Attorney didn't show up?

Well for calendar calls it is not a disaster for either side. It can PO the judge a little, but these things happen. The non response could mean something and it could mean nothing. This much is true… Attorney’s will respond to real court dates. If their client gets sued for contempt they will respond. If they don’t show up for a CS and CC hearing then the party that does, wins. If you have custody they will have to respond or you will end up with the kids 100%. You will get CS.

It could be that your attorney did not properly notice the hearing, that it did not make it on the calendar, that the attorneys agreed to a different date or that your ex has decided not to show up. Your attorney can probably give you more details

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Okay, so I hired an attorney to file for custody of my son. My ex-husband did as well. We went to mediation, and then my ex-husband called the mediator himself and said he wasn’t signing. So, we had calendar call today to set up the hearing date and neither my ex husband or his attorney showed up. Is this normal? My attorney has not been able to contact his attorney in any way since this thing started a month ago. Can his attorney just totally not respond or show up like she has been doing? It would seem that she has a duty to respond?