I have a crazy situation. I fired my attorney because he was not working in my interest, preparing motions that he would then argue the opposite position (against me). He also violated attorney/client confidentiality, failed to issue appropriate subpoenas or get a financial affidavit
from my ex. etc. etc. I retained him for six months. He is a personal friend of my father. My father has a conflict of interest between me and my ex. which is too long to explain. Here is the thing: instead of letting me go as a client in order to go pro se which was based upon cost (father said he would pay and then reneged) and his poor performance, he is kicking up a shit storm with me. I am Bipolar. I also have had my children kept away from me because I voluntarily entered a hospital back in Summer 2011 for depression and my ex used this every which way he could. I have been healthy and have doctors' notes to prove this. My former atty is threatening me that he will go before the judge and tell the judge I am incompetent. He also is threatening me that he will try to get a guardian appointed for me! No I am not kidding. I have passed brief emails to him which were perfectly cordial as well to the Ad Litem in the case. I have had no phone contact whatsoever. My father claims that I had conversations with him on the phone but I did not. I stopped speaking to him on Thanksgiving when he told me I was responsible for the attorneys' fees. Anyway, I believe a hornet's nest sits under all this behavior. I believe my father has acted unethically because he had a 25% share of a major co that my ex owned. It all smells rotten to say the least.
I am wondering what would be required to deem me unfit. There are no records indicating such only my father and ex atty heresay. Can he really appoint me a guardian or would this be a difficult process. All I want to do is go Pro Se. I can only think that there is alot of bad behavior that underlines their behavior and they do not want exposure. Just to support this conclusion, the other atty in FL was hired by my father. The court ordered my ex to pay him monies which were then to be given to me. When I called the atty (charges 475/hr) and asked him whether he received any monies from my ex, he conveniently could not remember which is bizarre to say the least.
So, in sum, I am mostly concerned as to what grounds, if any, the ex atty would have in claiming me unfit and what would it take for the courts to appoint a guardian to me.
This all seems so crazy but I know that it has something to do with the subpoenas I want and plan to have issued. I am in perfect mental health but am dealing with a bunch of people who have stuff to hide and do not mind doing whatever it takes to shut me up.
Sorry for the length but this is a complicated matter. Thanks