TERRIBLE RECEPTIONIST !!
Called to get info on elder law asset protection, estate planning, etc and no questions would be answered until I PAID $250.00 UP FRONT.
Couldn't even tell me what the $250 got me except for a "consultation". Couldn't commit to how long the "consultation" would be.
Couldn't commit to an hourly rate for attorney to work on estate matters.
HAD TO PAY $250 up front to discuss any further!
Talk about ELDER ABUSE - WANT TO TAKE ELDER $ UP FRONT !!!!!
NOT THE LAW FIRM YOU WANT TO DEAL WITH WHO ASKS FOR $ UP FRONT AND WON'T DISCLOSE ANYTHING !!!!!
LOST MY BUSINESS!!!!!!
I have used both husband and wife. They are scammers. My father had a will prepared by mrs baker and when the time came they said he had picked it up and days later I called back again and insisted they check their files and they found it in storage.
I met with me baker on my mom to make sure we had things in order since she was diagnosed with dementia, since my sister showed up one week after mom was diagnosed , after 15 years of not talking to my mom to make sure that my sister could not take advantage of my mom and convince my mother to change things. Without meeting my mother he advised me to apply for guardianship and this caused a big family squabble and my sisters convinced my mother that I was trying to take away her rights and her home. Mr baker did not explain to me that this would take away her rights immediately. I thought down the road it would be what we needed when she was incapacitated. In turn my sister took my mother to a different attorney and they changed all her legal documents taking me off everything. The worst $5,000 mistake I ever made was to trust this man. So now my sister that has had nothing to do with my mom for over 15 years is POA and she does not know what my mother wanted. Now I must find another elder attorney I can trust to get things straightened out. My mother does not remember signing papers for my sister to have POA and any other legal documents. DO NOT TRUST THIS husband and wife duo. They are the most dishonest couple. Now I don’t know what attorney I can trust.
Baker completely mishandled our sibling dispute, knowingly. Asked for a call back multiple times and never got one. They will charge you $25 for a 5 minute phone call. Baker is never there, but it doesn’t really matter anyway as the legal assistant is probably equally as experienced, and that isn’t saying much. I’ll be filing a complaint with the Texas Bar Association for misrepresentation and eronious fees.
BEWARE: DO NOT USE THESE PEOPLE!
The staff was helpful and very explanatory, all of my questions were answered and the work was completed in a timely manner. I heard of Baker & Baker through family members who were satisfied with their work and I am happy I listened because now I am too.
Mrs Baker and her staff were very knowledgeable about what I needed done and made sure I understood what it meant. She went thru other items to make sure my concerns after I pass will be how I want. I would recommend this firm to anyone who needs to plan the future after you are gone.