Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

It's been about two weeks since I asked my attorney to

It's been about two...

It's been about two weeks since I asked my attorney to change my will.He charged me $1000.But so far nothing's been done.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

California

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

I've tried calling him and emailing him but he has not returned my calls or emails

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 24 minutes by:
3/19/2018
legalgems
legalgems, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 13,699
Experience: Just Answer consultant at Self employed
Verified

Hello! I will be reviewing your question and posting a response momentarily; if you have any follow up questions please respond here. Thanks!

Ask Your Own Legal Question

I am sorry to hear this;

Under the professional rules of conduct an attorney is expected to maintain communication with the client; please see:

Rule 3-500 Communication A member shall keep a client reasonably informed about significant developments relating to the employment or representation, including promptly complying with reasonable requests for information and copies of significant documents when necessary to keep the client so informed. Discussion: Rule 3-500 is not intended to change a member’s duties to his or her clients. It is intended to make clear that, while a client must be informed of significant developments in the matter, a member will not be disciplined for failing to communicate insignificant or irrelevant information. (See Bus. & Prof. Code, § 6068, subd. (m).)

That information is here;

http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/ethics/2d_RRC/California-Rules-Professional-Conduct.pdf

Generally if an attorney does not respond one can contact the office manager or the attorney's secretary to find out when the client may expect a call, or a draft of the proposed will.

If that fails one can file a complaint with the state bar and sue in small claims to recover the retainer fee (based on breach of contract).

http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/Complaints-Claims

http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-smallclaims.htm

legalgems
legalgems, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 13,699
Experience: Just Answer consultant at Self employed
Verified
legalgems and 87 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask legalgems Your Own Question
legalgems
legalgems
legalgems, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 13,699
13,699 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Just Answer consultant at Self employed

legalgems is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,657 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,408 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,066 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

300 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
I am in the process of going through a divorce. My attorney
I am in the process of going through a divorce. My attorney will not return my calls. I would fire him, buy when I hired him, he had me sign a paper that if I was not happy with his services I would h… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
13,262 satisfied customers
I am being threatened by a Scam artist that has been calling
I am being threatened by a Scam artist that has been calling us several times a day or week--Global Link is the name--. I had requested that my name, phone number and email number be removed from any … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
24,657 satisfied customers
I bought a horse that had lameness issues I was told by the
I bought a horse that had lameness issues I was told by the seller that she had a pre- marketing exam done ,do to a lameness issue. When I tried the horse he was off on his front left. She explained i… read more
AttyHeather
AttyHeather
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
637 satisfied customers
Hello, I hired a web design/development company to redesign
Hello, I hired a web design/development company to redesign my existing website. In the contract, the company acknowledges that the timeframe is short (four weeks for the project) and making the deadl… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
I lent a friend $1000 several months ago as well as let him
I lent a friend $1000 several months ago as well as let him use my car and lent him linens. He supposedly lost my personal keys and has made no attempt to contact me regarding repayment or return of m… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
I moved out of my apartment on July 31. I had to call my landlord
I moved out of my apartment on July 31. I had to call my landlord on September 1st because I had not received my security deposit or pet deposit. After speaking with my landlord, I agreed to a $10 ele… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
20,159 satisfied customers
Im having trouble with an out of state dealership I purchased
I'm having trouble with an out of state dealership I purchased a vehicle from last month. Can you please let me know if I can take legal action against them? Problem outlined below. On April 21 my ban… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17,183 satisfied customers
I sold a car to a good friend in VA two days before I my wife
I sold a car to a good friend in VA two days before I my wife and I moved to California. This man was a great friend for on year living there and he bought my wife's car for $2500. He gave us $1000 be… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17,183 satisfied customers
Wayne signed a subscription agreement for 10 shares of stock,
Wayne signed a subscription agreement for 10 shares of stock, having a value of $100 per share of the proposed ABC Company. Two weeks later, the company was incorporated. A certificate was duly tender… read more
loeblaw
loeblaw
Judicial Doctorate
1,629 satisfied customers
I was contracted by an individual about a month ago to sculpt
I was contracted by an individual about a month ago to sculpt characters for a film he's making, by contract that he had written. The due date was extended verbally due to design changes on his part a… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
Hello, I have a problem with social security. I have two social
Hello, I have a problem with social security. I have two social security cards with 2 different dates of births. The fisrt card has my original date of birth and I have not used that card since I was … read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
hi, i have signed a service agreement with an IRS tax negotiator
hi, i have signed a service agreement with an IRS tax negotiator in California and paid him $3500. basically, he's a scumbag and hasn't done any work yet and i want out of the agreement. he's scrupulo… read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
im being charged with a dui i wonder if its possible to change
im being charged with a dui i wonder if its possible to change my atty we havent been to court yet thogh it has been extended twice i didnt sign a contract just paid 1000 retainer fee he never returns… read more
xavierjd
xavierjd
Juris Doctor
3,361 satisfied customers
Am a Maryland resident. Separated from my husband. Living
Am a Maryland resident. Separated from my husband. Living w/ my elderly mother to help with health issues. My husband and I use to "both" reside there. He has left behind a junk boat. Says he can leav… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
Ive paid a materials deposit of $1000 in cash to a contractor
I've paid a materials deposit of $1000 in cash to a contractor for home improvements. The total estimate for the work was $1925. The contractor did some work and has not been back since February 16. H… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
22,408 satisfied customers
I hired a lawyer a year ago to represent me in a child custody
I hired a lawyer a year ago to represent me in a child custody suit in which my ex-husband filed suit to have me pay child support. His lawyer withdrew three months into the case. My lawyers have yet … read more
xavierjd
xavierjd
Juris Doctor
3,361 satisfied customers
I started a book with verse and my own photographs 4 years
I started a book with verse and my own photographs 4 years ago. The books are for children about a Yorkie named BeBe.I tried the traditional route for publication without much luck. I continued improv… read more
A.J.
A.J.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,796 satisfied customers
My wife has had primary custody of her 10 year old daughter ...
My wife has had primary custody of her 10 year old daughter since birth with court "mandated", unsupervised, visitation 3 days per week for the father whom she never married. He has never paid any chi… read more
Walter
Walter
Just Answer Consultant
6,024 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x