A shining light during dark times
I am thankful a relative referred me to J Padgitt for my divorce. He was very professional, informative, and compassionate. He made a tough time in my life much easier to handle knowing I had him protecting me and my interests. His availability and affordability was a welcome delight. I highly recommend Mr. Padgitt to anyone needing help with a divorce. You will be glad you have him on your side.
Very helpful and understanding…took the time to explain things and point out different options depending on your circumstances….totally recommend him!!!
Mr. Padgitt is a great attorney. He handled my case extremely well and kept me informed of everything going on through the process. We all know that it is hard for a father to get custody of his child in the state of Texas. Mr. Padgitt was key in getting me the rights that I deserve with regards to my daughter. Mr Padgitt also was very professional in dealing with my ex which can be quite a task. My daughter’s future is now much brighter after the fine job that Mr. Padgitt did for me and my family. I highly recommend Mr. Padgitt to anyone, male or female, that is seeking custody of their child!
I started using J back in 1998 for a divorce case. Since, I have used him in 2009 for a child support modification and most recently in 2012 for a Child Custody case that FINALLY just finished after a year and a half! He not only is excellent and knowledgeable at what he does, he is also very prompt at it. He is also very sharp and I definitely wouldn’t want to be the one against him in a case. I’ve seen it first hand! One of his best attributes is he definitely stirs you in the right direction. He is sensitive to your feelings but at the same time will be brutally honest which has definitely been a God send for me, especially being a woman. I definitely would refer him to anyone!
J is the entire package: sensitive, thorough, dedicated, informative, direct and respectful. J assisted me in navigating and understanding my rights. This balanced , knowledge based approach bolstered my confidence (that was shaken) and provided the level of support that I needed during this difficult, dynamic time. J is an consummate professional and directed guide, whom I highly recommend.
A great partner in a difficult time
J. and I spent the last year and a half during a complicated and difficult court case. I could not have asked for a better counselor! J. was attentive, knowledgeable, and superb in court as he also recognized the sensitivity of my own feelings throughout this case. I would, without any hesitation, recommend him to a friend, knowing that J. would handle their case in an equally superb manner. Thanks J!
This is the 2nd time I’ve had to use Mr. Padgitt. Both times he was extremely well prepared and had nothing but my and my children’s best interest in mind. Mr. Padgitt was always upfront and honest in every conversation that took place and always had a clear explanation of what was being done and what would take place next. Hopefully I won’t have to use him again, but I would not hesitate to call him if I had to.
I have always been a little skeptical with lawyers to be honest but J. Padgitt was a Class Act! He was my Legal Coach for my divorce. Every time we met, corresponded on the phone or emailed, he promptly responded and was already prepared. I appreciate his candor and honesty. He cares and always looked out for my interest. Being only my Legal Coach did not take away from the time he invested in my case to help me come out on top. Thank you J! For sure, if I have a need for legal advice or lawyer in the near future, J. Padgitt will be my first pick!
An Outstanding Lawyer
I was very happy with my lawyer Jay Padgitt during my divorce. He was very helpful in explaining the procedures and worked with me to keep the cost as minimal to me as possible. I was very confused and upset throughout my year long divorce, Jay was always accessible. I found Jay to be extremely knowledgeable and straight forward. I had a LOT of confidence with Jay in the courtroom. He has a very strong presence that couples with intelligence and calm. My divorce was messy and had many complications, Jay was always ready, always one step ahead, and pro-active. I trust Jay and I think he is an excellent lawyer and a man with integrity.
During this difficult transition in my life, I was blessed to have found J! He was a breath of fresh air and made this transition as painless as it could be. Not only was he professional, informative and detailed, he helped me breathe through this sometimes drowning process. I am forever grateful.
My Experience with James Padgitt
I felt we had a comfortable and open relationship where I felt I could share relevant information, openly concerning my situation.
Mr. Padgitt was always available, even when he was out of town, he would return my calls quickly.
My cause was routine, but very important to me and he treated it as important to him also.
Mr. Padgitt has the experience,
He was understanding, Easy to communicate with,
He was Available, We had a good rapport and his fees were very reasonable.
Excellent Lawyer – Highly Recommended
J is a highly professional attorney who consistently exceeded my expectations. His extensive knowledge of the legal system combined with his high level of moral and ethical values set him apart. He took the time to understand my situation, listen to my needs and clearly explain my options. J was able to lead me through the divorce process in such a way that I had a high level of confidence that he was not only successfully protecting my legal rights but he was also consistently fighting to provide myself and my child with the best possible future, which he did exceedingly well.
J’s experience has provided him with the wisdom to be able to effectively manage the delicate balance between when to be forceful and when to be patient. This is a skillset that he used to my advantage during mediation, court hearings and during our client–attorney meetings. It is evident that J is well respected for his professionalism amongst his peers and has an excellent reputation around the courthouse.
Thanks to J’s dedication, persistence and extensive knowledge of the legal system I am starting the next chapter of my life in a far better place than was expected. I feel very blessed to have been represented so well by Mr. J Durrell Padgitt. I highly recommend his services.
James is a great divorce attorney. If you listen to him and get him what he needs in a timely manner you can have a very clean and easy divorce like I did. He’s fantastic.
With deep appreciation
I will be forever grateful to J Padgitt for his counsel during the process of settling my divorce. He has an extraordinary capacity to serve as tenacious advocate and, at the same time, maintain a gentlemanly tone. J is upbeat and positive – even in challenging situations. His calmness helped to diffuse tensions and keep our focus on salient details (instead of unproductive emotions).
I also appreciate J’s professionalism – his communication, both by phone and email, is timely, clear, and highly effective. J’s experience and his demeanor gave me confidence that we’d reach an equitable settlement. I believe that we did achieve the best results possible, and I give J all the credit.
I trust J Padgitt implicitly, and I recommend him with highest enthusiasm. He’s both a great lawyer and a good man.
This is the second time I’ve used J.Padgitt. He is professional,knowledgeable and nice. He can assist with divorce or premarital agreements. He will work with your budget and treat you with respect.
Good Experience – Would Definitely Recommend
J. is professional, courteous, and ethical. I found him to be both caring and capable and he did a very good job representing me. I was apprehensive about trial, but he was thorough in preparation and his experienced showed. I would highly recommend him both for his ability and his attitude. He is very trustworthy.
Very professional and prompt in handling my divorce.
A great choice
He is a professional, fair and receptive attorney who makes challenging situations easier. I would definitely refer him to someone I know.
J. Padgitt, a fair, ethical, efficient and highly competent family attorney.
J. Padgitt was my attorney for my divorce back in 2012 so when the need for a modification to our custody arrangement presented itself, I decided to contact J again. I am 100% delighted that I did because it might be one of the best decisions I have ever made considering the outcome of my case. My case would be considered high conflict. J understood exactly what I needed and could see just how serious the situation was. Over the past year, he has fought our corner for us, and strategized ways to help me stand up to a very difficult and emotionally draining situation. He always had time for us, replied to all questions same day, and provided detailed explanation of the next steps and always discussed potential outcomes with me. This was incredibly important to me because it allowed me to continue to be a mom, to focus on my daughter who really needed me more than ever and also to maintain my performance at work all because I knew I could trust my attorney to stay on top of everything. I will be forever grateful to J for the outcome, I won sole custody, which means my daughter is now safe. Within 2 weeks of our final trial, my daughters grades had increased from C’s and D’s to nearly all A’s, she sleeps through the night and most importantly, she smiles. Custody disputes are painful for everyone involved but the objective has to be to protect the child. That’s what J helped me fight for. I am so pleased to recommend J. Padgitt as a fair, ethical, efficient and highly competent family attorney.
Personalized, Professional Service
J took the time to understand my particular situation and tailored his service to meet my needs. Our first meeting was thorough, he took notes and had the experience to provide excellent representation. He was always available. His advice always had my best interest at the forefront.
J. Padgitt represented our interests well under difficult circumstances. He was available and responsive to our needs; helping us get the outcome we desired. When he needed to be tough, he delivered. When we needed support and guidance he was there for us.
J did a great job with my case (family law). He was very responsive, in most instances he respsaid need within a couple hours. He did a great job explaining the processes and helped me understand what we needed. He was efficient with our time. He followed through and what he said he would do and met the deadlines he set for himself. I would highly recommend J.
There is not a better man out there to have in your corner. Mr Padgitt is extremely smart and well-thought. He is simple to communicate with, and down to earth, but in the courtroom he is a commanding terror with a decisive plan. If I need anything else, he is my man. Thanks J.
Divorce is so tough but J. Padgitt guided me through with wisdom!!
J. gave timely advice that kept me on the right track, at the right time, which was when I needed it most! In the long run his advice saved me from much unnecessary difficulty. If I had followed my own intuition I would be in a much less desirable place now. I just did not understand the implication of much of the process and I felt very protected as I went through this crazy process with him at the helm. I trust his advice very much. This was not just about dividing the money, which is what is was about with the other attorneys I interviewed. J. sincerely cared about my family and what was best for us. For this painful process he helped more than I can say!
Trustworthy and good communication
I would highly recommend J as a lawyer. I really felt like I could trust his advice and he was patient and attentive to my questions and concerns. He was always prompt to answer emails and phone calls and I was pleased with the communication he provided.
J helped me through a difficult time in my life. He kept on top of my case and didn’t let the other attorney get away with anything. He truly cares about you as a person and not just a client. J will go the extra mile for you. I highly recommend J.
Outstanding Family Law
When I entered Mr. Padgitt’s office having just been served with divorce papers by my wife after going through 3 different Counselors, I was a mess. Mr. Padgitt not only assisted me in getting my head on straight quickly with a logical focus on what was best for my kids and me, but he quickly and affordably represented me resulting in a efficient and thorough divorce decree that has served me well. I highly recommend Mr. Padgitt to anyone having family law needs. He has a strong faith, and has guided me in that regard as a side benefit towards a good church!
- Jay Reed
Professional Divorce/Family Attorney
I have worked with J. for over 13 years through a divorce and child custody including re-opening child custudy arrangements. He has always been extremely professional and courteous, demonstrating the appropriate amount of empathy and strength when necessary. He has been my advocate and a voice of reason and I have already recommended him to several other individuals experiencing a divorce. Great guy!
Jay did an excellent job for me!!
I recently hired Jay to defend me in my divorce litigation. He resolved my divorce in a very favourable manner even though the horizon didn’t look as good for me at the beginning of my case. Jay’s fee was very reasonable and his services were top notch and very personable, just like a family friend who is there to give you guidance and support. He is a lawyer with great values and understands your feelings well. I wish him success in future litigations and want to thank him for the five-star service he provided me with. I will forever be thankful to Jay for successfully resolving my divorce litigation and highly recommend him for the toughest civil cases as I know he will put his heart and expertise into achieving a successful outcome.
Great divorce attorney
J Padgitt did an excellent job for me. Did not schedule needless calls/meetings just to bill hours. Knowledgeable and efficient. Highly recommend.
Mr. Padgett was both professional and personable with guiding me through the legal contracts I needed to handle. I could not have managed the situation without him.
I would highly recommend this lawyer to everyone, he has helped me with two cases already and fixing to be a third time.
My rating for James D.Padgitt
My lawyer J.Padgitt was very helpful during the time i needed his services. He was there to meet with me and listen to my personal issues during a very stressful time in my life. When i had no knowledge of family law he explained it to me. He made time to answer my phone calls, text messages, and emails regarding my case during the toughest times even though he had other clients and he was very busy. He was very encouraging and i felt he cared about me as a person and my situation more than just getting paid to represent me. I was very concerned about this in the beginning of our business relationship. Even though at first i was skeptical J.padgitt showed me by his actions he was in my corner. He was very knowledgable. He told me how to protect myself legally and help me to choose successful options that obeyed the court order and allowed me to be successful in court against very tough oposition. J. Padgitt is trustworthy and while working my case tried to make my case as cost efficient. This was important to me because i was adjusting to the financial, and emotional changes of life going through a divorce. My job has decided to cut there budget across the board and my pay for the next three years so cost for service as a priority to me. Mr. padgitt promised me no result for his service, but i was able to gain a successful divorce along with my peace of mind. As far as material things go i was able to reclaim my home and keep my penison. This brings me a sense of joy and great acccomplishment. I pray that J.Padgitt continues to show love and encouragement to people during his time assisting them. I also pray that all his business affairs are blessed.I never felt as if he was going to walkout on me or was against me and this was very comforting being that my ex-wife and her attorneys were really trying to use the law to destory me. I feel GOD used J.Padgitt to defend me in the court room and i know his heart is in the right place and he will do the same for others. Moving forward with my life i can also say that I feel as if i have gained an ally and a friend and thats is why i have taken the time to leave this review.
Knowledgeable,compassionate legal help
I needed help negotiating the difficult maze of divorce last year. Mr. Padgitt was a calm voice in the storm. His expertise of over 20 years in family law was valuable; he knows what he is doing. We had many difficult situations to overcome. He was able to guide me through them with great kindness; yet he tackled each problem with firmness and conviction. I completely recommend Mr. Padgitt for anyone going through a difficult family situation.
Uniquely professional advisor
After 22 years my marriage went south. I approached my lawyer for advice who referred me to J. As a business owner, I have been in plenty of legal tussles. For this matter, I wanted a highly professional adviser to help me through the process. I didn’t need much hand holding on the financial issues, just guidance on the legalities of divorce.
I could not have asked for a better counselor than J. He gave me an overview of the process, stuck by me throughout, listened when needed and gave really sound advice. Cost was an issue for me and J was very efficient, understanding and accommodating. Though I sincerely hope I never go through another divorce, if i did, i wouldn’t use anyone else.
Divorce is a trying experience. One that makes you doubt many of the beliefs that you hold dear. J was a rock through the process.
The overall service (assistance, feedback, guidance) Mr. J. Padgitt provided was everything we had hoped for…and then some!
Mr. Padgitt proved extremely knowledgeable, reliable, dependable, professional and personable – keeping us well informed and being readily available throughout the adoption process…and beyond.
My wife and I feel blessed to have found such an AWESOME Adoption Attorney! Without hesitation, we would (highly) recommend Mr. J. Padgitt.
Mr. Padgitt helped us with an adoption case. He is very knowledgable, understanding and compassionate of every situation! We would definately recommend him!
J. is a very knowledgeable attorney. He was very helpful, personable and kind. I felt like I had a great advisor who was always advocating for my needs. J. is very accessible and treats his clients with great respect. I appreciated his professionalism through a very difficult time. I highly recommend J. for his expertise in family law.
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J got me through this entire process as quickly and painlessly as possible. He has an amazing ability to combine compassion and intelligence. Even though he frequently handles divorce, he always took the time to genuinely express interest in how I was feeling. He expertly balanced this with experienced planning and was able to help me get everything I felt I deserved. He was very realistic with me regarding the process and expectations. If you find yourself in this awful situation, I would highly recommend that you retain J to help you through it.
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J Padgitt did a great job for me in my divorce proceeding. We were opposed by an attorney that showed little interest in completing the process and J was instrumental in moving the case along.
J Padgitt is professional, has a great demeanor and cares about helping people thru a very difficult process.
I would recommend J Padgitt to anyone needing representation without hesitation.
Very good Lawyer
i was very pleased. i liked the communication and the overall service that he provided.
- Christian Trinidad
J was with me every step of the way!
I had a rather lengthy and complex divorce/child custody case. J was with me every step of the way! He would talk through difficult decisions with me, keep me well informed, and basically keep me sane during the most stressful and emotional times of my life. When we ended up in the court room, I was very impressed with J’s skills at preparing me and my witnesses and at cross examination. J and I became pretty close through the process which made the celebration that much more sweet in the end. I pretty much got everything I wanted! Months later, and I am still amazed! I owe a ton of gratitude to J. I definitely wouldn’t have made it through this difficult time without him.
The Best in the Field
Mr Padgitt was supportive and encouraging; he explained in detail the position of the law in the USA. He researched and found out in detail child custody laws in my country.
He is knowledgeable, current, punctual and even revealed benefits that I did not know I was entitled to. He is a great negotiator.
With Jay Padgitt, it’s all about win, win win. In my case, he defeated 2 lawyers at the same time.
I will bet my last dime on him.
Excellent Family Practice Lawyer
James Durrell Padgitt was a very knowledgeable in the realm of family law. He helped me find many issues that I would have been unaware of in my prenuptial agreement. I would definitely use him again.