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Divorce: What does a “Petition Status for Attorney” involve?

Question by gpurv: Divorce: What does a “Petition Status for Attorney” involve?
My daughter was asked to immediately put $ 2,500 in her lawyer’s trust so they could respond to a request from the opposing council.

Since we didn’t immediately have the $ 2,500, we had to ask the lawyer’s office to remove themselves from the case (temporally). So, they were taken off the court record.

Now opposing council has a court date set for “Petition Status for Attorney”.

Questions:

1. Can my daughter go to the ‘petition’ court date, without a lawyer, and explain to the judge that she will be reinstating her lawyer prior to the divorce case?

2. Should we pay the lawyer “now”, prior to this petition court date? (we don’t want to do this because opposing council will continue to artificially run up our bill until we’re totally broke and can’t pay for the actual divorce trial)

I should add, this divorce has been going on for 19 months and so far her lawyer has been paid and spent $ 23,000. For the actual trial, he wants another $ 10,000

She’s a school teacher.

Best answer:

Answer by that judi
Call the court…they are there to answer questions on these matters.

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3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - March 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm

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Should I wait after my probation ends before my immigration lawyer can file my papers for a spousal petition?

Question by vincentpjimenez: Should I wait after my probation ends before my immigration lawyer can file my papers for a spousal petition?
My lawyers says i need to wait after my informal probation ends, then they can file the petition for me (I-130, I-485). I got married to my wife who is a US citizen and I was convicted of shoplifting on Jan 8, 2008. the 2 year informal probation ends on Jan 8, 2010, and my lawyer says that we should file the papers after Jan 8, 2010. Why are they delaying this? What problems might arise if I file the petition asap? I know there is a “petty offense exception” law and my case falls under this because it is a single offense, the maximum possible jail time was 6 months only, and I did not do actual jail time. Please advise I don’t want to waste money anymore. I have made a lot of consultations with different lawyers around 12 maybe and all of them say that its not a problem as long as its a single petty offense, and we just have to sign a waiver. But when I actually hired a lawyer, this lawyer all of a sudden told me to wait after my probation before they can file my papers to the INS. I will not be able to work for 1 year because I dont have a work permit, and my papers will definitely be delayed. I am thinking of getting another lawyer who is more specialized in this area and firing my current lawyer. My current lawyer says they can file it right now, but i will have to sign a waiver that if the outcome is bad (deportation) that they will not be responsible for it, because the lawyer can lose his license. Please advise.
I am here legally up until Jan 1, 2009, when my H-4 visa expired. I got arrested on Oct 25, 2007 while I was still in status.

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Answer by Lawenforcer
Wow, is our system broke, you steal and stay….great!!!

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 6, 2011 at 8:11 am

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Divorce: What does a “Petition Status for Attorney” involve?

Question by gpurv: Divorce: What does a “Petition Status for Attorney” involve?
My daughter was asked to immediately put $ 2,500 in her lawyer’s trust so they could respond to a request from the opposing council.

Since we didn’t immediately have the $ 2,500, we had to ask the lawyer’s office to remove themselves from the case (temporally). So, they were taken off the court record.

Now opposing council has a court date set for “Petition Status for Attorney”.

Questions:

1. Can my daughter go to the ‘petition’ court date, without a lawyer, and explain to the judge that she will be reinstating her lawyer prior to the divorce case?

2. Should we pay the lawyer “now”, prior to this petition court date? (we don’t want to do this because opposing council will continue to artificially run up our bill until we’re totally broke and can’t pay for the actual divorce trial)

I should add, this divorce has been going on for 19 months and so far her lawyer has been paid and spent $ 23,000. For the actual trial, he wants another $ 10,000

She’s a school teacher.

Best answer:

Answer by Maalru3
Is there a custody battle, or property??? My god, after being paid that much , her lawyer should have accomplished something. WOW!! I would call and talk to another lawyer for advice on how all this works, you can ask over the phone, briefly explain the situationa dn funds, and they can tell you what you need to know. Sounds like her attorney is racking it in, my god. I wish your daughter the best of luck, but seriously, call around and just ask for opinions. (Attorneys)

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - December 31, 2010 at 11:12 pm

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Cops won’t investigate fake names on Sun TV petition

Cops won’t investigate fake names on Sun TV petition
A criminal investigation is not warranted into a complaint about phoney names on an online petition targeting Sun TV, police said Monday.
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