North Richland Hills, TX asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Texas

Q: What can we do if the Lawyer we have is not responding to our calls/emails

We have an Lawyer who we have asked to keep us informed about the progress dealing with the deceased sons and the rent money they have been collecting for 4 years now. We have given him copies of the lease the tenant sign stating he is to deal with wife should anything happen. There is a family settlement giving the rental to the sons and it is in the courts. The excess money from the rent is needed to pay the estate bills as well as catch up on the mortgage that is 5 months behind. We have seen the Lawyer many times about this and he politely gives us the brush off. At this juncture we dont know if the tenant is paying rent , what he is paying and we are very close to evicting him. We need help and direction.

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Terry Lynn Garrett

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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You can fire your lawyer. First get another lawyer to substitute in.

Tammy Lyn Wincott agrees with this answer

Angelica Lucinda Farinacci

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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I am so sorry you are dealing with this. My suggestion is that you demand, in writing, an update and accounting from this lawyer as a starting point. If they do not respond to the written demand, I would then consider looking for counsel who can assist by substituting in and asking that lawyer for your file. I hope this helps.

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