I agree your situation sounds very frustrating. I also know that it seems so all attorneys are greedy a d self servicing.
the problem with entering into any litigation is that there is no way that one side can control the amount of work that is done, the number of course required, or anything else that might keep the fees down.
For what it is worth, I trust stephen cohen who is on avvol and is an LA attorney.
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In terms of affordability, most lawyers here on AVVO have their fee information posted on their profiles. Look around. Good luck. p.s. you have legal custody. You therefore have the right to move wherever you want without the grandparent's permission. Do you share physical custody with the grandparents or are their rights limited to visitation. You might not fully understand what is meant by "legal custody". Most lawyers offer initial consultations free of charge.
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First, you need to stop feeling that you need to be either polite or accountable to them because they obviously lack those qualities toward you. Second, you need to file a "Request for Order' for termination of visitation for GPs based on "change in circumstance" that includes a declaration explaining the conduct of the GPs and that it is not "in the best interest of the children." You have a strong case and if you go to the self-help center at the courthouse, they will help you complete the paperwork. You obviously would be better served with legal representation but this is an alternative to at least get started...
I believe that you need very affordable yet competent behavior. Lawyers did not create your situation. Your post is incomplete.
I firmly believe that your children have a fundamental right to know of their biological mother whose relationship was terminated only by death, and am bothered by any intimation to the contrary. But, how and when that information is divulged might be much different than the maternal grandparents wish or than you wish; if you can't negotiate an agreement, you might hire for the children a therapist to recommend a course of action which might be the foundation for a Court order addressing this issue.
Once you relocate out of the U.S.A., how much of a problem can the maternal grandparents be?
Why did your wife adopt your children? Death of their mother isn't a reason.
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