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Karie has held up filing my divorce papers for 6 weeks. All she has to do is email it to the judge. She has routinely stalled and delayed many, many things during this process. My attorney has called called her 6-7 times over the last 2-3 weeks and never gets a response. When they do get a response it contradicts the truth. If you hire Karie Sanoba she won't work for you, you will work for her. And she will charge you if you for every time you blink an eye.
When I filed for divorce 2-1/2 years ago, I used an attorney in Bartow who was recommended to me. After six months of his doing nothing and charging me $20,000, I fired him and hired Ms. Sanoba. She is a no nonsense woman who listened to me, took charge of my case, helped me negotiate alimony and finalized everything within about three months. She told me she would do her best to keep my costs down since the other attorney had literally robbed me, and she was as good as her word. Her final charge was less than $2000. I have now re-hired her because my Ex is in contempt of court and not paying my alimony, and I fully expect her to resolve this as well as she did my earlier case.
I highly recommend Ms. Sanoba for representation for family/custody legal matters. She is great and her assistant is great. I have recommended her to someone who has currently retained her for representation, and she also has nothing but great things to say about Karie. Karie is strict, and she does expect you to do your part and keep her updated....this is the only way she can be and good, honest attorney. Denise, her paralegal is also wonderful and helpful. I used 2 other attorneys prior to finding Karie, and interviewed several, and there is no other attorney in Polk County that compares to Karie. She is expensive, but I used a cheap attorney that came dangerously close to causing me to lose custody of my son, and Karie was able to clean up the mess he made. You get what you pay for, and legal representation is not something you want to try to be cheap with....its worth the money!! I was always very well informed, and Denise was always a phone call away an available to answer my questions. Karie was very professional and always returned my calls when she was the one I requested to speak with. Attorneys typically have a bad image and reputation, but after you meet Karie, you will know that they are not all like that. She is wonderful and does great work. Retain Karie!!!!!! You won't regret it.
Karie was a shock. Had no interest in my case and dropped it after 6 mos. of doing nothing. She sold herself well, but then didn't keep up on important details. She cost me nearly $3,000 for a case she didn't want to bother herself with. She was a waste of time and money. Very incompetent and her assistant seemed like she was always in a bad mood - probably because she worked for her.
My experience with this lady was a waste of time and money.
My divorce was very emotional and a dark period of my life. Karie kept me focused and helped me remember what is really important, my kids. I knew right away I was in good hands and I was witness to her taking to school my ex wife's attorney. Tahnk you Karie for helping me through a real tough time. Your the best!