I contact Cristina for my family law case in January 12, 2023 and she told me to call her the next day January 13rd at 1pm. I asked her if she wants money for the next day phone call and she said no. When I called her Friday, January 13rd around 1pm I shortly summarize my case. The phone conversation lasted 10min and 40 seconds. In that phone conversation I asked her about the the attorney fees. I explain her that I am a single mom and that I don't make a lot of money. She asked me how much my ex is making and how much I make so I told her. Because is a big difference in our income Cristina told me that I don't need to pay her anything because she is going to file a Petition with the Court for my ex to pay for my attorney fees. I had the pre-trial hiring the following week Wednesday, January 18th, at 9am. She did file with the Court Tuesday, January 17th to represent me to the pre-trial hiring that was the next day in the morning. She send me a Court invoice for $0 but she vshe didn't ask me for any money for the hiring or send me any fee agreement form. She kept saying that I don't need to pay her with anything each time I asked her. During the middle of the Zoom hiring Wednesday, January 18th is when she email me the fee agreement and ask me for money. I looked over the fee agreement and I replied to her back politely that I can't afford to give her $1000 deposit and pay her with $300/h. She replied to that email that is ok if I don't want to hire her and that I only need to pay her $300 for the hiring then later that day she send me another email saying "nevermind I don't need that $300". Today Monday January 23rd, after she saw my review on here she send me an email stating that if I don't delete my review she is going to take me in the Court. I did not delete or plan to delete my review because I have the legal right to leave a review for any business in Washington state. Because I didn't delete my review she send me a $810 bill and threatened me that if I don't pay her in 15 days she is going to take me in the Court. In this situation I feel that I have been treated unfairly and I don't appreciate all the harassment emails that I keep receiving from this attorney. I hiried an family attorney before. She told me upfront with how much she works and she gave me an estimate for my case and ask me if I want/ afford to hire her then we both signed the fee agreement.
I recommend Cristina as she is handling my case and I am very happy that she is doing everything in her power to help me. She helped me get a protection order against my abuser and now is helping me with my divorce and custody case.
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Mehling Law Firm PLLC is located at 14205 Southeast 36th Street, Bellevue, Washington 98006, USA.
Mehling Law Firm PLLC areas of expertise are: Divorce & Family Law, Employment Law.
Mehling Law Firm PLLC is in practice for 23 years.