Douglas Lee Bryan's answer I am nor familiar with immigration law, so I cannot comment on whether the lawyer's reassurances were legitimate. However, I would suggest you get a second opinion from another attorney who does handle immigration matters. Also, you may want to consider filing a complaint with the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel should you feel that the lawyer charged you for services that he knew he couldn't deliver. Information on how to do this can be located at...
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer A succession most likely needs to be opened to ensure that all of the necessary heirs receive their portion of any recovery. The attorney should let you know what needs to be done to receive your share of any recovery. Should you have any difficulties in dealing with the attorney, I would suggest speaking with another lawyer to counsel you further.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer If the bank is attempting to foreclose on your house, you need to get an attorney as soon as possible. Let the lawyer know that what the bank has filed is not a complete copy of the agreement, and they will address that issue for you. if you can't afford an attorney, contact your local Legal Services office.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer A lawyer has the right to charge what is a fair fee. If he promises a full refund, however, you have the right to enforce that promise. If he or you contests what is owed (or what is a fair fee), you have the right to ask the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Baton Rouge to intervene. They can be reached at https://www.ladb.org/. Good luck.
Peter N. Munsing's answer No, it's not malpractice to give what are normal professional courtesies. If your former counsel gave the extension, and the other side relied on it, and they filed the answer in time, I suggest you tell them you will agree to vacate the judgment and allow them to answer--a judge will do it anyway, and your making them spend time and money to do it means you lose the chance to get them to owe you a favor when you need it--and that time will come in the litigation.
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