My divorce settlement is over and I have not paid my attorney the remainder of her fee because I believe that she did not earn it. She now wants to move to withdraw as counsel for the reason that I did not meet my contractual obligation. My belief is that she is the one who did not meet her contractual obligation. I am leaning toward petitioning the NC State Bar for resolution of a disputed fee. So, 3 questions:
Can she withdraw as counsel if there is fee resolution in process? Or, if the fee resolution process with the NC State Bar is not yet in process but will be soon?
Can she do anything to hurt my credit if the fee dispute is not resolved?
Can she take me to court if the fee dispute is not resolved?