Wow this is what my lawyer told me verbatim.defaultuser wrote:Look at the federal laws on wage garnishment. They can't take over a certain percentage and it looks like they are wanting to do it.
Your employer can't comply, legally. It doesn't mean you don't owe the money, it just means your employer isn't going to take it out of your check. You can still probably pay the state disbursement people.
He told me he was agreeing to 22% spousal support, on top of my 28% CS PRIOR to agreeing to it. I then told him that that wouldn't leave me much to live off...He argued that I was paying that much before when I lived in the house when I paid the mortgage. So he said that was the way the judge was going to look at it.defaultuser wrote:If your lawyer agreed to something you didn't want him do, you have a serious problem with attorney management. You should either make things very clear to him, like don't do anything without my permission, or fire him and get a decent attorney.
Hopin4daBest wrote:Wow this is what my lawyer told me verbatim.
Hopin4daBest wrote:Lawyer says I'm going to win custody. I've pleaded with him to file a motion to modify temp orders. Which in essence means to take the kids from NJ and stiff her with EOW, while kicking her out the house. Basically to reverse oyr roles.
My grounds for this are that:
1) In 9/2011 the judge ordered me out the house by saying it was only for the winter.
2) GAL sees that NJ is insane.
Lawyer says he will only do what the GAL says. According to my lawyer, the GAL wants a psych evaluation done on NJ.
I persist and tell him that I'd at least want to TRY to modify the temp orders first. He tells me to get lost, that he won't waste his time. He says there's NO WAY the judge will throw NJ out the house unless it's severe circumstances, which he says we don't yet have. So he says he's not going to "get embarrassed" by the judge by motioning to modify.
He says it'll be anywhere from $2-5K to hire a pro to come in and certify that NJ is a severely paranoid schizophrenic with several past hospitalizations, and a danger to raising kids full time.
So I sorta feel stuck now. I could go along with this, pay the money..Or fire him, and pay the money anyways, just to retain a new guy..Who might file my motion to modify, and fail, where then they might say I have to do the psych eval ANYWAYS...
Fatheroffour wrote:Your attorney is there to argue your case. Not to go along with what the judge might decide. Not to advocate what is fair. Not to make the arguments for the other side.
I hate it when I read about dads sinking money into their attorney only to find out the attorney fails their ethical obligation of zealous advocacy for their client.
Sadly, it looks like your attorney is a dud and fails in his ethical responsibility. After you fire him, be sure to file a complaint and/or recount his failures on all the review sites you can find so that another dad might not be taken.
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