Julie Stephens | Saint John Divorce and Family Lawyer | Indiana
Julie A. Stephens
I am not just concentrated on Family Law, I am concentrated on you.
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I know that my clients come to me in times of real need. I am honored that they choose me to help them through such difficult times. I take the time to listen to what my clients are going through and what they want to accomplish. Before becoming an attorney, I earned a Master's degree in Psychology from Valparaiso University. I know how to listen, and I know the law. For years, I have been helping people overcome the challenges confronting them and build the futures they deserve.
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How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
The fact that I am a parent of two children in the local community and they have been involved in extracurricular sports for over a decade at every level allows for me to share my own experiences on how a parent's situation can effect the child's ability to continue if the parents separate I understand the costs involved and that both parents may be required to assist financially. I am familiar with the school calendars and how custodial parents can access their child's records online.
What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I have a bachelor and masters degree in psychology and worked as a therapist before attending law school. I tend to gather information in a different manner when listening to my clients and I can offer limited information and resources to parties when they have a family member or spouse undergoing therapy.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
One rewarding area is seeing the transition of a client from when they first walk into my office and when the finality of the case has been reached. The individual growth is sometimes striking. It is also so nice to hear from a client after the case has concluded and receiving positive feedback that I made a difference in their life or their children's lives.
What are your other interests in addition to law?
I love to cook for family and friends and try new recipes weekly. I also love interior design and spend many weekends moving things around my house for a fresh look.
Are you involved in your community?
I have been active in my children's schools and have also worked with schools in other communities. A lot of my spare time is now focused on three sports: soccer, cross country and track for my children. It has become almost like a part time job as I am not just an observer but I volunteer in fundraising and assist the coaches with organizing events for the athletes.
|President/Owner||Stephens Law Firm, P.C.||N/A||2013-Present|
|Partner||Efron, Efron & Yahne, P.C.||N/A||1998-2013|
|Director of Sexual Assault Recovery Unit||Porter County Prosecutor's Office||N/A||1993-1995|
|John Marshall Law School||J.D.||Law School||1998|
|Ball State University||B.S.||Psychology||1992|
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- National Association of Professional Women
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Women's Lawyer Association
Lake County Bar Association
Indiana Bar Association
Honors & Awards
- Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell (2012)
Certificate of Appreciation, Scott Middle School (1999)
64A05-1108-DR-455, Richmond v. Mager
Outcome: Court of Appeals affirmed
Outcome: Affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded for rehearing
- Do Masculine and Feminine Handwriting Styles Trigger Gender Stereotypes? The Effects of Handwriting Style and Expectancy on Ratings of Suitability for Graduate School
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|(1998) Juris Doctorate, Law, John Marshall Law School. Verified with DegreeVerify.||January 17, 2014|
|(1998) Licensed as Attorney in Indiana. Verified with Indiana State Bar Association.||January 17, 2014|
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Julie is a local girl born in Hammond, Indiana, raised in Highland and setttled in St. John. After graduating high school in 1998, she attended Ball State University. In 1992, she graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree in Psychological Science. After college, she married her high school sweetheart and earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from Valparaiso University. Before attending law school, Julie worked as the Director of the Sexual Assault Recovery Unit for the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office. After working with attorneys in the Prosecutor’s Office, Julie decided that she wanted to join them and enrolled at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Not ever shying away from taking on something at full task, she contemperaneously started her family of two children. After she graduated in 1998 from law school while holding the hand of her toddler girl and pushing a stroller of her 5 month old son, she worked her way to partnership at a local law firm. After fifteen years of working in a firm, she has moved forward to own her own law practice and now the rugrats are in high school. Julie is licensed to practice in the State of Indiana, the Northern and Southern District of Indiana and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Julie is also active in the Women’s Lawyer Association of Lake County. Julie enjoys participating in her community as a frequent speaker at local middle schools on Law Day, acting as a legal liason for Scott Middle School in Hammond, Indiana helping teenage children learn skills of mediation during times of conflict. Julie retains enough energy to attend every sporting event for both of her children. Ever a sports enthusiast, she is usually found cheering on her high school children at soccer, track and cross country & following the Lake Central sports teams in the newspaper. What makes her tick: Sports!!! Interior Decorating Cooking and Baking Any beach
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8051 Wicker Avenue
Saint John, IN 46373
Stephens Law Firm, P.C., in St.John, serves clients in Schereville, Crown Point, Merrillville, Lowell, Cedar Lake, Highland, Dyer, Munster, Griffith, Hammond, Whiting, East Chicage, Gary, Hobart, Valparaiso, Portage, Chesterton, Lake County, Porter Country and throughout Northwest Indiana.
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