Carl Gunnstaks (aka C. Luke Gunnstaks), Gunnstaks Law Office was hired as my divorce attorney in August, 2016.
I have in writing from Gunnstaks, that I "would receive all of my money in the IOLTA account he was holding." He later "changed his mind" without notice, when I realized in August 2017 what had happened in my case and began asking for him to be accountable for his actions and also his invoicing and statements. He withheld $25,054.75 from my IOLTA account for the months of Aug. 2017 to the final decree date of 12/04/17 which equals a billing of $6,236.87 a month! There were NO in-person court appearances or mediations and I had to be proactive forwarding documents to Opposing Counsel myself. I also began doing my own research on my case and found many discrepancies from what I had been told during the active time of my case and what was reality. Thus I began asking more questions in reference to accountability. Gunnstaks then began telling me I was delusional and need psychiatric help. His taking the $25,054.75 was also above and beyond his being paid $18,850.00 in cash, for a Divorce for a couple who were both over 67 yrs. of age, married 10 years at the time and had no children. Grand total received by Gunnstaks: $43,904.75!
Gunnstaks made a name change at opposing counsel's request to my Divorce Decree without my knowledge, consent or approval.
I had to hire another attorney to proofread all final Divorce Decree documents. Changes to my personal real estate property descriptions had to be made or they could become an issue for a title company should the property be sold in the future.
A Limited Power of Attorney was filled out with my name misspelled 3 times: Walter, Watler and Rebbeca. The wrong divorce decree was forwarded to me in the wrong names. Then the final divorce decree was forwarded to me for signature for the court filing, and it too was the wrong divorce decree.