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I think I need a new lawyer.

:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I have a lawyer because I'm my mother's legal guardian. She suffered a massive stroke almost 3 years ago and I had to go to court to get guardianship of her so that I can make sure all her medical needs are taken care of. And part of being granted the guardianship is that I, or rather the lawyer, has to put together an accounting statement and submit it once a year to show that my mother's money is being spent on her needs and nothing else.

This was supposed to be done back in August. Got a notice in early October that it still wasn't done. Called the lawyer, she said she'll do it ASAP.

Today I get a call from the court saying that I was supposed to be in court this morning with the lawyer because IT'S STILL NOT FUCKING DONE.

And I had no notice that I was supposed to be there. Apparently the lawyer didn't either because she's not even in the office today. She's attending some function at her son's collage.  :|

TL;DR: So, what's for lunch?
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   General Artist
:rage:
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:iconkkofthefunkoff:
kkofthefunkoff Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know why you weren't in court. You were busy spending those funds on Crack! OH GOD THE HORROR! WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BUY MORE CRACK?

Also, fire that bitch out of a Cannon(the Lawyer), and start dating the Judge.
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm thinking I'll just have some chicken.
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:iconkingmancheng:
kingmancheng Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Fuck-a-doodle-do.

I appreciate people have their real lifes to deal with outside of work but to be so ignorant and negligent that it's landing people in court, disgraceful.

Thank god she doesn't work in healthcare.

I hope you get all that sorted! :hug:
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I'll find out if we still get to go to court either this afternoon or Tuesday.
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:iconkingmancheng:
kingmancheng Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:hug: I got my fingers and toes crossed for you.
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SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We had pizza.
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   General Artist
Fire your lawyer; she's not allowed to do that. Get a new lawyer, get your stuff taken care of and well sue your old lawyer if ya wanna.

As for lunch I'm making chocolate chip waffles; they sound delicious.
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I spoke with the lady at the court house again this morning. She said the judge is pissed off at my lawyer. That makes me laugh a bit.

Waffles and pancakes always sound good to me, but after the second bite I just can't eat anymore of them.
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   General Artist
Well yeah, you can't just not do your job. Even if you are a lawyer =P I hope everything works out for ya dear (=

True, I can only eat half and it suddenly feels like I've eaten a loaf of bread :O but it's so good :drool:
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh god D:


wedges with sour cream and homemade chilli sauce :dummy:
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I like sour cream but then I have that phlegm crap for like an hour afterwards.
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:iconwizardofunseen:
WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:no: Sue her ass.

I had a health meal for lunch.
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I think I might have left over pizza for lunch today. Haven't decided yet.
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:iconwizardofunseen:
WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of pizza?
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
BBQ Chicken.
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:iconwizardofunseen:
WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yum!
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Well, shit :O Definitely look into a new lawyer. I don't know how someone could mess something that important up so badly.
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
No idea. Lets see how long before she calls this morning.
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:iconkoppo:
Koppo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
tough issue to deal with.I'd say ride the lawyer's ass , you're paying her. make her earn it.
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I can't wait to hear what she has to say tomorrow.
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:iconkoppo:
Koppo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I'd let her have it,vixxen style :D I can hear you now. " Look bitch, let me tell you something." =p
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Pokey-Bunny Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She isn't doing her job and that is endangering you and your mother. You definitely need a new lawyer.
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Ack. I hate starting over with a new one. Damn her.
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:iconpokey-bunny:
Pokey-Bunny Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It might not be pleasant, but it's necessary.
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
That qualifies as malpractice. I would fire her.
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Would that actually be malpractice? Or just a shit lawyer? Well, one that suddenly turned to shit. Which puzzles me so.
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
If they were hired to perform a specific task and failed to perform it, yes.

Did you pay a retainer? If so, they are obligated to handle all time sensitive paperwork related to your case, within whatever guidelines the court requires.

Do you have a balance that you are making payments on? My shitty attorney decided that because I missed a few, due to financial difficulty, he didn’t have to notify of discovery pertaining to my case. He was mistaken and committed malpractice by doing so. He stretched my divorce out way longer than necessary, forcing me to fire him and finish the case myself.
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
No, no retainer.

She's been great up until this. In the beginning she got an emergency hearing so that I could be granted temp guardian to get her additional medical coverage started, then the hearing for the permanent one, did the paperwork for the court so that I could liquidate her car and 401K to catch up on medical bills, and the other accounting requirements for the judge without an issue. And quick!

Then came this mess. I just don't understand it.

Finding another lawyer and starting over is going to suck balls.
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Then she’s in the clear unfortunately.

And you need a new attorney. Although I have some patients whose children have done what you’re doing and they went through paralegals.
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
In a way I'm glad I ended up having to go the judge route. The companies I've had to deal with regarding her stuff and having to prove I'm allowed to ... MUCH easier with a judges signature. Esp when it came to the DMV.
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Well I know the judge gets mad when the attorneys don’t do their job. Sometimes he actually expedites things, just out of frustration.
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
:crying:
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'm my mother's legal guardian but I don't have to do any of that shit. But then again, my mom doesn't have any money.
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I think different judges have different rules. Or maybe it's a county or state thing. I know it's normal for that area, anyway.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
I never even saw a judge. The hospital sent a lawyer to me, I signed some shit and that was it. Basically the only rule is I have to make her decisions for her. My dad manages her assets and uses money from selling her possessions to put into her trust account.
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Maybe it's because I have control over all of it. I don't know, really.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
I guess in my case there was no need for courts and what not. I just let my dad handle her possessions because he's better at selling antiques and whatnot (she has many) and I don't want to deal with it. I'm not close with my mom, and sometimes I wish there was someone else who could decide these things for her.
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Maybe it's because I'm her child and not her husband? I don't know.

Though I have to say the constant battles I have to go through with her stuff sometimes makes me wish there was someone else to deal with it all.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
My parents were never married and hadn't been together in years...who knows.
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vonzott Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You can sue your lawyer for malpractice. You have a clear case!
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Ugh. More lawyers. Just what I need. :(
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:iconvonzott:
vonzott Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, it sucks. But your new one will, at least, know how serious you are!
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:iconrapidograph:
rapidograph Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Been there, done that... sounds like your lawyer is a flake.
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Seems like it.
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:iconrapidograph:
rapidograph Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You pay them for a reason... one is so you don't have to deal with things like court summons...

I sincerely hope something good will come from this, but frankly I find that for #120/hr or whatever you're paying, there's no excuse for it and I think it's time for the old heave-ho...
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Her office called me back to let me know that they spoke with the judge and there won't be a court summons, blah, blah, blah. If I end up getting one I will be beyond pissed.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, you need a new lawyer, after giving the old one the reaming out of a lifetime. Be sure she knows that she put a disabled woman's finances at risk.
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Can't wait to hear what she says tomorrow. :roll:
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