I can certainly empathize with what you are going through as your situation must be very difficult. It appears your partner has representation but given privacy issues, you may not be privy to issues or communications going on in the case. It may be more beneficial to have your partner discuss any options for expediting his case with his attorney. If there are issues you feel the attorney is not addressing, it may be helpful to seek out a second opinion, but bear in mind that the attorney would need to see the case file before properly advising you of the options.
You have an attorney. He/she knows the facts of your case. We do not. You need to ask your questions from your attorney.
You are essentially asking us to second guess your attorney without having all the facts. No competent attorney is going to do that.
You certainly are entitled to a second opinion. However, rendering a second opinion requires an analysis of all the facts, including any filings by your present attorney. That is not something that can be done for free through Avvo. You would need to retain an attorney for the purpose of giving you that second opinion.
J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship. Answers on Avvo can only be general ones, as specific answers would require knowledge of all the facts. As such, they may or may not apply to the question.