Over the last year I have had an on going custody battle with my daughters father. Some agreements that were made have turned out to be detrimental to my daughter mental health. Due to limited finances I was unable to obtain an attorney to represent myself and my daughter. I have been seeking out low cost attorneys and Community Agency's in an attempt to find affordable family law attorneys. On 05/27/09 and 05/28/09 I went out onto the internet and began filling out inquires on the internet. Someone called me back immediately from Family Solutions, I did not call Family Solutions they pulled my name and information from another firms information request form on the internet.
Yury Goodman and Karen Nixon who is the Manager called me back. Scott Burmaster said, he would be the attorney who would be handling my case and I needed to go out to the internet and fill out the forms and answer all the questions on the internet site. He said, they would not begin the paperwork or filling out the court documents until the full $1000.00 was paid, however, I could begin making payments of $100.00. I gave him my ATM card number, they deducted $100.00 for the first payment on 05/28/09.
On Monday June 1, 2009 I received a call from Scott Burmaster, after my funds cleared my bank, he stated they will not appear or represent me in court, because they were not attorneys, as previously stated however they would prepare my statements and information that I supplied on the internet and put the information into court document format and I would have to represent myself in court.
I told them that I wanted my money refunded back to me, because they had misrepresented themselves as attorneys, and that they are an internet scam, their company did not tell me the truth until my money cleared my bank. Yury Goodman stated to me that the money would not be refunded and that they do not refund money. I told Yury Goodman that I was going to put a stop payment on the $100.00 and file a claim with my bank and notify the California State Bar Association, and Better Business Bureau.
el dorado hills, California