I am in a non married family law
case for one child custody situation. The mom got a pro bono volunteer free attorney through the community Law Center, he is a volunteer staff there, which is a 503 / a /c corporation. This attorney never requested it or filed for any fees to the mom ever, including the present time. All of a sudden, this attorney requested an amended response to collect for attorney fees and wants $10,000 from me, and wants to charge for current and future fees at me exceed $30,000. This kind of explains why he never try to work out a mediation
deal when I opened so heavily involved that every level with our son, why you pushes for separation
vs mediation. The policy at the community law program and St Petersburg Florida specifically States as you can see under website, that no employee nor any employee at all are allowed to make a profit. Its a charitable we're going to isation. Nonprofit status. Dad makes 70,000 per year, mom who is also college educated specifically chooses not to work, and doesn't want to work. This all in common child support
and all costs are coming from the dad. Dad had to get a 10000 hour alone just a pay up his current lawyer who he lost recently now because of lack of funds. Dad is $100,000 and debt, and those paycheck by paycheck. He pays child support at 800 dollars per month which was not calculated, it was actually completed by verbal stating agreement and I should be paying 357 per month. I spoke to the community law program executive director, he really didn't know what to say, and then hung up the phone. I asked how can he bill for services and witty already provided for free and collected under the pro bono hours for his license. As I left into things more and more, I realized he has a pattern and this is not just some volunteer job, this is a referral source. He weeds out to parents that have salaries which most of them do, he also represents to in the gin in the pork was automatically allows him to collect his money after his volunteer hours are completed. He actually pushes for trials when I could be easily resolve in mediation, cousin mediator wanted to throw up all over to place listening to this attorney when I hadn't. And the violin, is this a try is extremely unethical, he intimidate sand threatens other people and witnesses for me, he called my other pass attorney and pretended he was my attorney to get pillows information from him about me and tricked him. Most important I find that this lawyer, is nasty and I want to know how I can look up the see if he has collected money from other individual clients opposing party and see if he asked me collected at money? Because he filed in court that he's collecting all the fees for himself, but then after I complain to the law Center, he changed verbally to the judge and stated that well I'm actually going to make the money for the community law Center. So what should I do? I want to find out if he has a pattern of the history of doing this, which is very on a sicko, and if you did do it, did he keep the money in the password ***** you give it to the community law Center? What should I do? How do I deal with this? I no longer have an attorney because I ran out I'm money. I keep on running out of money, I have lost 3 attorneys and this drags on, I have spent $40,000 on half of it through loan source I pay back every month, I have no credit, & I owe all of my attorneys about $5000 each. This attorney thanks that I have all this money and I am switching attorneys by choice, each time its because I couldn't afford them anymore. This has taken away all of our sons College shavings as he is 6 years old, all of the security, I lost his health insurance plan, & I am so stressed out I don't know what Bill to put told next month. This is devastating and the mom really has no se so, because it's attorney does what he wants without even asking her. So my big question is what do I do?