Wife hired Antonio after she had paid over $3,000 dollars for what should have been a simple (and less expensive) uncontested divorce. The former lawyer was even using the excuse of a court order to demand more money. The problem was the court order was a standard order issued in every family law case when certain documents are missing. It's not a big deal just submit the documents requested. However, in an uncontested divorce it should never get to that point. Uncontested means both spouses agree to everything and all the documents including the petition, answer and a marital settlement agreement are signed, notarized and electronic filed on the same day. Once filed in court a final hearing is promptly scheduled to occur in a week or two from filing the documents.
In this case, the firm the Wife had hired was trying to squeeze all the money they could out of this poor lady. Her Husband now lives in another state and he agreed to the divorce. Should have been simple and quick but instead because these lawyers have expensive overheads they try to charge clients the most money. Antonio doesn't work that way. He charged a reasonable flat fee and promised her she would be divorced in less than 30 days.
The end result? Just look at her review that she left for Antonio on Avvo's website:
I am very happy that I hired Mr.Jimenez. He was extremely professional, straight to the point and fast.
My husband and I both agreed to get divorced, we do not have kids in common and were not fighting over anything material. So I went to lawyer xxxxx who promised me she will divorce me in less than a month, but more than 4 months and $3,300 later and after feeling my case was being complicated so she can get more money out of me; I looked up in AVVO, saw the reviews and called Mr. Jimenez's office.
Was so impressed he called me from his personal phone and that the lawyer was communicating directly with me, not [through] paralegals...he answered all my questions and told me he'll get me divorced in less than a month with a different strategy. Gave me a flat fee! (always look for that) and also payment plan.
And indeed in less than one moth I was officially divorced.
Excellent service, prompt communication and knowledge - highly recommend Mr. Jimenez.