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Announcement!

Dear Readers:

As I struggled mightily with technical problems this morning (finally resolved by unplugging and replugging a power cord) I had little time to perfect the piece I was working on for today about forgiveness in friendships.

This is a subject near and dear to my heart and I don’t want to rush the results, so stay tuned and I’ll post that in the next few days.  

In the meantime, I have an announcement to make:

DesCamp Litigation Services!

Well, maybe.

I love helping people, but I am seriously considering starting a business in which I review domestic legal bills and analyze them for fraud, sloppiness, duplications, and the like.

Despite my passion for the cause, I cannot continue the free work I’ve been doing for the past two years with those who approach me for (non-legal!) help with their divorce.

I’m not talking about this blog. In my email inbox today I have seven requests for me to review billing statements from people who have read my work on how lawyers screw their clients.  

Seven.

The word has gotten out and while that makes me very happy, working for free is not helping me keep Mr. Patience and Understanding in the lifestyle to which he would like to become accustomed.

I’ve spoken recently about media opportunities, and I am convinced those opportunities will lead to fruition and a damn superior earning ability than I’ve ever enjoyed in the past.

However, Mama can’t eat the future and she can’t pay the mortgage with a dream.  Also, as my new favorite stalker often reminds me, I do love me some shoes.

Questions:

  • Do you struggle to pay your legal fees?  
  • Do you wonder what all those time entries mean?  
  • Are there multiple attorneys billing on your case or showing up at hearings and meetings?  
  • Are you unsure what your obligations are under your fee agreement?
  • Is your lawyer suggesting you sue the other side for fees, even if you lost your case or it was fairly evenly-decided?
  • Do you owe your former lawyer money and think they did a shitty job on your case?  
  • Are you being sued by your former lawyer for unpaid fees?

But Wait!  There’s More!  Mediation that Works!

  • Do you and your soon-to-be-ex find yourselves thinking that your lawyers may be the ones getting in the way of finalizing your divorce?  
  • Are you willing to try a non-conventional approach and meet with me?  
  • Can you let go of your anger long enough to realize litigation is making your situation worse, not better?

I’m considering a flat mediation fee but here’s the trick:

I don’t get paid a dime unless I settle your case.

There are no mediators doing what I am proposing.  They have little motivation to dig deep with divorcing couples and mediate settlements because they get paid regardless of whether they succeed.

It’s worth noting that they are agreed-upon and hired by and between divorce lawyers, who have a vested interest in keeping the litigation aflame.  I do not.

You don’t even need to be local, so long as you will cover my travel costs.

Tomorrow I have a very important meeting with a radio conglomerate and I feel quite confident, but these things take time.  

If you are interested, please email me at robin@robindescamp.com and don’t forget to share this on your social media.  We all know people going through the pain and expense of divorce so share this and help your friends find a better way.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Kim

    Robin:
    I want you to achieve whatever it is you dream of, but this is so important. This is a fabulous idea and people could truly be helped by your services.

    I wish I had known about all the dirty tricks my lawyer would pull on me (and my husband’s on him) before I discovered your blog and reached out to you.

    People, listen up! As someone who was helped by Robin when my ex-husband and I were having a terrible time during our divorce, I can tell you all she is the real deal. I will be happy to provide a reference for anyone thinking of hiring her.

    As for reviewing the legal fees, she did that for me too. I was stunned at how badly I was ripped off and I was able to fight those fees during a fee arbitration based on her observations. I never even thought to pay her and I should have because I know she did a lot of work on my behalf.

    Go for it! Can I be your assistant?

  2. Larraine

    I know that here in the UK divorce lawyers aren’t so money thirsty as in the USA, my brother’s divorce took well over a year to complete because of his grasping vicious ex and it had to go to court for final settlement but it cost him less than £9,000 total which is a little over $13,000. I am pleased to state that she certainly didn’t get to screw him over for life or at all for that matter, doesn’t work that way here thankfully! Oh, and because it was her who made it go so far as court, the judge deemed it only right she should pay that bill. 😉

    Go for it Robin, you would be a brilliant mediator and I have no doubt that your intelligence and I feel, your humour will go a long way toward helping anyone, it seems that DICKS in the US enjoy making divorce as unpleasant as possible, aren’t there any nice divorce lawyers over the pond? The mind bogggles. I wish you well in all your endeavours, you certainly deserve it.

    1. Robin DesCamp

      Larraine:
      Thank you for your comment. I love knowing I have readers across the pond! I have met some good divorce lawyers but they are unfortunately rare. I refer people to a very select few who can pass my test (I actually have a questionnaire) and those few get a LOT of business from me.

      Have a great weekend. Yours is already underway!

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