Chicago >Solutions First Mediation Svc
AWFUL--FOR YOUR OWN GOOD, DO NOT USE THIS FIRM!!!.
This firm is so bad, that I believe the positive reviews below are made up.
DO NOT USE THIS FIRM!!!!!
Predatory Billing: The owner, Robin Becker, originally told me that order of protection cases can usually be done for $500 or $1000. After paying a retainer of $1000, I heard no mention of money until months later, when I received a call from her secretary, informing me that the charges were now $6000. I later spoke with Robin, who assured me not to worry, that most of the billing was done. I went on a payment plan, and kept up with it, but a few months after that, out of nowhere, Robin informed me that the legal bills must be paid right away, and that the total charges were now $18000.
When I told Robin I simply couldn't come up with all that money so quickly, she recommended that I give her my 401(k). I didn't have one, and from the stress of trying to pay her, I wound up in the hospital.
Unhappy that I couldn't pay her the large sum of money she wanted, Robin immediately lost interest in the case, and two days before the hearing, she sent me a one-line email stating that her associate, Steve Peck, would represent me for most of the hearing instead. Steve has all of 3 years of experience, and is an awful litigator--very timid. Additionally, I had never even met him or had a conversation with him, he didn't know the background of the case, and not surprisingly, we lost. Her firm lost completely, it was a total defeat, and then she started to try to charge the rest of her fees, which must be about $25000 by now!
When you speak with Robin, she will sound very confident and competent. Do not be fooled--she is a very underhanded businesswoman.
Marriage Failed but Relationship Salvaged.
My wife and I needed help with our divorce. Neither of us have a legal background. Two years of counseling was coming to an end, and our counselor recommended speaking with Robin Becker. This has been one of the most difficult episodes of my life and I was praying for someone who understood what we were going through.
Robin sees clients in two locations - the north suburban location was perfect for us. During our first meeting, I noted that Robin is a good listener and she was very upfront about our options. My wife and I knew our marriage wasn't working, but we were trying to salvage some kind of relationship and mutual respect for each other. Anyone who has been through this knows that a divorce can turn friends into demons. Not only was I losing my wife, but I was afraid we were going to lose each other permanently. Robin saw this and worked hard to keep the discussion under control and let each of us speak our minds. She interceded for us when we couldn't find the words and walked us through a dark forest to the clearing on the other side. I was never as grateful as after our first session with Robin. It was such a RELIEF in a time of crisis. Such a weight off our shoulders.
Once we created a plan for the divorce, she quoted us a very fair price and everything has been smooth sailing. People get into problems when they don't know what they want. Attorneys charge for their time so you have to have a PLAN. If you go into anything without a plan, nobody can help you find the best way to safety - not a doctor, nor a painter, nor a teacher nor an attorney.
One 'plus point' I must mention is that Robin is a caring person and understood the pain we were going through. I am grateful for her help. She made sure everything flowed smoothly - which is a real blessing at a time like this. Thanks again!
Robin Becker to the rescue!.
I have been divorced for over 10 years and have joint custody of my 2 kids. My ex-wife and I lived about 15min away from each other, so I was able to see my kids all the time and be part of their lives. Last summer, my ex-wife decides she is going to move over an hour away and change school districts. This move would affect both of my high school kids and the way our families have worked so close together. My ex-wife decided that the kids would live with her full time and I could visit when I was able to.
As a father that has been through the legal system for years with this divorce, I know the fathers always get the short end of the legal stick. I discussed this issue with the lawyer that I have been using for 10 years and he said there would be no way to get custody of the kids before school started. There was just no time to get in front of a judge and have a decision made before school started in just over 2 months. When sharing this issue with a friend of mine, he recommended contacting Robin Becker to see if she could help me out. My friend has used her in the past and had great success with her.
From the first time I contacted Robin, she impressed me! She is a very professional and strong woman. She assured me that we would be able to see a judge and get this issue resolved before school started. To my amazement, we were in front of a judge in no time and had a trial date set. During the trial is when you really realize you have picked the right lawyer to represent you. Robin managed my ex-wife, her lawyer, and the judge perfectly! In the end, I ended up with residential custody.
Over the past year I have continued to use Robin Becker and her firm to help me through other issues with my ex-wife. I have always been treated fairly and professionally by everyone on her staff. I would highly recommend Robin Becker to anyone looking for a divorce lawyer. For those fathers out there reading this, there is hope! Get Robin involved with your case and you will not be disappointed.
Outstanding caring service. I had the good fortune to have used Robin Becker on the critical issue of mediating my divorce. She applied a patient, knowledge and caring approach which allowed both me and my ex to understand and to act. The added bonus was that Robin's high sensitivity and emotional intelligence helped cut through the high emotions of the situation to get to a healthy end point. Fees were handled in a professional and accommodating manner. I recommend Robin without reservation.
Terribly mishandled huge cost on results .. Do not use these people for you're divorce unless you would like to overpay and get shotty service and wan't to lose you're ass in a divorce. Lets see 8 months in and not one bit of progress in my recent court woes but yet I owe a LOT of money. My case has been dragging on for over 3 years with no end in sight but I sure am getting charged. If you higher Robin Becker fire here asap!!! And get anyone else in the city of chicago you can find. Hell you are better off pro se. lol
Totally Unprofessional. Filed Wrong paperwork costing me 2k.
STAY FAR, FAR AWAY.
If you look up Ms. Robin Hoberman-Becker in the Clerk of the Courts of Cook County, you will see that she has upwards of 30 cases against previous clients that she has charged exhorbitant fees.
She tells you that you will "work something out", while behaving unprofessinally in the court room and having personal conversations with you and charging you for them.
She may tell you that your spouse will pay a portion, but the fees are exhorbitant in their own right, and she does not follow through on this.
She may work on a payment arrangement with you, but with her legal knowledge and without you sharing the same, it will not hold up and she will ATTEMPT TO sue you to take whatever you have.
She was SO INCOMPETENT that she actually LOST child support for two years because, the Judge said, she filed the WRONG paperwork.
You have the right to:
1) Contact the Better Business Bureau to report her unprofessional behaviors.
2) Contact the American Bar Association to report her unprofessional behaviors.
3) Contact the Judge or the Clerk of the Circuit Court to report any behaviors concerning your case(s) with or against her.
Unprofessional behaviors are:
1) Verbal agreements she makes with you that she does not abide by
2) Running up exhorbitant fees (such as 30k-50k in fees for a divorce without property)
3) Telling untruths in court documents.
Worst Divorce Attorney. I hired Robin Becker to handle my divorce. I dont even know how to begin detailing my extreme disappointment. She is completely dramatic and overcharges consistently. I would never recommend her to anyone, not even my worst enemy. An attormey with this much disrespect for her clients should be ashamed.
Do not recommend. As a result of Ms. Hoberman's lack of experience and knowledge cases are prolonged thus increasing expenses significantly
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