Mehaffey & Watson

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Mehaffey & Watson

Law Firm in Abilene, U.S.A.
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment Law

Overall Client Rating

in Family Law
2.7 out of 5.0
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  • Data based on 5 reviews
  • Recommended by 3 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 06/23/15
Posted by a Consumer on 06/23/15
1.0 out of 5.0
I would not recommend Clair Mehaffey to anyone. I hired her to get full custody
of my daughter because she was being sexually molested by the her maternal uncle.
When my wife and I sat down with Claire and explained the situation, she said
that this was going to be an open and close case and she could get a temporary
custody order signed as soon as she got her retainer fee of $3500.00. For my
daughter's protection, we managed to pay her in full and she said the documents
were ready to be sign by the judge.I was fortunate of the timing because according
to Claire's assistant, Claire got the judge to sign the temporary order while my
daughter was still in my custody so the law firm advised me there was no need to
return her to her mother. Little did I know, the judge didn't sign the paper until
the next day and I was convinced to go against my current court orders.
I attended the first court hearing and Claire came in 5 minutes before the
court time unprepared. Unfortunately, the judge denied the motion to keep my
daughter because of the previous events leading up to not giving her back.
After Claire recieved her retainer fee, she left me in the dark and never
communicated with me. When I would call her, I gave her assistant a callback
message and my call was never returned. The day before the final hearing, I
got an unexpected call from Claire's assistant to come to the office and sign
some papers for court. Claire was not in the office, so the assistant went
over the paperwork I signed and told me I needed to bring my Tax returns to
court the next day. The next day, Claire showed up 2 minutes before we were
required to start and asked me if I still wanted full custody or if I was willing to
go back to the original court orders. I thought it was odd for her to ask that
seeing as I originally hired her to get full custody

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