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Is it Time to Change Attorneys ??
      07/05/06 11:26 AM

OK I had asked my attorney to get stbx to pay for all or a greater portion of my attorneys fees because Stbx makes big bucks and is heir to very big bucks and I make squat and am getting squat as temp spousal after 20 year marriage ( my first attorney was a whimp and I got way less than I should have in temp spousal. Stbx had all kinds of deductions taken out of his paycheck and inflated the cost of my son living with him.
My attorney without consulting me made a deal with opposing counsel that both myself and stbx would each withdraw 20K from a joint account and have the money deposited in an account that only the attorneys had access to to pay their fees. I said "No way" because that is not the same as stbx paying all or a greater portion of my legal fees. Well it seems that my attorney told opposing counsel that I had agreed to that before even consulting with me. So STBX withdrew 20K then sent another check of 20K to me and he wrote on the check by cashing this check you agree to all the terms in a letter written by his attorney --which had various unrelated issues in it that I did not agree to. So I did not cash the check.
I am pissed because my attorney said yes to opposing counsel before consulting me. He said even if stbx withdrew the 20K I could get my share at settlement. But he still has not persued the issue of attorneys fees.
Also he just said that opposing counsel had written up a proposed financial settlement agreement (don't know the correct legal nomenclature) but he had not yet received it. I asked him why he did not write up his own settlement proposal for me and he said "It would save me in legal fees if opposing counsel wrote it up" I think he is being lazy.
Why wouldn't be write up his own settlement proposal for me? He ordered all the discoveries months ago.
If I change attorneys it will be the third attorney and I am concerned that that may look bad to the judge when we go to court. I fired the first attorney because she was charging me $350 an hour to discuss parenting books with opposing counsel and found out they were friends outside of work. She was basically a nice nimrod.

My legal fees have already reached over 30K. We only can communicate through our respective attorneys. That was stbx that wanted no direct communication. I am trying to have the house repaired but to get him to pay half I half to run it through the attorney which ends up costing more in legal fees than the cost of the repair.
Thoughts?

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* Is it Time to Change Attorneys ?? overtherainbow 07/05/06 11:26 AM
. * * Re: Is it Time to Change Attorneys ?? Miranda   07/06/06 04:16 PM
. * * Re: Is it Time to Change Attorneys ?? overtherainbow   07/06/06 05:22 PM
. * * Re: Is it Time to Change Attorneys ?? Miranda   07/05/06 07:15 PM
. * * Re: Is it Time to Change Attorneys ?? overtherainbow   07/06/06 03:01 PM
. * * Re: Is it Time to Change Attorneys ?? Miranda   07/06/06 03:07 PM
. * * Re: Is it Time to Change Attorneys ?? overtherainbow   07/06/06 03:53 PM
. * * Re: Is it Time to Change Attorneys ?? Gecko   07/05/06 03:56 PM
. * * Re: Is it Time to Change Attorneys ?? matart1   07/05/06 03:45 PM
. * * Re: Is it Time to Change Attorneys ?? cinder   07/05/06 03:31 PM

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