanted my ex-wife to SUFFER, as much as I was suffering. Judy made me realize that it's always better to get a good settlement that will allow you and your family to begin rebuilding your lives, rather than getting some form of revenge through the humiliation of a court proceeding (even if my ex-wife DID deserve it). Judy understands that life goes on beyond the divorce process, and that her clients need to be best positioned for that.
I titled this review "Saved my Life" because Judy King (and Kristen) DID SAVE MY LIFE. My divorce took a year, and at the beginning I was an emotional wreck. I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep, and was both emotionally and physically exhausted. I didn't want this divorce, neither did my children. I was being dragged kicking and screaming down a path I never wanted to travel. Now, a year later, I'm beginning to feel like myself again. Too often, divorce cases favor the wife, even when there is overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Judy built an extremely strong case, which eventually forced my ex-wife to settle out of court for what basically equated to slightly above the bare minimum the law would allow. There is NO DOUBT in my mind that had I chose another attorney, I would not be in the same financial, physical or emotional state I am today. I truly believe that Judy King saved the rest of my life.
We now live in a world where divorce attorneys advertise via any/all means possible. Most are just trying to get your money. Their goal is to get you through the divorce process quickly, caring less about fairness, and more about revenue. The big firms view divorcing couples as sheep, being lured by catchy advertising - but they don't take the time to work for you. Judy King "had my back" during the most difficult time of my life, and I'll be forever grateful.
By no means am I wealthy. I'm a hard-working father who loves his kids and was blind-sided by who he thought was the love of his life for 20+ years. My ex-wife paid three times in attorneys fees that I did ... and she received a settlement half of what I initially offered. Judy is really, REALLY good at what she does.
Judy King has been practicing law for 30+ years, has an extremely solid reputation; and doesn't spend a dime to advertise. That doesn’t just “happen”.
Divorce is a life-changing process, you've got ONE SHOT to protect yourself. No one does that better than Judy King.
Posted by TEP
We hired Judy to handle a custody, child support recovery, and contempt of court case.
She was very understanding, had the highest level of patience with us and was the epitome of what you want in a lawyer in dealing with the issues we dealt with.
Even after the case dragged out (the other side of the case) never once did she worry about hours billed or the fee. She was worth every penny we paid and although we hope we never need her again, we wouldn't hesitate to hire her again if we needed her and we also would recommend her to our closest friends. We appreciate Judy more than words can describe.
I highly recommend Judy and we couldn't have asked for better representation.
Thank you so much Judy, we sincerely appreciate it.
Posted by JP
Judy has represented me twice with the same ex, and I am absolutely thrilled with her results. She helped me with the divorce and subsequent deadbeat/abuse/noncompliance issues. In both cases, she operated as if I were her only client, always had my best interests and those of my daughter at heart, and always shot straight with my own expectations. She is honest and highly ethical. If you're divorcing in Gwinnett, she's the one for you. For what she was able to accomplish, her fee is a bargain. Hire her - you won't be disappointed.
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