Nope. it does not sound like malpractice. It sounds like you are upset that you didn't win your case and want to blame your attorney. And $8k is a retainer in some areas for custody battles. What evidence do you have that the judge is/was prejudiced against you?
Originally Posted by heyred4
As for the costs -- you are aware that depositions cost a HECK OF A LOT MONEY, right? Each deposition could easily cost $2k if not more if you get a transcript.
Parents should remember 3 things: Love your kids more than you hate your ex; when you have children the relationship with the other parent is until death; your children determine what type of nursing home you end up in.
Nothing stated by me should be taken as giving you legal advice or forming an attorney/client relationship.
Attorney-GAL in Ohio.
I've removed the knife from my back, polished it, and will one day return it -- long after you think I have forgotten.