15:45 03 Feb 23
Joy was a pleasure to work with. She was calm, patient and very professional. Joy is a great listener and kept our sessions focused on the matters at hand without veering too much into emotional territory.
07:43 03 Feb 23
Joy was a great mediator. She was calm, patient, and very professional. I appreciated the degree to which she was able to keep our sessions focused on the...
17:59 19 Dec 22
I couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with for our divorce mediation. Joy is a wonderful, unique combination of warmth and professionalism who made this painful process easier. She was fair and thoughtful of each person in the family. She is highly knowledgable and a great communicator, so she made the process clear and gently introduced different perspectives. Joy was mindful of our younger son, who was still a minor, and helped us consider what might be best for him as he transitioned into adulthood. I have a deep appreciation for Joy and her ability to help us navigate this difficult time with more ease, compassion and understanding than I ever imagined. I highly recommend Joy!
15:52 31 May 22
Joy is a pleasure to work with. She has the knowledge and a wonderful ability to guide through the difficulty of separation and divorce
08:50 31 May 22
Joy is fantastic to work with. She has the experience and can guide couples through a difficult process with separation and divorce
16:58 03 Mar 22
Our family had a wonderful experience working with Joy and Andy on our second parent adoption. After our first lawyer was unresponsive for months, we didn't...
14:51 17 Jan 22
I hired Joy to help me review a separation agreement my ex and I had drafted and I couldn't be happier with my choice. When I came to her, I was feeling completely overwhelmed and like I would never finish. But she quickly helped me hone in on the few things I hadn't yet articulated in my agreement and together we reworked those sections. Throughout the process, Joy was direct, so easy to talk to and very supportive of the vision my ex and I shared for the well being of our kids. Highly recommend!
19:43 27 Aug 21
Joy is delightful to work with. During an incredibly difficult and painful transition in my life, I was referred to Joy and I'm so glad that I was. She provided the perfect level of empathy, kindness, skill and experience to help navigate mediation and helped me feel confident and grounded in the midst of a difficult process. Although I don't wish my experience on anyone, if you must go through it, you are in the very best of hands with a skilled and capable attorney like Joy.
04:43 05 Apr 21
Joy is one of those lawyers that you can feel, in your bones, has not only your best interests, but the best interests of your children and in fact, the whole family at heart. In my experience, her practice is the perfect combination of expertise and caring which is really everything I was looking for with an emotional matter like a divorce. Thank you again, Joy.
18:10 25 Mar 21
We are so happy that we found Joy to work with for our second-parent adoption process. She is such a pleasure to work with and made a daunting process feel...
18:13 11 Sep 19
Me and my wife worked with Joy on our second-parent adoption. As confusing as these processes can be, Joy patiently went over all of the requirements, explained all the steps and then patiently waited while we took our time collecting all of our documentation. Her assistant Andy kept tab on us as well, gently reminding us on what was still left to gather and making sure we are on track with the process. Being that we just had a baby, it was much appreciated and needed. Both were so understanding and Joy was very kind, welcoming and took the time to talk over all of our million questions and scenarios. At no point did we feel we did not receive adequate attention, Joy was available to us through the whole process. When it finally came time for court appearances, everything went as smooth as can be. We are looking forward to working with Joy on our next second-parent adoption with baby number 2 later this year.
14:16 27 Aug 19
In what is obviously a difficult situation Joy made it pleasant and easily understandable. It is exactly what you're looking for when you choose the...
16:52 18 Nov 18
We loved working with Joy. She was straightforward, efficient, and honest. We would work with her again in a second!
15:23 22 Sep 18
Joy's mediation made the inevitably painful and difficult process of divorce much easier. One of my biggest priorities was reaching a settlement agreement that the court would find fair and reasonable, and having her knowledge really reduced that anxiety. Joy was practical and kept our discussions in person, by phone, or email focused on the mechanics of what needs to happen. She explained each step clearly. Her approach helped us both walk away feeling like we had been fair. Highly recommended.
18:19 23 Jul 18
We engaged Joy and her team for an adoption and I would not have asked for a better team. Professional commitment to client needs, reasonable fees and superb service. I recommend Joy to anyone who requires hustle-free service. Fantastic team!
03:07 17 Apr 18
My wife and I had Joy draft a prenuptial agreement for us, and then we each had our own attorneys review Joy's work. Joy took a complicated situation / process and made it easier for both of us. She was judicious with everyone's time, listened to both of our input, efficient in the actual drafting process, and overall very easy to work with. Our prenuptial agreement was more complicated than an average prenuptial agreement, but Joy was able to draft things in an easy-to-understand, logical manner. I would highly recommend using her...I am certainly glad that we did.
12:20 08 Mar 18
Joy was exactly what I needed to proceed with my Mediated Divorce. As with all "breakups" there are fits and starts, bumps and wrong turns. Joy was able...
17:36 15 Jul 16
Words can't describe how much appreciation I have for Joy, but I'll try words anyway. Joy provided me with superb counsel during a very difficult time in my life. She is extremely competent and has expert knowledge of the law, which is what one wants in an attorney. She is extremely sensitive and has a great personality, which is what one want in a human being. The combination makes her a top choice. She was extremely fair in her billing and I would not hesitate to use her services again should the need arise. Thanks Joy!
01:40 12 Dec 15
Joy represented my wife and me in our second parent adoption. After our first meeting with her, we had no doubts about her experience in second parent adoptions and adoptions involving same sex couples. She and her staff were responsive and they guided us through the process every step of the way. In addition, she is a genuinely thoughtful and caring person.
16:18 27 Mar 15
Joy and Andy both have critical in helping guide me through a difficult transition, giving timely and accurate advice in developing a divorce settlement agreement. During my lowest points, their kindness has kept me focused on the eventual resolution, even when I felt like it would never end. Their patience and professionalism has been a soothing and safe force during this period. I cannot recommend them enough. They make the insurmountable seem easy.
16:17 04 Dec 14
Joy Rosenthal represented me in a difficult mediated divorce settlement. My ex and I had been separated and in deep and worsening conflict about custody and relocation of our daughter for four years with absolutely no progress when I retained Joy's services. From that day onward she calmly and wisely guided me forward, helped me resolve my paralyzing emotions about what had happened and led me to what has turned out to be a perfect resolution and settlement that is fair to both parties. The future looks bright. I will always be grateful to her for what she did for me.
15:19 27 May 14
After many years of a custody dispute back and forth, I had the good fortune to be introduced to Joy Rosenthal. She was an incredible listener who really took the time to understand my concerns. It was a breath of fresh air walking out of court with her the first time – after years of working to maintain, not just custody of my daughter, but the right to choose where and how we lived, I finally felt like we were on the right path. In the end, Joy shaped a path through our dispute that met all of our needs and left us with the power we needed to manage our lives forward. We absolutely could not have accomplished that without her. Now she is a much respected professional that I refer to often, and a friend I can run into on the street and greet with open arms. You cannot do better than Joy.
03:26 02 Mar 14
My wife and I hired Joy to handle our second-parent adoption. We are a same-sex couple and, even though we are married, since I'm not the biological parent, I needed to adopt our son. It's a complicated and confusing situation to be in and Joy made us feel supported and comfortable. We liked Joy right away. She is smart, patient and accessible. She took the time to answer our questions and explain the process that we were about to go through. Throughout the adoption process, Joy and her assistant Andy were helpful, organized and responsive. I can now feel confident that, no matter where we travel, I will be recognized as the legal parent of our baby. I highly recommend hiring Joy!
15:22 18 Feb 14
Joy worked with us through two adoptions. She and her team were extremely helpful as we navigated the difficulties of adopting through foster care. She was attentive and empathetic while showing dogged determination through our court process. We couldn't give higher praises.
Lindsay Mackay Ashmun
03:06 16 Jan 14
Joy Rosenthal represented me while in mediation and in family court regarding the matters of relocation, custody and child support of my child. I worked with her over the course of a year and a half. This was the most terrifying time in my life, however, as we gain much strength through our battles, I am forever thankful for the guidance Joy gave me.Joy is confident and calm, direct and empowered, smart and intuitive, and was always thinking about what was going to be best for the overall health and future of our family.Never once did I feel mine was just "another case". There was never a time I did not have access to her or her assistant when I had questions or concerns. Her office is run with the same thoughtfulness and thoroughness which is exemplified in the work she does. After a long road, the final outcome was a success and continues to be for all involved.At one point, my ex even turned to me after a day at the courthouse and said, "I wish Joy was MY lawyer."Is it strange to "miss" your lawyer? Perhaps a bit unusual, but Joy is that good of a human being.