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Jozefa Kristina Jackson

Child custody Attorney at Lancaster, PA

4.8   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1991
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About Jozefa

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If you would like a consultation, please call or email me so that we can schedule the consultation at a mutually convenient day and time.   I have been practicing law since 1991, and operate a small and personable, full-service family law firm.  I am committed to handling every case in an individualized manner. During the last 31 years, I have provided each of my clients with exceptional personal attention and I work hard to meet their individual needs. Whether you need a lawyer to help you through stacks of complex legal paper work, or an experienced negotiator and litigator, I will advise and strategize to help you achieve your desired result without prolonging the process unnecessarily.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
2020

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Jozefa K. Jackson, Attorney at Law

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2009
The best thing I did was hire Jozefa....
I will never forget what Jozefa has done for me and my family. I had another law firm represent me in the past, but decided to hire Jozefa, and it was the best decision I could have made. She guided and fought with me through the worst year of my life, and we came out on top. She was always prepared, always on top of things, her guidance was always right. Jozefa knew exactly how to handle my ex and his attorney, and showed me ways to handle situations prior to going to a hearing. She fought right along my side for what she and I knew was best for my son, and I will always, always be thankful to her.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2012
Ms. Jackson was wonderful.....She gave me back my son.
I would never write a review unless I had a need to share an experience that was so overwhelming. I was more emotional and scared than I ever was in my entire life when I went to see Jozefa Jackson for a consultation. I thought I would lose my son. There were so many threats. She calmly let me know what needed to be done, and then she proceeded to make the horrible situation go away. She told me she "couldn't guarantee any specific results", but she helped achieve more than I could have hoped for. I can only say one thing: If you are in a custody battle, make sure you have an attorney that cares more about your child than she does about money. Mine did.
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Posted by Veronica | March 15, 2024
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Child Custody
Jozefa directed me in how to navigate through challenging situations where children are being used as means of retaliation for divorce. She is knowledgeable, involved, a strong advocate for me and my children. Ms. Jackson truly understands the situation and is both compassionate and strong in keeping my focus on workable outcomes.
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Posted by Steven | September 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A dependable and considerate lawyer who genuinely cares
I had spoken to a few lawyers prior to hiring Ms Jackson, her consultation was the first one that made me feel heard and understood; like she truly saw the big and small picture. I felt like an actual person instead of another client. Thanks to her the court process was simple and even my minor stress points were given attention and care through the whole process. I believe she specializes in custody, but she handled my whole divorce and put down all the mischaracterized accusations thrown my way. I have a fair and equitable post divorce and suffered no serious damages to credit or other typical post divorce losses. I got the 50/50 custody arrangement I petitioned for and see my child often, and have equal authority towards her well being. I would hire Jozefa again in a heart beat, and truly believe that if I hired anyone else I would not have been successful in defending myself.
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Posted by Michele | July 15, 2020
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Knowledgeable, thorough, dedicated
Jozefa knows what she’s doing and does it to the best of her ability, always with the children in mind. I went though a very nasty divorce and was terrified of losing custody of my children. I had been to 2 other lawyers before finding Jozefa and felt that neither of them listened to me, gave my case the energy and focus it needed, and both seemed more interested in billing me for every little thing than in actually helping me. One of them was charging me for every phone call I made to the receptionist asking to leave another message because my lawyer hadn’t gotten back to me yet! With them “representing” me, my ex managed to intentionally lose his job which meant less support forcing me (stay-at-home mom) to go back to work, convinced the court he should be taking care of the children while I worked instead of daycare, then used the fact that he was caring for them all day every day to get his support lowered even more. Had I not found Jozefa when I did I would have soon been paying my ex and he would have had primary custody of my children. Jozefa is fair with her billing and worth every penny. She’ll listen, she’ll guide you, she’ll fight for you, and she’ll do her very best to win for you but most importantly, she’ll do what’s right for the children. I’m happy to call her my attorney and proud to call her my friend.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2020
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A light in my darkest hour
Jozefa saved my home. After having another lawyer for 3years, I was about to loose my home through divorce. Within 9 months of hiring her my divorce settled and I still have my home. She stepped up and made things happen. She called him on his lies and held him accountable for his statements that had no proof. She has a heart for the mistreated. She will leave no stone unturned to get you justice. I am so grateful I hired her. It was a life saving decision.
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Posted by Christina | May 25, 2020
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Professional, dependable, and honest.
I found Jozefa after working previously with a couple lawyers. She is someone whom quickly became a trusted go-to for legal counsel/advice inside and outside of the courtroom. I valued her opinion on if an issue even warranted court. She is a lawyer that will keep you out of the courtroom if and when possible if that’s your desire. That is a rare find for many lawyers today. I appreciated her honesty, as she is one who will tell you like it is without the fluff. She is hardworking, dependable, and honest. I truly appreciated her taking time to sit down and lay out all the positives and not so fun realities of divorce and custody. I also never had to wonder what to expect, as she’s great at covering all the possible outcomes if facing court. She is a lawyer who will go to bat for your case and speaks up when you may not feel you are able to. I have recommended her to friends and co-workers in need of services in the Lancaster area on more than one occasion.
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Posted by Ali | April 22, 2020
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Best attorney - caring, hard working, knowledgable
I was in the middle of a custody case where I was losing my children, and my former attorney basically told me all was lost and there was nothing to be done. Desperately I looked for another attorney, and found Jozefa Jackson to be literally a life saver. She genuinely cared about my situation - she believed in my case and fought for the truth. Against tremendous odds, she was able to help me win my case and get my children back. She went above and beyond, working at all hours of the day and night to make sure she had all the information and was prepared to defend me, allowing me to text and call her with emergencies even beyond regular office hours, and coaching me in dealing with my ex as he fought me in court. Jozefa is not only an amazing attorney. She is an amazing human being, she genuinely cares about her clients, and she will do anything to help her clients. I even turned to her for help with another legal situation, after she had won my custody case, and she helped me through that as well. I would highly recommend Jozefa Jackson to anyone and everyone. I am so thankful for her hard work and for her help. For anyone who feels like there is no hope, reach out to Jozefa Jackson. She can help you.
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Posted by Megan | April 20, 2020
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The absolute best
Jozefa is hands down the best attorney I have ever worked with. In the past 10 years I have had three other attorneys and she is by far the best. I wish I would have met her the first time for custody because I believe if I had things would have been much different than what they were. It took a lot of work but she got my situation fixed. The first time I went to custody court with Jozefa, she showed me that I made the right decision by hiring her. She was so prepared and you could definitely see how much time and effort she put into my case. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have primary custody of my son and he wouldn't be thriving the way he is. She is a shark in the court room and has been 100 percent honest with me and hard working for me since the first day I met her. I am so glad that I have her in my corner and am so grateful for all she has done for me and my family. She is the best attorney in Lancaster county in my opinion.
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Posted by Maureen | March 20, 2019
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repeat customer
I do not ordinarily write reviews like this, but I just have to say that Jozefa is without a doubt the best attorney I have had the privilege to know and use. I am a repeat customer and after going through a divorce the first time, I did not think I would have to use her services again. She was amazing the first time and just as good if not better the second time. She and I met quickly after I contacted her and she went above and beyond the call of duty to get me quick results. She came by the day she got a decision from the judge and personally handed me the papers. she was there when my husband came by and was a rock for me in getting him to leave the premises. She never left until he was gone. Then in an additional show of support and because she did not want me to be alone, she came back later in the day just because she did not want me to be alone in case he came back. I trust her explicitly and her advice has always been sound and professional. i have recommended her to several of my friends and all have been completely satisfied with her results. Hopefully, I will never have to use her services again, but if I do I would not hesitate. She knows what she is doing, knows the law and always acts in a professional way. She has become more than an attorney. I consider her a friend.
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Posted by Rob | October 26, 2018
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The Best
Jozefa has been my attorney for years. I recently needed to hire her again which resulted in a custody hearing, and she is currently preparing for my support appeal next week. I normally do not write reviews. I feel a person or product should stand on their own merit. That being said, I felt I needed to write this one because I happened to see the negative review written a couple weeks ago. My experience with Jozefa, historically and over the last few months while preparing for my custody hearing and this month preparing for my complex support appeal hearing, have been nothing but positive. She has never over-charged me, and has spent untold hours preparing for my cases. Actually, she is doing that right now. She is always responsive, even during the last few months when dealing with a serious medical issue of her family member.......sometimes even from the hospital which is located out-of-state. She is professional, and a real force to be reckoned with in court. Jozefa understands that it is hard going through a custody battle. She is accommodating and compassionate, but makes you understand that you need to look past your emotions in order to focus on the things that will win your case. Sometimes I didn't want to hear it, but I listened to her and I am so glad that I did. Prior to the custody battle a couple months ago, my time with my son was rather limited. It is hard going through a custody battle as a man. You are told that there is no gender bias in court, but it is hard to believe that it doesn't actually end up that way. I can tell you that Jozefa was right. I never really thought that I would have so much significant time with my son but now I do. Jozefa made sure I was treated fair, and thanks to Jozefa now my son actually spends significant time with my side family too, who live a few hours away!!!! He finally got to spend a few weeks this summer with his grandparents!! Anybody who thinks back knows spending time with grandma and grandpa are some of the best times of your early life. Thanks to Jozefa, not only does my son have great memories of me that keep on accumulating, but he has memories of my family that will help shape him into a fine young man. Thank you, Jozefa. You're the best.
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Posted by Erica | February 28, 2017
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Custody/Family Law
I knew I wanted Jozefa Jackson before I even scheduled the consultation! Our brief conversation on the phone let me know instantly that she knew what she was doing, and that I needed her on my side. This woman gets things DONE, she doesn't mess around! Aside from advocating for my child, she is well respected, and it shows. Do yourself, and your child (ren) a favor if you find yourself in need counsel, by retaining Ms. Jackson. She is thorough, she is up front, she is honest, and she gets the job DONE! Worth every dollar, and really, much more. If you want someone to help you lie, manipulate, or compromise your child, go elsewhere. She won't help you with that.
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Posted by Sherri | May 7, 2016
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Seasoned custody attorney
Jozefa Jackson is a top notch attorney. I hired her to handle my divorce, child support and custody hearing; And I’m so glad I did! I am so grateful for all she has done for me and my children and our future. Her advice and guidance is why we have a bright future today. Jozefa's many years of experience was obvious. I could not of hired a better attorney. From our first consultation, she was on target with insight and relevant guidance. She knew exactly what to do at all times, all the way up to the end. The information and guidance she gave me throughout the whole process, including every little detail and constant daily support was truly invaluable! I believe she made all the difference, and she was worth every penny. I could always count on Jozefa. She genuinely cared about me and my children, which was apparent over and over. Jozefa constantly worked hard for me - even after hours when I needed her - she would respond. I never felt alone; She was always there for me. Jozefa made this process so much better and so much easier, as my custody case was layered and quite complicated. Jozefa made it more bearable and in the end the future of my children has been secured and I can never thank her enough. She treated me with exceptional kindness and care, as she repeatedly went over and above what I expected from a lawyer. I consider her a friend for life. She is a very strong, competent, and confident lawyer. Hands-down jozefa is the right choice if you're looking for an open, honest, and upfront lawyer. She was the perfect match for me. Sherri
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Posted by Jody | February 16, 2016
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Custody
Jozefa is a phenomenal lawyer! She helped my best friend with custody of her three children. She certainly does her homework and knows her way around the court room. Sweet woman, thorough, dedicated and very smart. I would recommend her highly!
Posted by Cindy | November 8, 2015
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Why you need Jozefa in your Court
I have personally known Jozefa since 1989, she was the Godsend I didn't even know I needed at the time. Thank God she went to Law school. She is my personal Olivia Pope. My son in law is suing my daughter for Child Custody. Lets just say its a messy mess, Jozefa, starts making order and sense of it counsels my daughter. We are in the midst of it. Jozefa will leave no stone unturned will not waste your time or money charging you for things that aren't necessary. She's bright, super smart, funny, cunning would not want to be on the receiving end. She fights hard for her clients. Very well spoken, comfortable in tight spots, she is Olivia Pope. I can't help but compare her to the lead character in Scandal, but Jozefa definitely reminds me of her. I love this Woman, she's my hero. She did a Bankruptcy for us years ago she did a super job. Jozefa I'm glad I met you you are a great person, friend, a major asset to Legal Community, a Top Gun who gets results for her clients. Thank you Jozefa
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2015
Jozefa goes above & beyond!
She knows her cases, she cares about her clients. she makes me feel important, she doesn't treat me like a job... She cares about my kids too! She is honest, she won't do things unnecessarily just to run up your bill. I would be lost without her!
Posted by Diane | May 19, 2013
Jozefa is the BEST Attorney I have ever met.
I originally hired Jozefa a year ago for child custody and have re-hired her a little over a month ago. I have been dealing with a very challenging child custody situation for 13 yrs. I have hired other attorneys in the past and was displeased with their apathy, lack of work on my case and and gross over-charging methods. I was shocked at how reasonable Jozefa's rates are. She charged me HALF of what another attorney charged me TEN years ago, when I first had to go to court for conferences. Jozefa has a heart for children. She is a true advocate and cares very deeply for the children and what they are going through. She fought my case with integrity, grace and energy! She was prepared far more than any other attorney I have ever seen. She knew my case from memory and presented very strong every time we went to court. She was very good about getting back to me quickly with answers to my questions, and guiding me through the court process. I read these reviews before I met her. I am glad I ignored the ONE negative review. The fact that there were inconsistencies in that negative review, made me question the validity of the complaint. Jozefa does not deserve that nasty review. It certainly was not MY experience or that of others whom I have talked to that hired her. She came highly recommended to me as well. Her main goal is the children, protecting them and fighting for their rights. That was my focus as well, so she was the right attorney for me!! My family and I will ALWAYS be thankful for what she did for us. I am so thankful to have met her and highly recommend her!
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Posted by Kelly | June 14, 2012
BEST ATTORNEY EVER
I hired Jozefa Jackson as my attorney in our custody battle. She worked so hard on our case. When she went into the court room she was completely prepared and ready for everything. The best part of working with her she was honest, never given false hope, and never asking us to twist the truth like other attorneys we had spoken to. She is very knowledgeable with the law and practice. She knows how to help make a bad situation bearable for not only myself and husband but for my young children. She made it possible to keep my children safe. I could never thank her enough. If you are looking for someone that will work their hardest and make your case as important as their own, she is the attorney for you. You'd be lucky to have her on your side!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2011
Thankful for all your help
Ms. Jackson not only helped me to retain custody of my daughter, she guided me and advised me. In short, this attorney saved my sanity during the most stressful time of my life. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2009
thank heavens for jozefa
Jozefa has been amazing. She is always there (and I am an annoying client!). She knows what do to and will help guide you through the process. She is professional, but has a huge heart. When we had nowhere else to go, she was there and she achieved the impossible for us. Thank you.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jozefa K. Jackson
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Institute for Employee Benefit Planning
  • 1984
  • University of Delaware
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1991 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills, Living Wills, Power of Attorney
  • 2009
  • Informational Meeting for Single Mothers
  • Establish Financial Security
  • 2001
  • Child Support/Child Custody Overview for Teens
  • Financial and Custody Issues Involved in Becoming a Parent
  • 1991

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
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Child custody Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jozefa works hard for her clients and is prepared at all times. She has a passion for difficult cases"
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is professional, always prepared and treats every one with respect. She knows how to try cases and when to settle."
Divorce and separation
Child custody