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I retained April Jones for a divorce. She never could remember how many kids I had. She and her paralegal work like this.
"I will work on this today"
5 hours later
I received email that they have questions and please call.
(Only have 20 minutes before they leave for the day)
Call to no answer.
The separation agreement and any document that was sent to me "drafts" I had to edit myself. Every document was a copy of someone else's document.
In the separation agreement "draft" was a copy of another's. I was a female and and everything was in favor of the spouse.
In adequate, but managed to take the entire retainer before I switched counsel.
After wasting 10 months and $14k to another law firm, I decided to reach out to April. That was a decision that changed my life forever. My first appearance at the court (have made several appearance before with my old law firm) with April gave me my first victory (that so much deserved). She stood with me through out the entire divorce process and she was also able to stand up to my ex's attorney. Though I was dragged several other times, April was able to get what is reasonable for me, my ex and my daughter. I have a lot of respect for April and I will recommend her to my friends and family any time.
April Jones sounds great in the beginning, she sounds reasonable priced and will work for you and gives you a retainer and says that your case should not cost this full amount and you should get some money back. Then a few moneys into your case she double the retainer and again says I don't feel it will cost this much and you should get a little of your retainer back it is a easy case both parties agree to the terms to pull onside of the parental rights and the step parent adoption is easy. I even did some of the filing for April company so they did not have to charge me for driving to the court house and filing the case. Then I got the final bill, and what do you think April Jones did, she billed me that day the exact amount of how much was left in my trust to make sure I did not get anything back!!! She calmed it was a lot of reviewing the past case and all the information, She did not have to review anything, both parties agreed and everything was signed off. She just had to walk in court. Then the day of court she requested I was there 30 mins prior to court, just to review and get ready for the hiring. She showed up literally as they were calling my adoption case of my son into the court room. The hiring only lasted 8 mins, however she billed me for 190 mins!!! She is a lawyer that gives lawyer a bad name. She will charge your trust the exact amount you owe so you will not get a cent back and she will make sure of it!!!
April withdrew from my case 2 months prior to the court date. Her reason? A fee-dispute. I was on a payment plan and could only pay a fixed amount each month, yet she decided she wanted a full retainer $3500 and I was not able to pay that so she withdrew. She was always paid and I owed her no money. In fact, over a 9 month period I spent close to $10000 with her. By withdrawing, she left me high and dry only 2 months in advance of my court date.
Ms. Jones is very thorough in her process, which produces results. She took the time to understand my situation, and address the concerns I had about my scenario and court proceedings. She is direct, and professional, yet manages to bring a sense of calm to an otherwise un-nerving situation. She is also registered with the BAR association in two states (California and Colorado), which happened to be perfect for my case/situation.
Anyone who is facing something with civil and family court, I would highly recommend her to you, as she will not beat around the bush like many attorneys do. Instead, she gives direct information, and gives a plan of attack that has achievable and measurable results.
With her help, I was able to get a fair share of time with my daughter, despite the CO state standards of a child custody for children under the age of two. I am now able to be the engaged father that I always wanted to be with my daughter. I owe so much gratitude to April and her associates and staff.
Thank you, April, Kevin, and Hannah!