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Our experience working with Samuel couldn't have been better. We would happily recommend him to anyone needing estate planning help. Throughout the entire process, Samuel was patient, thorough, well-informed and responsive. Excellent rates too!
I highly recommend this law firm they have ben a big help. Divorce is a very pain full thing to go through. I am glad to have found this firm to help me get through this hard time I am going through. when we went to court my lawyer did a excellent job in court. He put my soon to be ex-wife in her place . The only thing is that is hard to deal with is the judge he gave a verbal verdict it has ben 6 mounts . I still have nothing on paper my lawyer can not speed this up it is in the Judges hands. It can be a frustrating proses but I have confidence in my lawyer.
Samuel a.k.a BJ was hired to assist in resolving a child support issue. I felt his guidance and advice helped me navigate through the potential obstacles in resolving this issue. Of course when your backs against the wall and the other party refuses to co-operate or negotiate, call BJ he will do you right.
I picked this law firm based on reviews on Avvo and boy did I make a terrible terrible mistake. After a 6 year amicable relationship my ex husband decided that he was going to keep my son (He lives in Raleigh and I live in Jamaica). He threatened me that if I take him I would be charged with kidnapping. I had no idea of what the law is in regards to these things and was totally desperate as I had to return to Jamaica and my son had to start school. I picked this firm based on reviews and went in totally distraught. Mr. Kilgore seemed more than happy to assist and offer advice. Now here is the thing based on my initial consult fee (which I PAID for). He should have told me that North Carolina has NO jurisdiction and also that I could just go and pick up my son because when there is no custody agreement both parents have custody and it is impossible for one parent to legally 'kidnap' the child.
Anyway based on Mr. Kilgore's advice I agreed to pay US$7500 (granted this did not include my costs associated with traveling back and forth from Jamaica, car rental, accommodation, missed work etc). it was not easy to get this money, but when it comes to my child I would have done whatever it took. I was told that this would cover the costs associated with everything from filing for emergency custody to getting a custody arrangement in place. Now Mr. Kilgore was VERY confident that I would be granted emergency custody (it was denied). Then when we went to court the judge says that she is sorry but there is no jurisdiction so she cannot rule in the case and THE JUDGE just said that basically I should do to him what he did to me (i.e. go get me son). Even after the trial when I asked Mr. Kilgore if that's what he thinks I should do and he told me he couldn't advise me to do that. So I had to go to the police (who let me know that I can go get my son). Then I got my son and went to my family in Miami and basically forced my ex-husband to agree to give me my son's passport back (with the help of HIS lawyer). When I tried to get Mr. Kilgore he was unavailable for THREE DAYS. At the end of it all I had written to Mr. Kilgore and explained that really I was mis informed and felt that I was taken advantage of. (really this firm did NOTHING for me). I didn't expect a full refund but I would I figured they would admit they were wrong and at least refunded me a part of the money (I would think at least US$5000 but was willing to accept US$2500). This cost me a FORTUNE and really they just mis informed me and ended up costing me MORE money. They REFUSED to give me anything back (I did sign a document agreeing to the charges but that was based on his advice that this would involve emergency custody, a hearing, mediation, custody 'battle' etc.). Basically this firm will live up to every stereotype of a lawyer you can imagine. They are money hungry greedy sharks, wolves in sheep clothing! They took advantage of me and I guess because I live in Jamaica and have a nice title at my job they assumed that I have money. I don't mind paying but I believe in fairness and value for money. The truth is my ex-husbands lawyer was much much more helpful in getting my son back in my care than my own lawyer!! (who cost more than double!!). So please if you actually care about your children, need a firm that understands the law and actually cares about you and not just your bankbook then I suggest you go to another firm.