Divorce Lawyer Overcharging Help!!

carolineteo

New Member
Hi All,

I know this might not be the right forum for my complaint, but I am devastated to find some helps.

Recently I was going through divorce procedures. My divorce supposed to be a contested case and I found a lawyer through a website. The agreement signed was 6 to 9k for such contested case. However, in the end my case has turned out uncontested, but I was given a huge bill of 7k. I have checked market rate for uncontested case is approx. 2.5 to max 4k. Hence, he has grossly overcharged me. After negotiation he still think he is right.

In additional his service is super lousy. There is no meet up and no explanation given. After few emails of complaint, he left my case with a intern who has made so many mistakes.

I already have stressed over my divorce and now l am stressed over my lawyer.

Anyone can advise me what should I do?


Thanks

Samsoon
 

EvolutionMR

Alpha Male
I almost facing same thing as u. Had a lawyer for the start of my divorce case, along the way there is PPO/MSS which i handled myself. Apparently there are a lot of email/call exchanged between both lawyers and it was certainly costly, and every few months i need to pay the bill and put a deposit before they continue to work. My lawyer didn't really help to save cost by asking me to submit AOM and fight straight since there is no room for negotiation, and keep attending case conference without telling me. Ended up it was dragged for too long and til date i already spent nearly 10k even before the first AOM submission. Thus i withdraw my lawyer as i cannot afford anymore. Went to legal aid twice and got rejected despite referral by my social worker. Now i got to face it myself with no confidence.
 

carolineteo

New Member
Frankly speaking you didn't pay for high price, nearly 10k with mediation is market rate. I am asked to pay 7k just to do administrative work.
 

mschloe

New Member
Any possibility to email me the lawyer info so that I can avoid in engaging them
(mstanchloe@gmail.com), thanks alot
 

Kroos

New Member
Hi All,

I know this might not be the right forum for my complaint, but I am devastated to find some helps.

Recently I was going through divorce procedures. My divorce supposed to be a contested case and I found a lawyer through a website. The agreement signed was 6 to 9k for such contested case. However, in the end my case has turned out uncontested, but I was given a huge bill of 7k. I have checked market rate for uncontested case is approx. 2.5 to max 4k. Hence, he has grossly overcharged me. After negotiation he still think he is right.

In additional his service is super lousy. There is no meet up and no explanation given. After few emails of complaint, he left my case with a intern who has made so many mistakes.

I already have stressed over my divorce and now l am stressed over my lawyer.

Anyone can advise me what should I do?


Thanks

Samsoon
i had the same thing as both lawyers i took intially lied and cheated.The 2nd was a woman from REgina Chambers ask me 3000 persistently n refuse to do affidavit after that when she agreed as i specifically asked for as my case is based on affidvaits.She took 3000 n ran away stating what she text me at whats app that she chose to do for only 3 days itself costs 3000 and refuse to give a cent back.How crook can a lawyer be.This is gross overcharge like your case so go law society like i did n file a case
 

lara clark

New Member
i would suggest you find a lawyer from a religious institution cause i find that they are more grounded? you can sometimes find their advertisements on the newsletters and they are more understanding of ones situation. knew of someone who engaged the service of a lawyer who was from a catholic church and they were able to come to terms as to the fees and etc.

you might want to give that a shot.
 

Kroos

New Member
Hi All,

I know this might not be the right forum for my complaint, but I am devastated to find some helps.

Recently I was going through divorce procedures. My divorce supposed to be a contested case and I found a lawyer through a website. The agreement signed was 6 to 9k for such contested case. However, in the end my case has turned out uncontested, but I was given a huge bill of 7k. I have checked market rate for uncontested case is approx. 2.5 to max 4k. Hence, he has grossly overcharged me. After negotiation he still think he is right.

In additional his service is super lousy. There is no meet up and no explanation given. After few emails of complaint, he left my case with a intern who has made so many mistakes.

I already have stressed over my divorce and now l am stressed over my lawyer.

Anyone can advise me what should I do?


Thanks




Samsoon
Hi All,

I know this might not be the right forum for my complaint, but I am devastated to find some helps.

Recently I was going through divorce procedures. My divorce supposed to be a contested case and I found a lawyer through a website. The agreement signed was 6 to 9k for such contested case. However, in the end my case has turned out uncontested, but I was given a huge bill of 7k. I have checked market rate for uncontested case is approx. 2.5 to max 4k. Hence, he has grossly overcharged me. After negotiation he still think he is right.

In additional his service is super lousy. There is no meet up and no explanation given. After few emails of complaint, he left my case with a intern who has made so many mistakes.

I already have stressed over my divorce and now l am stressed over my lawyer.

Anyone can advise me what should I do?


Thanks

Samsoon
 

Kroos

New Member
hi i had the same issue as you but mine is worse. i took one from abdul rahman and lawyers and another after him called regina chamber and both were more than lousy .they were lazy and irresponsible and the 2nd one took 3000 just for messaging me at whats app and its the Honorable Registrar and his office that have helped me so much that I am able to do this case myself so i am naturally very grateful to them and for agood divorce lawyer i only relaise this much later there is this law firm called ESwaran and Tan at chinatown piont .,very accessible ,and he is a very honest man and senior lawyer with tons of experience and charge very reasonable fees and its the best qoute i got after all the high fees i was quoted by other juniors and inexperience lawyers even .aFor Regina chambers i have filed a case at law society as she refuse to refund me a penny back even so much for honesty in the legal industry its such an irony isnt it?
Luckily The Most Honorable Registrars and office are still so righteous and gracious and that saves the day .
 

Kucha

New Member
To reduce the fee, try to collect all your questions to the lawyer and ask them all at a time, it would be better than calling or messaging him every time a question pops up in your head. Make up a plan together with your lawyer where you agree on deadlines and fees, so that you're not surprised afterwards. You can also save your money while you fill in some forms by yourself instead of your lawyer. Take a look at some explanations here https://rightlawyers.com/divorce-family-law/las-vegas-divorce-blog/, find a flat fee lawyer instead of an hourly paid one.
 
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