Based on 7 reviews
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If you retain Melissa E. Palmer’s services she will become a run, run, run away attorney and you will never see her, your money or case resolved. I hired Palmer in 2012 for a Volunteer Child Support Modification and an Uncontested Divorce case. She does not return your calls, emails or any written notifications that you are trying to reach her in regards to your case status. She will charge you multiple filling fees without telling you the original date of your court hearing and blame you as the client for any obstacles that she encounters with your case. Save your-self and do not go through the drama and nightmare that I am currently living by making the choice to have her represent me.
Run to another attorney who will respect you, your time and work your case ethically and professionally. She is not it! It is now 2015 and I paid her over $2,000.00 and none of my cases were ever resolved. A total waste of time and money…
I hired this attorney last year to assist with my divorce. I had already filed the petition but was having a hard time getting my ex to fill out the waiver. She was hired a few weeks before the trial date and ended up having my ex served the papers too late. So I had to pay another filing fee so that she could re-file the orignal petition. This was January of 2013 when she re-filed. During this time she had me attempt to get my ex to fill out the waiver unsucessfully. The whole purpose of hiring her was because I was having no luck on my own. My trial date was set for Sept of 2013 and it was dismissed again because Ms. Palmer never made any attempt to have my ex served or get the completed documents. I showed up to court with my final divorce decree and she never even made an attempt to appear. Now here I am over a year later and have paid to file a divorce twice that has been dismissed both times. Ms. Palmer is now not returning my phone calls, emails or any communication. DO NOT HIRE THIS ATTORNEY
DO NOT HIRE this attorney!!!! Once payment is made, VERY HARD to get in touch. She was not helpful at all once i hired her. I will NEVER hire her again, rather pay more but have an attorney whos there when you call or email them.
Divorce is already a very stressful process, but hiring Ms. Palmer made it even more stressful. She didn’t answer emails in a timely manner and failed to send us our final divorce decree. We didn’t get it until the day before we were scheduled to attend court. As a client, I have every right to ask questions regarding the divorce process. She never even took the time to fully answer my questions or return my phone calls. We had a court date to meet at 8am and she didn’t arrive until 9am and was unapologetic about why she was late. I’m not sure what the issue is with Ms. Palmer, but I will never utilize her services again due to the unprofessional service I received during my court case.
Melissa worked with me on a tight timeline for a divorce case. Her paperwork was properly written as I had requested, and I felt she was looking out for my best interest in the case. My court appearance with her went smoothly, and she did make sure I was prepared to face the judge.
I found her online and her prices were reasonablereasonable.
At first I was nervous, because i set everything up over the phone and email. However, she is very trust worthy and she helped me each time I needed it. She didn't call me back as much as I would liked, butbut she helped me take care of the needed everything to my satisfaction. I appreciate her help. Thanks Melissa. :)
Ms. Palmer has done an excellent job in assisting me with a difficult situation. She has shown an outstanding knowledge of the law and has been extremely sportive during a difficult time in my life. She always makes sure I understand what is going on in my case and is there for me 24/7 if needed. She is well prepared for anything that may occur and never hesitates to help give advise when needed. She is a kindhearted , strong willed and intelligent attorney. I am grateful for all she has done for me and my girls and could not recommend a better attorney. Sincerely, Debbie