Sanctions against opposing attorney


#1

I am representing myself in an Order to Show Cause brought against me by ex-wife’s attorney. In her Motion to Show Cause, she has me responding to her county’s courthouse on the same day that I am to appear on the Order to Show Cause paperwork in the correct county. Had I not caught the error, I could have gone to the county NOT hearing the case, been cited with a Failure to Appear, etc. I firmly believe she did this on purpose. I am going to the correct courtroom Tuesday and asking for a dismissal since the paperwork has me in two different places at once. Can I make a motion that she be sanctioned? If the attorney cannot get their act together, how can I, or the court, trust anything that comes out of her logical arguments?


#2

You can make a motion for sanctions if you wish.


#3

Is it appropriate to ask for a dismissal? Is it appropriate to make a motion for sanctions? What am I to expect? Is this a smart thing to do? It’s not what I wish to do, it’s ‘what is going to get me the best mileage.’


#4

It is not grounds for dismissal of the attorney’s client’s claim and could have been a mistake. I would suggest you let the attorney know what happened and how it affected you, then move on past the issue.