The Court ordered a Referral to PC on 10/9. PC accepted the order on 10/10. The PC was working under a nonprofit organization, which was also listed on the order. The order states we had to set up an initial meeting within 10 days of the order. The meeting was set on 10/19, but the director of the organization canceled it at the last minute. No one would return calls or emails for two weeks. I finally learned that the PC and the director had an argument about fees. The attorney for the organization called me and said he would file a motion to remove the nonprofit from the order so we can deal directly with the PC; I agreed. Nothing has been filed and the attorney will not return anyone's calls. What can I do? I do not have, nor can I afford an attorney.
I'd probably give it a little more time. But it also sounds like you can't afford NOT to hire an attorney. A child's future is at stake, and you need to make sure everything is being done correctly. You need to get a lawyer.
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You can file a motion requesting both a status conference with the court. If the court is using an entity that will not comply with its Orders the court needs to know about it and to also refer you to a different parenting coordinator.
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You may need to file a motion in your family court case to bring this issue to the court's attention, but it is difficult to say without more information. If the PC was appointed by court order and accepted the appointment, it sounds like the PC is under an obligation to perform his/her duties unless otherwise ordered.
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