After having fought regularly for almost a year, my wife and I decided to call it quits. Because of all the fighting, our children were getting affected. No matter how hard we tried to make it work, we just could not. My wife and I had mutually decided to get a divorce but the problem arose when it came to the custody of the kids. Because of my wife’s drinking problem, I wanted the kids to spend more time with me. When we were not able to decide this ourselves, we decided to fight it out in court. I wanted to win it and so I wanted the best attorney to represent me and so I started searching for the best. Coincidentally, the name which came up first was Schulman Family Law Group and I said coincidentally because one of my colleagues had suggested me the same name.
I scheduled an appointment that very instant. I missed the office on the day of the appointment to go and meet up with the lawyer. When I reached their office, I was made to wait for some time as the lawyer was busy. After a while, I went in and met her. I was not in the mood to exchange pleasantries and so after greeting her, I got down to business. I told her all about the matter. I gave her all the details regarding my wife’s alcoholic behaviour. I clearly remember telling her that I did not want any kind of personal attacks on my wife in the courtroom if it goes to that.
Both of our lawyers arranged a settlement meeting. My lawyer showed up a bit late. It was clear from the beginning of that meeting that there was going to be a courtroom trial. After the settlement meeting, I was assured by my lawyer that she would make mountains move to win the case if even that is needed. I had given her all the details she had asked for. The day of the trial came and there I was in the courtroom, waiting for my lawyer to show up. Even at this meeting, she came in late. She apologized and the session began. There was a lot of trashing in the court but it seemed clear that I was going to win. All of this positive momentum changed when my lawyer started using foul language when the opposition used some provocative statements. Because of the mere fact that my lawyer lost her cool in court, I lost the case. Not even an extension was given because of the lack of decorum. I could not have been unluckier.
I did nothing wrong from the start – hired one of the best lawyers (not in actuality), co-operated fully with the lawyer, attended all the meetings on time. The only thing I got in return was defeat.
I would not recommend anyone to hire a lawyer from Schulman Family Law Group as the one I had was one of the worst lawyers one could ever hire.