4.5 stars 14 totalReview Debra Mehaffie
Posted by A.J.
Since my initial consultation for separation and divorce in December 2014 through the present custody issues Debra mehaffie continues to consistently provide effective efforts and advice in my case. Each step in the process she has made sure I get the most value the best use of her time. Debra's experienced advice allowed me to confidently make the many heavy decisions required during difficult circumstances for my family. We achieved great results. Specifically :
- I secured a PFA against my now ex wife
- I retained occupancy and possession of the family home.
- I got 50/50 physical and legal custody of my children.
- I was advised and protected from an unfounded investigation from Child and Youth Services, Dauphin County
- I received a fair reduction in support amount and expenses in response to a filing with the Domestic Relation Office for an increase.
Debra has demonstrated not only her knowledge of the legal requirements but also a familiarity with the individuals required to carry out the tasks. This is valuable to all her clients.
I'm very happy to have Debra Mehaffie representing me.
Posted by Stephen
Attorney Mehaffie has proven herself an excellent choice in handling my divorce. When selecting an attorney I had great concerns regarding my custody rights, financial issues and costs. Attorney Mehaffie was able to address these concerns to my satisfaction. In practice and proceedings, she has been able to represent my rights with great care and thoughtfulness. I have been repeatedly impressed with her professionalism, timeliness, advocacy and concern for my case. I personally recommend her as counsel for anyone who finds themselves facing a family law issue.
Posted by Sean
I am very pleased with the great sevice i have received from Deb, she has been an extremely huge help for me and continues to be there for me as my lawyer, I would refer her to all of my friends and family, she is very professional and is very knowledgeable with my case. Thank you Deb
Posted by anonymous
She took the case from another attorney and performed due diligence to complete this divorce quickly and fairly. I definitely would recommend her as an attorney.
Posted by Candace
A friend of mine who is an attorney told me about Ms.Mehaffie after I informed her that I was in a pickle having wasted 6 weeks with another attorney who I felt was not handling my case with care and left me feeling very uneasy. I fired the other attorney and hired Ms.Mehaffie. I am absolutely confident that I made the right decision in doing so. Ms.Mehaffie assured me that she could make the scheduled custody hearing when I hired her a few weeks prior after terminating my previous attorney. Ms.Mehaffie was up front, honest and direct in her approach which I found to be comforting. I had no surprises, she kept me in the loop on all matters, provided helpful consult and kept things moving along smoothly. I was confident and assured while working with her that I was in good hands. It was a pleasure with to work with a capable, intelligent woman, and her staff, who knew exactly how to help me in my situation. She turned an extremely stressful situation into one that was managable with her expertise. I highly recommend her for custody matters.
Posted by Samir
I am so happy that I chose Mrs Mehaffie as she is a nice smart person and excellent attorney.
I strongly recommend her and deeply trust that she will do everything she can to help.
Posted by Dustin
She answered all my questions about my support case, arrived to represent me on time, and helped negotiate my support agreement eliminating hidden fees that the average person would not know about.
I would hire her again.
Posted by anonymous
Mrs. Mehaffie is an assertive professional who is competent in her field and compassionate as an individual. Her ability to retain personal knowledge about your case and correlate that with her professional knowledge is impressive. She represented me in a support case recently and I was very satisfied. Any questions I had were answered in a timely manner either by her or by one of the courteous staff members at Hynum Law. On the day of my hearing Mrs.Mehaffie was on time and prepared she also maintained a positive and supportive demeanor. She delivered the facts accordingly and defended me justly. My hearing had the right outcome and I am still in contact with Mrs. Mehaffie about pursuing a custody matter. To anyone who is seeking help for a support or custody issue I highly recommend Mrs.Mehaffie as your attorney.
Posted by anonymous
First thing is first. Ms. Mehaffie handled just some paperwork for me for a custody matter. I did have her change a couple things in my order, set by a dauphin county judge, that did not suite my situation. I never met anybody from her office in person face to face. She and I talked on the phone 3 times very briefly and when I did call to consult her about some things that was going on I was told by the secretary to email her instead of talking. There was times i felt she did not want to hear what was going on and she talked over me to go on to the next subject. If you are not a email kind of person then she is not for you. The situation that I had with my ex significant other was very difficult but was never heard. Most communication was all threw emails. She wanted emails in a certain format for her understanding. Lucky enough for me I know how to do these things, but not everyone is computer capable like me. She was knowledgeable and intelligent when it came to custody, but as far as professionalism she lacked a little. I say this because I was talked over on the phone, she did not listen to the entire situation that i was involved in, and giving somebody you don't know a substantial amount of money without a face to face encounter is a uneasy feeling. My last conversation with her was about recieving my left over retainer money back. At this time I was informed that I could keep $250 at the office so she can remain on my case, or i could put paperwork in to the pothonatary office for self representation to receive my money back. 2 weeks after I put paperwork in to the courts I had to call the office to ask when I would recieve my money. The next day it was taken care of but I was never told about a closing fee of approximately 133 dollars for something I filed myself.
All in all my experience with Ms. Mehaffie was not a good experience. I would not recommend using her, not for her lack of knowledge, but for her high pricing, unprofessionalism, and lack of face to face communication and understanding your situation.
Posted by Eric
Mrs. Mehaffie did an excellent job with my divorce, and her friendly demeanor is what sets her above and beyond other lawyers. Anytime I had a question or a problem it was addressed immediately. All my family still resides in Pennsylvania along with friends, everyone knows of my divorce and asks me "I need a lawyer, who do you recommend", my response is always "Mrs. Mehaffie".