OK, I realize you have been trying to answer the questions that can not be answered in a simple sentence and that's really all that you can really give me.
Let's try questions with simple answers:
1.) Is it legal for for an attorney to call to dun me for money, and then bill me $285 an hour for the time he spent doing it?
Yes or No? (If this IS legal, it certainly should not be.)
He has already been paid over $6,500 and accomplished nothing, because he keeps screwing up. 90% of his bill is because he likes to listen to himself talk.
2.) What form(s) do I need to file with the court to subsitute myself in as attorney?
3.) How soon before the next court date do I need to do this?
Everything has been done. All this attorney needed to do was make a phone appearance on the scheduled date and time to tell the Judge that all parties had agreed to "Stipulate to the Pleadings." Instead he was a 'no show,' and the court date is set back four months.
Or at least that is what the 'no show' attorney is telling me, in his version, it's the Judge that screwed up and his not making an appearance presents no problem at all. (Other than then four month delay - and remember, the four month delay came after a two month delay because the attorney did not properly notify the other side that we had made a response.)