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Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Gary & Nancy Peters (see my comment in this site under her name) charged thousand of dollars for what they claimed as three drafts of divorce settlement. However, we were not asked, never approved preparing any draft, and never received any draft, except the only one draft we received in the end of the so-called “mediation” (I do have an affidavit from my ex-spouse to attest to this matter). Nancy and Gary Peters dishonest bill, about bogus extra two drafts, and other "extras", helped them to inflate their bill and charge top dollars ($350 @hour). In fact, Nancy Peters took minutes for the few session we had-- to the most part this was her only paid role during the “mediation”. The only draft we received consists of just few pages of their own with few very simple calculations. As to the draft itself, they neglected to add to it important issues which we agreed upon. Their draft was a useless document. Simply, not more then piece of junk.
I was led by these “mediators” to believe that they would care for all matters in relation to preparing a settlement. However, when coming to what agreed in advance as the last meeting, they noted in the draft a crucial subject as “unknown”. They never contacted us to ask for the "unknown", and did not turn to an expert in order to answer the matter in question. It could be a loss of tens of thousands of dollars for me. This is only one of many examples of unprofessional, unethical and uncaring "mediation". Had I finalized an agreement with them, I could have lost up to $150.000 and ruin my future. They have no clue what mediation is. Luckily, shortly after I terminated their service, I found a skilled attorney who prepared a fair and balanced agreement.