On April 29th, 1999, my mother paid $492.00 to Edo Burstyn of Alternative Legal Center in Los Angeles for dissolution of her 30 year marriage and filing fees. No paperwork has ever been filed with the courts by him.
My mother has tried over the months to contact Edo Burstyn over the phone and via the mail, to no success. On October 20th, 1999 my mother sent him a letter asking for her file and her money back. She has had no response. Since then, my mother has had to hire another paralegal. My mother has her cancelled check and a receipt from Alternative Legal Center.
We have filed a claim with the Dept.of Consumer Affairs in Los Angeles, but they are moving quite slow, and if we need to take him to small claims court, we will do that. I'm afraid the statute of limitations might run out.? I know $492.00 is not alot of money to go through the trouble of court, but my mother doesn't have alot of money, and it's the principle of the thing.
He ripped my mom off at a very vulnerable time in her life, and I cant let him get away with that.