|Senior Counsel||Michele P.Ellerin, LLP||1986 - Present|
|Skidmore College; University of Toledo College of Law||Government; Law||BA; JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
Posted by anonymous
Inaccessible, that is the best way to describe this. A friend recommended her, and then after I hired her for my divorce the friend said BIG MISTAKE--she was inaccessible. I'm not sure if it's "the system" or her, but don't expect any assistance with custody issues when you are going through a divorce in terms of violations of orders. It seems to be a pattern. Deal with divorce first, then go back for custody. I know the courts are backed up, but it would be helpful if she had let me know this from the beginning. Follow-up was extremely poor. I didn't find out I was divorced (signed) for 3 months even though I had called and emailed asking about it (my ex told me we were). Invariably, I missed out on COBRA health benefits due to this and was extremely angry with her and her office for this (isn't due diligence a requirement?), and she failed miserably with this. She's great in court, but other than that, I was disappointed. Ditto what the first person said (receptionist very rude though probably sick of people calling to complain).
Posted by Deborah
I can't even fathom how this woman has stayed in business. I was a scared woman turning to her to help me through a divorce. Not only was her receptionist RUDE , she NEVER showed up to court on TIME leaving me to scramble and wonder if I would be represented that day. This also didn't allow she and I time to DISCUSS anything that was about to happen. She did NOT inform me of my rights.. and what i should receive as far as child support, alimony, etc. ( I subsequently receive NONE) She submitted the wrong financial reports as far as my income is concerned.. and , as soon as well left court on the day of my divorce getting finalized, she said as we were walking to our cars- "I have a feeling you will be back in court over custody'. WELL??!! WHY? Why didn't we HABDLE potential issues that SHE KNEW I would have BEFORE we finalized the divorce? I AM back in court over custody- which SHE is the one who informed ME NOT to fight for custody of my kids and to 'give' my ex ( a man with awful 'issues') 50% physical custody. NOW my two children REFUSE to go to their fathers house because of the conditions of him home and state of health. She charged me over $16,000 for less than one years' worth of work, and I received NOTHINGGGGG. I had a better arrangement with my ex husband BEFORE the divorce. She cringed when I told her in our initial meeting who my ex's attorney was. It was Very clear she did not want to go 'up' against him. I do not have any idea where else i CAN go to voice my complaint over what she carelessly did to my life. Do NOT use her services.
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