Generally, by Supreme Court Rule, your ex has 21 days to find a new lawyer or to file a pro se appearance. Sometimes the court will allow 28 days but that is up to th eindividual judge. Your lawyer will know how to proceed whether or not your ex hires new counsel.
If your lawyer has spent your settlement money, he has committed a serious ethical/disciplinary violation. Go to www.iardc.org and follow the link to report him to our licensing board. Before you do that, make very certain of your suspicions as this is a serious matter.
You walked out. You cannot then sue. An emergency room is a setting where patients are treated in the order they check in, unless there is a dire emergency. You walked out so you were not treated. You have no basis for a lawsuit. You need to decide if you need mental health care or if you just want to sue someone.
Please refrain from discussing your son's case in any public forum as it might hurt your son. He should have an attorney who will be able to answer all your questions (or those of your son) in private. Your son is facing a serious Class X felony with additional time added to the Class X sentence.
You do not need an attorney to file for joint simplified divorce. However, there are strict guidelines before you can qualify. Please review those guidelines: http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/?section=SERVRESPage&SERVRESPage=7065 You will file in the county in which you resides, not the county where you got married. You cannot get divorced on a walk-in basis. Divorce might affect your application for cititzenship so you will want to ask that question of an immigration attorney.
If you have a lawyer you, you should be asking all of your questions of your lawyer. What can you expect from your lawyer? You can expect proper and professional representation in order to minimize the damage is caused by your DUI charge. Will you be drug tested? Not likely, but it is not completely outside Realm of possibility depending upon your judge.
This is a question for a Florida lawyer. Your brother can get a divorce. Whether there is anything available for alimony will be up to Florida law and the Florida courts. You have posted in an Illinois forum. Tell your brother to consult with a Florida attorney.
If the judge entered an order, he has signed it and the changes are now in effect. If the judge ordered the attorneys to present a draft order which has not yet been entered, then the parties should still follow the verbal order but it may not be binding until the judge executes it. If you have a lawyer, this is an excellent question to ask of your lawyer.