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I interviewed several attorneys before hiring Judy to handle my case. I had been told by other lawyers that my case was weak and I should not expect much. Judy took the challenge, kept me completely informed during the entire process, and we ended up with a result which was actually better than I could have hoped for. The billing was really fair and there were many "No Charges." I have referred several friends to Judy and all have been pleased with the results. I highly recommend her.
I hired Ms. Goldstein to respond to a petition to renegotiate the financial terms of my divorce. To date she has NEVER returned a phone call, nor responded to written communication hand-delivered to her office. She apparently doesn't have staff in her office on a regular basis to open the door or answer the phone. Over the last 6 months she charged me $2000 to appear in court 3 times, two of which she never bothered to tell me about beforehand. She failed to provide any type of status update afterward as well,
No one ever really wins in divorce but Judy did an outstanding job for me. The case was long and difficult but I understood and participated in every step of the process. Judy is very knowledgeable and ethical. Fees were fair and the office staff was accommodating I highly recommend Judy to anyone needing a lawyer.
After months and months of her lawyer stalling our divorce, we finally finished the case. I got custody of my son and more child support than I expected. My ex lied about her cash income but we were able to get past that. She is also responsible for her own loans which she wanted me to pay for. I thank Ms. Goldstein and her staff for sticking it out with me and for getting me such a good outcome. I feel free for the first time in years.
We were concerned about getting a guardianship in place for our disabled son who was going to turn 18 in a few weeks. Judy knew just what needed to be done and the day after his 18th birthday, the guardianship was in place so we could apply for the benefits he needs. The staff was friendly and fees fair and reasonable, In fact, we even got a refund since our retainer was not used up. We have given Judy's name to several of our son's classmates' parents who need the same type of legal work. We highly recommend her!
I am so grateful for Judy and her staff. They all kept me focused and grounded during a very stressful period in my life. Judy's knowledge and legal advice was excellent. She is very down to earth. Her staff was courteous and efficient. They kept me informed of the progress of my case. Billing was fair. I especially liked all the No Charges. Unlike other lawyers, this office does not charge for copying or travel. I highly recommend Judy Goldstein!
I was very excited to find Judy on this site and was happy to call her up and meet with her. I hired Judy in Nov '13 to help change my JPA. The first time we met she did not want my current wife to come into our consultation. I told her if she was not able to come in then we will get a new lawyer. After we meet, I retained her a few days later. I dropped off my money and they cashed the check the next day. All they had to do was write up 3 little things that my ex and I have already agreed upon. 3 weeks later I called and talked to Frank, her assistant, who informed me that my letter was never sent out After he looked into it he called back and said they "lost the file but they did find it and will send it out the next day". Once my ex received the paperwork that was 4 weeks late.... THE 3 EASY PARTS WERE WRITTEN WRONG AND NOT AT ALL WHAT WE WROTE DOWN AND I HIRED THEM TO DO. This pissed off my ex and made her not sign anything at all. After meeting Judy in court and informing her about the constant mistakes her office made she informed me that we can resend it to her correctly. She took the information down in her blackberry and I called the office the next day. I was told that they would do this after I paid her another $1100!!!! I guess the first $1100 was so they could learn how to file their files and learn to copy what the client has specifically wrote out. If she was good I did not see it. I believe she is very experienced and that she may work for some. She did not work for me and it left a very bad taste in my mouth.
Judy was very helpful and answered all my questions in a swift and proper manner. I highly recommend her to anyone who has questions about will county court system
I was amazed at how prompt and helpful Ms. Goldstein was in response to my question. She was knowledgeable, informative and patient with my many questions.
Judy handled everything I needed during my divorce, and kept me up to date on everything. Even during the process when my then wife and I tried counseling some more, Judy was supportive and didn't try to push the process to quickly, or in any particular direction. The case proceeded at a rate that I needed and felt comfortable with. The separation and divorce were difficult times and I know at times, our case was delayed because I just needed more time to accept the reality. Judy was fine with this which made working with her so much easier.
During my divorce, I did have a need for an attorney to represent my interest in a case that was taking place halfway across the state. While Judy didn't specifically handle that type of case---or the location---she was able to reach out to her network and find an attorney that could step in and represent my interests. What I learned was that the other attorney she recommended for the other case seemed to be the go to guy as well, as he was able to handle everything for me.
So, not only did she handle my divorce, but had her network to reach out to on another matter for me. I am truly lucky to have worked with her, and thankful for her efforts on my behalf...
Thanks again Judy!