4.5 stars 19 totalReview Julie Stephens
Posted by Leticia
Julie managed to turn what was a stressful situation into a very quick and seamlessly effortless process on my behalf. I was highly impressed with the way she handled my settlement conference and extremely happy with the terms. I felt consistently informed and prepared throughout the process and appreciated her sense of direction and professionalism.
Posted by Todd
Divorce was the most horrific event I've ever had to endure in my life. The idea of dismantling a life that I had spent years building was a daunting concept. Julie helped put my mind at ease and helped me keep my emotions at bay. Communication with her and her staff was always concise and prompt. My expectations were not only met, but exceeded. I would strongly recommend Julie and the Stephens Law Firm to anyone going through this difficult time.
Posted by Gretchen
Julie Stephens is an amazing attorney. From my initial consultation, I knew I was in good hands. She walked me through the entire process step by step - there was never anything that happened in my case that was a surprise. She is incredibly organized and thorough. I was informed immediately of all status changes in my divorce and she emailed me documents as soon as she received them. Her assistant is amazing as well. Friendly and professional, if I had a request, she would respond immediately with the information I needed. We entered each settlement conference with a definitive plan, laying out as many scenarios as she could. She would break down all of the options I had, and gave me excellent advice to make my decisions. She was fierce in negotiations and made sure I had what I needed to start over. Most of all, she was understanding and patient. She empathized with the struggles I was having which made a very difficult experience much easier. If you are going through a divorce, make sure you have Julie at your side.
Posted by Brian
After years of paying more than I should have, Julie was able to stop the malicious spending and running up of bills. Julie's work ethic and personal touch made my family feel we finally had someone that cared about doing what is right rather than just building her clientele.
Posted by Doug
First meeting, she reassured me that she had dealt with cases like mine before. She asked me in that meeting, if It bother me that she as a female lawyer represent me. I thought that was strange and should of walked out of the door then. I have never had a lawyer ask me that before. She presented her self very well, but for that comment. Thats the way it was throughout, she was not 100% in my corner. We went to the settlement with the other side and after 2 hours nothing went in my favor or did she push any of my issues. During the meeting she said I got the minimum and should take it because she lead me to believe she did like going to court. And she told me in the meeting that she never represented someone like me in the meeting and should not have gone up against this lawyer, another moment I felt uncomfortable about her representing me. Everything fell apart there I knew I was sucker in thinking she was going to equally represent me. I would sent here emails and she would not respond in my interest, but did it in the way she thought, once again not representing me. I got more contact and letters in the mail from her about the bill than information on progress that took 8 months, I was charged more for what the other lawyer did and not her. The other lawyer was a better lawyer because most all the charged bills I got was from work done by the other lawyer doing research. The other Lawyer even controlled the time table and did all the research on the case.
I was charged $75.00 one time for contact the lawyers had over a sick child in the family. I was charged nearly $4,000, and she did nothing in my favor nor try. The whole thing makes me sick, I wish I never found her. I could write more but it just makes me upset, still!
Posted by Colleen Hupp
My husband and I went to Julie to handle some family legal matters. She quickly advised us on what we needed to do to protect our family's interest. Julie knows her stuff and you can have faith in knowing she will steer you in the right direction. When we met with Julie, she advised on the very important stuff, but also took the time to advise on the small details (that we wouldn't have thought of on our own) that could make a potentially difficult situation easier. We knew right away that we were in good hands and will definitely consult Julie again with any of our family law matters.
Posted by Pat
I am a single father that had several issues with my ex concerning parenting time and child custody. From the moment I spoke with Julie on the phone to our first consultation... I immediately felt welcomed and that she would be the best representative for me. Throughout the entire process Julie was trustworthy, professional, passionate, confident and hardworking but she also has a caring side that made me feel that I was more than just a client. She went into battle mode from the day we met and never took her eyes off our goals! When Julie and I entered the courtroom is truly when all of her qualities, expertise and professionalism came to life.
Lastly, throughout the entire process Julie made me feel like she was fighting this battle both my son and I. One day I will be able to share with my son all of the battles I went through to stand by his side each and every day. Thank you Julie Stephens and Stephens Law Firm for everything you have done for my son and I. Our client / friend relationship will never be forgotten and I will be forever grateful!!
Posted by anonymous
Julie is simply the best divorce/custody/paternity lawyer in Northwest Indiana. She has an excellent grasp on the law and, more importantly, she understands how the law is likely to be applied by the judge in the case. It was clear that Julie listened to my concerns and understood the likelihood of success of the various issues in my case. Admittedly, there were times that I did not like hearing what Julie had to say about certain aspects of the case. In retrospect, I can see that Julie was telling me things that I needed to hear, not necessarily what I wanted to hear at that time. In the end, her assessment turned out to be dead-on accurate. I am glad I listened to her (even though I didn’t like it at times) because it resulted in a far better outcome for the case. I have worked with other attorneys and frankly did not feel like I was getting anywhere close to my money’s worth. I cannot say I enjoy paying attorneys (who does?), but Julie’s fees were very fair and always explained in detail. More importantly, I felt that I was getting value for what I was paying for (and I did)! If you are in need of a lawyer, I highly recommended you talk to Julie – I know that I am glad that I did.
Posted by anonymous
First off, I chose this attorney because of all the great reviews that I read about her; but I had nothing but problems with her. When we first had a meeting with her she made it clear that our custody battle would be difficult but she NEVER told us that we risked losing what little time I did have with my child; if she would have then we would not have moved forward with the case. Then she made us feel like she was in charge and not us; after she got her retainer her whole attitude changed. She was very Condescending and talked down to us like we didn't know what we where talking about. Then when we voiced our position and concerns she told us that "she did not have to agree with us out side of the courtroom" well guess what all of the improtant decisions where made out side the court room. She did not help our case one bit; the only things that went in our favor was because I got my ex and the guardian ad litem to agree to them. She even had the nerve to charge me for time that she spent chatting with GAL about topics not related to my case at all. If you truly care about your child and your money do yourself a favor and go else where. Find an Attorney that will defend YOUR position inside and outside the court and one that treats you like you are a paying customer (BTW her fees are very hefty)!
Posted by anonymous
Julie is an outstanding lawyer, with a detailed understanding of the law, and a gift for communicating details in an easily understandable way. She is extremely responsive. In handling my family law matter, she clearly explained what the law requires, in contrast to what might seem logical. Julie works hard to protect her client's' rights to the fullest extent of the law, as I experienced firsthand. She is timely, professional, and clearly cares about her clients.