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My so called simple parenting plan had turned into an ugly nightmare of a year and a half of litigation. Ill gotten DVPOS, other hideous accusations, wasted money, and my precious daughter growing up with my ability to see her being severly limited. My first attorney got another job, leaving me pro se. I found James Christianssen an outstanding individual and Father's Rights Advocate. He gave me some much needed assistance and referred me to Kathryn. My trial was looming in the distance, I didn't really expect to get help. Right away I could tell she was a straight shooter, not someone who was going to give me the run around. She took on my case, learned a massive stack of legal papers in no time, and her and her more than able assistant were ready for trial right on cue. Because of them I will have a relationship with my daughter without supervision and free of control of the mother. Thank you so much, I would recommend Kathryn to anyone.
I still cant believe what Kathryn Abele was able to for me and my son! I now have temp. custody of my son for the upcoming school year after he missed a great portion of scholl last year. She was able to guide me on how the process works and what my legal rights are. She is finacially reasonable and I would recommend her to anyone looking for family law advice.
Thank you again Kathryn!!!
Kathryn is a great lawyer and a nice person too. I enjoyed working with her. She is considerate of the client and the costs that might be incurred to the client by her services so she does not recommend any extra stupid things to do that won't help you reach your final goal. She won my relocation case for me. She tried to keep me out of trial and warned me it was a toss up if we went to trial. However, once I saw her in action in court I was thouroughly impressed adn she just out lawyered the oppossing counsel. I have a friend who is a family law lawyer and he told me the job she did was aweome and I should kiss her feet for the work she did and the outcome she got me. You are definitely in good hands with Kathryn.
Kathryn B Abele, Esquire. Is probably the most effective attorney that I have had on my ongoing Family Law case that has been going for almost over 2 years now after the divorce. Where do I start? I was a pro se litigant father getting reamed by the system as my ex used the "VAWA make up DV lies and get whatever you want, scam against the court." My case got to a point where there was no way I could have a life and make progress further with it. I spoke with a Father's Rights advocate who recommended Kathryn, I am eternally grateful. Every time I went to court with Kathryn, she was fresh, strong, and had my back. She disarmed every single lie my ex was trying to use against me to slander me further publicly, normally my ex wife would abuse me by saying all sorts of nasty things publicly to me and it would paralyze me. After being so many years with a sociopath who manipulates you this way and others, you get to where you have weaknesses that the ex uses against you, well when I stepped into the court room with Kathryn, different story she totally disarmed my ex's lies and even had my ex dumbfounded to where my ex was at a loss for words on what to say. Kathryn truly to me in my humble view as a non-lawyer is nothing short of a Genius. She has a high caseload and is very effective and optimal at managing her time on your case, I can say I've been able to get sleep more because of Kathryn. So let me get to specifics she has done for my case:
1. She got it to where I am seeing my kids on a regular basis
2. She got my insane amount of support payments a month lowered to where I can breath again, and losing my license is not going to happen.
3. She got put together very quickly a kick ass parenting plan.
4. She has been 100% on top of every tactic my ex has been doing, in a proactive stance not so much re-active.
I know attorneys have their days where they might not win, but my results with Kathryn have been outstanding she gives 100% every time. I know she knows the law really way, if I had to do this as a pro se litigant it would probably have taken me years to get to this point where she has gotten my case. She's truly an attorney that loves and cares about the Father, but all of her clients I can say man or woman she truly cares about. I highly recommend this Attorney, she's a straight shooter, knows the Law and really fights for her clients. If there was a way I could recommend high ethics of an Attorney, I would and will look for a way to do it. This Attorney to me is the type you want to hold on to for the rest of your years of litigation of you have an ex that feels so "entitled" to everything and wants to use legal system abuse against you, I recommend Kathryn she'll go into that courtroom charged, fresh to do battle so to speak but in your good name. And let me say Commissioners and Judges respect her, and she is great at disarming many of the scams used against men in the system. I'm so happy having this attorney, I can relax finally, and I get to see my wonderful children again who I live for. As a Father to other Fathers when you finally get to see your kids again there is no feeling short of being able to build that bond you have with your kids, suddenly meaning and life come back to being a father, suddenly I can teach my kids, read to them, draw, teach them about nature, etc. Without Kathryn on my case that would have been an arrested development and any sense of security from having a Father in their lives would be shattered, while my ex tried to have her felon boyfriend in my place. Anyways, I recommended and re-recommend Kathryn.
Kathryn met with me Thanksgiving weekend in 2006 and still represents me today. She assisted me with proving that I am a fit father and was also able to prove that my ex-wife utilized "Abusive Use of Conflict" and "Parental Alienation." She successfully argued to the Court of Appeals and had a previous ruling that violated my civil liberties as a parent overturned. Thanks to Kathryn, Dawn (associate attorney) and Doug (Assistant) I am the custodial parent of my two children.
Ms Abele was been involved in my case for nearly 2 1/2yrs. She handled all matters of the case well in my opinion. She explained the laws and codes to me and advised me on why something should or shouldn't be done. I trusted her council and feel that my involvement in the family court system was better then if I tried to go through alone.
My observations of the interactions between her and her opposing councils was that she was respected by them.
She would respond promptly to any messages left, and was very through in her work. And while I will or would gladly use Ms Abele for any future legal representation, it's my hope that I wont have to.
Ms. Abele handled our case very sloppily and we did not feel that she effectively represented our interests in court. I would never fault any lawyer for at least trying, but we are very disappointed at the lack of professionalism with which our case was handled. This is how she responded to our constructive feedback of how she handled our case after her representation ended:
PLEASE STOP EMAILING ME. Again you claim I did something unethical then call the bar and leave me alone.
Kathryn B. Abele
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