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Jeannine represented me in my divorce. I was married for over 20 years. Jeannine fought for my rights and came out with a settlement I was very happy with. Jeannine was ethical and got me through a difficult time. I would highly recommend her!
Jeannine Parker-Poss was helpful throughout an uncomfortable process with a divorce. Upon the final decision from the judge, she was able to work magic to seemlessly make a difficult situation doable. Furthermore, I recommended her to two other colleagues and she was able to mediate and conclude their divorce procedures as well. I have recently come back to her for advice on a different matter and she openly offers legal suggestions.
Jeanne helped me through my divorce four years ago and has been there for every minor or major hiccup through the divorce, child support and custody issues. I have sent friends to her who she has done the same for. To this day I can still call her for anything and she remembers everything and treats me like I am her top priority. I would never use another attorney for anything. She not only is extremly professional but she is truly personable and puts children and their well being first.
I am impressed by Ms. Parker-Ross and highly recommend her services. If you want a straight talker that will not sugar coat the facts or the probability of where you stand, she's your lawyer. This is a sticky part of the law and her straight talk with strategically thought out processes are top notch. I have had four divorces and I will not go to anyone else again. The precise details of my case were always communicated thoroughly. She worked well above her payments. Charges for mediation, discovery and the retainer were among the lowest in the Chicagoland area. She kept me well informed with high tech capabilities. I am thinking that those on here with negative experiences would have had them with anyone, hence why they were getting divorces. It is easy to attack a lawyer and peg a bad wrap. Anyhow, rest assured the best quality around for low prices. And no, I do not work for her. But I say again, she will be the only lawyer I use from now on.
Jeannine has served as my attorney on a couple of cases over the last two years. She is extremely knowledgeable, communicates effectively, and is an active listener. She was always prompt in responding to my questions and concerns. I personally feel that she is devoted to her clients with support and compassion. I've worked with other attorneys in the past and never found one that actually seemed to care until I found Jeannine. Divorce and custody disputes are emotionally hard enough to deal with. If you're looking for a caring attorney who goes beyond her responsibilities to ensure to make this process easier, Jeannine is the attorney to contact.
I first met Ms. Parker-Ross in 2010 when my ex husband decided on his own to stop visitation with our oldest daughter and then 5 months later after no contact decided to come back and demand visits again. Ms Parker-Ross acted in the best interest of my daughter and made sure that her voice was heard. Since then I have retained Ms. Parker-Ross almost on a regular basis for various custody and visitation issues, she always fights for what is right and keep the best interest of the children her first priority! She has never let me down and she is 100% on their side despite being retained by me. I trust her completely and as long as I have to deal with these unfortunate circumstances I will be sure to keep Ms. Parker Ross on my side!
I hired Jeannine to represent me in a divorce. There were times that the process seemed to take too long because of waiting for court dates but Jeannine kept me informed every step of the way. She was very knowledgable about the law and the legal processes. She ensured that my rights were protected and the final invoice was only about 1/2 of my ex's final invoice. I would reccomend this attorney to anyone for child custody, divorce, property and support issues.
She either has no knowledge of the law....or she is working "with" your Ex's lawyer to get your Ex exactly what they are asking for. She is Useless...she cost me $8000 (her bill alone....of which she was going to re-imburse be back for unused funds)...(she has since then, sent me a bill for yet a remainder of what she thinks I owe her after I fired her) for 2 years and still not divorced, AND, my Ex-spouse literally got everything...including things that could have been prevented had I known she was this useless before I fired her.
Do not use this lawyer! She is very unprofessional and once she has your retainer does not care about your case at all. There were many instances where she did not represent me properly. She also did not like it at all if I called and was unhappy about the handling of my case. Believe me I did not call except for when necessary because it didn't take long for me to realize that all she did was ring a cash register at every turn. She never filed my quit claim deed with the court, she was also going to allow me to pay my ex-husbands taxes on his child support, she let me get stuck with the home equity line of credit and as a result of all her mishandling of my case I am in foreclosure!! She also would not keep me informed of conversations that went on between her and my ex's lawyer. I would get that information smugly from my ex. When I asked her about things that I wold find out from my ex she threatened to quit my case and told me maybe I should seek another lawyer since I was not happy with her. This was of course after she had gone through my entire retainer and then some. We did not have a fighting divorce and it should have been settled fairly quickly and she allowed it to go on for almost a years time. I WOULD NEVER SEND HER ANY CLIENTS! BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU DECIDE TO HIRE HER!
Jeannine is a very bright woman. She understands the law very well, and she does her best to help her clients. I went to her to use her for mediation services and ultimately had to retain my own counsel because she didn't clearly inform me of the realities of Illinois mediation (which means that she HAS to represent one or the other of you and is ethically obligated to follow her clients best interests).
Jeannine is gruff, and comes off as angry. She's a straight shooter and I'll grant her that she is well suited to run a case in Will County. That being said, my personal interactions with her were nearly always adversarial in nature.
After sending her multiple copies of important documents in electronic format she used a rule in Will County Law (which is by definition one of the most antiquated courthouses in Illinois) that states that the papers be printed and delivered. Apparently for as smart as Parker-Ross is, she is unable to discern neatly organized and effectively named files. That is to say, she has no idea how to use a computer and simple search technology. That alone however is not my biggest issue with her.
As a father, you are often at a disadvantage going into court to begin with. As a middle class to upper middle class male headed into a divorce with a spouse who does not have a full time job, you are immediately at an incredible disadvantage. At the start of my divorce, Jeannne Parker-Ross stated that "this is a good father" to several of the involved parties in my case. After advising my former spouse to "use the nuclear button" and have me thrown out of the house by police order Jeannine ensured that my children were put on the order of protection in which I could not see them for 3 weeks. At the time, I didn't understand what was going on, but the truth of the matter is this is just a ploy to obtain exclusive possession of your home. Once this was done, Jeannine guided my wife (remember, we had started to use her as our mediator) through the various steps of dismantling my ability to provide for myself, keep me from my children, and pretty much believed every word that was told to her by my wife.
Now, I realize that I can be a difficult man to get on with. I further realize that divorce is a difficult scenario to deal with to start. That being said when you take a persons home from them, remove their ability to see their children, and have no history of physical violence in your home, imagine the stress that it puts on a human being. It took me nearly four months to get back to "normal".
At every opportunity that I've since had to deal with Parker-Ross she is snide, rude, acts as if this is personal to her and without a doubt is aggressive for her clients. That being said, for someone claiming to be thinking of the best interest of children, there was never a single day in my children's lives that I was uninvolved until Parker-Ross became involved in our lives. She has helped to build a strategy to destroy a good father (with her own admittance and then change of mind) and his relationship with his children.
In the end, Parker Ross appears to me, in my opinion, to be a highly intelligent, man hating, divorced woman with a chip on her shoulder, a great education, and an unbelievable disposition to simply listen to one side of a story. She encourages family destruction, not the building of bridges towards a brighter future.
I'm certain she sleeps well at night telling herself "she's just doing her job. She's looking out for her clients best interests", but the truth of the matter is, she does very little help an already incredibly painful situation.
Bravo Jeannine, your client wins, and their children lose.