- Report: #1064321
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Complaint Review: Matthew Adams, law office of Matthew Adams
Matthew Adams, law office of Matthew Adams1617 Monument Ave, suite 202 Richmond, Virginia USA
Matthew Adams, law office of Matthew Adams AKA Matthew R Adams He is deceiver who turned divorce case in the favor of opposing party and did everything for Defendant to win Richmond Virginia
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M. Adams convinced me to start a divorce case. I submitted him all the necessary information and paid almost the whole retainer. At pretrial hearing weird things happened. He gave me to sign income and expense form in court right before hearing however we met just two days earlier. The values didn’t match the information I provided. He said that balance is negative - that's all what matters and that decision won’t be based on the amount of balance – it’s just formality. You want to trust your lawyer. As a result I got a rediculously low support for Pendente Lite.
He wouldn’t say things he was supposed to protect me as his client. I had to stand for myself as much as I could, which is difficult when you have attorney. I barely got protective order just for my address. Pre-trial decision was very fair for Defendant and didn’t comply with M. Adams’s promises. After confronting him – I didn’t get any answer and he wouldn’t answer for a month with my request to give me my file. In a month he contacted, apologized.
I still was hoping that it might work and I couldn’t quite afford to pay to another attorney. We met once to file one more document and then he disappeared again. He also wanted me to sigh separation agreement from Defendant's attorney, where I would just waive all my rights. It left very little time before final hearing and I was trying to contact him. Finally we met and he gave me any bill with ridiculous charges and acted against agreement.
I realized I need to pick up file. I was shocked after reviewing it. He could take oath on one date and submit documents on another, which wouldn’t match information you gave him. He was late on all terms and all important documents were filed in favor of Defendant. Pendente Lite order was never signed and wasn't even in file. I had to go to his office again and he resentfully gave me unsigned one. It wasn't mentioned about health expenses coverage Defendant was supposed to pay. I havent received a cent on that order untill I filed everything by myself to go to final Trial.
He wouldn't file exibits which I had receipts for with Defendant's name on it and dates of purchase for big amounts. He wouldn't file request for tax refund money which Defendant got by filing jointly and never giving a cent to me. I submitted all the documents in the first and second meetings with Adams. He failed to respond to discovery and never filed answer to counterclaim for divorce, where Defendant occused me of things I never did. I found an order to answer counterclaim within 10 days after first hearing, which he never did. I didn't know anything about it untill picked up my file.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/03/2013 07:34 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Matthew-Adams-law-office-of-Matthew-Adams/Richmond-Virginia-23220/Matthew-Adams-law-office-of-Matthew-Adams-AKA-Matthew-R-Adams-He-is-deceiver-who-turned-1064321. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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