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User Topic: There actually is Justice! Long winded sorry!
Member # 3903
Default  Posted: 10:53 PM, May 19th (Monday)

The message I want to convey is that you need to fight when someone tries to screw you over!

The story:

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.

There is a wonderful life on the other side of hell.

Posts: 1713 | Registered: Mar 2004
Member # 34543
Default  Posted: 1:00 AM, May 20th (Tuesday)

Oh, what a relief! I'm glad there is a spot of justice with all of the hard times you are surviving.

D-Day Spring 2008
3 years false R
Divorce Final 6/7/12

Posts: 537 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: California
Member # 14866
Default  Posted: 6:25 AM, May 20th (Tuesday)

I am glad that you got some justice.


Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Posts: 53011 | Registered: Jun 2007 | From: Big Blue Nation
Member # 29410
Default  Posted: 5:14 PM, May 20th (Tuesday)

This is awesome, Rising!!! I'm so glad to hear it.

Posts: 1328 | Registered: Aug 2010
Member # 32616
Default  Posted: 5:43 PM, May 20th (Tuesday)

That's great news, and good for you for doing something about it! The legal system is so intimidating, most people don't have that kind of courage.

“Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

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