I filed contempt against my ex for non-payment of alimony and a lump sum property settlement. My ex filed a counterclaim to modify or set aside the property settlement. My attorney did not object to the counterclaim but told me it was inappropriate, yet she never once raised this to the court. instead she proceeded to participate in litigating this improper counterclaim and another issue that wasnt even in the pleadings. The ultimate cost to me for this rouge litigation was a loss of 262k. I was told (by another attorney) that an appeal would fail because my attorney conceded to litigate what was not in the pleadings and what was improperly raised within a contempt hearing. So, I have no recourse for my loss that was directly caused by this "inappropriate" litigation?