4.5 stars 13 totalReview Julie Stephens
I am a single father that had several issues with my ex concerning parenting time and child custody. From the moment I spoke with Julie on the phone to our first consultation... I immediately felt welcomed and that she would be the best representative for me. Throughout the entire process Julie was trustworthy, professional, passionate, confident and hardworking but she also has a caring side that made me feel that I was more than just a client. She went into battle mode from the day we met and never took her eyes off our goals! When Julie and I entered the courtroom is truly when all of her qualities, expertise and professionalism came to life.
Lastly, throughout the entire process Julie made me feel like she was fighting this battle both my son and I. One day I will be able to share with my son all of the battles I went through to stand by his side each and every day. Thank you Julie Stephens and Stephens Law Firm for everything you have done for my son and I. Our client / friend relationship will never be forgotten and I will be forever grateful!!
Julie is simply the best divorce/custody/paternity lawyer in Northwest Indiana. She has an excellent grasp on the law and, more importantly, she understands how the law is likely to be applied by the judge in the case. It was clear that Julie listened to my concerns and understood the likelihood of success of the various issues in my case. Admittedly, there were times that I did not like hearing what Julie had to say about certain aspects of the case. In retrospect, I can see that Julie was telling me things that I needed to hear, not necessarily what I wanted to hear at that time. In the end, her assessment turned out to be dead-on accurate. I am glad I listened to her (even though I didn’t like it at times) because it resulted in a far better outcome for the case. I have worked with other attorneys and frankly did not feel like I was getting anywhere close to my money’s worth. I cannot say I enjoy paying attorneys (who does?), but Julie’s fees were very fair and always explained in detail. More importantly, I felt that I was getting value for what I was paying for (and I did)! If you are in need of a lawyer, I highly recommended you talk to Julie – I know that I am glad that I did.
First off, I chose this attorney because of all the great reviews that I read about her; but I had nothing but problems with her. When we first had a meeting with her she made it clear that our custody battle would be difficult but she NEVER told us that we risked losing what little time I did have with my child; if she would have then we would not have moved forward with the case. Then she made us feel like she was in charge and not us; after she got her retainer her whole attitude changed. She was very Condescending and talked down to us like we didn't know what we where talking about. Then when we voiced our position and concerns she told us that "she did not have to agree with us out side of the courtroom" well guess what all of the improtant decisions where made out side the court room. She did not help our case one bit; the only things that went in our favor was because I got my ex and the guardian ad litem to agree to them. She even had the nerve to charge me for time that she spent chatting with GAL about topics not related to my case at all. If you truly care about your child and your money do yourself a favor and go else where. Find an Attorney that will defend YOUR position inside and outside the court and one that treats you like you are a paying customer (BTW her fees are very hefty)!
Posted by a Family client
Julie is an outstanding lawyer, with a detailed understanding of the law, and a gift for communicating details in an easily understandable way. She is extremely responsive. In handling my family law matter, she clearly explained what the law requires, in contrast to what might seem logical. Julie works hard to protect her client's' rights to the fullest extent of the law, as I experienced firsthand. She is timely, professional, and clearly cares about her clients.
Posted by Carrie
I highly recommend using Julie as an attorney. I used her six years ago for custody/child support issues and didn't have a second thought about using her again this year for related issues. Not only is she completely professional and knowledgeable in her field, she genuinely cares about her clients. The entire situation of going to court can be quite stressful and her ability to not only represent you, but guide you through the process is impeccable. I feel 100% confident with her at the helm, and have faith that with her representation the justice system will do right by those who deserve it.
Posted by Casey
Highly recommend Julie. Very responsive, great communicator, easy to work with. Can't say enough for how easy it was to work with her...
Posted by Kelly
Julie Stephens came recommended to us by a friend. We hired her for my husband's adoption of my daughter. I was so nervous about this process initially, but Julie made it so easy! I felt comfortable with her from the very first consultation. She is very knowledgeable and is great with communication. There were times I e-mailed her a question on the weekends and she always got back to me immediately. She really goes above and beyond. We started the adoption process in February and had the adoption decree in hand by mid April. She made the process so smooth and fast! When trying to compare Julie to another well known attorney in the area who I'd previously worked with, there really is no comparison. She really is the best.
Posted by Dawn
Julie Stephens is a dedicated and professional attorney. I have used Julie for an auto accident, divorce, and the preparation of my will. Every step of the way she has been there. She is thorough and knows the law. She responds in a timey manner to your needs and questions. I would recomend Julie Stephens 100%.
Posted by Dawn
Julie was definitely my crutch through my divorce. She responded quickly to every question I had. She is very organized and timely. I am so thankful I had chosen her as my attorney and will continue to go to her for anything in the future I might need her for. I would recommend her to anyone needing an attorney for family law.
Posted by Rosemary
I have been a client of Julie Stephens for 15 years, and I would highly recommend her to everyone. She is knowledgeable, professional, yet approachable. She is extremely loyal to her clients, yet she maintains a warm, understanding demeanor. It is refreshing to have a relationship with an attorney who deserves your trust and confidence!