It occurs to me that there should be some reason you are receiving this kind of poor service. Do you owe the attorney money? Have you been the kind of client who calls almost daily with complaints and comments?
If you are not that kind of client, and you do not owe the attorney any money, then the treatment is without excuse. It may be easier to get another attorney to tie up the ends than deal with the assistants. Sometimes attorneys are "big picture" and once the trial is over, they become impatient with the "little stuff." Stephen's advice is good. Write down what you want taken care of, ask what it will cost to handle, and ask for them to provide you with a date by which they can do the work. If you don't like the answers, go elsewhere.
AND by all means, do not violate the restraining order!
Like many attorneys we will sit down and review your situation with you without charge.
Your best bet is to find a good lawyer who provides advice on this kind of issue on a regular basis and review your specific facts; the lawyer will be able to give you an analysis of the law and your options.
By the way, some attorneys sell "unbundled" or "limited" legal services where you pay for just what you need and can afford. For example, some attorneys will prepare letters for you to sign, legal documents, or sell the paperwork for the court filings; then you can proceed on your own, but knowing that your paperwork is correct and having a road map as to how to proceed. Or who will attend a hearing for a flat fee even if they are not handling the whole case. Neighborhood Law Office is such a firm.
At Neighborhood Law Office we never charge for an initial consultation, and at that meeting we can go through your specific facts and give you options. Please call us anytime for an appointment.
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This answer is based upon a partial understanding of the facts and may not be relied upon as legal advice. It does not create an attorney client relationship between the writer and the attorney. It is provided for general information. You should always consult an attorney about your important legal rights.
P.S. I will never figure out out-of-state attorneys who write useless answers just for the points regarding questions in states where they are not licensed.
NOTICEâ€” This answer is based upon a partial understanding of the facts and may not be relied upon as legal advice. It does not create an attorney client relationship between the writer and the attorney. It is provided for general information. You should always consult an attorney about your important legal rights.
Your question boils down to "how can I get a person to act differently than they have been acting"... This is a very difficult quesiton to answer. Just as no one (including your attorney) could make your ex act in a more hospitable way, there is no advice that can be given on how to make your attorney become more thoughtful, responsible or have a better "bedside manner".
If you wanted to outline what some of the specific loose ends were that you are interested in addressing, you may get advice on what would need to be done to accomplish your ends and if you cannot convince the law firm you are working with to handle the matter you can always hire someone else.
You can reach Harkess & Salter LLC at (303) 531-5380 or info@Harkess-Salter.com. Stephen Harkess is an attorney licensed in the state and federal courts of Colorado. This answer is for general information only and does not create an attorney client relationship between Stephen Harkess or Harkess & Salter LLC and any person. You should schedule a consultation with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your legal issues.
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