Ramona, CA asked in Divorce for California

Q: us my lawyer working for my family’s best interest? Or time to fire and hire new?

My flare rate fee attourney seems more of a “go between” with emails from my husband’s lawyer and I. And my representation offers little or no advise, direction, information or hope towards a best case outcome. We (my children and I) have very little money to even survive on at this time. Probono is an option but it’s very late in the game. I have no knowledge of the legal system in a divorce case. I have a restraining g order against “husband” and the extension that was granted to him, ends on our next court date, next week. What happens next? What can I do prior to secure my family’s safety and security? There are funds being withheld on “husbands” side, that were paid by government aid, to my daughter, who is in my custody. I have been denied access to these funds. Unless I agreed to drop the restraining order. I will not do so. Meanwhile, my do-nothing (or so I see it this way) lawyer offers nothing that makes me believe there is hope of security for the current or hereafter safety

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Angelina Bradley
Angelina Bradley
  • Monterey Park, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: As a general rule, attorneys are conservative about nosing in on another attorney’s relationship with his client.

That said, I would review your retainer agreement. If you’re in a flare rate agreement, there may be things that you want your attorney to do that he has not contracted to do. If he is contracted to do those things, be direct. Share your concerns with your attorney. Explain what you want to have happen. If you’re still not happy, then I would consider finding another attorney.

Good luck.

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