Hi, Wang, and Welcome back to JustAnswer, Thank you for requesting me, It's good to hear from you, but I am sorry for such bad news.
The first thing I have to say is that the lawyers are cheating you, I have never heard of a lawyer's fee for such a case to be so high. From what you are writing and the information you are giving me, your lawyer has done absolutely nothing for you and you are in the same position you were in when you came to JustAnswer the last time.
If you allow him to bully you, I am sure that he will not stop there. Once he knows he can scare you, he will do anything he wants to you. The property you described in your previous question in November, 2012, in which he gave you 50% is yours. You own 50% of that property and he will not be able to sell it to anyone without your signature on the deed and he knows that. You can tell him that yourself. You can tell him ifhe does not settle the case with you and pay you your rent for two years, then you will not sign any deed if he wants to sell the property. As I told you in my previous Answer, once a gift is given to you, it is considered in the law to be a "Completed Gift" and the person giving the gift cannot demand its return.
You are the only person who knows the basic character of your ex boyfriend and what he is capable of doing. Therefore, I do not think that anyone knows your ex boyfriend well enough to make the decision on going forward or not. You should, however, make a police report every time he threatens you. And, if the case does go to Court and a Judge hears the case and asks why you bit him, simply tell the truth - that he was attacking you, you were afraid of him because he has threatened many times to kill you, you were afraid for your life, you do not have the strength of a man, and you were defending yourself the only way you knew how.
I can say this to you with certainty - The lawyer who represented you once in front of the magistrate did nothing for you and you should not pay him that amount of money. If you decide to go forward, you should definitely and immediately start looking for another lawyer. I am sure that there are humdreds of qualified lawyers who could represent you very well and who would not charge you $180,000.
You should speak to a few lawyers before you select one. Ask a lot of questions relating to your situation, ask if he has experience in this area, ask if he has won or lost these cases. ask him what his hourly rate is and ask him to give you a bill at the end of each month, showing the days and dates on which he worked on your case, a description of the work he did on each date, and how much time he spent doing that work on each date. This is the type of bill lawyers here in the United States must give their clients. They must account for the number of hours for which they are charging their clients. They are not allowed to "just pick a number" and say, "Okay, I worked on your case for 20 hours last month, you owe me $4,000".
If you ask a lawyer for an "itemized bill for legal services rendered" and he refuses, that means he will be cheating you and you should stay away from him. Keep looking for an honest lawyer who will not rob you of your money and do nothing for you.
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