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We needed advice on how to handle real state and cc debt after family death. we were not familiar with Estate planning in the US. Bellido asked for $5K as a retainer to investigate cc debt liability and write up of deed with right of survivorship.
For four months we kept receiving bills from Bellido. Bills that exaggerated phone call durations, charged for 1 hour of phone call when it was only 10 minutes. By the end of the fifth month we hadn't received anything back and he had already spent the $5,000 retainer. when we finally decided we did not want to use his services because frankly we couldn't afford to pay more money. His secretary forwards us a "Quit Claim Deed". (by the way anyone can write one of these in five minutes). We called and said that a quit claim deed is not what we discussed. 1 hour later he sends a warrantee deed. He never gave a definitive answer to the cc debt. He filed the warrantee deed with Broward County for which he charged another $400 on top.
A year later I get a call from a real state agent saying that the current owner of the estate was the grantees and not the grantor as we originally intended with right of survivorship to the grantees. The way the document was written was wrong. I called Bellido and same day he sends a corrected version of the warranty deed. He stated that he did not agree with the County. I went to file this corrected version of the document personally and it cost me less than $20.
Again at the time we were not familiar with US law so we decided to hire an attorney. now I did some research and found that the document he filed for us is subject to probate which he never mentioned! What he should have suggested was a living trust to avoid probate. Any decent lawyer would have advised better. Bellido did not help at all.
Nelson represented my former company in a number of commericial litigation matters. His vigorous representation, attention to detail, and ability to think strategically helped us achieve excellent results. Nelson also is very cognizant of the need to keep legal expenses reasonable and proportionate to the matter thereby providing excellent value. Above all else Nelson is a gentleman and respected member of the South Florida legal commmunity. I reccomend him highly to anyone looking for effective counsel with proven ability in litigation.