You have to promise me that your husband will contact JAG again immediately to discuss not going to jail because of the lawyers mistakes. You must also promise that he will also contact this lawyer by letter immediately as I stated above in my previous Answer and I want you to add the following to the letter:
1. You were not aware of the February/March Court date until after the fact and since he did nothing, you do not plan on paying him the $500 he is demanding. If the lawyer says it is it is money to pay the Court for Court costs - he is lying; there are no Court costs of $500 and besides, he did not file anything on behalf of your husband that would have required a filing fee;
2. If he clsims the $3,000 is for his fee, tell him he has done nothing to earn that money, in fact, he never informed your husband of any Court date and as a result, he is in more trouble now than before he hired him. If he claims it is for child support, tell him he is lying because child support payments are automatically dducted from his pay before he ever sees his own pay.
Have JAG call the Court and tell them that your husband owes nothing in child support and has proof of that. Also ask JAG to tell the Court that he paid a lawyer who never notified him of these Hearing dates, otherwise he would have been present at both hearings to prove his case in the child support matter. It would be great if JAG could convince the Court that under these circumstances, - No back child support and an idiot lawyer - Could they set a nominal bond so he does not go to jail.
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