I paid my first divorce attorney $20k in fees and have about $4300 outstanding. I was RIFd from my job in September, have a toddler at home and an new ex-husband who hasn't been paying his child support.
The attorney sent me a letter threatening to write off the amount I owe her of $4300 and issue me a 1099 as if it is imcome to me, but it isn't. Is she legally allowed to do this?
Ok so, almost 2 years ago (in march) I hired a divorce attorney to represent me, whom I just figured out is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic who was suspended until the month I hired him. I paid the required amount for him and also the filing fee. Papers were filed and the server was sent the papers to serve him, and all that was done in like 6 months. And well I'm still waiting, its excuse after the other.. He hasn't been served correctly, the courts are too full, blah blah. I'm ready to move on with my new life, but I don't know how to get them to do their job and even more important get divorced! Help!
Okay, I respect attorneys. They are necessary and they usually serve society with the best interests. But how could anyone have the drive to become a divorce attorney? How could anyone be that cold and ruthless to be the one responsible for breaking apart a family? Please, someone lend me some insight. Maybe these people aren't as heartless as I think they are.
I've been in office Admin for about 5 years and just accepted a job with a Divorce Attorney as a Legal Secretary. This is my first job in the Legal Business. Just looking for advice from anyone with expierence.
A friend of mines ex was supposed to have a vehicle sent to him by July 16th and it has still not left her possession. He needs to file contempt of court charges on her but does not have the money to go thru a lawyer and is not on good terms with his divorce attorney. He had to turn his divorce attorney into the bar association for not doing his job. Thanks.
My lawyer is in Chicago - what do I do to report him. He has not responded to anything correspondence of mine in a year - phone, mail, fax, and did not sign a certified letter. This is not a lawyer I would bombard or contact constantly - he is my divorce attorney. Divorce is final, but he was trying to get an increase in child support for my son - now another year is lost without support.
Im a divorced parent of three,with the father in prison,and have yet to figure out how to get childsupport or some sort of help with them monthly,like I should!There is SOME way to go about this.My divorce attorney would not ask the judge to grant any type of support,which is understandible,him being in prision and all,but COME ON,if they make foodstamps and TANF and other long going things such as,then there has to be some way I can get help with my children.
You deal with multi-million dollar estates, so your fees are likely to be very good. There is always lots of work because celebrities get divorced so often. And the work is easy all you do is say "irreconcilable differences" and split it 50-50 since celebrities don't want the attention anyways. It's only a little more difficult when there are kids.
I was thinking about Los Angeles, California. Which city/state would give me most action and highest pay rate as a lawyer? I would like to be a real criminal justice lawyer, not divorce attorney or parking tickets. Thank you!
I don't know anyone to ask. I've searched online for references but there aren't any in my area. Any ideas would be appreciated. I've been married and a housewife for 24 years. I've worked part time jobs here and there but nothing full time. I don't know where to start. I realize I am starting over in life at this point. I'm scared. I just can't do this any longer. Please help.
I'm undecided between an anesthesiologist, a flight attendant, a psychologist, or a divorce attorney...Which job is "Better". Please if anyone is currently anyone of these what are the pros and cons of each job.
I married someone for the marriage, but it is evident now that my husbands priority was always the GC. I have 2 children, a home, and a good job. I filed for divorce because an attorney thought it would cost too much to file for an anullment, but the more I think about the circumstances, it seems an anullment would be more appropriate than a divorce. Is it possible for me to file this on my own? I have already paid court fees for divorce. Thank you.
I haven't worked since last February, but I have been a full-time student since then. My husband is in the military, and I highly, highly doubt he will help pay for any attorney I'll get or court fees, even if a judge orders him to. We have no children, we've already agreed that whatever property we brought into the marriage, we will take it back. (Meaning he gets the tv and computers he bought, I get the car I bought, etc). I know a divorce is pricey, and we want a divorce, but I, myself, can't afford it. Any ideas?
I know I need an attorney but should I file or make him? There is a small child involved also, I just want to make sure she is taken care of.
I support the military and always have but want to make this as easy as possible on my daughter. He is the one who brought up divorce, I suggested counseling. I only want to find out what is the best way to go about things.
Besides when did cheating whether he is military or not become acceptable?
Its not working out, me and my wife have agreed to a divorce with no strings attached. The only thing we share is our 3 week old daughter. I would like joint custody of her. How should i get started and what information do i need to know?
The petitioners attorney has sent final divorce papers to respondents attorney for him to look over and take to the judge for his signature. It has been over a month and this has not been done.
Is it a good job in general? Not compared to other kinds of law.
Also, if you work as a family lawyer do you have personal time to have a family?
We divorced ten years ago and were not verbally sure about the division of my PERA retirement, so we simply wrote down N/A. Does this mean that I get all of my retirement?
My husband and I are looking at a possible forclosure. He wants to give the house up. I want to keep it. We have enough money to make payments now, but he wont agree to pay the mortgage company. Our relationship is already on very shakey ground and in danger of collapse. My concern is if we split, how will a foreclosure affect my ability to find a place to live, get a job, buy a car, or just get credit? He is the one with the income, I have been a stay-at-home mom for 22 years.
I am a single mom going through a bad divorce and I need the help from a lawyer. I recently lost my job and going back to school, my ex went against a agreement we had and has not paid any kind of support since April. Please is there anyone out there that can help me.