My question involves legal malpractice in the state of: Illinois
I am in a custody battle. I have had the kids in my custody since the divorce. The divorce was in another country and there wasn't an agreement on custody. I hired an attorney in Illinois a month ago. I have not heard from my attorney in weeks. I thought my lawyer was probably busy because of the holidays. I got an email from the attorney yesterday explaining that my ex contacted their office a couple days ago looking to hire them, not knowing that firm was already representing me. My attorney's boss talked to my ex and informed my ex that they were representing me and to save time and money, my ex should sign a custody agreement. My ex called my attorney the next day and my attorney's boss sent my ex a custody agreement. I have never even seen or agreed to any costody agreement. I went to my attorney's the day after I got the email and the boss was extremely rude and said he could not talk to me because he talked to my ex. I can't even get my attorney that I paid several thousand dollars to, to call me back.
Is this legal? I feel like my rights have been violated and this is the biggest case of Legal Malpractice ever.