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Posted by Rita, a Divorce client, Flag
I retained Hait, Eichelzer & Kuhn to handle my divorce. It was a very good expierence. I was very pleased with the instant response to questions by phone or emails. It took longer than I anticipated to settle, but I was told up front that it could take about a year. It was at no fault of theirs, between the Sheriff's office dropping the ball at the beginning, the oppossing council taking all kinds of time off for one reason or another and various other delay tactics, we stood strong and reached a settlement. I was very comfortable with their invoicing policy. After the initial retainer I was only billed for the work completed each month. My bill was higher than I expected, but again, that was due to the oppossing council's motions, phone calls and emails. Their are circumstances that you do not have any control of. I found Alex to be very aware of all phases of my case. I first met him at the pretrial meeting where he filled in for Attorney Elizabeth Kuhn while she was out sick. He resolved many issues at this meeting. He also was at the final hearing and he did a fine job. He and the entire office are very honest and friendly. I will use Alex and Hait, Eichelzer & Kuhn again if need be.
Posted by a Child Support client, Flag
I hired ALEX HAIT for a domestic matter that Mr. Hait assured me would take aprox 40-60 days to resolve and aprox $4500. Not a complicated case. Almost a year later and a bill in excess of $16,000!!! I fired them!
They get you in by offering a lower retainer than most and work out a monthly payment plan ($500mo) which sounds great until your case NEVER ends. All the while they are auto deducting from your checking EVERY month!!! (whether anything is done on your case or not) I hired a new attorney and my case was resolved within 6 wks!
You never know who is working on your case. I hired Alex Hait and he was completely ABSENT in my case except signing a few documents. I never heard from him directly after the day I hired him. He handed everything off to other attorney's, Lizz Kuhn, Melody Swilling and a legal assistant. I NEVER knew who was doing what on my case, or who would represent me in court. They would just tell me that one of them would be there. That was very stressful to me.
The communication was exhausting and EXPENSIVE! They encourage email as the primary form of communication and want you to include practically everyone in the office on the emails. So you may get an email response from everyone and BE CHARGED for all that respond, not just who you primarily sent it to. Then when you get your invoice you have to go back and try to account for all the email charges. When you are dealing with so many people it is VERY time consuming to audit.
The billing invoices did not come within 30 days as it states in the contract. They would come every 6-8wks or whenever they got around to sending it. By the time I did get it, it was much harder to recollect what did happen during that time frame for the charges incurred. They tell you, you have only 10 days to file a Dispute In Charges. I submitted a Dispute in Charges over 3 months ago and I STILL have NOT gotten a response from them or a revised statement.
It was the most stressful thing I have ever experienced in my life. I felt I had NO CONTROL with what was happening. At NO point did I feel as though they were working for me. Once I signed the contract with them I felt completely dependent and helpless with my case. They are banking on the fact that most of their clients do not have the resources to fire them and rehire another attorney and start the process all over.
Finally, I had NO CHOICE. I had to STOP the bleeding. They were sucking me dry in monthly fee's and running up a bill that was simply unethical. Example: Charged me $1400 for TRAVEL from their office to the courthouse 15 minutes away. And then charged additional fees for being at court that day. Keep in mind I was NOT the only client he was representing at court that day. Alex Hait was there representing 4 or 5 other clients as well as myself. My case was bumped off the calender.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND HAIT, Eichelzer, & KUHN. Get references from previous clients before you HIRE anyone!! I hope this keeps someone from making the same mistake I made.
Posted by Eric F., a Child Custody client, Flag
I've used Hait & Eichelzer for many years close to 8 years now. They have handled all my legal issues with quick responses. I have recommended them to many of my friends who also have had great results. Their office is always busy so call ahead and make sure they are available. I would personal say if your honest with them they will tell you your chances straight up.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I have known Alex Hait for 8 years. He has handled several domestic items for me over the years. Alex will always tell you the truth rather you like it or not and will not sugar coat things for you. He is truthful and does not pretend to be something he is not. He is a brilliant lawyer and always holds his client's best interest at heart. I have learned that cross examination is an art form and if you go to trail, mediation or what have you... you can never go wrong having Alex on your side. Rather you have a loosing or winning case he will somehow come out ahead. I should also mention that Alex's firm has always been fair with rates and has never cheated their clients nor nickel and dime them to death. I would highly recommend this firm.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
Alex is a brilliant man and is very good at his job! I highly recommend him for anyone going through a tough divorce or custody situation. He will shoot straight with you to let you know just exactly where you stand. He has been a godsend to me and my family and he is worth every penny!