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My only issue was they didn't charge $10/hour ;p. Great communication, and they got me exactly what I asked for, which was help in protecting my daughter. Thank you.
i was going to mediation by myself and felt things were working. my wifes attorney was to type the dissolution/parent plan after a few sessions of mediation. the 1st draft came back with the docs being malicious towards me and in no way represented our mediated agreement. i saw that i would need an attorney so i hired s. harrington. the initial free consultation he looked at my documents and said that the "case was cut and dry,split the assest 50% and that my visitation was probably the best i would get." this was a 20min rush consult. he was very controlling of the meeting and allowed no time for myself to provide my concerns. at this point i was scheduled for one more mediation with my wife and i stated that i would get back based on the outcome of the mediation. it did not go well so i decided to hire s. harrington based on this web sight review and i saw him in court responding to a motion and attending a hearing. i thought he handled himself well. after i hired s. harrington the only thing that needed to be done was to finalize the dissolution/ parent plan drafts. my wife's attorney corrected the documents properly and deleted the malicious content towards myself. at this point the attorneys both commented that they should sit down for a meeting between my wife and myself prior to finalizing the documents. the attorneys never got this to occur. i hired s. harrington at the end of february 11 and terminated his services at the end of june 11. from february to june i weekly called his office to ask why nothing was being done to finalize my dissolution. at first his assistant claimed that they were only hired to review my wifes attorneys docs for me and that she had not provided them. i let it be know that i hired s. harrington as my "divorce" attorney and he needed to do what was needed as a divorce attorney. i never spoke with s.harrington except the inital 20min free consult and then 15min consult at the point i paid my retainer of $2500. At the mid of june 11 he called me prior to a meeting that our attorneys set up and spent 15min on the phone telling me how it was going to be. that i needed to come to the meeting and that i would absolutly be signing and filing the docs on that day. i had provided him with a list of ques. that had never been addressed by him throughout the time i was using his services. he basically went through several of these questions and stated how "ridiculous" they would be to be addressed in court. every time i tried to discuss my concerns about these points he cut me off in an extremely controlling manner. these questions were not "ridiculous" and were issues that i was compromising during mediation to try to get my dissolution resolved. these issues were researched from individuals who went to court and had a divorce judge rule on those exact issues in spokane county. after i got off the phone with s.harrington i thought about the up coming meeting and my experience with s. harrington to date. at that point he was demanding documentation on issues that had been mediated already and was creating at least 10 hrs of preparation for myself prior to this meeting. he also notified me he was typing up his on version of the dissolution/parent plan. because of the lack of response over several months and his demands towards myself and the fact i had been billed $2000 to date, i discontinue his services. the $2000 i was billed was for phone conversations with his assistant who told me he was busy and had not worked on anything. with the new "drafts" of my docs which were basically rewrites of other drafts and standard wording inserted into those drafts, i was charged about $2900 for absolutely "no legal expertise". to mediate my own dissolution i took 39% equity and had to settle for what ever my visitation would be. i did this to prevent escallating legal fees and resolve this before our home appraisal fell even further than the 20% it had from nov10 to jun11.
something wrong ethically/morally!!!!!
Did a great job in a very bitter custody battle. Worked hard and got me, the father, custody of my 2 children. Very respourcefula nd knowledgable. Fair billing.