R. Mark Rose - Attorney at Law Reviews (1)
Review: I am currently visiting Mexico because I am about to get married here in Mexico, I got a case in Sacramento and I divorced in Sacramento a few years ago and as I'm about to marry I hire an attorney in Sacramento to get me a Certificate of Divorce Lord lawyer told me that he could get a certificate of divorce and charged me 325 dollars, accept and through my card to pay at the Emails I send you will clearly specific I need the Certificate of Divorce by I need him here in Mexico for the judge, the lawyer sent me a copy of the file and a divorce agreement that was between my ex wife and I, then I write the lawyer to tell you that those papers to my not serve me and that I need a Certificate of divorce, the lawyer tells me I got just that and can not do anything, I tell him to pay for a license and if you will not give me my money back to me and said no, that no VAT return me nothing, I said I'd talk to Revdex.com and not interested ....Desired Settlement: I want is to be done right and to return my money since I hired him to do a job that he did not do.
To Whom It May Concern:
I write in response to your letter dated February, 7, 2014, a copy of which is attached. Mr. [redacted] contacted me via phone and email sometime last summer. His request was assistance in getting a "divorce certificate" from his divorce in Sacramento County in 2012.
When he first contacted me I explained to him that the only documentation proving the existence of a final divorce was the judgment itself. He did not need an attorney to get a copy of the judgment, anyone could do it. If he wanted me to do it I would have to charge him for my time, which may include just waiting for the file to be retrieved and the judgment copied and certified.
On August 19, 2013, Mr. [redacted] emailed and wanted to know if I accepted credit cards and how much I would charge. I told him I did accept cards and that it might take a couple hours of my time, or approximately $500 at $250/hour.
On November 16, 2013, he asked me to get him the document proving he was divorced and I agreed to accept $325, which covered my time and the cost of certification. He paid by credit card.
On December 12, 2013, I secured a certified copy of the judgment and a copy of the notice of entry of judgment. It cost $22 to have the judgment certified and I spent at least an hour and a half of my time to get the job done.
I sent the paperwork to a local Sacramento address Mr. [redacted] provided in an email. Mr. [redacted] subsequently contacted me upset that I had not provided the "divorce certificate" he needed. He sent me an "Application for Certified Copy of Divorce Record" form from the California Department of Public Health, indicating that what he wanted was the paperwork requested by filling out and filing that form. That form does not apply to him since his divorce was filed in 2011. I enclose a copy of that form.
It is clear to me that Mr. [redacted] simply does not understand that a certified copy of his Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage is EXACTLY what the form he sent me instructs him to get and EXACTLY what I provided. In California there is no such thing as a "divorce certificate." The only paperwork required to prove a person is divorced is what Mr. [redacted] has been given. I told him this in the beginning and I did exactly what he hired me to do. There is no one who can do more and the fact that he does not understand that changes nothing.
Very truly yours,