Posted by a client
I hired Kathryn to help me deal with custody issues that turned very ugly. My ex is one of those high conflict individuals that creates conflict where none exists. He may even qualify as having a PD (personality disorder) like BPD or NPD (as described in the book "Splitting" by Bill Eddy & Randi Kreger). As soon as I began seeing someone new my son's father went crazy and began making accusations of child abuse against my new partner and trying to make my life miserable.
Kathryn was there to help me even during the off hours when an incident would happen and I did not know how to respond. There were several instances in which I had to contact her early on a Saturday morning and she was always there for me. I always felt bad for bothering her but she never made me feel like it was an issue. I could tell that she cared and just wanted to help. To me, this is going above and beyond your duty as an attorney. Additionally, she always kept me in the loop and informed about what was going on and gave "me" the option to decide what to do and the possible consequences of each option instead of just deciding for me.
Kathryn also knew that I was on a budget and worked hard to try and save money for me where she was able to. This was extremely helpful for me.
Recently Kathryn had to withdraw from assisting me with my case and this was very upsetting because I really like her and I feel that she cared. She explained to me a personal situation in which a police officer tripped her at the courthouse. I couldn't believe it! When she filed a grievance they claimed that she was lying. I know that she would never do this because I have experienced her as a very fair and just individual and it is sad that the system is so messed up.
As a result she has been temporarily barred from practicing law and can no longer assist me. I would like future clients to know that this was at no fault of hers and does not in any way reflect on her performance as an attorney. Unfortunately, from what I have learned through this whole process is that the legal system is very flawed. Kathryn is great and I would recommend her to anyone!
Posted by Matthew
Attorney often get a bad name, and after having 5 attorneys in my custody case, I can understand why. I have had a few good attorneys and some very terrible attorney's, but Kathryn Abele is simply the best. She knows law like none other. She is a real person. Some people can't handle authentic genuine people and she may rub some the wrong way, but she will go to battle for you and get results. She bills in an honest manner, and I will be eternally grateful to her. She got me custody of my son, and I will forever be indebted to her for that. She was always there for me, and always backed me up. If you want an honest attorney that will stand up for your rights as a parent, then she is the one. Thank you Kathryn for all you did for me. You are a good, honest lady, and a great attorney.
Posted by Hunter Timmons
Kathryn is the most honest attorney I've ever dealt with.
When I heard she was suspended because her bar association didn't believe she told the truth when she filed a report on a cop tripping her I was appalled--not because I believed Kathryn would do that--but because someone wouldn't believe she was writing the truth when she wrote the report.
I found Ms Abele to be forthright in her approach, while she's kinda different than the average woman, and completely truthful to me about what should happen in my case and what was happening with her. I, as her client, believed that justice would prevail for this wonderful person but it has not and I am sad for the system now because it has lost a great attorney.
I want everyone who reads this I would recommend Ms Abele despite having a "suspension" on her record because I believe her and she has no incentive to lie but if a cop trips someone and it gets reported certainly would. It is my understanding that a witness saw the trip but somehow he wasn't believed either.
Posted by DOUG
Three previous lawyers could not fix my problem.
Kathryn saved me nearly $70,000 in overcharges I'd be stuck paying to my "ex"...probably until my death. It still cost money, but the ROI is in the black, not red.
Kathryn has an unusual style that takes some getting used too, but all in all, she actually believes that justice is not only for the rich, but for everyone.
If you're facing a divorce or child custody/support issue, and your "ex" simply refuses to do what is right, ethical and in the interest of the children, hire Kathryn. She'll fix it for you.
Posted by LOREN
Since 2008 I have have not been able to resolve a family law issue. Three previous lawyers were either incapable, incompetent, or both in finding resolution...at a cost of over $15,000. Kathryn fixed the problem saving me $60,000 in over paid day care the custodial parent refused to return.
Kathryn stays focused on the issues, and if you measure your results by return on investment, then invest in her as your legal adviser.
Posted by Wendy
Kathryn represented me and most importantly my son for continued child support. It was a very nasty divorce and horribly contested case by my ex. Kathryn is so very knowledgeable about the law and what needs to be done. She is incredibly quick thinking and well prepared in the court room. She knows what she's doing, she communicates effectively with her client and does her very best to keep the bill reasonable. Her office staff is also excellent. And she wins.
Posted by Gabriela
I was a scared mom with lots of questions Katherine always got back to and answered every question right away. She was very knowledgeable when we went to court she would tell me what exactly the judge would say before the judge said it. I highly recommend her to anyone and aways will. She got me more than I expected and she truly cares about her clients had it shows. Thank you Kathy my kids and I are in dented to you
Posted by a client
Ms. Abele represented me in a legal separation, and was generally pretty unresponsive and overall not very helpful throughout that process. Then when the trial separation date ended, I emailed Ms. Abele to let her know that my spouse and an I were going to continue to work on our relationship through marriage counseling. So she immediately sent a letter to me and the court stating that she was dropping me as a client. My spouse's attorney basically said, "Oh, OK, good, luck, and call me later if it does not work out." But Ms. Abele did no such thing. Apparently if you hesitate for a second and do not immediately file for divorce, she will divorce you. Beware. Would NEVER recommend her to anyone.
Posted by a Family client
My so called simple parenting plan had turned into an ugly nightmare of a year and a half of litigation. Ill gotten DVPOS, other hideous accusations, wasted money, and my precious daughter growing up with my ability to see her being severly limited. My first attorney got another job, leaving me pro se. I found James Christianssen an outstanding individual and Father's Rights Advocate. He gave me some much needed assistance and referred me to Kathryn. My trial was looming in the distance, I didn't really expect to get help. Right away I could tell she was a straight shooter, not someone who was going to give me the run around. She took on my case, learned a massive stack of legal papers in no time, and her and her more than able assistant were ready for trial right on cue. Because of them I will have a relationship with my daughter without supervision and free of control of the mother. Thank you so much, I would recommend Kathryn to anyone.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I still cant believe what Kathryn Abele was able to for me and my son! I now have temp. custody of my son for the upcoming school year after he missed a great portion of scholl last year. She was able to guide me on how the process works and what my legal rights are. She is finacially reasonable and I would recommend her to anyone looking for family law advice.
Thank you again Kathryn!!!