I recently left my husband. At the time I left, all of my belongings remained at his house. Within a month of separating I obtained a lawyer, (11/2014) and have paid over $950 to her. She has sent 2 letters to his attorney but no action has been taken. I am afraid to call/write/reach out to her because I cannot afford to pay her anymore. I just want my stuff back. How do I move forward with this without dishing out more money? I am a single parent of a child with medical needs and make just above minimum wage. I thought this would have been resolved by now, but we are on our way to year! PLEASE HELP!
It sounds as though you need to communicate these concerns with your attorney. Since you are already represented, it is improper to comment on your case in this forum. There is always the option of retaining new counsel, but that doesn't seem practical given your circumstances. I would recommend trying to work out the matter with your current attorney, if possible. Good Luck.
You have paid a total of $950 to your attorney? I hate to say this but in my state that amount of money is just over a third of what it costs to even start the lawsuit, let alone do any real work for a client. Billing to start a divorce in Pierce County, with or without children, is just under $330.
You have three options, it seems to me. One, you can try to talk to your lawyer and make a game plan and figure out where you go from here. Two, you can fire your current lawyer and hire a new lawyer. Three, you can fire your present lawyer and do it yourself.
I suggest you try #1 and if that doesn't work go to #2. Given the fact that you seem to think you have paid a lot of money so far you probably will end up doing it yourself or maybe being able to find a low-bono or free lawyer through your local bar association.
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