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I found out after my settlement from another attorney that Brenna was misleading about the options I had for settlement and that what she had told me was "bs". Brenna had told me that had I gone before a judge for my divorce settlement, I could wind up with no cash at all and that the judge was unpredictable. I've since heard from other attorneys that this was bs. Brenna was upset that the settlement conference was happening during a family visit ( and sent me an email stating that she would much prefer spending the time with her family than me ) and I suspect just wanted to end the case quickly, especially since I was short of cash and quite likely unable to pay for additional services.
Attorneys aren't required to be humanitarians, but I fail to see how anyone with a conscience could act this way.
I was devastated, as I had thought that Brenna was someone I liked and thought I could trust. The settlement was probably 50k under what it should have been, resulting in a bankruptcy much sooner than would have happened, if at all, had I gotten an equitable settlement ( ie, had assets been split evenly ). In my case, I was being left with a failing business by my ex. If I had additional time, I possibly could have sold it to someone who could turn it around. As the settlement left me with only a month's expenses, the business failed and I was left with all the aftermath. Brenna did nothing to help protect me from back taxes and lease defaults, allowing my ex to walk away from a joint business with little financial penalty.
In the final tally, I paid over $28,000 for a settlement that was worse than had I simply gone before a judge with no representation. And no, Brenna was not willing to lower fees and even filed a claim with the bankruptcy court to collect the balance of what she was owed for her legal work. The fact that I had to file bankruptcy and will probably lose my home as a result is apparently irrelevant.
I am just stunned. Someone that I thought I could trust and was a friend was in fact the epitome of what people don't like about attorneys. I have filed a complaint with the Bar.
I was quite fortunate to have a friend recommend Brenna to me for my divorce and separation case. My divorce was somewhat more complex than the typical case because of a joint business my wife and I owned.
Brenna worked tirelessly to address questions and was exceptionally patient in dealing with me & my situation. Throughout the entire process, I felt like I had an advocate for my my best interests, as well as someone who genuinely cared about my welfare in addition to the technical issues surrounding my case.
I have actually revised my opinion of attorneys ( They are real people! Who knew...), and now I feel a slight pang of guilt whenever telling attorney jokes. I admit it's slight, but it's there.
I highly recommend Brenna. I plan to engage her her services on all my future divorces.