OC filing "Motion To Be Relieved" is this what i think?!?

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OC filing "Motion To Be Relieved" is this what i think?!?

Unread postby truemort » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:00 pm

In short,

Received strange information today from my attorney that she received from OC stating that they are "Filing a motion to be relieved in this matter".

I was puzzled on what this meant so I feared the worst (that my STBX is yet again filing a frivolous motion against me".....so I asked my attorney to explain...

My attorney responded by stating that "They are getting out of the whole case." and that from this point forward "we may be going up against her directly".

What would cause this?

I know she has major legal fees that she has not paid her attorneys yet for over a year (15k minimum)....(because she refuses to work full time and was banking on a judge ordering me to cover her legal fees)...plus her stances are beyond ridiculous on custody and everything else....(I just scored a recent victory with 50/50 custody via 2-2-3 last month)..

Is this common? Im puzzled, shocked, confused, and dont know if I should be happy at this news.
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Re: OC is filing "Motion For Relief"-Is it what i think it i

Unread postby Caruzzo » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:15 pm

It sounds like a Motion to Withdraw as Attorney of Record. This could just be a regular formality if the recent litigation you mentioned is complete. If not, it means the attorney has had it with your ex or is tired of not getting paid.
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Re: OC is filing "Motion For Relief"-Is it what i think it i

Unread postby truemort » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:20 pm

our case is far from over..so im guesing he got tired of her...

hooray!!
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Re: OC is filing "Motion For Relief"-Is it what i think it i

Unread postby gamingdad » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:00 pm

Boot to throat.
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Re: OC is filing "Motion For Relief"-Is it what i think it i

Unread postby lovingfatherof2 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:15 pm

It means you win!
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Unread postby Caruzzo » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:24 pm

Be prepared for the possibility of new counsel and potential stalling.
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Re: OC is filing "Motion For Relief"-Is it what i think it i

Unread postby lovingfatherof2 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:39 pm

If she can't afford the lawyer she has she won't be hiring another.
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Re: OC is filing "Motion For Relief"-Is it what i think it i

Unread postby truemort » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:12 pm

im cautiously optimistic :P

is it possible the judge could say " i deny your motion and you must continue to represent her thru trial?"

even so, if that were to occur, how effective could they be at this point?
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Re: OC is filing "Motion For Relief"-Is it what i think it i

Unread postby lovingfatherof2 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:25 pm

Depends, to many variables but imo for a lawyer to jump in this late in the game it would be extremely difficult for them, would probably cost a hefty retainer for a lawyer to even do it.

If your ex represents herself from this point on she will be in for a world hurt.
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Unread postby Tom Kirkpatrick » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:31 pm

Kick this up a notch. The moment OC is officially off the case, file a Motion to Shorten Time.

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