I got a supervised visitation for my kids in Virgina but the agency is not responding and they dont have slots till 2014.

Asked 5 months ago - West Chester, PA

I got a supervised visitation for my kids in Virgina and I am trying to contact the agency for almost a month now for my visitation with kids but firstly it was difficult to get a hold of them and then when I got a chance to speak with someone they said I have to wait until 2014 Jan or Feb.It is already 3 months that my kids are away from me and I live in some other state.I have a lawyer in Virginia who I hired for supervised visitation and he has also not returned my calls.In such a situation can this supervised visitation be challenged and I also tried another agency and they have a slot for the visitation but how do I go about this change in the agency which is in the protective order and supervised visitation.

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  1. Kathryn L. Hilbush

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    Answered . You posted this same question a few days ago and I didn't fully understand the facts. Since you're trying again, I'll try to respond. First, did you actually pay the attorney in VA any money? Do you have a written agreement for your representation with him? If the answer to either of these is no or you're not sure, that may be why he's not getting back to you. If your response is an emphatic yes, then send him a letter by certified mail, asking to set up a telephone conference before Thanksgiving, unless you can go to VA for an appointment. On the rest of your question, I can't tell whose custody the children are in but I will say that I doubt your inability to communicate with the agency or to obtain an earlier visit is going to help you much in challenging the supervision of visitation. However, not knowing why your visitation is being supervised, it;s really impossible to give you a reliable answer. So, figure out if the VA lawyer is actually your lawyer and if so, do as I suggest. If not, retain another VA lawyer and this time make sure the required amount of money exchanges hands and that you have a written contract (retainer agreement) with the attorney outlining what the attorney has committed to working with you on.

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  2. Susan J. Vandegrift

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    Answered . I agree that you need responsive counsel. Contact your lawyer and make it clear that if you do not receive a response, you will retain new counsel.

  3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz

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    Answered . If the lawyer you hired is not returning your calls you need to fire that lawyer and hire a new one. There a great lawyers right here on Avvo.com. You are so right that you should not have to wait three monts while everyone drags their feet.m your children need to see you now.

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