Thank you for requesting me personally. My colleague is apparently new to the website, and may not be aware that some customers want to correspond only with specific experts. That said, you asked:
I filed a motion for sanctions against my petitioner wife plus a proposed order for sanctions but her attorney has not responded to the motion and I am wondering why.
A: Based upon our previous conversations, it's probably because the attorney doesn't want to do any additional work unless he/she is paid by your ex. Also, an attorney who doesn't have a good substantive argument against a motion may simply decide to "wing it" in court, and try to convince the court on an emotional basis to give his/her client a break. The attorney doesn't want to go on record as to why he/she never responded timely in the first place. So, he/she will show up in court and throw ever non-legal argument possible at the judge in 3 minutes -- hoping that something will stick to the back of the courtroom wall.
I realize that your spouse is purportedly great at convincing others in person, but you can't do anything other than stick with the facts, and hope that the judge will rull based on the law, rather than emotional arguments.
Hope this helps.
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