Posted by Glen
Completely disorganized - Robert last minute changes to an uncontested divorce decree that could have been done weeks prior - which prompted an increase in attorney fee's. When I attempted to discuss how poorly this was handled - Robert acted like a child - and hung up the phone on me.
My advice - stay far away -
Posted by a Child Custody client
As a guardian ad litum for my children during my divorce, this atty. was incompetent beyond belief and heavily contributed to what became a seven-year nightmare. The children loved, but were afraid of my (ex)spouse's behavior and desperately wanted to have less, instead of ever-increasing visitation. They were thoroughly intimidated by Badesch, who was openly rude and openly hostile to the children's pediatrician, therapist, and school social worker, all of whom became so concerned at the children's pleas for help that they wanted to write letters directly to the judge (which of course wasn't permitted). The children developed pronounced DISTRUST issues as they felt talking to Badesch, and to their therapist (which Badesch insisted they do) just made things worse, since Badesch for his own reasons believed that the children, and the three professionals they talked to, as well as myself, were all lying, and that my ex-spouse was not the severely mentally ill person that the professionals saw, and the children attested to. This was not an issue of the children not loving both parents -- it was an issue of Badesch truly brutalized the children, leading them to feel their badly-needed counseling was useless because the therapist was powerless, since Badesch openly disliked the therapist. At point he instructed the children to write letters to him. The children handed the letters to him in his office, yet in court he told the judge he'd never received them. The children told me repeatedly then, and again as young adults, that their contact with Badesch was the most traumatic part of the divorce. It's still impossible to express the agony of powerlessness, as the doctor and mental health professionals urged me to ask the court to limit visitation while my ex was off medication, violent, unstable across all spectrums, and the children were scared, angry, feeling I should have been protecting them, yet I as well as all the professionals were powerless because Badesch was the voice in court for the children, and he didn';t believe anyone. I hope no family ever, every has to endure this nightmare.
Posted by a Divorce client
Robert was my second lawyer after the first failed to serve me. Not only was he unresponsive to detailed e-mail questions and phone calls, he seemed to be always responsive to my ex's lawyer. He never kept me informed; and he acted as if I was supposed to be clairvoyant! It felt as if I had two lawyers working for my ex and no one for me! He does not listen to you. He does not know the facts of your case. He does not propose options or alternatives. He just goes through the motions and assumes a given outcome without fighting for you. The final straw was that he argued their side and cut off the conversation with me. It was like dealing with an adolescent...and this is from a professional?! Stay FAR AWAY from this guy!!!
Posted by a Divorce client
He completely ignored me and what was best for me. More than six weeks went by without any response on his side and he put a huge wrench in the works regarding my divorce. Never have I had less respect for lawyers than I do now.