When I first had an intitial consultation with him, and explain my husband's drug use, he was all on my side, saying " we're goning to drug test him through hair follicle test". Well that was approximately 2 months ago and he has not ordered that yet. We were supposed to have our temporary hearing this past Monday, but my husband offered 150.00 a week child support and supervised visitation on a temporary basis until the final hearing.. I agreed to this. But when I went to sign the order, his attorney had thrown in another clause stating that my husband could come by the daycare and see our son whenever he wanted. Well, I refused to sign the paper because I feel it is not the daycare's responsibility to supervise the visitation. Furthermore, there is not enougth staff there to do that. Well, when I told my lawyer that I did not agree, He stated "So the daycare does not allow this or YOU do not allow this...?" He has put of ordering the Hair follicle test to establish my husband's drug use. He talks to me like crap to be quite honest with you. All the evidence that has been presented, I had to go gather it all up myself. And now my husband has moved a girl and all her things into our house. We recently started our own business in June and my attorney informs me that I am not entitled to none of that. My husband is power of attorney over his dad's VA check, who is in a nursing home, yet spends the entire check (3100.00) on himself and his new girlfriend. I have our child, who is 2 1/2 years old. My attorney acts as though he is representing my husband instead of me. Is there anyway that I can fire him and be refunded the money that has not been used, considerring that he has not done much to represent me thus far. He is very rude to me, and is constantly trying to go with everying my husband is proposing. I feel like I am being taken advantage of and have noone on my side. I paid this man 1500.00 retainer fee, when I can't even pay my health insurance premiums. I am disgusted with him and need some advice on a reputable attorney (preferrably a female) in my area. PLEASE Help me!
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