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I did some research before setting up my consultation and was impressed by the reviews I found online. James was very fair and straight forward on the process and kept me informed on what I should be considering not only for myself but my child. His billing was fair and he continued to help me with follow up questions months after the divorce was filed. I would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with a divorce and custody case.
A little over 4 years ago I contacted Mr. James Bargar in a divorce and child custody case. It ended up being a very difficult and long case. James was persistent and encouraging throughout the entire case. Both James and his assistant went above and beyond their duties to get the job done and expose the truth. Not only is James an EXCELLENT attorney, he also an honest man of his word; something you do not see much of anymore. I have used several lawyers in the past, but James is by far the BEST I have ever used. If you need an attorney, call James Bargar; he is the BEST in my book and the only one I will use.
About a year ago we contacted Mr. Bargar in a divorce and child custody case. It ended up being a very difficult and long court. Mr. Bargar worked very hard and kept us informed at all times. He always had the children's interests first. He and his assistant went above and beyond their duties. After a year of off and on court, he was able to get the divorce and custody of kids. He is a very kind and caring attorney, something you do not see much of anymore.
James did a great job representing me in my divorce case. He was thorough and stayed abreast of changes. He was quite supportive and fought for me. I feel he would represent well in any type of case. He is A+.
James Bargar gets the job done, he has the ability
to navigate through the sea of lies and expose the
truth no matter the circumstances, you are in good
hands with Mr.Bargar. It was an honor to see him
work. He is a real professional and extremely good
at what he does .Don't be fooled by the rest, hire the
best, James L. Bargar or live with regret.
Having a 3 year old out of wedlock and facing certain separation really scared me. It was the full intent of my son's mother to move out of state and in no cirumstance settle out of court. She made this very apparent upfront.
Mr. Bargar walked me through every possibility and was honest and open about my situation. Sometimes it took longer for him to respond than I like, but he has other clients as well and his performance was second to none.
He provided advice on how to handle every possible piece of the case and got complete joint custody without even stepping foot into the court room (Even though she swore she would not settle). The whole case unfolded just as he said it would. It became blatently apparent during the deposition that he had the upperhand and was in complete control.
Bottom line, Mr. Bargar's definitely knows what he is doing. If he advises you to do something, I suggest you do it. I could not have been more pleased with the outcome.
Mr. Barger recently handled my guardianship case. He was a godsend! He was extremely kind and, although it was NOT his job, provided emotional support! He made an unbearable situation bearable. Whenever I contacted him, I ALWAYS received a prompt response. I would highly recommend him!!
James Bargar was very thorough and knowledgeable when handling our case. If I emailed him he was very quick to respond, and always had answers right away. I had to hire an attorney previously for child visitation issues, and didn't have a very good experience. He never kept in contact with me. If I had any questions, it would take him a week or longer to return my call. I was very surprised when James was quick to respond to our questions. Both my husband and I had never been to court before, so we were very nervous. James Bargar explained things to us very well. He made us feel very comfortable and at ease.
I would highly recommend this attorney! He worked with myself, in Pennsylvania and my son and his wife in Arkansas. He was extremely informative and spoke in language that we could understand. He was quick to respond to emails and phone calls. He was always encouraging and confident. I deal with attorneys in my work and I could only wish that they were all as precise as he is. His fees are very reasonable and he is worth every penny! Thank you Mr. Bargar!
My father originally hired James Bargar to help resolve a messy divorce. Dad had worked with two other attorneys who were not responsive and failed to keep him informed about his case, so I found Mr. Bargar's ad in the telephone book and asked my dad to make an appointment to see him. My dad was not an easy man to work with (he's in his late 80s) but James treated him respectfully and kindly, listening to my dad vent about his anger and keeping him on track. He went through boxes of case files from the other two attorneys, and was able to sort out what had, and had not, been done. While the divorce was progressing, my father's health declined rapidly, and James helped me handle the necessary paperwork to become dad's guardian and I became James' client. When my dad passed, he then helped us settle the probate and estate--a lengthy process that took months because my dad had failed to get his affairs in order.
Keep in mind that my dad lived in Mayflower, James' office is in Conway, and I live 2000 miles away! All of this work over the course of several years was handled via long distance, almost entirely by e-mail. This doesn't mean that James is impersonal--quite the opposite! E-mail allows the client to get answers much more quickly than snail mail, and I often received responses right away. This is so important because I would have been unable to fly to Arkansas to handle this on my own.
James' fees and billing procedures were very reasonable and transparent, and I feel confident that I was not overcharged for his services. If anything, he probably did not charge as much as he could have when there were times my dad just wanted to talk to him because he was angry about the courts. Sometimes there were lapses in between communications, but I think that was due to the slow process of the judicial system and the courts, not to inattention from James.
Lastly, I think I need to mention that James is a kind and caring man. When it became clear that my dad was never going to come home from the hospital, and that death was near, James pushed aside other clients to meet with me when I unexpectedly had to fly into town. He told me funny stories about my dad, and treated both of us extremely well during difficult circumstances.
Yes, I would definitely recommend James to anyone who finds themselves needing his assistance with a divorce, separation, or other family law situation. I would also recommend him for anyone who is out of town and needs legal help, or someone needing assistance because of an aging family member. He is a gem in a profession often criticized for its lack of compassion.