Posted by anonymous
Jill made my divorce super easy and as painless as a divorce could be. She is extremely knowledgeable. Luckily, my divorce ended up being fairly straight forward, but there were times when it started to get a bit ugly and I felt very secure with Jill on my side during those stressful episodes!
Posted by anonymous
I have been trying to get through a divorce matter and decided to switch lawyers as there was very little progress - just delay tactics by the other side. I spoke with Jill following a $200 initial consult fee - (no more free advice these days!) . She was very professional, knowledgeable and we had a good rapport, so I thought that she would be a good fit for me. She said she would think about my case and get back to me. Over one week later I have heard nothing and am still waiting. My case is not complicated and I was hoping she could help me to finally close this matter. I realize we are all busy but a simple follow-up phone call or email from the office to let me know one way or the other would suffice.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Jill for my divorce, revisions on child support, and revision with my custody order. Jill also provided me with a private investigator; who was also great; and was able to provide images and video of what I had already expected was happening. Jill spoke to the defendant’s lawyer, and my child’s therapist on a three-way call to advocate for my child.
I feel Jill works really hard to help you through the process of understanding what can be expected in your case. She is very clear on what she will try to work towards on what she might be able to do for you. Jill listens to what you would like to have happen, but doesn’t make you false promises on what you will get it!
I always mention Jill Trayer name, when I know someone is going through a divorce or custody. My child’s therapist even thought she was on top of her game, during the 3 way call, that he recommends her.
Posted by Carol
My divorce was dragging into the 3rd year when I decided I needed to change my attorney. A friend suggested the attorney she hired for her divorce...Jill. It was the best decision I made. Within a year of hiring Jill the divorce was finalized. Jill is honest. She will tell you if something you want is not winnable but she will also fight for you if something is worth fighting for. Several months after the divorce was finalized I had a medical issue. Jill reached out to check in on me. That one act of kindness shows what is special about Jill. I wish I had hired Jill right from the start.
Posted by Kristi
I am an attorney, and was formerly married to an attorney. However, I did not want to represent myself in my divorce proceedings. I had no experience in the area of Pennsylvania family law, and needed help navigating the procedural and substantive aspects of the divorce. I also needed guidance in dealing with some very challenging interpersonal issues that had led me to end the marriage.
Jill was referred to me by two individuals. One was a trusted friend and fellow attorney who went through a lengthy contested divorce with Jill as her attorney. The other was the marital counselor who my ex and I had seen together prior to our separation. Jill’s straightforward approach and honest application of the law to the facts immediately impressed me and put my mind at ease. It was clear that she was very experienced and effective. It also became apparent over time then she had the respect of colleagues, judges and court staff alike.
Jill skillfully led the way throughout the divorce proceedings, providing me with confidence during difficult and protracted battles in the areas of child custody, child support, division of property, and alimony. After my ex terminated his representation and opted to represent himself instead, Jill handled his litigation tactics with toughness and professionalism. Even as my ex filed multiple petitions of questionable merit after the finalization of the divorce, Jill devoted significant time and attention to bring the issues to fair and just resolutions.
On a personal level, I felt from day one that I could trust Jill with sensitive information and the difficult emotions that came with leaving my ex and seeking the divorce. Her warmth and approachability, along with her straight talk and no-nonsense approach, gave me assurance that I was in good hands. On a practical note, Jill was always mindful of my budgetary constraints, and was extremely fair in her billing of the work that she performed on my behalf.
I wish that I could say that Jill is a miracle worker. Unfortunately, some aspects of my divorce did not end with my ideal result. However, ideal results do not exist in the world of divorce. Instead, Jill always gave me honest and realistic advice, given her thorough knowledge and experience working within the constraints of the law and the facts. Her assessments were invariably on target.
I have the utmost respect for Jill as a fellow attorney. I have already recommended her several times for issues related to child custody and child support, and will continue to recommend her for family law issues without hesitation.
Posted by Tony
Jill was an excellent choice for me and my divorce proceedings. She is extremely professional, totally informed, energetic and was very helpful to me. She supported me throughout my divorce. I give my highest recommendation for Jill if you need a divorce lawyer.
Posted by Peter
Jill Trayer was amazing throughout my 2+ year divorce process. She protected me from myself. Where I wanted to give - she insisted (correctly) that it should be fair. She was especially skilled during the custody portion of the divorce. She made sure our custody agreement was fair and very detailed. It has held up for 10+ years without ever going to court again. I have recommended Jill to anyone in a similar situation. Jill is a strong solid voice in what can become to toughest time in your life - Thank you, Jill T!!!!
Posted by Donna
Filing for divorce can mark one of the most difficult periods in life. I began that journey just over two years ago after meeting with Jill Trayer and presenting my personal case. I signed with Jill the first day I met her because she immediately demonstrated a quick sense of focus, an attention to detail, controlled compassion and a calm overall demeanor. These were important attributes to me as I was dealing with what I would describe as a highly manipulative and financially deceitful spouse. I wanted representation that would not be distracted with the traditional ‘smoke and mirrors’ tactics and move the process steadily ahead. We were confronted with tactics of delays, non-compliance with requested paperwork, and consistent ‘smoke and mirrors’ defensiveness without any movement toward appropriate settlement whatsoever. Despite this frustration, Jill was able to move us forward to a Magistrate Hearing. While it was both a physically and mentally trying event all around, I admired the way Jill handled the consolidation of some tedious details, veritably on the fly, and in a constrained environment. The negotiation process was draining yet Jill stood our ground with direct responsiveness and refusal to be intimidated. She was prepared with a good pre hearing statement and her 20 plus years experience was an asset in resolution. I was impressed with her ability to wrap it all up succinctly despite the overall tension. I think of Jill Trayer with great and dear appreciation. She provided excellent counsel, honest representation, was always prepared (paperwork, court appearances, etc.), and manages a very responsive and professional support staff. Jill Trayer is an excellent attorney who I found to be a compassionate and sincere person. I remain grateful for her guidance ... every step of the way.
Posted by Chris
I highly recommend Jill Trayer without hesitation. I retained Jill, almost 2 years ago to represent me in my custody case. My case was a very complex case involving a maternal grandmother. It was a complicated matter and the grandmother was represented by a fancy and expensive law firm, but this by no means intimidated Ms. Trayer. She fought a tremendous fight and it is because of her that my child is now with me. I respect Jill so much for what she's done, but she listens, very smart, compassionate and explains everything. I owe this woman a lifetime of gratitude which you cannot put a price on. She's a lifesaver. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Posted by anonymous
I tried five different attorneys--who for one reason or another did not work out--before I finally hired Jill. My ex takes me to court on a regular basis--even though our divorce was final fourteen years ago. Jill's fees are fair and she is an excellent attorney, but the main reason I continue to use her is her genuine concern for what's best for my child; she does not inflame the situation to make money and treats my child and me respectfully. I am surprised to see I am the first to review her, but her clients seem to be mostly referrals (word-of-mouth). She is well-respected by those in her field, and was recommended to me by another attorney--in addition to a previous client. I highly recommend Jill.