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Trying to get divorced

#1
What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Illinois


About a year ago, little less, my wife and I got separated and she filed for divorce, and she hired a lawyer. Well since then we got back together. Now, I'm tired of her lies and I finally filed for divorce myself. Come to find out she did not pay her lawyer, so they want a motion from her lawyer so we can get divorced.

I did NOT hire this lawyer! She did and when we got separated. Is there anything I can do on my behalf? I want to get divorced, how would I go about it?
 


FlyingRon

Senior Member
#2
Who is they? What sort of "motion" are they asking for? Are we talking about your current lawyer? Why don't you ask them?

Alas, when her lawyer from the previous action is likely a marital debt since you never actually divorced.
 
#5
Because she did not pay her lawyer when we got separated. This is what the courthouse told me. I'm just looking for answers. And she isn't the one filing, I am the one filing.
 

Zigner

Senior Member
#6
If you are filing for divorce yourself, why would you need a motion to withdraw counsel? That makes absolutely no sense.
There is still an open case on the same matter that wife filed. The OP can't file a new case about this matter, rather, he'd have to file as the respondent in the original case.
 

LdiJ

Senior Member
#11
There is still an open case on the same matter that wife filed. The OP can't file a new case about this matter, rather, he'd have to file as the respondent in the original case.
I still do not see why he would need her attorney to withdraw in order to proceed with the divorce. Wouldn't that be her problem rather than his?