This introduction video features family law attorney Judith Delus Montgomery as she talks about what it’s like to work with her and the services she can provide at her law firm, as well as her background and upbringing as an immigrant herself.
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My parents are originally from Haiti. I was born in Bahamas, and so I came here at a very young age and we went through the channels regarding immigration. And so I was able to see my parents go to night school, learn a different language, get their education. Build businesses and give us a middle class lifestyle. But I saw a lot of struggle, especially being that English is not their first language. I saw them struggle and I saw other immigrants struggle, as well.
Very early on I would help my family members fill out forms, answer phone calls. Whatever the issue was, I would be that person. And so I knew that I wanted to be a voice very early on for those who, not that they could not speak, but maybe they could not be understood as well. And so I knew very, very early on. There was never a question in my mind that I was going to be a lawyer very early on.
Our philosophy here at this firm is that we help families navigate the treacherous waters of the family law and immigration legal system without drowning. Going to court and dealing with laws, and judges, and court hearings. It can be very draining because it’s not going to be just one hearing. There is going to be multiple hearings that you’re going to have to attend. And then you have to think that there is a lot of things on the line when you’re talking about family law, when you’re talking about immigration.
The last thing you want to be concerned about is do I have a court hearing? Do I have to respond to these discovery questions within a certain period of time? And so this is where we come in. And what I always tell people is that once you come in here and you decide that you’re going to retain our firm, then it’s in our hands and we’re going to take you all the way to the end. We’re going to take you to the finish line.
Everything that you discuss with your attorney is confidential, and they are to be acting in your best interest. And so you have to know that whatever you share with them, they’re going to determine what they can use to better your case and to push your best interest along. That’s always going to be the goal of this firm and my attorneys, along with myself. And so I always try to remind folks just to be completely candid, completely open and honest with us.