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Seth Walter Arkow

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  1. DOES NOT COMMUNICATE! DOES NOT CARE!

    Posted by Tracy, a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Seth Arkow.
    • I hired Seth more than 3 years ago.
    • Seth handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    I cannot emphasize enough at how utterly terrible my experience with this man was, I don't even want to call him an attorney. I went to him for a divorce and subsequently a QDRO filing so that I could receive my settlement. For the first month or so, he was responsive to my questions yet, generally untimely and seemingly uninterested. I had to call in with multiple corrections on my paperwork on quite a few separate occasions. Upon confronting him with these issues he blamed his paralegal. He was not present for my hearing (after assurance that he would be). The worst part about my experience came after my divorce hearing as Seth assured me that he was knowledgeable and willing to file a QDRO for me so I may receive my divorce settlement. I paid that man for the QDRO immediately following the hearing. Seth said I should expect the paperwork within a couple of weeks. SIX months later I had called multiple times and left multiple messages through every possible means of communication! Not ONE word to me regarding my paperwork, nothing. Finally I was forced to set a new client appointment under a false name just to be able to have a conversation with him about the paperwork I paid him for! Once he realized it was me he had the tenacity to be angry with me! He proceeded to tell me that I could take my paperwork elsewhere. All because I wanted an update. The paperwork that he KNEW how to do and would only take a couple of weeks was still sitting in an untouched pile because he DID NOT know how to do it. I gave him another chance (because I was unsure on the process of contacting another attorney) to finish what he said he would finish. Again, he said by the end of the month he would have the paperwork finished and sent to me for review. A simple document that he needed to plug information into, this was to time consuming and difficult for him to complete. After this meeting I never spoke to Seth again, and not by choice. Again I tried to communicate with him in every way possible on a daily basis with absolutely no acknowledgement. EIGHT months I tried. I finally did contact another attorney, Seth was uncooperative with him. On top of this the newly hired attorney found that a portion of my filing fee from the actual divorce was returned to Seth on my behalf and never made its way into my hands. My new attorney filled out the paperwork AND had it filed in the courts within EIGHT DAYS of my retaining him. I waited almost two years for a divorce settlement which should have not taken any longer than ninety days from that date of my hearing.

  2. I had my first offense disorderly conduct record exspunged.

    Posted by a Domestic Violence client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Seth Arkow.
    • I hired Seth more than 3 years ago.
    • Seth handled my Domestic Violence matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Mr. Arkow handled my case in a very timely manner. I met with him in person and talked on the phone. I was very happy with the results of my case and his proformance as my attorney.

  3. worst 750 dollars I ever spent

    Posted by a client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Fair
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Seth Arkow.
    • I hired Seth more than 3 years ago.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    Seth didn't researched the law concerning my case until after the fact. We had a 1:30 court time and he shows up at 1:27 ? and the quick time he had to talk to me, he made me feel like i was wasting his time??? When i paid him 750 dollars to represent me. I would never hire this guy again!

  4. Caring

    Posted by Sam, a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Good
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Average
    Knowledgeable
     Good
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Seth Arkow.
    • I hired Seth more than 3 years ago.
    • Seth handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Seth cared about my case and took it very seriously. He told me to keep my head up and that this case was a marathon, and not a sprint. Turns out he's right. Excellent lawyer

  5. terrible

    Posted by a Child Custody client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Fair
    Responsive
     Fair
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Average
    • I do not recommend Seth Arkow.
    • I hired Seth more than 3 years ago.
    • Seth handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    We settled out of court. My agreement is a joke. I was assured that this was the best way to go.