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LEONARD M.WEINER, ESQ, Ph.D.
DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
206 East 38th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
(212) 370-1660

MEDIATION V. LITIGATION - DIVORCE SOLUTIONS SERVICES

Question #25:
Already divorced, reason: abandonment First lawyer suggested to settle on the property because it would cost too much to go to court. My ex-husband was suppose to sign the property over to me for a ten thousand dollar settlement. He never signed anything, I never paid him. He took me to court for breach of contract. Second lawyer took my money, wrote one letter to the courts regarding this issue. There was a court date, that neither myself or my lawyer was never notified. There was a judgment in his favor. I spoke to my second lawyer, who said he will write a letter to vacate that judgment. NOTHING has happened. I have called my Second lawyer several times, have gone to see him, but he was not there. He has not answered any of my calls. Now I have received an eviction notice, which is very confusing to me because this is a condominium. I know I need a new lawyer, but I need one I can afford since I am very tight on my budget. How do I handle this situation. How can I get the original settlement dismissed, and how can I fight this. Thank you for your attention in this matter.
Answer:
It is apparent from your question that you have encountered part of the basic problem of the adversarial system. Unfortunately, you have not had much success with selecting a proper attorney to represent your interest in court. It is essential that you receive experienced, professional legal counsel. If you do not know of such person, ask a friend who has on through a matrimonial trial to recommend a good attorney. If you have no such contact, get in touch with your local bar association an ^have them recommend an experience, attorney who specializes in matrimonial matters.

Good luck!

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions

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