I have filed contested divorce against my husband on cruelty ground(domestic violence) on 17 november 2016. Filing was done in LB Nagar family court(comes under Ranga Reddy District of Telangana) of hyderbad. My lawyer informed me on the filing day that it will take 15 days to issue the summon to my husband. I am following up with her on it but, she is not providing me the information on complete (step by step) process and time consumed for each step.Today when i called her regarding the status of my case, She told me that i need to sign an additional document as per the new process implemented by the court. After signing this document, OP number will be given to me and i have to attend the court again in 15 days of time. Court will scrutinize my case and will examine truthness in my case, based on same summon will be issued to my husband. It might take one month from now to issue the summon. I am suspicious about what she said and feel that she wantedly delaying the process might be due to having several other cases in hand. I also feel that she is unable to concntrate on my case properly.
Before filing the case she asked me to pay entire fee at a time which is 20,000(Twenty thousand rupees only) and i did paid it accordingly. She said this includes all the charges like court fee, her fee and all other miscellaneous charges. Its been 20 days now and till date nothing was processed. Every time i call her regardng the status, only answer i will get is, it is under process and she is busy as of now. she promised for a call back but never did it.I am thinking to change my advocate and need your advice on the same.
I have few other queries, It is requested to clarify them.
1. How much could be the court fee and lawyer fee out of 20,000. If in case i decide to change the lawyer, will she return any money or i have lose the entire amount i have paid her. I heard that if she can give NOC to me, i can go ahead and hire some other advocate. Will this be applicable even if the case is in filing stage.
2. How much time after filing will take for first hearing i.e my scrutiny/Examining the truthness. Do this really take 50 days time to issue summon to my husband.
3. If it requires 50 days to issue summon to my husband then how much time will be consumed for all the next steps to reach final judgement.
4. could you please guide me with next steps after issuing summon and also time consumed for each step.