Divorce and Remarriage

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Question: My ex was served by my lawyer with a 30 order to reply or comply, he has not yet made a valid reply thru the courts. Do I receive everything that I asked for? And why would my lawyer be in contact with him and give him an extra week to see what he is going to offer? Is there malpractice suit here as well?

Answer: Default judgments are determined by the judge. Even though there is a default does not mean that the plaintiff receives everything requested, it is up to the discretion of the judge. Attorneys may make decisions or take certain actions that can be confusing. When this happens, it may be beneficial for the client to speak to the attorney for an explanation. If a lawyer’s conduct is concerning or ethically questionable, it may be brought to the attention of the State Bar of Arizona.

QUESTIONS

  • My ex was served by my lawyer with a 30 order to reply or comply, he has not yet made a valid reply thru the courts. Do I receive everything that I asked for? And why would my lawyer be in contact with him and give him an extra week to see what he is going to offer? Is there malpractice suit here as well?

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • Age discrimination in the workplace. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .

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