This attorney was hired by my husband, at my request, to handle my affairs of our separation and divorce. When I did my initial consultation with her she told me her retainer fee was $5,000. (Higher than most in this area!). For the type of suit I was filing, and that she needed this amount "To be PAID UP FRONT", before she would start. Sounded reasonable so my husband's attorney sent a check to her, Stating that the money sent, was being paid BY THEM for my representation. After numerous consulting appointments and much confusion, I found out her retainer fee for the action I NEEDED to take was a $10,000. Retainer fee! NOT the Original $5,000. I was quoted and was now not Entitled to any more money from the opposing side! (Say What????) So, instead of suing, And, According to Her, was Forced into Mediations! Which was my husband's plan from the start! You See He Had Already Told Me That He Planned To Leave Me In Financial Ruin! He already put me through one bankrupcy! This whole, very stressful situation took 2 months and more than half of my retainer fee! I could only get through to her by leaving messages, with a part time paralegal, who could offer nothing more than, "I will give her your message". However, No matter how important my questions or Medical situation was, Ms. Zacharias would not contact me, or waited until Friday evenings, just before 5: pm. (Of course!!). This became even more stressful, since I had told her many times that this was unacceptable behavior, that I Needed to be kept informed! This problem not only continued but led to me using the very last of my retainer fees to go to mediation! Regardless of the fact that I paid the Additional fee for a meeting Immediately Before Mediations! Telling her that I could No Longer Afford Her Services!! AND that I only would ONLY be able to mediate for 1 hour! Because of the poor way she handled my case, I was given very little money for support And Had Enormous Medical And Dental Care Requirements! I Actually Received More Money From EMOTIONAL BREAK DOWNS, IN FRONT OF MY SON!! THEN She had gotten me in the 4 months she was my attorney! I was reduced to Pawning my gold and selling other positions JUST TO EAT!! The final blow came at mediation when After, I told her I Only Wanted My Medical And Dental Issues Discussed AND nothing else.....Ms. Zacharias informed me that "This Is How Mediation Is Done, WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS AND YOU WILL BE FINE!!" AFTER 5 HOURS of mediation, (AND, by the way, Ms. Zacharias did inform me, (she was Very Good at charging!), that I had enough retainer fee to go 2-3 hours!) .....AND STILL........NO AGREEMENT, SHE Informed me, that I had even GONE OVER my retainer fee balance, AND SHE WAS DONE!! Because I was so ill at the time, I Asked Her To: ASK THE OPPOSITION, IF They could pay for her continued services SO, I could At Least Walk Out With Some Kind Of Financial Support!! NOW GET THIS! SHE, got up, left the room and upon her return 15 minutes later......Told Me They, WOULD NOT pay to keep her there!!! So, I DID THE ONLY THING I COULD DO......I LEFT CRYING!! Well, I can tell you, I was NOT FINE, Like she Kept Telling Me!! IN FACT NOW, I had NO Medical or Dental Attention, (Even though, I was so ill, I was in danger of loosing my leg at the time!), AND......NO FURTHER REPRESENTATION.....As she used the balance of the retainer fee, that I had only hours before, asked for back, if I couldn't get some Financial support after just 1 hour of mediation. ....remember that was why I had the PAID meeting for PRIOR to mediation? AND LATER AFTER, Being FORCED TO MEDIATE ON MY OWN,.....I FOUND OUT THAT MS. ZACHARIAS *NEVER* ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL MONEY TO KEEP ME IN MEDIATIONS!! My conclusion is that my husband and his attorney got Everything My (soon to be X), PAID FOR!! I Most Certainly Have Gained Nothing From This Woman! My Advice, Look Elsewhere! Sheryn.