bf j. on Citysearch
6 years ago
06/13/2014, 04:39 AM
UNETHICAL, UNSCRUPULOUS, THIEVING, VENAL, BANAL HACK!
After having spent over one years time and many hours in personal communications via email, phone, mediations, depositions, etc., I can say without question that attorney Christine Sickler is one of the most unethical, unscrupulous people I have ever had the displeasure to do business with. I have proof positive documentation that proves that she and her client lied on numerous occasions to literally steal my half of the equity of a communal asset, house.
The legal record proves that I paid half the down payment for purchase and the record proves that I made half of all mortgage payments for a period of over twelve years. The record also shows that I personally made numerous and significant improvements to the house and gardens of said property, which was a major fixer upper property, by designing and building a 2300 sf addition and turning a jungle of a yard into award winning gardens that were featured in numerous magazines.
Sickler and her client found an obscure chink in the law and exploited to the fullest for their maximum benefit and my total loss. Here's how it went. My ex (who I divorced for ongoing abuses) and I purchased the major fixer upper property together, as we had been formally engaged for over one years time. The loan officer for the house told us that because I had somewhat recently discharged a bankruptcy, that I would not be able to go on the loan or title. He recommended to both of us that we put it all in the ex's name, which we did. I then spend the next five years significantly improving the property at which point we do an inter spousal quitclaim, formally giving me JTWROS equal ownership.
Five years after this I file for divorce and we go to a 'Court Facilitator' to formalize the arrangement because we had everything all worked out, or so I thought. Shortly after that, the ex hires Beatrice Snider, who btw, had been the ex's best friend of many years, who filed suit against me claiming the communal house was all hers from the date of purchase to the time we did an inter spousal quitclaim. Their ploy was to make me invisible during those years, which happened to be the years of greatest appreciation, claiming that the house belonged to the ex as her sole and separate property, even though I paid half the down payment, paid half of all mortgage payment, personally did major renovations to the house and grounds.
By doing this unethical and unscrupulous thing, they effectively stole over 80% of my hard earned and rightful equity in the house. In the process, Sickler and her avaricious client threw any and all allegations on the wall to see what wld stick, all in a venal effort to muddy the waters and take control of the property.
In addition, over the course of time, I have consulted with a number of attorneys who have told me personally that they and other attorney's they know, will not take a case if Christine Sickler is involved, because, as they've told me, she is unethical and exceptionally contentious and duplicitous. Apparently, she is not liked among her peers as well.
Read all Beatrice Snider's and Christine Sickler's online reviews, like Yelp. They all say the exact same thing I am saying here.
Question: Should there be a conflict between what is 'legal' and what is 'right?' How would you feel if this happened to you?