What is the name of your state? GA
Three years ago I hired an attorney to help me in a contempt action against my ex. We went to mediation quickly and smoothly... then I waited for our court date. It took about 8 months for us to finally get there. Now I know GA courts are backed up, as they all are... but come on...
Now here's the real good part... I think we went in June to mediation and I called the lawyer about every other month to find out what was going on... when was our date... nothing, nothing, nada... etc. In November we moved and of course, I notified him- I was urgently waiting for our court date, of course I called him with our new address and phone number. And, our old number, when called, gave our new number. I know for sure- I checked, plus ex got the number that way too. Also, the people that bought our old place are friends of ours and bring all our mail to us (any that doesn't get forwarded by po.) Anyhoo- I call in April, really impatient about our court date- and the lawyer asks me, acting very surprised, "Ummm, did you move lately?"
"YES- I told you I moved back in November."
"Oh- I didn't know! We went to court March 17. I tried to get in touch with you, but the phone number was disconnected and I mailed you a letter, but I guess you didn't get it."
Now- everything he said is not true- and we both know it. Fortunately for me, things went my way in court, despite me not being there.
But, I don't think I should have to pay the jerk for what he did... I mean didn't do. What can I do?