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Stacy Lynne Ortega

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Paul

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    Unprofessional LCM

    Stacy is very quick and self centered with her decisions, Stacy is our LCM recently had an issue that dad be responsible for going and getting a ADHD prescription from Dr. office and taking prescription to get filled, dad had to drive about 15 miles total to do this, mom had to drive 4.5 miles to pick up, Stacy heard both sides issued an order that dad drop it off at one place, mom requested dad take it to her home town quick shop to fill, Stacy filed an order to have mom drive the 4.5 miles to pick up. About 3 weeks after order was in place, Stacy attended a hearing to see if summer camps would be heard by her -LCM instead of courts, she went back to her office, had a one sided change of heart, and issued an new order that dad will now have to drop prescription off in moms town - walking distance from her house, making dad have about 20 miles in this process. I had 3 different orders that Stacy's office put out, missing information, changes to order without any explanation to either parent, then at the end I simply asked for a new order to be sent out and was told NO, just to add a page from one of the 3 orders that was issued by her - YES CONFUSED ME TO. Our problem to figure out.

    Stacy attended a court hearing that was for other issues, but she decided to attend, I knew nothing of her intentions to attend and my attorney forwarded information that she would handle the camp issue. I get a bill that both parents are charged almost two hours for Stacy's unannounced service at court that day, that apparently neither of us knew she would attend or notified either parent she would. Professional conduct?

    Stacy sent a bill that did not show a large payment I made to her, but a large outstanding debit, had to send several emails - as of this posting nothing correct yet, Stacy makes a decision sends orders to the courts, weeks later changed what agreements she originally made between the parties, if this is not overstepping their bounds, or unprofessional, or a lack of self confidence in making decisions and not complying with her own orders issued to the courts, to me as a third party - neutral person, she is not.

    If you are looking for a LCM person who attends court unannounced, charges you for that appearance, makes changes to orders filled through the courts by her, that both parents had a meeting on, then, without any explanation to either parent as to why her self confidence level or unprofessional manner towards those issues either parent had, Stacy takes it upon her self to change orders she issued to the courts from working with both parents, your in trouble - best of luck.

    Thanks,

    Paul

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  • 4.0 stars

    Posted by a client

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    Excellent attorney

    Stacy helped me file for and resolve my divorce after I discovered my husband was unfaithful. She was knowledgeable and helped me to see reason through my emotions. Stacy was not afraid to tell me what I needed to hear, even when I did not want to hear it. I found both her and her staff to be courteous and warm. They were compassionate and patient with me. Her fees were reasonable and she always sent me invoices every few weeks so I knew what I owed her. I would recommend her to a family member or a friend who needed her help.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

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    I hired her because I wanted to be represented by a woman and I also liked that her retainer fee was the lowest I could find in Wichita. I borrowed money from family and friends just to pay her in (full) each time vs. monthly payments and I did not get far in my case at all. I called her office crying because my ex who makes 6 figures didn't follow court orders and my children and I didn't have enough for groceries. The only concern she had was of me scaring off her new "assistant" I didn't qualify for foodstamps because there was an order regardless if it was enforced or not. Not only did she not care, she sent me an invoice and then threatened to withdraw from my case if I didn't pay her in full again. I thought maybe she was a racist, but after much investigating, I found she is just a good for nothing person to most people she deals with.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

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    I hired Stacy and spent thousands for her to be rude, insulting, dismissive and she charged me for doing things that were not required of her such as emailing my exes lawyer non-stop and charging me for it. I needed help enforcing a temporary child support and alimony order and KPS told me that they didn't have what they needed from her. She did not comply and I feel she purposefully dragged it out knowing there were easier alternatives for a single mother like myself. I ended up firing her and won my divorce case myself. That should tell you something.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

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    Negative Experience

    I retained Stacy Ortega for one year and spent $8000 on my case. I found her cold and rude which was not helpful during an already difficult time. We made little progress. I felt ill informed. I believe a lawyer has the responsibility to guide a client through the court process and provide education to help a client succeed. Family court is not always a just process and the client needs education about how to be heard, and how to succeed. I lost a year in this process, and did not gain any ground. We went to court one time only for approximately one hour.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Child Support client

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    Easy to work with

    I do not live in the area and Stacy was able to completely take care of my matter without me ever having to miss work or to travel to the area. It was great to know that I was being taken care of without the extra hassle of travel.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Child Custody client

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    Should be your first pick if you are needed an Attorney, LCM or Case Manager!!!

    Stacy always kept the best interest of the child as her first priority. After being referred to her for Case Management, I wished I had retained her as my primary attorney. I was always kept informed every step of the process and I always felt that my case was a high priority for her and I was never pushed to the side. Her staff has always been extremely helpful and would help with questions as best they legally could and always in a very timely fashion. I would recommend Stacy to anyone who is looking for a very high quality attorney.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Child Custody client

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    Stacy Ortega

    Stacy was appointed to my case as a LCM. After finding that the childs best interests would be served in KS (family, friends, financial, ect) she ruled that the child should live out of state due to the childs "feeling" of being closer to that parent. Since when have we placed a childs "feelings" over what is best for them?

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Sherry

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    I have been with Stacy since 2006. She is an awesome person and an even better lawyer. She has worked with me in many different ways that other lawyers wouldn't have put up with on there best day. She is compassionate, professional,and prompt with whatever questions or concerns that I have or may come up with. I really feel like she cares! She is not in it for the monetary paycheck, she is in it for the well being of honest, truthful, hard working people. She will always have my business for as long as she wants to put up with me.I will continue to send her business. She has always charged me the same rate (200.00) from the day I hired her, it has never changed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Family client

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    Friendly, knowledgeable attorney!

    When I Googled Mrs. Ortega's firm, the first review site to come up had dismal reviews- she had a rating of 1.1! However, upon searching a second time, a more positive site came up first. It saddens me that there are more negative reviews about Mrs. Ortega than there are positive ones. I have only had one meeting with her and we are still trying to get everything together to get my case going, but my experience has been very positive so far. During the consultation we sat in a very comfortable room with couches, personal pictures, and other warm touches. Mrs. Ortega did not make me feel as though I had to put on a facade or be nervous; I can honestly say I have never felt so relaxed while speaking to an attorney, especially about such important matters- it was like talking to a friend. She was able to fit me into her schedule very quickly despite the fact that she is a very busy attorney. In addition, she is the only one out of the many attorneys I contacted who actually returned me call. Actually, I am incorrect- one other attorney returned my call but was painfully unprofessional and clearly did not possess the knowledge necessary to help me accomplish my goals. As if all of this was not wonderful enough, Mrs. Ortega works for a very humble price considering her 23 years of experience in family law. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a family lawyer.

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