I've been helping a friend pay for a lawyer to go to probate court.
Her ex-Boyfriend, whom she is taking to court for custody of their children and house, is in custody for a number of charges, attempted arson, vandalism, breaking a restraining order, violating probation, I believe the list goes on... A real ugly situation. He has court dates related to the criminal charges coming up.
My question is that today was the court date, and basically all that happen was they went to court and the judge said that the defendant needed to have the ability to defend himself, and that no transfer from prison to court was arranged.
Who's job was this? The Lawyer we hired? The court?
Of course the conclusion was: see you in two months and we'll do this again.
My concern of course is how long this takes, the longer my friend is in limbo and unable to sell that house and move on from this ugly situation. Not to mention trying not to loose the house now that She is single and struggling to pay the mortgage on the now single income. (This all started in Oct11)
The cynic in me wonders how much of this is arranged to increase the billable hours.
I guess, I expect given the amount everyone is getting paid, for people to not forget something as critical as getting the defendant to court!!!
Am I out of line here? or is this like your mechanic not remembering to tighten your lug nuts.
Or should I be thankful, say please, and ask for another?