Contempt of court applies only to the violation of a court's orders. Unless the court ordered you two to not say anything bad about each other, you will not prevail on a contempt motion. If it did you may. Good luck!
Filing a motion to have the amount of support you pay reduced is not that expensive. I offer free consultations. Give me a call. You could save a lot of money by going to court and asking for a modification in the amount you pay each month.
No, you have no legal obligation to do this. I assume he just wants to make sure she is not a kook or a fanatic. Meeting someone is nice but in your case is not required. While I try and and make GALs happy when I can, sometimes I can't because of situations like yours. Good luck.
You may well be liable to pay $2,500 depending upon the work done but not yet billed. As for phone calls, all attorneys treat those differently. How long can it take to listen to a phone message? A minute? However, he/she may have a minimum billing increment where listening to phone calls constitutes 1/10th of an hour. You are in a tough spot. I suggest getting another attorney to negotiate with this one if he/she is not responsive to your requests for an invoice. Give me a call. I have been...
The private bar takes on cases the SPD cannot handle for various reasons. They are still private attorneys even though they take these SPD cases. It sounds like a good thing to me as she has more experience than a purely private lawyer who never takes any SPD cases would have.
If you are within two years of the initial custody and placement order, he will have a very difficult time proving a change is necessary to protect the physical or emotional best interests of your child. So if you object, and you should with the help of counsel, simply moving in with his parents and freeloading off of them is no basis for a change in the current order. He most likely wants primary placement and to stop paying child support.
Because you never know what a court will do, you...