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My personal experience with Caroline was great. She was an awesome lawyer in my divorce case. She will not settle until you're satisfied. She has great knowledge and has been practicing law for many years. She is very feisty and doesn't mind putting up a fight. I would recommend her to anyone that really needs help. You get what you pay for and I believe her time and effort was worth every bit of money that I put in to hiring her. Thanks lady!
I am shocked at the negative reviews. Some of them actually appear as if they could have been written by the same person who has an axe to grind. No one is perfect all the time...in my case working with Caroline Kaplan has been nothing but a positive experience.
She not only handled my divorce, custody issues; but post-decree matters and litigation as well. Her paralegal was responsive as well. Caroline emailed documents, I had a retainer agreement that was billed against as well as accurate statements. She was available at all hours of the night during emergencies, and even helped my kids through this difficult process.
I have nothing but the highest regard for her professionalism, and it appeared as the judges did as well in the way she was treated in kind by them.
I would hire her or recommend her to anyone.
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Ms Kaplan is highly unprofessional, rude and generally a very angry person. I was repeatedly billed for hours that she ran personal errands on. She had me waiting over 2 hours each and every court date with no apology or excuse, Well once she did say she had to have her oil change in her car because it was close to time. Of course I was billed that time. The bad reviews here should be taken seriously because I've never met a lawyer who has the attitude and disregard towards her clients as she does. The final submitted paperwork on my divorce was open to much interpretation by opposing council which created problems in my case. All we can do here is tell you or stories and hope you take them seriously because she is not a good choice for an attorney.
All of the negative reviews on here are completely factual! I retained Caroline to handle my very simple divorce and realized my mistake almost immediately. This woman is extremely cunning and talks a great game but as soon as she has your money, she all but disapears. She doesn't return calls and never responds to emails. She even went so far as to no - show for one of my court appearances. I truly believe that my ex wife's attorney felt sorry for my lack of competent representation and that is the only reason why my divorce was finalized. Caroline is a train wreck.
Caroline helped me navigate through my divorce in four months in a very cost effective manor. she explained the process and steered me toward making smart decisions. I can't thank her enough
Under no circumstances would I recommend her. I never received a bill itemizing expenses, she is impossible to get in touch with and although her paralegal is wonderful, that's not who does the work. Phone calls are not returned, emails are ignored and work takes forever to get done.
I hired Caroline on 2012 to handle my case, Its going to be a year and she has not done a single thing on my case, after I paid the retainer I have attempted to contac her but never get an answer from her, when she does answer she tells you we will meet next week to file your papers and when the week comes she cancels or just plain dont answer, she doesnt even care that you were waiting for her and from week to week its almost going to be a year and still nothing drafted, all she cares is about getting money out of you, she does not care that this are important things and thats why she is being hired, I already contacted the ARDC to see my options on getting my money back since she has not done anything for me.
Promises you the world, acts like she cares, acts cute in front of judges, and opposing counsel.... Sound familiar to anyone else who's made the mistake of hiring Caroline? How she's still allowed to practice is beyond me. I ended up firing her because my case would've never ended otherwise. Take from all the other terrible reviews, she'll promise you the works and leave your pockets dry... All with a smile on her face. Plenty of other attorneys out there!
I knew I was going to have an ugly, bitter, contentious, nasty divorce. I didn't know it would be because of my attorney. Kaplan told me my divorce would cost $75,000 if fees, no more. I relied on her to tell me the truth. She kept me going with her insane stories, that things were going my way. EVERY time I told her I was not in agreement with how "she" wanted to proceed, she would threaten to quit on me. Her fees cost me over $200,000. In 18 months of litigation, she never gave me an invoice of her "claimed" hours of work. She did nothing but agree with opposing counsel. I intend to take action against her. How she can continue practicing family law is a crime. NOTE TO ALL WHO CONSIDER HER FOR REPRESENTATION .... SHE ALWAYS, AND I MEAN ALWAYS, AGREES WITH JUDGES, EVERY SINGLE TIME. MEANING, SHE DOES NOT CHALLANGE WHAT A JUDGE MAY BE THINKING BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO BE THE ATTORNEY WHO GETS ALONG WITH ALL THE JUDGES.
I was referred to Caroline Kaplan when I was going through my divorce. Not only did she cost me a lot of money and did nothing to help me, she was constantly yelling at everyone around her, she rarely returned my phone calls and I had to hire a different lawyer after spending a few thousand dollars with her. I don't think she realy knows what she is doing becuase she could not answer many of my questions without screaming and never realy gave me an answer. She would hang up on me during phone calls and a few times cancelled scheduled metings right before we were supposed to meet. If you are considering Caroline Kaplan beware. There are many other lawyers available and I was fortunate enough to cancel my relationship with Caroline before things got worse. She never helped my case!