My Ex’s lawyer wrote a letter to my lawyer stating he’s seen some financial documents. My ex and his wife stole my digital files. This letter to my lawyer and myself show that he was shown documents he couldn’t have otherwise seen. Today ordered by the court, he handed over some financial documents that can halfway explain what he said. We know he’s covering it up, because he only just subpoenaed these records. So he didn’t have them at the time he wrote the letter. Also, there’s another part in the letter he spoke about and he didn’t have the proof to explain that.
My question is, what can I do about an attorney that’s lying in court? It’s in a petition to terminate maintenance. I’m wondering if the police would investigate him. I do have another case against my ex and his wife regarding these digital files being stolen, but I’m concerned right now that this lawyer is lying to the court and what can be done? Does anyone have experience or opinions on something like this? I know it’s an odd situation and that’s why I really could use some ideas. This is in Illinois.
I’m a little confused by the post – the lawyer looking at files that your ex shouldn’t have had isn’t going to get him in trouble (he didn’t steal the info). Also if we exaggerate the amount of evidence we have to another lawyer that can be permissible. Telling a lie to the judge in court is an issue though. If you have proof, you can file sanctions.
Nicki, That’s what I’m afraid of. Who stands up for what is right anymore
My attorney in Wisconsin lied to the court. I filed against him with the lawyer board. They didn’t find him in the wrong, even though it was plain as day a lie. Proof of everything. And police do no investigating…they do not care in the slightest, especially since it’s civil, not criminal.
Just my experience…