The message I want to convey is that you need to fight when someone tries to screw you over!
My divorce attorney took full advantage of me during the most vulnerable time in my life.
During this time period I was devastated finding out the depth of ex's infidelity with a heroin addicted escort (nicer way to say hooker).
My youngest daughter started cutting and was inpatient 4 times in 10 months on suicide watch. When she was not in the hospital she slept with me. I "slept" with my hand around her wrist in fear that she would hurt herself in the middle of the night.
I was alone dealing with this plus watching out for my other 2 daughters (Older but still needing support). POSNPD went on vacation during 2 of dd's hospitalizations. Once was 1 1/2 hours away but he opted to just call instead of taking time off from his vaca.
How do you call it vacation when you don't work?
In addition I developed a thyroid condition, my hair fell out and became clinically depressed.
All the while the attorney changes up the billing charges. Charges me $125.00 an hour to have paralegals copy documents. Hires another lawyer as a consultant which is on her tab according to the contract but charges me.
But the ultimate...She charges me to fight a contempt judgement against her!
I take responsibility for the fact that I should have stopped her but I was incapacitated. I could not cope with the bills coming in.
Brought her before a Board of Arbitration (Bar Association)
Sorry so long winded but she tried to milk me out of HUGE amounts of money in addition of what I had already paid her. The Board handed down the Judgement today.. I owe her NOTHING more.