I am currently in court for an approval for a restrainging order against my X-finace.
Yesterday was to of been our court hearing! Much to my surprise, the lawyer which I had hired to represent my X- fiance when we lived together, and PAID cash to inside his office since we were there together for all appointments with regards to the legal issues which surrounded my X-finace. This lawyer is representing him in my litigation against my X-fiance according to the calender. The case was continued since the lawyer had sent a representative due to another urgent issue which is why he was not present.
I am in such ahhhhh especially since I was the one who communicated with this lawyer constantly, and we worked dilligently together for my X-fiance.
When my X-fiance and I started having problems I no longer spoke to the lawyer. But it was I who found this lawyer and scheduled the initial appointment, and paid the cash in his office on his desk, and now it is being used to defend him and I can't even begin to imagine what I am entering into. My money is working against me and this seems very unfair especially since the lawyer knows we lived together and I handled everything for my X-fiance. My next court date in Santa Clara, CA is August 8, 2001. What can I do? Am I correct that this is not ethical? Im working on a limited budget since the last big expense which I cannot get a refund on the balance is working against me not to keep me safe.