Let me start by saying that I was very concerned about today's hearing. I have been an extremely patient person while going through this process with my husband the last couple of months. On numerous occasions my husband has done things to try to make me look like a bad parent or to embarrass me in the court, not to mention his attempts at getting reduced child support. Joshua was on his A game today and without hesitation shut down every unrealistic expectation my husband has had regarding parenting time, child support and our children. For the first time in months I actually feel some of the stress leaving my body and I feel good about moving forward with my divorce case. Joshua was the second attorney I had to hire after dealing with one who I could never get ahold of and who really could care less what happened to me and my children. Joshua Mathews is officially our family hero. We still have a way to go with this divorce case but I think I will be sleeping a little better at night now knowing I've got an attorney like this on my children's side. Thank you Mr Matthews!
Posted by a client
I liked that the fee was a one-time fee. I knew the exact price and the exact length of representation up front instead of being billed for ridiculous hourly rates. I received a lot of prompt email responses from both Michelle and Devon, and Courtney was very knowledgeable and was available to speak on the phone if I had questions about my case. The turnaround on the initial paperwork was quick and although Josh wasn't immediately available by phone, I always got an email back within a day or so, and could schedule calls with him in advance. He treats you like a real person, not just a client. He knows exactly what to say in court and made my ex look unprepared. You won't be disappointed!
Posted by a client
I was concerned because the reviews for the Mathews Group were either really good or really bad. I talked to them about that, and they said that because people are usually unhappy when dealing with divorce, they sometimes take that out on the lawyers.
I gave them a chance, and I'm so glad that I did. I know my ex husband paid way more for his attorney than I did, and the Mathews group did everything they said they would and more. I talked to Michelle and Courtney almost every day, and they were always very up to date on my case.
I would definitely recommend them.
Posted by a client
Great sales pitch up front! Nothing after they have their retainer. Paralegals didn't have a clue. Unless I contacted them NOTHING happened. Attorney sent a surrogate to my hearing. The one time they called was to extend their retainer. Wasted my money, but most important did not help in my effort with my kids. I would steer clear. I should have paid heed to the warnings. I am now having to hire a new attorney. Due to their negligence this will go on for a longer time. Don't go cheap with this type of an attorney. Your future depends on having a good attorney. I wish I could afford to sue him and get my money back. Lesson learned albeit painfully.
Posted by a client
Let me just start by saying I'm not a fun female to work with when my emotions are high. I'm combative and very angry! Joshua stood by my side through everything and I appreciate everything he's done for my family. I'm not going to say that I always liked what he had to say but it was honest and he steered me in the right directions. I sincerely appreciate everything you did for me today. It's been a rough and long road but I'm thankful it's coming to an end. I hope we never cross paths again but I'd be happy to refer a friend.
Posted by a client
This law firm does nothing but take your money and then you never hear from them again unless YOU follow up. You'll hire Joshua and then never hear from him again. They are all lazy, negligent, and have poor communication skills. If you want to make your divorce take 10x longer than usual, hire them! if you also want your case to be passed around from paralegal to paralegal not having any prior knowledge to the case, hire them! If you would like to wait months for the paperwork to be submitted to the courts, hire them! I cannot stress how LAZY this law firm is. They do not care about you or your situation. DO NOT HIRE THEM.
Posted by Marilu
My sister hired Mr. Mathews to represent her in her child custody matter. He is very professional and kindhearted. He took my sister under his wing and guided her through her whole case, taking time after hours to call and discuss with her matters pertaining to her case. He went above & beyond in representing her, to make her feel calm & reassured. Me. Mathews is not only a Lawyer, he proves he is an individual who understands your position, reassures his clients, makes his clients feel important, is not only professional but knows his practice. This is not just a career for him, it is about helping other people and their children live a happy content life together. I cannot thank him enough for his involvement in my sisters case on her behalf. If you are looking for a lawyer, Mr. Mathews would be your guy!
Posted by Joy
I hired the Mathews Group to help me as I attempted to renegotiate parenting time and child support with my ex. They were amazing in the first meeting and all the way up until I gave them a check.
Then, unless I called and spoke to someone past the receptionist, NOTHING happened with my case. I had to constantly call and nag to get anything done. It took a year to work out what should have been a simple mediation. A YEAR. And that's only because I was constantly calling and insisting that they work on my case.
My case got passed around, and I ended up dealing with 2 paralegals and one lawyer. None of whom were motivated to get things done. They had their money, why would they care?
After my ex and I came to a new agreement, it took forEVER for them to get the wording, ages, and details correct in the paperwork. Every time they sent a new document for me to review, there was something wrong with it. I have an email thread a mile long from the MULTIPLE times it took for them to get it right. All the way up until the day I came in to sign the final paperwork, they still had failed to correct my kids' ages on the front. ?!? We're not talking about complicated stuff here.
All told, I wish I could go back. That was $2000 down the drain. I could have done a better job all on my own and saved the money. Don't hire them--you will not be a priority in ANY way.
Posted by Danielle
My ward wanted me to adopt her but the situation was complicated. Joshua Mathews met with all the kids and myself to discuss our situation. He showed just as much respect to the children & their input as he did in me, the adult. He agreed to take on our case knowing how difficult and time consuming it could become.
Mr. Mathews has been very professional, attentive, understanding, and answers my questions/calls in a timely manner. His staff is very upbeat, polite, and professional. The kids love going by the office to drop off paperwork or for me to sign papers. As a parent I find it reassuring that an attorney's office can put the client and full family at ease during, what can be, a trying time.
Yes, I would recommend this law practice!
Posted by a Family client
I hired Joshua Mathews as my second attorney to handle my child custody case. The mother was trying to move to Texas with my kids, and I didn't know what to do. From the first time I met him, I was very comfortable with him. I had hired somebody else at first, and they basically told me that there was nothing I could do.
During the case, my ex tried to say all kinds of things about me and my new wife, so we ended up getting a guardian to come in and talk to the parties and discuss the issues. My first lawyer just kept telling me that nothing was going to go my way and that I needed to settle with her and let her move. He told me that maybe I could get some extra time in the summer.
That's when I hired The Mathews Group and Josh Mathews got right on the phone with the guardian during our first meeting in his office. He convinced the guardian that there was more to this case, and the guardian agreed to look into it deeper. After talking to me and my wife, along with the teachers, counselors and even the soccer coach, the guardian told the court that my ex was not "credible," and that there was nothing bad going on in our house.
At the trial, Mr. Mathews proved that not only was I a good parent but that the mother was trying to do everything in her power to keep the kids away from me. IN the end, the judge gave me custody of the kids. My ex tried to change it by saying that she would stay in town, but the judge said it didn't matter and the kids were going to live with me.
I can't thank these guys enough. Without them, I probably would have ended up letting my kids move to Texas.
Also, I don't know what anybody is talking about saying that people don't return their calls. My other attorney didn't even answer the phone. You just got voicemail. At The Mathews Group, they always answered and they always tried to help you. If you needed a specific person, like when I needed to talk to Josh Mathews, they would just set a time for us to talk on the phone, or for me to come in. There was never an issue.