Lawyer can't attend due to being in trial isn't it my right to have my attorney present and refusing to allow such meeting to be had without myself and attorney Present I'm only one person on my side where there will be 10 people on the states side
If the hearing has been properly noted and the notice has been properly served on all parties, unless you or your attorney had properly notified the other parties of the schedule conflict before the hearing, the hearing will go on as scheduled.
One party generally cannot hold up a case by not coming to hearings.
What your attorney should be doing is figure out a way to have another hearing.
You are required to be invited to a Family Team Decision-Making meeting, but it is not required that you attend. If your attorney advises you that you should not attend in his/her absence, you should ask him/her to help you put together a statement to submit, as there is a policy that "If the child, caregiver or parent is unable to attend the FTDM meeting, their input will be presented and considered in the decision-making process."
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