Attorney Scott Midgley is worse than useless. A useless rating would be me getting a divorce. Worse than useless is;
Conciliation counseling was never done.
He had a home appraisal done- it was a "drive by" appraisal so interior and backyard upgrades were never considered. That was only $170,000.
He had me sign a "non-modifiable spousal maintenance" agreement. That means if I lost both my legs I would still be responsible for the same payments. When I asked him at the Arbitration why he was proposing non-modifiable spousal maintenance he said "in case you win the lottery you wont be responsible for any additional spousal maintenance". When I got home my girlfriend said why didn't he have my ex agree that if she won the lottery, I wouldn't be responsible for any more spousal maintenance.
My girlfriend told me not to sign any papers at the Arbitration. She told me, come home, talk it over and maybe even re-negotiate some more. Scott pushed that I sign and finalize the Arbitration right at the conclusion. Great strategy
He never thought to have me go to a Vocational Consultant to evaluate my employment possibilities and pay scale. He had me sign a $3500/month non-modifiable spousal maintenance agreement till the end of time. I didn't even have a job.
He did absolutely no discovery. What kind of position is one in without any discovery material. If we went to trial, there would be nothing to refer to. I believe he never intends to go to a trial. He never intends to go to a trial because he would be a useless buffoon in a Court. He never intends to go to trial because he has no court room skills.
One of his letters he asks for exhibits 11 and 12. I never saw these documents.
He buckled to every concession requested by the opposing 100 pound, mild mannered, uninterested female attorney who already had her plans to stop practicing.
He never had a proper household inventory done.
He asked for an inventory and never got it and never followed up on it.
Why was it never even considered that I be the spouse that receives maintenance?
Why wasn't a credit report pulled on my ex-wife?
Why wasn't any accounting ever done- Personal check books
Why wasn't my ex-wife asked about gambling habits, vices, loans to her family, posession of safe deposit boxes.
Why wasn't our CPA brought into the proceedings?
Why do I and my ex-wife still own burial plots next to each other?
If you are even slightly considering using this putz, ask him his story, and of course he knows how to get in touch with me.
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