Stuck in divorce case


#1

Dear cornered:

Greetings. If your husband is represented, then I do not see how he is creatng the delays. I would suggest that you speak with your attorney and come up with a strategy to resolve everything. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

301 McCullough Drive Suite 510
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax

ROSEN.COM

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

Wait, isn’t the client supposed to be in charge? I always thought so.


#3

Dear cornered:

Greetings. The client is in charge of the direction of the case, but the attorney is in charge of the litigation and moving the case forward. It can be described as a partnership.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

301 McCullough Drive Suite 510
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax

ROSEN.COM

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

My ex is a divorce attorney. Our case has been stalled for some time and I am running out of money. He has an attorney but is probably exchanging services with him instead of paying him. I owe mine $20,000+. I can’t switch attorneys because I owe mine too much and would just have to start paying someone else. I feel my ex is taking advantage of the situation because resolution of the case would cost him too much. Isn’t there an ethical problem with an attorney using his situation for his own personal gain? As a lawyer, shouldn’t he wrap up his own case? I also think he is using his connections to protect himself against contempt charges for refusing to cooperate. What can I do?