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Asked on: 2/17/98, 2:21 pm

Motion to Modify original Divorce Decree

In November of 96, my attorney filed a motion to modify of my original divorce decree. (my ex-husband graduated from medical school and got a great paying job, my child support check did not reflect the change, he then counter sued for custody of our daughter). After several months of no word from my attorney I started calling on a monthly basis to find out if a court date had been established. I would in turn receive a bill in the mail reflecting my calls, but no court date. After 15 months of this, I received a bill in the mail showing that he (my atty) had filed an appeal on a motion to dismiss. Do I have any recourse on this? I have invested a substancial amount of money into my attorney's fees with virtually nothing to show for it. Can they drop the case without it even being heard? Do you have any suggestions for me on how I can possibly expedite my case. As of today, a year and three months later I still don't have a court date established. I would like to call my attorney but he will just tell me to be patient and charge me for .25 hour for the call. It is very frustrating! Should it take this long?

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