Hmmm...There is a strange situation in India today.
On one hand, you have the serious-minded professionals work day and night for the sake of clients.
( I have seen just a hand-ful of advocates who go home before 9 P.M. at Bangalore. Most of them have to work hard. Competition is tough ).
On the other hand, you have such advocates.
There is a old proverb in India " INSTEAD OF FALLING AT THE FEET OF THE WITNESS, BETTER TO FALL AT THE FEET OF THE OPPONENT "
In today's Indian scenario, the truth is that ALL MEN HAVE COME TOGETHER AS ONE UNITED GROUP.
Women find it tough to get support from MEN.
In Bangalore, two cases were reported where the family of well-educated and established young women were thrashing them physically and not one single man from the public went to their support.
In general, after the misuse of 498A and dowry act and DV-acts, with many men being victimized, most of the MEN have stopped supporting WOMEN.
women support each other openly but MEN always come together in SILENCE.
That is the law of nature. MEN-FOLK if they are challenged as today's women do, can result in SEVERE back-lash as today's men are demonstrating.
If you are lucky, some men might offer small percentage of help and that too on humanitarian basis.
I know it is bitter to swallow, but women ( law mis-using ones ) and their family including their extended group of friends, relatives and advocates, are responsible for this condition in our country today.
Mis-use of all the laws ( nodding their head to the pervert individuals including their advocate ) and harassing the men and their families, pulling them to the streets and removing even the last trace of self-respect of the man and his family, out in the open, has created a WAVE OF DISSENT against women today, in INDIA.
Anyway, a woman has sought help. Nature demands some solace.
So, for your information,
Getting your fees is coming as an action-plan from your end, too late in the day.
He would justify saying that his efforts so far demanded that payment as fees.
This too only if there is something in writing.
You have arrived when it is too late.
He can turn it against you saying you got the vakalathnama filed, etc and did not turn up for payment etc etc etc
I SUGGEST YOU PATCH UP WITH YOUR HUSBAND and START FAMILY AFRESH instead of this litigation which is draining your energy now and as per your own statement, you are financially weak. So, why do you want to collapse ?
START A NEW LIFE WITH YOUR HUSBAND.
Now, do not jump at me. I have only spoken the Truth, instead of mis-leading you with false directions and guidelines.