I am disatisfied with my divorce atty, in jan they called me one day before the court date,i couldnt change my schedule to be there so they pulled the case.in addition to that the mother and i had to take an parenting class reqiured by the state.we took the class a few weeks later and i called the atty to let them know they told me to fax in the certificates which i did a few days later.when i called to verify they rcvd them thay told me it was too late and the case was placed in the inactive file and i would have to pay $250 reactivation plus $100 court costs.,which i did.now i am calling them at least two to three times a wk to get an update on the status of my case.because i am afraid they will call me a day before again but i just called them and was told very rudely by the asst. that i needed to stop calling that they will call me and every time i call they are charging me. can they really get away with all this? i cant afford to lose the money we have already paid and start over
Thanks for your question. My suggestion is to try and work through this here and then consider filing a complaint with the state bar where you live. I would tell you to change lawyers but you are stuck here and need to complete. Also most state bars have fee dispute resolution and you can argue over the fees they charged you. Ultimately you may get some satisfaction and some fees returned. That really is the only option for you considering how deep you are into this. I wish you good luck here and sympathy for having to deal with this. It should not be this way and they are not treating you very professionally here no doubt.
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