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Posted by Laura, a Child Custody client, Flag
Hired him to have custody modified and have jurisdiction moved to pa however this was not completed then august 2012 my ex never returned my daughter so he finally filed to get helplap to get her back,then when pa wwouldn't continue,and Missouri kept continuing jurisdiction. I tried getting at least some of my retainer back to hire legal counsel in Missouri..never returns my calls as,never sent detailed bill as to how it was spent ...if you need someone to be on the ball lees not the guy for you has a good talk but DOESN'T Follow Through And Does not return your money even tho he ddoesn't do a thing
Posted by Deb, a Divorce client, Flag
Hired Mr. Oesterling May 1, 2012 to handle my divorce, paid $2500 up front. After many phone calls he finally filed divorce papers January 2013 although I NEVER received divorce papers from him and had to go to court house and pay to have them copied. Two phone numbers have since been disconnected, cell phone goes to voice mail and he does not return phone calls. Am working three jobs and cannot afford to throw away $2500 would like to get this matter settled but it seems like it is going to be impossible. I DO NOT RECOMMEND HIM
Posted by Kimberly, Flag
If this is the attorney who was in New Cumberland, I have nothing good to say about him. He is no longer in his office and has dc'd one phone and won't answer the other. He told me he was working out of his car because his office was not ready. He would not respond to my texts or emails in a timely manner or at all. I had to text him repeatedly to get a response. He has not returned any of my paperwork. He never gave me a written quote for his services. I paid him at least $2500 and have one receipt from him. He showed for 3 court appearances and did not file the documents which he promised to do. He did not provide me with 4 documents re: child custody issues. I found out through another attorney about the paperwork. I obtained it myself through the prothonitary's office.
Posted by Judy, a Divorce client, Flag
I hired Mr. Osterling Feb. 2012 to get my divorce from my husband whom I had not seen in 13 yrs. He told me he would handle it no problem. I have had 3 phone calls from him and 5 emails. He told me $800.00 so I gave him $1000.00 just in case filing fees went up. now his phone has been disconnected and my emails go unanswered. I work hard for my money and trusted that things would be finalized by the end of October which is what his email said and now 1 1/2 yrs later I am still waiting. what kind of lawyer takes peoples money and does not do the job they were paid to do.
Posted by Lorrianne, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Very understanding and knowledgeable. Went to great lengths to explain the process to us.
Posted by Eddie, a Divorce client, Flag
Handled my simple no fault divorce. Excellent work and very reasonable price.
Posted by a Chapter 13 client, Flag
NEVER EVER again, paid in FULL over 4 yrs ago, haven't heard from him in a yr.this OCT. 2012. Won't answer calls cause he has caller ID. Took it to a higher court.....
Doesn't matter what chapter bankruptcy #, u think u would have heard something in 12 months.....
Posted by LInda, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Mr. Oesterling helped save our home from foreclosure. He gave us alot of his time during our consult and charged only a small up front fees. He answered our questions in great detail. Very affordable and very knowledgeable. A godsend at a very difficult time in our lives.
Posted by Lori, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
My husband & I came to Mr. Osterling thinking that we needed to file bankrupcy due to our debt issues. We gave him $750.00 retainer at the time of our first meeting. Ultimately, my husband & I decided not to pursue filing bankrupcy, and never had Mr. Osterling do any work for us. We have requested the return of our retainer, which at first, Mr. Osterling said "No Problem". It has been 4 months since my rqst, & he avoids my calls, & most recently, seems to have changed his number. Help!
Posted by Tom K, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Oesterling got me residential custody of my 2 children. I am a single father and had been through a difficult divorce. I wasn't happy with my divorce attorney and found Attorney Oesterling through a referral. He did an excellent job for me and fees were very fair. Took the time to explain the law to me which made me comfortable.