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Posted by: Mike, a Probate client
I do not recommend Walter Bak
I hired Walter 1-3 years ago.
Walter handled my Probate matter.
I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.
My Mother had hired Walter Bak to help with her estate planning. Before she could review and sign her paper work, will, ect she passed away. My siblings and I went to Mr Bak after her passing and initiated probate action, which involved signing papers. Some of the papers were who would be executor of her estate, which was me. I called his office weekly to follow up and see how things were going. Every time I spoke to Mr Bak his answer was the same probate court moves very slowly. After calling weekly for approx. four (4) months i spoke to his secretary. She informed me that the papers haven't been filed with the court yet. I asked her why and her response was he hasn't brought the paper work to the court to file the papers, and she didn't understand why it was taking so long as he goes to the court house 3-4 times a week. For FOUR (4) months Mr Bak had lied to me stating he had filed the paper work! I immediately obtained a new lawyer. Whom settled the estate in less than Three (3) months. Mr Bak sent a bill for his work for $1200.00. I couldn't believe it!!! $1200.00 for approx. two hours of work? From what I could tell, because there was no itemized bill breaking down the work he had done. DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID!!! Retain someone else!!