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Posted by Debra, a Divorce client, Flag
I hired Mr. Capristo to represent me in a Divorce Action. He filed the complaint in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County but failed to serve the complaint on my spouse. Filing a complaint is not the only requirement to correctly commence an action; service of process must also be effectuated. I assumed with Mr. Capristo's qualifications, experience and hourly rate, he would have followed the procedures required by law and served my husband. Mr. Capristo's error allowed my husband to contest venue in another county and it took five years to fight venue- eventually I had to appeal to Superior Court over the issue of venue. During the five years I could not collect child support or alimony. My total legal cost resulting from this was $69,555.00. I am still not divorced and have never had a hearing for child support or alimony.