4.5 stars 25 totalReview Joshua Mathews
Posted by Patti
I hired Josh Mathews to handle our very emotional divorce. I was in a terrible financial situation and our case went longer than expected. Even though I had used up the time I had paid for, Josh had compassion on me and stuck with me til the end. He answered my questions, explained things I didn’t understand, even emailing after hours. His paralegal, Michelle, is the best. Always friendly, dependable and efficient. She always made me feel so welcome. Lawyers don’t always say what you want to hear, but he was honest and upfront with me about my situation so I would know what to expect. I would recommend Josh Mathews to anyone in need of a divorce lawyer.
Posted by Julie
Let me start by saying that I was very concerned about today's hearing. I have been an extremely patient person while going through this process with my husband the last couple of months. On numerous occasions my husband has done things to try to make me look like a bad parent or to embarrass me in the court, not to mention his attempts at getting reduced child support. Joshua was on his A game today and without hesitation shut down every unrealistic expectation my husband has had regarding parenting time, child support and our children. For the first time in months I actually feel some of the stress leaving my body and I feel good about moving forward with my divorce case. Joshua was the second attorney I had to hire after dealing with one who I could never get ahold of and who really could care less what happened to me and my children. Joshua Mathews is officially our family hero. We still have a way to go with this divorce case but I think I will be sleeping a little better at night now knowing I've got an attorney like this on my children's side. Thank you Mr Matthews!
Posted by a client
I liked that the fee was a one-time fee. I knew the exact price and the exact length of representation up front instead of being billed for ridiculous hourly rates. I received a lot of prompt email responses from both Michelle and Devon, and Courtney was very knowledgeable and was available to speak on the phone if I had questions about my case. The turnaround on the initial paperwork was quick and although Josh wasn't immediately available by phone, I always got an email back within a day or so, and could schedule calls with him in advance. He treats you like a real person, not just a client. He knows exactly what to say in court and made my ex look unprepared. You won't be disappointed!
Posted by a client
I was concerned because the reviews for the Mathews Group were either really good or really bad. I talked to them about that, and they said that because people are usually unhappy when dealing with divorce, they sometimes take that out on the lawyers.
I gave them a chance, and I'm so glad that I did. I know my ex husband paid way more for his attorney than I did, and the Mathews group did everything they said they would and more. I talked to Michelle and Courtney almost every day, and they were always very up to date on my case.
I would definitely recommend them.
Posted by a client
Let me just start by saying I'm not a fun female to work with when my emotions are high. I'm combative and very angry! Joshua stood by my side through everything and I appreciate everything he's done for my family. I'm not going to say that I always liked what he had to say but it was honest and he steered me in the right directions. I sincerely appreciate everything you did for me today. It's been a rough and long road but I'm thankful it's coming to an end. I hope we never cross paths again but I'd be happy to refer a friend.
Posted by Marilu
My sister hired Mr. Mathews to represent her in her child custody matter. He is very professional and kindhearted. He took my sister under his wing and guided her through her whole case, taking time after hours to call and discuss with her matters pertaining to her case. He went above & beyond in representing her, to make her feel calm & reassured. Me. Mathews is not only a Lawyer, he proves he is an individual who understands your position, reassures his clients, makes his clients feel important, is not only professional but knows his practice. This is not just a career for him, it is about helping other people and their children live a happy content life together. I cannot thank him enough for his involvement in my sisters case on her behalf. If you are looking for a lawyer, Mr. Mathews would be your guy!
Posted by Danielle
My ward wanted me to adopt her but the situation was complicated. Joshua Mathews met with all the kids and myself to discuss our situation. He showed just as much respect to the children & their input as he did in me, the adult. He agreed to take on our case knowing how difficult and time consuming it could become.
Mr. Mathews has been very professional, attentive, understanding, and answers my questions/calls in a timely manner. His staff is very upbeat, polite, and professional. The kids love going by the office to drop off paperwork or for me to sign papers. As a parent I find it reassuring that an attorney's office can put the client and full family at ease during, what can be, a trying time.
Yes, I would recommend this law practice!
Posted by a Family client
I hired Joshua Mathews as my second attorney to handle my child custody case. The mother was trying to move to Texas with my kids, and I didn't know what to do. From the first time I met him, I was very comfortable with him. I had hired somebody else at first, and they basically told me that there was nothing I could do.
During the case, my ex tried to say all kinds of things about me and my new wife, so we ended up getting a guardian to come in and talk to the parties and discuss the issues. My first lawyer just kept telling me that nothing was going to go my way and that I needed to settle with her and let her move. He told me that maybe I could get some extra time in the summer.
That's when I hired The Mathews Group and Josh Mathews got right on the phone with the guardian during our first meeting in his office. He convinced the guardian that there was more to this case, and the guardian agreed to look into it deeper. After talking to me and my wife, along with the teachers, counselors and even the soccer coach, the guardian told the court that my ex was not "credible," and that there was nothing bad going on in our house.
At the trial, Mr. Mathews proved that not only was I a good parent but that the mother was trying to do everything in her power to keep the kids away from me. IN the end, the judge gave me custody of the kids. My ex tried to change it by saying that she would stay in town, but the judge said it didn't matter and the kids were going to live with me.
I can't thank these guys enough. Without them, I probably would have ended up letting my kids move to Texas.
Also, I don't know what anybody is talking about saying that people don't return their calls. My other attorney didn't even answer the phone. You just got voicemail. At The Mathews Group, they always answered and they always tried to help you. If you needed a specific person, like when I needed to talk to Josh Mathews, they would just set a time for us to talk on the phone, or for me to come in. There was never an issue.
Posted by a Divorce client
This group actually made my divoce messier and uglier than it needed to be.
My ex and I had a basic understanding how we wanted to proceed with divorce topics. I had started all the paperwork in St. Louis and after we moved to Kansas City we decided to file here. I gave the Mathew's group all the information that they needed to file and somehow they were able to make a hug mess of the whole deal. They never looked at my file for a month after I paid my fee and only progressed with me calling daily. I had never been verbally aggressive on the phone until having to deal with their staff. They presented miss information to my ex's lawyer causing he and I to have more heated agruments than when we were together. Thank goodness we were able to talk and have a united front between us and let the lawyers know what we wanted as it appeared they were trying to get us to go to court. Sure why not, we both are successful professionals.
The best part was my court date to have the judge sign off was moved back 60 days as they never had received confirmation from his lawyer that he received papers. This lead to him being served at his medical practice which I greatly regret agreeing to.
What was to take a max of 3 months took a painful 8 months
It is lawyers like this that give the profession as a whole a bad reputation.
Posted by Rebecca
Finally a law firm that makes you feel comfortable. When I called his office I was able to speak to a member of the team for 15 minutes. I set the consultation appointment for the next day. From the moment I walked in the door I knew I wanted to hire Joshua Mathews and his team. Joshua was truly listening to my story and never once made me feel intimidated or rushed (feelings I felt at other law firms). While this was one of the most difficult times in my life, the entire team makes you feel at ease. I recommend this firm to everyone searching for a family law attorney.