Currently involved in a custody suit. Minor's counsel (my daughter's lawyer) has failed to acknowledge any phone call, email or any type of correspondence since March of this year.
I am missing visitation. Father is present at visitation and Minor's Counsel does nothing.
Minor's counsel has yelled at me, threatened me with never seeing my daughter and treats me very disrespectfully.
I came to this lawyer with everything I had to prove to him I was not the "bad guy" and his response was, "it doesn't matter, I get paid either way".
Minor's Counsel ONLY speaks with the father of my daughter.
I have done everything the Court has asked me to do. I am not a felon. I am not a drug addict or an alcoholic. Who can I go to for help?
You can report it to the Judge and the State Bar Association. They will investigate the claim of attorney misconduct.
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Minor's counsel is just that...for the minor. They represent the child...not you...not the father.
They are paid by the parents or by the state. It would be to your benefit to get along with minor's counsel, even if you don't like them. They are the eyes and ears of the court and are often appointed by judges who respect them.
You don't have to prove anything to minor's counsel...only the court. It sounds like you have done something to alienate the attorney for your child. See what you can do to repair the relationship. Sometimes you have to eat a little crow to get your case back on track.
You probably need your own attorney as it sounds like you are too emotional about the case, which is understandable as this is your child. However, and experienced family law attorney can often move the case forward for you because they deal in fact, and not emotion.
I have had many cases with minor's counsel. Often, after I am hired, they tell me, "I am SO glad you have been hired." They know how difficult it is to work with emotional parents.
An experienced attorney can help you.
Minor's counsel represents the minor, not you. Your best option is to retain an attorney and follow your attorney's advice. Any action you might take based upon the perceived bias of minor's counsel is likely to backfire. It is clear to me, from your question and follow-up comment, you are unable to adequately represent yourself.
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