Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
Thanks for your question and good afternoon.Honestly I would terminate this person as your lawyer.I would file a complaint against him for failure to provide professional services.He has not done you right and I am not sure you are going to be able to get him to finish this up.You can terminate him in writing and ask for your files back.You would file your complaint here. Complaints should be made to the Montana Supreme Court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel, whose purpose is to investigate and prosecute complaints of professional misconduct against lawyers. Their office can be reached at(NNN) NNN-NNNNor toll-free, in-state(NNN) NNN-NNNN You can arbitrate the legal fee and seek return of at least part of it as well.http://www.montanabar.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=205Your alternative here is to write him a demand letter threatening such action unless he immediately takes action to complete the estate and gives you a timetable to do so.Make sure you send this certified mail and keep a copy here for your lawyer complaint in case he does nothing.Overall I think this guy is bad news he has not proceeded here timely.I wish I could tell you otherwise.You have to decide if you want to give him once last chance or terminate him and find another lawyer. The state bar here can help you get another lawyer if you decide to fire him.http://www.montanabar.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=19I appreciate the chance to help and wish you the best here whichever direction you decide to go..
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Thank you for the great information!! I appreciate knowing what agencies to contact. I will give this guy one more chance next week and then follow through with your suggestions.
This is just what I needed to know.