I have been waiting for almost a year for my divorce to become finalized, yesterday I called my representing attorney's office and they assured me that all the paper work was in the court house now it would be 3 to 6 weeks for the judge to sign it, however when I called the court house to confirm that they said they do not have a praecipe to transmit, so I called the law firm back and said that,s not true they always say that and again that everything is there"all paperwork" this comes from the secretary because my attorney never returns my calls. Could this be true that my divorce in in progress at the courthouse? How do I find out for sure?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Pennsylvania
I am trying to find out what I can do
Thank you for posting your question to JA/Pearl. Legal questions often take time for research or I may be offline so please be patient, I will reply. I called my representing attorney's office and they assured me that all the paper work was in the court house nowUsually the best way to clear up an issue such as this is to pay a personal visit to the attorney's office rather than calling. You are entitled to a copy of the transmittal to the court and a copy of the order that they sent to the court for the judge to sign. My best guess is that they had not actually sent it when you called, someone had forgotten, but that it has now been done. However, the best way to know for sure is a personal visit to look at your file which you are entitled to do. Call ahead and tell them that you want an appointment to review your entire file but it is not necessary to actually meet with your attorney, that way they cannot put you off by saying he is not available.
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Please understand that I no longer live in the state of Pa. recently moved to South Carolina because of the friction with this law office I am not sure how to get the copy of my file any suggestions?
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Then that is a problem since they are unresponsive. I would suggest a certified letter to the attorney requesting a copy of what has been forwarded to the court as the final order.
That is an excellent idea would it be best to get another lawyer involved or perhaps the bar association? Would that be costly to retain another attorney to wrap this up for me?
And if I did send a certified letter to them would that only anger them and out of spite they would take several more weeks or months?
You could send the letter first and give them a chance to respond. Then if they do not you could file a complaint with the bar association.
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