Anonymous review posted on
Richard is a very nice guy. He is a polite and a gentleman. He is unfortunately too mild mannered to oppose an aggressive attorney. He focuses on the collaborative divorce process. I felt Richard did not understand my financials and was unprepared when going to court. If you have anything other than a simple W2 as your earnings you will not fare well. I was charged for items that I did not receive and charged for pre-prepared documents as if they were customized for me. i.e. a letter to tell me how to approach a deposition. It was a form letter that he had on-file. We all know that Cook County has a punitive and barbaric approach to divorce and the bread earner will be punished regardless of his/her history. But if you hire a lawyer that will not present your case effectively you will pay dearly. I had to fire Richard because he did such a bad job of representing me. He came out of court and presented me with a temporary alimony payment with was 100% of my income and of course a requirement to pay legal fees ASAP for both sides. I had to hire another lawyer and spent months unraveling the mess that was created. So unless you want someone to complete forms and file a simple divorce you might want to go elsewhere. I am not writing this because of sour grapes. I just felt it was important to write down my views on the service received.
Posted by Jim
Most excellent advice and counsel. Considerate in every respect. Most important Mr Kulerski had taken into account that I was not a lawyer and explained in detail in a language i could under stand all my alternatives. Most important from my point of view is that I have complete trust that my case will be solved in my best interest.
Posted by Jeff
Richard did a nice job helping be work through a collaborative divorce. We moved quickly and he provided good counsel helping me reach a settlement that felt fair to both me and my former spouse.
Posted by Robert
Dick helps to dispel the notions most of us have about attorneys, especially with regards to divorce. His deep knowledge, compassion and ability to navigate difficult subjects with relative ease is remarkable.
I can't imagine having gone through the divorce process with guidance from anyone else.
Posted by F.B.
Mr. Kulerski represented me in my divorce. He cared about me, he cared about my case, and he listened to my many concerns. He promised to try to finish my case quickly and inexpensively, and he did. I recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by Tom
After doing some research, I decided I wanted to use the collaborative divorce process to end my 10 year marriage. I had met with three other attorneys prior to sitting down with Dick Kulerski. He immediately put me at ease with his calming demeanor. He explained everything I could expect from the process thoroughly and honestly. It also helps that he has a great personality and I actually enjoyed spending time with him.
My former spouse and her counsel were very difficult. Having Dick Kulerski on my side made one of the most emotionally challenging times of my life much more bearable. I honestly felt as though I not only had excellent legal representation, but I friend I could share and confide in as well. I trusted him completely.
Fast forward nearly four years later and I am the happiest I have ever been. When I reflect back on my divorce, I know I could not have made a better choice in an attorney than Dick Kulerski.
If you are considering divorce, you should do everything in your power to secure the service of Dick Kulerski--before your spouse does.
Posted by Scott
Over the years I have hired attorneys for a number of different things, since I am a business owner. I have frequently encountered attorneys that are interested in handling anything at all, whether they have specific knowledge in the area or not. I have also encountered attorneys that wanted large sums of money to prepare legal agreements and then gave me pre-made forms that were obviously made for something different.
Rich is not one of those attorneys. Rich handles what he is good at and will point you in another direction if a different skill set will better fit your needs. Rich designed a prenuptial agreement for me about 8 years ago and I used him recently for a minor related matter as well. He is very knowledgeable and he was very helpful. He designed a prenuptial agreement that specifically addressed and met my needs. The agreement not only protected my interests in case of a divorce, but actually contributed greatly to domestic harmony in my marriage. I obviously don't know how useful the documents would be for a divorce, but that is due greatly in part to the way that the documents were constructed in the first place. I would highly recommend Rich for any domestic, family or marriage related legal needs.
Anonymous review posted on
Mr Kulerski represented me in my divorce two years ago. He listened to me, he cared about my concerns, and he handled my ex and my ex’s attorney with diplomacy and professionalism. Mr Kulerski went out of his way to minimize friction and to clear the air so that our settlement discussions could be effective. In the end, his negotiation approach saved me considerable time, money, and anguish. I spent less that 10 minutes in court during the entire ordeal. I am extremely pleased with Mr Kulerski’s services and with the personal attention that he and his entire staff afforded me.
Posted by Dr. Lee
Lawyer Kulerski processed my divorce quickly, peacefully, and inexpensively. He prevented things from becoming unpleasant by showing us how to minimize the negatives and reach our goal of achieving an out of court settlement.
Mr. Kulerski was attentive and caring of my concerns and I will be forever grateful to him and to his entire firm.
Posted by Larry
I have worked with Richard on many legal matters, particularly divorce and arbitration. I have found him to be extremely fair and knowledeable in all matters pertaining to law and good commopn sense..