Jackson, MI asked in Probate for Michigan

Q: How long should my attorney give opposing counsel to respond and how long for mine to get back to me?

I have been waiting a YEAR now for opposing counsel to respond to my attorney's requests and demands. My attorney is horrible about keeping me informed or returning calls/emails. I need to know if this is normal or if I should seek a different attorney to handle this. I feel like she isn't concerned with my case and isn't doing all she can to get it resolved. I am not a difficult client, I just want to be kept informed. It has been 3 months since she emailed the other attorney asking for my requests and I have not heard a word even with calling her office twice and emailing her multiple times just asking for an update.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Unless there is an active court case, timeframes are moving targets. What are you requesting? I think it's reasonable to assume that opposing counsel is not going to respond. The questions you should be asking your attorney is what the next step is, and is it worth it (financially) to proceed.

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