I'm going through a divorce, and my divorce lawyer is not returning my calls, emails, etc. There was a hearing yesterday which my wife had to attend (I didn't have to), and my lawyer said she would let me know what happened. It's been 24 hours since the hearing and no word from her, even though I emailed and called her. Meanwhile, my wife is keeping me from seeing our daugher (I haven't seen her in 17 days). My wife said that her lawyer is trying to set up visitation with my lawyer, but my lawyer hasn't been returning his calls. I gave my lawyer a retainer, which she says is non-refundable. Have I wasted my money? What kind of communication should I expect from my lawyer? Should I get weekly or bi-weekly reports? Should I have her cell number?
I feel like she's going to completely screw up my case. I've had a few moments of absolute panic (when my wife emptied out my bank account and I feared she would leave the country), and my lawyer was nowhere to be found.