Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kauai, (the Garden Island) Hawaii
Re: My attorney isn't looking after my interests
As with anything else, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. This includes attorneys, and even if you get a costly one, he may not even be looking out for your interest. However EXPERIENCE does count and can even save you money in the long run.
I had to dump mine after only one session which cost me almost $400 bucks. He was too aggressive to the point where he wasn't even listening to my concerns. He just wanted to go after the jugular, which would have ended up in a messy situation.
Fortunately my ex and I were able to negotiate and we used her lawyer to work things out. It wasn't too bad ... her cost approximately $3000.00 to finalize things.
Although he wasn't all that honest either because she was initially quoted $2400 to finalize an uncontested divorce, but suddenly she was charged an additional $600.00 fee for whatever reason.
However, we got away relatively cheap. I just hated seeing nearly my $400.00 (which I could have used for moving expenses) go out the window.