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Paul Stephen Walier

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lackawanna, NY

2.4   15 reviews

also known as Paul Walier

  • State Years
    New York - NY 29 years
    Florida - FL 23 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Paul Walier Attorneys
1369 Abbott Rd
Lackawanna, NY, 14218-2054

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2.4 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2024
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Divorce
Quick easy and complete. Went in for an uncontested divorce and even though it was 1600 altogether, it was painless and brief. Handled everything and I only met with Paul 2 times.
Posted by Greg | January 17, 2022
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I would give them 6 Stars if I could!
I came to see Paul when I got the dreaded divorce papers. My initial consultation with Paul put my mind right at ease. I can't thank Paul and Valeriya enough. They worked very hard for me at a difficult time in my life and made things go so smoothly for me. Paul's office was very helpful and professional!
Posted by Rod Allen | December 17, 2020
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Divorce
Very happy with my out come.Paul and the team keep to there word.and was to manage to take care of me in 4months during Cove-19.and thats hugh these days.Thanks Paul.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2021
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Divorce
Quick, efficient , helpful would recommend to others. Recommended by my sister, who had no complaints and was impressed with the professionalism and expedited process of her legal issues was resolved. If need be would definitely use his services again. Great team to work with.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2019
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Bankruptcy
I was very happy with Paul's service. Janine was very helpful as well. I would highly recommend Paul.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2012
overall very satisfied
Hired them to do a divorce, followed by a bankruptcy. Overall, I was pleased with ttheir representation.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2024
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Most unprofessional attorney I’ve ever met
My experience with Paul was full of red flags; terrible attitude, spoke over top of me and walked out of the room without excusing himself multiple times during my $500 consultation (NO; it’s not free). Paul ran my credit card before I even had the retainer agreement read or signed (he flipped over the page with his $350/hr rate very quickly) and left me to sign the agreement. He re-entered the room multiple times huffing and acting impatient that it wasn’t signed immediately. I felt intimidated, frustrated, and completely taken advantage of. I should’ve trusted my gut and left instead of allowing him to take a full retainer. I fired Paul after 3 days, which he used $1,200 out of my $1,500 retainer to simply ADJOURN a court date for HIS OWN VACATION. I received a $310 refund for Paul to do absolutely nothing but disrespect and waste my time. He promised me that retainer would get me through “at least 3 months”. Im thankful didn’t have him represent me in the courtroom. I’ll also note that communication is a joke, his “receptionist” just screams your requests across the hall without putting herself on mute while you sit awkwardly listening to them shout at eachother
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Posted by Felicia | August 21, 2023
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy
1st time we filed chapter 7 about 10yrs ago Paul was great and walked is through the entire process and handled everything with our case. He was 5 stars. Now about 10yrs later after a lot of hardship we had to file 1 more time and went through Paul since he was so great the 1st time. Now he only spoke to us during the initial consult over the phone and during the actual hearing. Never advised us or helped with the paperwork in-between. He left everything up to Amy his paralegal who had only been there a few months before we filed in May. Paul wasn't present for our 1st meeting to complete the paperwork or ask us the appropriate questions and walk us through it. Anytime we've called to speak with Paul directly he's never available and Amy down plays every letter we received after the hearing regarding our reaffirmation agreement to keep our suv. They said the bankruptcy would be discharged within 60 days which was Aug 7, 2023. Now today we have a hearing regarding the reaffirmation agreement and Amy refused to put him on the phone or have him call us back. The letter stated the debtors and debtors attorney must be present for this hearing either in person or by telephone. We went to Paul's office 40 mins before the hearing in case they asked us something we didn't know the answer to and so he can advise us. But he scheduled a custody case and went to that and literally would not even take 10 seconds to talk to us. Now after paying $1600 we feel completely ignored and tired of being treated as an inconvenience through this whole process. Apparently their divorce and custody cases are top priority and anyone filing bankruptcy is an inconvenience and get rushed off quickly. I included a copy of the letter that states our lawyers must be present as well as us. We went to the office thinking he was going to call in to the hearing after being rushed off the phone once again by Amy the week prior. After the chapter 7 hearing we received multiple letters from the bank for my suv so we could resume that 1 loan to keep the suv. Amy kept telling us everything was fine that they did everything they were supposed too. Which lead to a reaffirmation hearing because the Judge didn't have all the information needed to determine how we would be able to afford our suv payment. Welp after having the reaffirmation agreement from my car outside of Paul's office, I was left to feel completely embarrassed and humiliated with my attorney not there to help with the Judges questions. Thankfully my creditor's lawyer for my Suv was able to supply information from my lawyers emails and some other lady read something that reminded me what one of the debts I had was abbreviated for so that I could answer the questions properly and honestly. Paul's office did not file my paperwork properly but kept telling me that Ford wasn't uploading the documents correctly and then saying they changed their paperwork for the reaffirmation. Come to find out they didn't include the information that 2 of our monthly expenses from before the bankruptcy were no more since we went down to one car and I was no longer working with a debt consolidation company.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2023
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Terrible services
Bad experience & bad representation. Talks about money more then your case. Talks too much and talks over you most conversations. Just a Total Waste of time. I had to hire a new attorney In The middle of my case. That's how unsatisfied I was. He left out vital important details of my case which wasted court appearances and my money, If u do not have thousands of dollars to waste I suggest looking elsewhere.
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Posted by Marcel | May 12, 2023
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Terrible Experience
In my opinion he is the worse lawyer you can hire, there is a reason he is so cheap. He handled my bankruptcy and when he had to do something extra, he called my wife and I yelling that he is going to make a motion to dismiss and he doesn't care what we want. Told us to come to his office and fire him. My father always said don't trust anyone that doesn't make eye contact with you and I should have listened to him. Loud and obnoxious. These are my thoughts, go to him and you will know what I am talking about within the first 5 minutes
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Posted by Jon | December 10, 2022
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Paul Walier law firm
Would not ever think of hiring again. I believe they were nice enough people but for the money I paid upfront (that they kept and months later have not sent me an invoice). Seldom won any disagreements with my ex. I’m my opinion way to easy and the other lawyer seemed to me at least in my opinion to be friends. In my opinion terrible from the start at least in terms of winning anything for you
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2022
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Stay away
If you want to spend thousands of dollars on a coke head as lawyer he’s your guy! Will drain you and threaten to drop your case! Was only suppose to take 600 out of my bank account and took 1k without permission! Ended up paying over 11k to this joke! Glad I was able to help with your addiction scumbag!
Posted by JD | August 2, 2019
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Chapter 7
Hired Paul to file Chapter 7 for me. He failed to ask all the questions the trustee would. In the middle of court as I'm asking him about this he says "dont worry about it, you're fine" Had to fire Paul and hire a new lawyer. Terrible experience, terrible decision.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2015
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Chapter 7
Paul did a good a job handling my divorce so when I discovered judgements were on the marital property in my exes name I came to him. He advsied my ex to file Chapter 7 and the judgements would be removed becasue the property is in my name. The paralegal at his office just informed me that the judgements may not be removed and they were not aware of them. Really, that was my reason for hiring Paul. I am very disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2015
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Shady Crook
I hired him to do a bankruptcy. Over the phone the charge was $750. By the time we ended the appointment he jacked it up another $350 for other charges he "forgot" to tell me about on the phone when I clearly asked him if this was the complete cost. Then after I sent all my paperwork, he proceeded to tell me that it would be another $10 for every creditor over 10. He forgot that part as well. I refused. The kicker is this: when you file for bankruptcy you have to do a Pre-Counsel and Post-Counsel to receive a VERY important certificate. I did the pre-counsel and the company had no problem sending Mr. Walier the confirmation. Afterwards, I again completed the post-counsel and received my certificate. Again, figured the company sent the post-counsel verification and certificate to him. Bankruptcy done right? Nooooo. I received a letter from the court saying it would not be discharged since they didn't receive the certificate. I immediately called my "Attorney" and he informed me with a chuckle "oh, yeah, this happens to my customers a lot" Did you catch that? "my customers"...."It will be $220 to re-open the file and $350 for my services....." I said thanks but no thanks I'll do it myself and hung up. This is clearly a financial scam he runs. I called the courts - I was sent a letter, which I did not receive or see but found out Mr. Walier received an electronic notice that they did not receive the certificate and he NEVER notified me. With regards to ethics and due diligence at most, and courtesy at the least, he should have followed up with me. He is an unethical attorney and a financial fraud artist. He should be disbarred. DO NOT RETAIN HIM!!!!
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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Lackawanna Divorce and separation Lawyer Paul Stephen Walier
Paul Stephen Walier
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lackawanna, NY
Licensed for 29 years