Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.
Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a Family Law litigation attorney. Thanks for your question and I'm sorry for your trouble.
Based on what you've told me, it certainly sounds like your attorney failed to keep you informed of your case, which is generally a violation of the attorney's rules of professional conduct.
The first thing you should do is file a bar complaint against the attorney with the Indiana Judicial Branch Disciplinary Commission: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/discipline/2373.htm. You can get the form online.
It is likely that when you file the complaint, the attorney will try to reconcile with you. If not, you can allow the process to run its course.
You can also sue the attorney for legal malpractice, but that may not be necessary if the disciplinary hearing resolves the matter.
Thank you! Is there a time limit to do this process?