What is the name of your state? Wisconsin
I thought this might be a good area to post these questions, as I am unsure which area of law it pertains to. I am asking this question on behalf of the other party in my family law case. He is the respondent and father of my children, and he hired an attorney to keep his legal rights in mind while guiding him through any agreement we may come to together.
Unfortunately, his attorney filed motion for a discrsionary change of venue on his behalf, which was to be heard during a previously-scheduled status conference.
The attorney told her client that both parties would ask for a 30 day extension to finalize the custody change agreement and so he could get his taxes ready for the child support agency to review. That was the impression I was under, also. But the attorney got the change of venue (due to in the interest of justice) despite my protests and advocating for the respondent during the status conference. Neither the respondent or I are happy with the way things have been going or the court's decision. If the respondent had been present at the status conference, he would have stated he did not want the venue changed, and the attorney would not have been granted her venue change.
Now the respondent would like to fire his attorney and make her change the venue back to the county that it was in before she came into the picture without him being charged for her mistake.
How do we make a complaint to the Wisconsin Bar Association?
What laws may this attorney have violated, if any?
What recourse do we have if she refuses to cooperate with his requests to "fix" the problem she made?
If we both need to hire an attorney together to fix this situation, which area of law would this pertain to?