I have been separated since July,2009. I hired an attorney then and spent years getting a sep agreement drawn up, accepted, etc. the amount of time and money I spent was a waste with regards to what I am supposed to receive in the settlement. My husband took a lesser job, he and his attorney dragged their feet and I lost in the long run. He had had an affair for years with my friend and i lost anyway.
We had a meeting in late september to finalize the sep agreement, qudro, etc. I received a rough draft of the consent order in early December (over 60 days later, although I thought she had 30 days). It was sent to his attorney on dec 12, with no response as of yet. My ex husband has not even seen it yet. During this time I have gotten a notice from my attorney if her increase in fees, etc effective January 1.
The only thing that has been completed was our divorce because we did this without any attorneys involved. I actually signed a waiver so they could get married the next week.
Needless to say, I have done everything I am supposed to do to move this process along as quickly as possible. I have spent over 10000 in attorney fees to receive 9000 before taxes in a qudro and less than 50 a month in child support.
My attorney and his attorney have no sense of time or urgency to complete anything. I understand the legal system takes time but 2.5 years for a small insignificant case is ridiculous. I thought there was also a 30 day timeframe on completing a consent order.
What are my rights as a person with this? Every time he doesn’t answer an email, I pay my attorney to recontact them, etc. what can I do?
Thank you for your time.