Q: I was divorced in Iowa in 2017 and recently moved to Colorado with my 13 year old daughter. My Iowa attorney is not
Following through with the contempt charges on my ex for his multiple violations of the divorce decree. He has not been responding to my messages or those from opposing council, regarding papers served to me requesting a modification in custody. I tried to meet with him while I was in Iowa last week but he never replied to my requests. It has been a very long, stressful, frustrating, and complicated divorce that I feel he no longer wants to be involved with.
I hate the thought of getting a new attorney and fear the cost will make it impossible, but I also feel that keeping an attorney who no longer has my back is equally as bad, and could result in not only financial consequences but consequences for my daughter. So my question if I get a new attorney can I work with one in Colorado or do I have to get an Iowa attorney. Would a new attorney have to take the time to read the 4 years worth of divorce records or could they just use supporting documents to address the issues I’m having
A: Assuming your case is still in Iowa, you should get an attorney there. A new attorney is going to have to spend some time reviewing the prior filings. However, it may not be necessary to read every one. It depends on whether the old filings have anything to do with the current issues. However, some review is necessary to determine this.
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