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5.0 stars 17 totalReview Joan Champagne
Posted by George
I hired Joan to help with getting my daughter emancipated & to calculate arrears for my child support order. I am nothing but pleased with her work.
Posted by anonymous
Clear and focused advise and options
Posted by David
Joan was very professional and to the point. We liked her truthful attitude and demeanor. When my lawyer retires, I am definitely going to have her as my lawyer!!
Posted by anonymous
Thank you, Joan. Thank you for making one of the most difficult times in my life much more manageable. Your quick response to my emails and calls put my mind at ease. You were always a wealth of knowledge and I knew I was in good hands. Thank you for taking care of me and my boys.
Posted by anonymous
Joan was about 20 minutes late to my consultation. She was very unorganized. Seemed to be hyper or in a hurry and was not patient with me. Spent most of the consultation time on hold with my insurance company after she didn't believe I had a $1500 deductible. Then proceeded to ask if I knew what a deductible was, rudely. I was answering questions that she was asking the insurance rep. She could have done all this in her duties once I retained her. Did not seem like she knew what she was doing and was all over the place. I did not get a chance to explain the extent of my case or what my goals were without being cut off with a 'shhhhh' every time I opened my mouth. Lastly, she told me her retainer fee of $3000 and $250/hr, then said this case would take a lot of work and she would gladly refer me to other attorneys to handle this if I could not afford her fees. She said this 3 times - as if she wanted nothing to do with me or my case. I went to several other lawyers to see who best fit me and was the most professional and every other one was above and beyond her and cheaper! I wasted $200 on her that I'll never get back. :(
Posted by Jeff
Joan was very helpful in the process of gaining custody of my daughter. She was knowledgable and kept me informed. I was very happy with the outcome.
Posted by Andre'
I was searching for a lawyer with limited time to spare. I had consultations scheduled with two other lawyers but something just struck me with Mrs. Champagne. So I cancelled those consultations and went to see Mrs. Champagne. I will say it was the greatest decision I've ever made.
She's very courteous, nice, understanding, punctual and knowledgeable. She was very upfront with everything and how my case might go. She gave me a sense of peace. And on top of all that, her services were reasonably priced.
I have no complaints at all. Very appreciative of everything she helped me achieve. And I would recommend her to any and everyone in a child support/ custody cause...
Thanks Again, Mrs. Champagne!
Posted by Tom
I hired Ms Champagne to assist me in an on-going child support case. I found her and had a telephone call during which I found out that she was a former Assistant District Attorney over child support cases. We also discussed that not all absentee fathers are deadbeats and some of us experience challenges that were manipulated by the custodial parent. Ms Champagne earned my confidence through that telephone call and reassured me that she has no personal bias towards men that are absent parents. I hired her and she immediately began a thorough analysis of my case and we discussed what actions would be cost effective and what actions would be cost prohibitive in my case. She discussed these with me until she was sure that I understood the applicable laws in my case and was comfortable with the decisions that I reached. She maintained contact with me as needed on a timely basis. I received a detailed expense report from her office monthly so that I could track my case financial impact as well as the case progress. In the end, Ms Champagne saved me more money on this case than I was charged in legal fees which was exactly my goal. In her thoroughness, she discovered an error made by 'THE COURT' of jurisdiction that would have been costly to me. At the risk of sounding distrusting of the court system, would anyone within the court system that is stacked against absent fathers have caught and corrected this error? I think not! I am completely satisfied with the representation of Ms. Champagne and the outcome of my case. If you are the absent parent in a child support case in Indiana and want a professional and unbiased attorney handling your case, give this lady a call!
Posted by nelson
Ms. Champagne helped me with a child custody case. I didn't think I had a chance. I walked out of the court room and felt Ms. Champagne did an excellent job and when the court came back and ruled in my favor I was very happy.As a man fighting for the right to be a dad, Ms. Champagne believed in me and saw that I had been doing the things a dad should be doing. I would ask Ms. Champagne help again in I needed to go back to court.
Posted by Judy
I am going through a divorce and although it is amicable, I thought I needed some advice from someone solely representing me. Through a high recommendation of one of my friends , I found Joan. We had a consultation and words can not express how happy I am that we did. She walked me through all of the legal fog that I was surrounded by. She helped me with wording on my agreement and what I needed to do regarding child support. It was all so helpful. I would recommend Joan to anyone. She is caring and really knows how to explain hard to understand information which made me feel more in control during this time.