Kindly Guide , Experts,
tomorrow is the complainants cross in my DV case. My lawyer is playing truant. She gave me so many appoints but did not honour them saying she is busy or someone is sick. She has not bothered to get the details of the case or the facts to counter the allegations from me. Today she had asked me to come in the evening but now she is saying tomorrow she will meet me in the court. she is asking me to get a Passover and by then she will come she says. I am sure she will not come early . If she comes late and the case is called, I am sure she will make a it mess of it. I am sure my mother, one of the respondents can confidently cross her as she can confidently refute each one of the complaints allegations as she knows the facts. The lawyer is not bothered to discuss as also she is not allowing us to cross. She says we have given affidavit so we can't cross, she says. I don't want to lose this case miserably as the lawyer has no interest whatsoever. In fact I have been drafting all the objections and affidavits then the lawyer would sign.
What should I do in such a situation? As a family we have doted on wife and for allegations sake , she has framed silly charges which can be demolished. I have adjusted with the lawyers excuses for so long but I don't want to lose the case simply because of the lawyers carelessness. I don't mind appointing another lawyer just for guidance but would prefer to argue my cases myself.
So tomorrow I am asking my lawyer not to appear for me and will inform her that I am arguing as party in person. Will the judge allow me to do so in the middle of the case? Should I give any reasons , say my lawyer is busy could not make it , or that I am PIP from now onwards. So tomorrow should I give any applications or petitions? It is a repeat question and I need all the possible answers so that I will be able to take a decision by tomorrow morning. Thanks