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7/11/2013 9:09:07 AM
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Dec 2010
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Need awesome divorce lawyer

This is posted on the behalf of a dear friend who desperately needs assistance from ebrandonners. As I have limited knowledge in this department, I suggested asking the public for help.  
She has worked her whole life, attended university and has an excellent job. Her husband has been riding off her "coat tails" for years and has been enjoying the lifestyle for years.  
The relationship is now over (not a case of adultery) and now the soon to be ex is refusing to sell the house and is now slinging dirt and refusing to divide the marital assets 50/50, among other nasty things.  
She now needs a lawyer who will make sure that she doesn't get screwed in the process and someone who has the balls to stand up for her.  
Any suggestions ebrandon?


7/11/2013 9:26:35 AM
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Nov 2009
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Breena Murray @ Paterson's

I highly recommend Breena Murray @ Paterson's on Princess Ave!


7/11/2013 9:56:39 AM
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Aug 2011
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Paterson, Paterson, Wyman & Able

I deal with Jodi Wyman at Paterson's. That firm is an excellent group to have working for you!! I highly recommend them any day!!!


7/11/2013 10:15:23 AM
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Jan 2009
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John Burgess

A well-known joke in our home town is "In the battle of divorce, whoever get to John Burgess first... Wins"

Tis the season

7/11/2013 11:54:14 PM
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Feb 2012
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Patterson, Patterson, WYMAN and Abel.


7/12/2013 1:02:14 AM
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Jun 2011
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JeremySchmidt said "I deal with Jodi Wyman at Paterson's. That firm is an excellent group to have working for you!! I highly recommend them any day!!! "

I was in a similar situation and would highly recommend Jodi. She amazed me.


7/12/2013 8:00:41 AM
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Aug 2006
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Breena Murray

I second the recommendation of Breena Murray, amasing lawyer, did great work for a friend of ours


7/12/2013 9:07:13 AM
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Dec 2010
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Many thanks.

Thanks everyone! I will be sure to pass this on to her!  


7/12/2013 3:33:27 PM
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Apr 2009
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No such thing

Been there for 3 years now going on 5 , tried a hand full of them and system sucks , big money game for the lawyers and everyone else involved .  
before I go on , if you are a lawyer reading this and have issues with what I am writing , then I challenge you to contact me and change my mind and I will gladly post a change of heart and plug you as an honest lawyer ( haha that would me an oxymoron )  
Any lawyer will not talk to you before you hand of $2500 , then they will open a file and talk to you before you know it that $ 1200 to $2000 is used up  
So if don't like the lawyer or don't agree with him you have to pay up another $2500 to start over  
And that is not worst part  
If you give direction to the lawyer and he does not agree he may drop you as a client and again your out that money  
If the lawyer changes firms , or line of work , or stress leave or anything , or changes firms , you will be out that money too.  
And it gets worst , if your file is like mine 3 years old then it would probably cost you $2500 and more for the new lawyer just to catch up  
And even then your all back at where your expectations are and where he or she is willing to take you  
Then there is issue of the system  
4 judges and I will not go there in public form , but here is just a preview  
You might and most probably have a per trail . This trail really means nothing in the judgment at end of day . You will get a judge out of the 4 which will / cannot be your judge at the final real trail  
So at the per trail you still pay same rate and same hours , however the judge will not give a ruling , he will only give recommendations for the final trail , which in some cases may influence a settlement ( which could be done without the per trail and usually if you get as fare as a per trail then no settlement was on table to start with )  
Also courts are so James so your looking at 3-4 month between each step  
Now to add insult to all this , any judgment you get is not final , there is always a loop hole , so it's like going to a mechanic who charges you $ 10,000 to fix your car , with a 30 min or 30 feet warranty  
So a good lawyer ? - ha ha again  
If you mean a good lawyer that will fight for you and get you a fair judgment , then good luck no such thing  
If a good lawyer is one that will do his job file paperwork and do the least possible work without you having to switch , then that is a good ( better lawyer) out of the bunch in brandon  
To sum up , resolve this out of court , and save the money time and effort for your kids and family  
I wish I can start a revolution to boycott lawyers couts and judges  
We are feeding this monster.  
My point of view , you and your x already lost lots , there are no winners since your at this point , the only ones benefiting from this point on is the ppl ( evil) behind the corrupt system .  
Ps , dont endup like me bitter You will have no one to complain to or who can do anything for you  
Edited by hadi, 2013-07-12 15:45:14


7/12/2013 5:16:00 PM
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Jul 2007
Total posts:49
Been there

I agree....I was through the system and it took 7 years. however i did win in the end....If you call thousands and thousands in debt, but at least I did not let my ex take anything he wasn't entitled to. Tammy B. at Hunt Miller is very good at what she does. And yes, the system does suck, but most of us have no choice to use it since settling out of court is not possible. So, if you have to go there, have a lawyer who believes in the cause.  
Edited by majelon, 2013-07-12 17:24:10


7/12/2013 5:47:23 PM
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Sep 2011
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I recently received a letter from Breena Murray stating that she will be representing my ex. Does she play fair at least or is she a head hunter? I need to find my representation yet. We technically have nothing to split. Sometimes the trials of life arent fair, and we are in a negative net worth situation, so what should I brace for? I lost a pile of previously attained savings and assets during our marriage, and we still racked up bills.

is it just me

7/12/2013 6:22:04 PM
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Feb 2011
Total posts:274

you got it right, usually its a big scam amongst the lawyers,seen it myself and was told by a judge that this happens. I surprized you haven't been deleted. pretty sure I will be,lets not spread it around its a corrupt system.


7/12/2013 8:53:59 PM
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Oct 2009
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Tyler Watt

Go talk to Tyler Watt at Roy, Johnston. He is young, but ruthless, and very straightforward. He will actually work for you, not against you.


7/13/2013 5:33:06 AM
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Dec 2012
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Karen Webb/John Burgess

Just started into divorce about a month ago.  
Karen Webb of Burgess Law Office seems to  
really know her stuff regarding legal positions,law,legal rights,kids,business matters etc. Also Karen and John do not waist time,  
(Very straight to the point). After all, in  
any legal matter, time is money.


7/14/2013 8:20:42 AM
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Aug 2012
Total posts:250
Collaborative Lawyers

Are there any of those in Brandon? I hope so, because I think this is the way to go.  


7/14/2013 8:21:46 AM
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Aug 2012
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Triple post! lol: sorry

I thought my laptop froze up!  
Edited by Lucille58, 2013-07-14 08:25:14


7/14/2013 8:22:01 AM
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Aug 2012
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Edited by Lucille58, 2013-07-14 08:23:44


7/14/2013 8:59:24 AM
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Mar 2010
Total posts:348

I don't know hoe efficient she is. My fiancé is still dealing with his divorce and after spending almost 5k on it, it might be null and void. Very frustrating to say the least, and im sure not all is in Karens hands (ex is a crazy) but you would think something would have been resolved by now. Its a pretty simple case.


7/14/2013 9:03:35 AM
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Feb 2012
Total posts:61
You might

try Jack Cram...he did work for took 4 years but I finally got the estate settled and he did NOT back down from the other party's big name lawyer...a very nice mild man who can be a tiger when he needs to....good luck


7/14/2013 9:24:30 AM
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Jun 2012
Total posts:8

I have just begun to go through separation and estate buyout,I have Jodi Wyman from Paterson's and she is so thorough,she will work for your best interest.....


7/14/2013 9:41:54 AM
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Aug 2012
Total posts:250
Jodi Wyman

is the only Collaborative lawyer I could find in Brandon on the internet. We would need 2 to make it work. Does anybody know of another one?

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