Hon. Angeles Roca

Judge Roca's Average Overall Review:

3 Stars

Based on 23 reviews

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1239. other

Judge Roca's New Jersey law license was revoked in 2012 while she was a sitting Judge in Philadelphia!


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3083. attorney (private practice)

Everything of any import that happens with this judge happens outside the courtroom ex parte. What happens inside the courtroom is just her nasty and ill tempered attempts to cover her tracks. Hopefully she will be indicted soon. She has been given free reign to ruin children and their families as long as she has been on the bench.


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3199. party to case (with attorney)

Judge Roca was absolutely horrible when she was the Judge for my case re:ex-husband being in Contempt of our Order of Support Agreement and Property Settlement Agreement. My ex-husband agreed to pay additional expenses and 50% of college costs when we divorced 17 years ago. He never paid those additional expenses or any college costs. Family Court never helped me to enforce my ex-husband to pay expenses because they lost my paperwork when they switched over to a new computer system....or at least that's what I was told in 2009. I finally hired an attorney to take the ex to court after my son graduated college in 2013 and was hoping it would be a simple matter to handle. All my ex-husband had to do was simply claim he didn't know about our Property Settlement Agreement or any expenses he owed which is an outright, bold face, complete lie and Roca granted the ex a Continuance. It was a joke! My ex and I wouldn't be divorced if we didn't have the Property Settlement Agreement. Granting the ex a continuance has only given him time to hide more assets to get out of paying any of the expenses.The Honorable Angeles Roca and the Family Court System in Philadelphia has failed my son and I. My son and I have been victims lost in the system! My son and I have never been taken in consideration and there were times we were really desperate! My ex is a consistent,pathological liar who keeps getting taken into consideration and has never had to take full responsibility for our son because the system has given him a pass. Thank you Family Court and Thank you Angeles Roca for screwing me over more so!!!!


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434. other

I had court yesterday filing contempt of court against my sons mother. My sons mother was supposed to share transportation and did not do so. There were also several weekends that his mother did not see our son when she was supposed to. The judge didn't do anything to her, not even a verbal warning. The judge did reprimand me though because there were times that my son didn't want to go to his moms because he felt neglected so I didn't make him. I think she's sexist biased.


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1489. other

Judge Roca is unfit, corrupt, and totally unfair to litigants. Her courtroom is like kangaroo court. She is a disgrace to the bench and, what's worse, she's TERRIBLE for children. This women should have absolutely ZERO authority to rule on the fates of children. She is lazy, biased, corrupt, and mean-spirited. If you have the misfortune of having a case before her, do everything in your power to have the case transferred!!!


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3497. party to case (with attorney)

She doesn't care about the child, judge Roca doesn't know the law and doesn't care about the best interest of the child. she is forcing me to pay my daughter's father gas money when he makes almost 100,000 a year and I work part time. . I'm barely surviving with our daughter now and she's making me pay gas just so he can see his child. I need a new judge


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3620. other

This judge is the subject of a federal investigation involving fixing a case for her son who is also paid $42,000.00 a year as one of her "staff." Her husband is on probation for insurance fraud and other offenses. She has other family members on her paid staff. Her sister, Diana Roca, the former girlfriend of Saidel, was indicted by a state grand jury some years ago for taking campaign funds of Saidel so she could buy a house. It was reported at that time that Diana Roca's father was a newspaper publisher in Puerto Rico and that she worked here for the Puerto Rican government as some type of liasion. Angeles Roca provided her own biography stating that she came from a poor family, was raised in Phila., went to Puerto Rico for some time in college but then returned "home" to Phila. Whatever the truth is, it is far from anything she claims. What is inexcusable is that she is allowed to remain in Family Court (or anywhere on the bench) where she continues to destroy families and ruin the lives of the children she is sworn to protect their best interests, when it is clear that she ought to be removed from the bench like all the other case fixers.


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4204. other

I had Roca for an exemption hearing for child support. Oh when I walked in the court room I knew I was in trouble. Roca doesn't care about the law. She's bias, rude and a sorry excuse for a family judge. She needs to step down ASAP.


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3444. party to case (with attorney)

Judge Roca is by far the worst judge espically when it comes to dealing with a child custody case. She is mean, sloppy, has no clue what she is doing nor what she is talking about. I have been dealing with this judge for months now due to a custody case that my child's father is a criminal, has criminal charges pending against him as we speak, attacked me infront of our child, has been in contempt so many times due to following the court order she wrote up herself. I have followed the order , make reports, etc. She has called me names and belittled me. I have a prescription medication that I have been on for years, never once have I abused it or my child. She labeled me as a "drug addict". Something needs to be done with this judge. She is not fit to judge cases pertaining children. She had my child ripped from her home for a week for no reason at all... I have had it with this judge! She is a disgrace to the law and something needs to be done NOW before she ruins anymore children's lives!


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1038. other

This judge is fair, unbiased and knows the law. She has a great temperament and truly applies the law to serve the best interest of children.


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1488. other

Judge Rocco is a fair Judge. My divorce case re: marital property was heard before her several months ago after being heard by several other judges. my ex refused to obey several court orders so was found in contempt. This was a fair and property judgment.


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3495. party to case (with attorney)

This judge is absolutely horrible. .. the minute I stepped inside the courtroom she was just so nasty, she called me liar she didn't want to hear Anything I had to say. today was supposed to be in contempt order and we talked about nothing but money the father told the judge that he had my daughter for the whole summer and he hasn't seen her since Christmas which is false he saw her last weekend and the weekend before that and the judge said well I don't believe you I believe dad. I keep my child Monday through Friday and the only thing I ever asked was for dad to pick my daughter up on the weekends so now the judge is making me pay him gas money for picking up his own child and I only get to see my child 1 weekend out of the month how is that fair she also went to say that the child was supposed to be there today no were in the court order does it states that I had to bring my child to court she then says to my attorney that every time there's a custody battle the child must be there that is absolutely incorrect I never heard anything like that. I honestly believe that she should not be on the bench she should be disbarred as soon as possible she doesn't care about the sake of the kids she just cares about herself she didn't have to be so nasty she called me a liar several times when my attorney told her that I didn't understand a certain question judge Roca said that I did understand I never ever witnessed anything like this in my life and I am so heartbroken because I feel as though this justice system failed my child all I wanted was justice I wanted him to spend more time with his kid but now he wanted to dictate terms and just get her on the weekends and I have to pay him gas money it's nonsense and I wish I could do more than just write this review I need her off the bench as soon as possible it's unfair and injustice nothing was resolved and now my daughter has to go to the courtroom and just tell the truth the dad lied about everything the dad said that he had her the whole summer which is absolutely Bologna I even have my calendar showing the days that I have her and the days he had her during the summer time but she didn't want to see any of that. I have all the proof and she just went off of his word when I have a calendar that I've been keeping for over a year I just don't know what to do anymore I didn't even go to work today after the court date because I felt just so defeated now I have to kick out more money to pay my lawyer so I can fight this to the end. We have shared custody but yet he only gets her on the weekends, he never took her to school he never took her to any doctors appointments he doesn't do anything but pick her up on the weekends they never even had Daddy Daughter time and no matter what I said to the judge she just did not care she don't care about him seeing her Monday through Friday she just care about him having her only on the weekends so if I have a birthday party for her to go to or from throwing her her birthday party the Jets say that I can't do it because it's not my weekend to have her ever since she was born me and her dad always work with each other he never had her every weekend they are was were times where I wanted to do things with her so I would keep her and he would be fine with that


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4383. other

Judge roca seen right thru my grandsons mother and took my sons side and after 9 long months i finally get to c my grandson. Thank u judge Roca


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4573. other

Is really sad, if mrs roca turn her self in this, I can't believe it even she referred me to wrong lawyer and lost my case but, she wasn't like that, is a shame I used to se her as a mother I ever had, she use to give me great advise, now I'am so heartbroken if she change so much like that. She help my husband with her ex crazy wife, to stop child support when he all ready paid all, and make her ex paid him back all money she was getting for free. she help us in our marriage, and we still marriage because of her maybe is another judge same name, this woman is humble love help the community, no Mather what happens in her fam she always was in the top for her community, special poor peple. If she change so much like that is really will hut me, I been calling her office leaving massage but secretary said oh she a judge you can't talk to her, I feel like is that true all this reviews, I wish I can talk to her and see in her eyes, and believe that all this Is a lies from people. I hope one day I can see her againg she was my menthor, and help us even she give me terrible lawyer but I understand the time that happens she was in her camain to be judged, well prayer for her and fam. Z.ST


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4574. other

Is really sad, if mrs roca turn her self in this, I can't believe it even she referred me to wrong lawyer and lost my case but, she wasn't like that, is a shame I used to se her as a mother I ever had, she use to give me great advise, now I'am so heartbroken if she change so much like that. She help my husband with her ex crazy wife, to stop child support when he all ready paid all, and make her ex paid him back all money she was getting for free. she help us in our marriage, and we still marriage because of her maybe is another judge same name, this woman is humble love help the community, no Mather what happens in her fam she always was in the top for her community, special poor peple. If she change so much like that is really will hut me, I been calling her office leaving massage but secretary said oh she a judge you can't talk to her, I feel like is that true all this reviews, I wish I can talk to her and see in her eyes, and believe that all this Is a lies from people. I hope one day I can see her againg she was my menthor, and help us even she give me terrible lawyer but I understand the time that happens she was in her camain to be judged, well prayer for her and fam. Z.ST


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5302. other

Best Judge ever


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7200. other

My ex-husband and I went before Judge Roca in 2013 for a contempt petition that was filed on my behalf for his failure to pay half of our sons medical expenses as previously ordered by another Judge. As a former employee in the Domestic Relations Division of Family Court, I am pleased to offer a positive comment about her. She was not nasty, but very pleasant, and professional. Not because she ruled in my favor, but because she heard the facts as they were told, unlike the previous Judge who was overly friendly to my ex-husband's attorney during our hearing, and extremely nasty, and unprofessional towards me. Judge Roca listened to the information I presented and made a fair and unbiased decision. Additionally, it is never a best practice for judges or attorneys who are friends to let that information be known or obvious in the courtroom, because it does not make for a comfortable situation. Good luck and well wishes to Judge Roca. Keep your head up!!


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3496. party to case (with attorney)

This judge is absolutely horrible. .. the minute I stepped inside the courtroom she was just so nasty, she called me liar she didn't want to hear Anything I had to say. today was supposed to be in contempt order and we talked about nothing but money the father told the judge that he had my daughter for the whole summer and he hasn't seen her since Christmas which is false he saw her last weekend and the weekend before that and the judge said well I don't believe you I believe dad. I keep my child Monday through Friday and the only thing I ever asked was for dad to pick my daughter up on the weekends so now the judge is making me pay him gas money for picking up his own child and I only get to see my child 1 weekend out of the month how is that fair she also went to say that the child was supposed to be there today no were in the court order does it states that I had to bring my child to court she then says to my attorney that every time there's a custody battle the child must be there that is absolutely incorrect I never heard anything like that. I honestly believe that she should not be on the bench she should be disbarred as soon as possible she doesn't care about the sake of the kids she just cares about herself she didn't have to be so nasty she called me a liar several times when my attorney told her that I didn't understand a certain question judge Roca said that I did understand I never ever witnessed anything like this in my life and I am so heartbroken because I feel as though this justice system failed my child all I wanted was justice I wanted him to spend more time with his kid but now he wanted to dictate terms and just get her on the weekends and I have to pay him gas money it's nonsense and I wish I could do more than just write this review I need her off the bench as soon as possible it's unfair and injustice nothing was resolved and now my daughter has to go to the courtroom and just tell the truth the dad lied about everything the dad said that he had her the whole summer which is absolutely Bologna I even have my calendar showing the days that I have her and the days he had her during the summer time but she didn't want to see any of that. I have all the proof and she just went off of his word when I have a calendar that I've been keeping for over a year I just don't know what to do anymore I didn't even go to work today after the court date because I felt just so defeated now I have to kick out more money to pay my lawyer so I can fight this to the end. We have shared custody but yet he only gets her on the weekends, he never took her to school he never took her to any doctors appointments he doesn't do anything but pick her up on the weekends they never even had Daddy Daughter time and no matter what I said to the judge she just did not care she don't care about him seeing her Monday through Friday she just care about him having her only on the weekends so if I have a birthday party for her to go to or from throwing her her birthday party the Jets say that I can't do it because it's not my weekend to have her ever since she was born me and her dad always work with each other he never had her every weekend they are was were times where I wanted to do things with her so I would keep her and he would be fine with that


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3561. party to case (pro se)

Judge Roca is terrible. She had no idea what my case was about as she sat down on the bench. She totally disregards the law when she wants to be bias. In my case she actually decided that the money I was paying for my childrens private school shouldn't court towards my support payments even though I have my kids 50% of the time!! Absolutely horrible. The law specifically states that all expenses should be counted if the party has over 40% custody!! 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Unit 200, Washington, DC 20015-2030, United States


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3660. party to case (with attorney)

It is now required, as a result of a Rule change, that Judges who are the subject of a criminal investigation, report that information to the Judicial Conduct Board. What was not stated in the Legal Intelligencer article that reported this Rule change is how that will impact on their judicial assignments. Take Judge Roca for example. She has been the subject of a federal investigation for approximately two years. The latest allegation involved her fixing her son's case with the help of two of her judicial colleagues. It also involved her son being her "tipstaff" for $42,000.00/year despite that he runs a barbershop he owns but for which he does not pay taxes. So has it occurred to anyone with the power to do something that she has no business hearing cases? Has it occurred to anyone that she may well have been fixing cases as long as she has been on the bench? She hears cases involving custody. Does anyone think that custody of children is something that should be handled by a corrupt judge? It is bad enough when the cases that are fixed involve money only, but this is a disastrous situation that has been allowed to continue for years with the knowledge of those investigating her, at a minimum. So while the other judges who Judge Roca got to help fix her son's case are off the bench- one in prison and one on paid suspension, Judge Roca still sits on the bench destroying the lives of children and their families each day that the "investigation" continues. And by the way, did Judges really need a Rule telling them they had a duty to report these types of situations? Obviously they did because if they were honest to begin with, there would be no need for such a Rule. And even assuming they did nothing wrong, had they been reporting these investigations, there would have been no need for a Rule of this type. How about another Rule that says, Judges shall not fix cases- - but if they do, they have to tell the Judicial Conduct Board?


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6790. other

I paid her many years ago to take my name of my husband house and she just charge me and leave my name on, was a shame now I have to paid to remove my name with no money she should be there and she's reference me to a terrible lawyer we don't need no more people like her in Philly.


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7214. party to case (pro se)

Thank God she is removed! This woman is a menace to society - black children in particular. Now if only her unfair rulings could be overturned. Where will she go next? Maryland or Delaware? Pray PA and NJ don't get her back on the bench.


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7228. other

I'm not sure why everyone is commenting nasty things about Judge Roca. Maybe because things did not go in their favor I'm guessing?! Either way, Judge Roca was a very sweet and understanding Judge. I went with my ex-husband who tried to ruin my life and let me just say, Judge Roca heard both sides of the story and did what was best for our children. I am beyond pleased with Judge Roca and extremely saddened to hear about what happened to her. I am 100% sure, there are plenty of Judges now who do inappropriate things while on the bench but hey, what can we do if they don't get caught?! People need to be a little more understanding, and not judge someone based on one incident. I will pray for Judge Roca and her family. ~A.F.


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