I'm trying to tie up the last loose end from my dissolution. My ex's attorney, who I contacted a week ago, told me she's so busy that she does not intend to contact my ex until her bigger cases are out of the way and she gets settled in with a new office assistant. She seemed to gloat on the fact that it'll take longer to get a hearing than to wait until she has time. She knows that if she drags it out, I stand to face minor financial damages and harm to my credit.
Is the attorney's behavior ethical, particularly in terms of communicating w/ clients over material concerns? Also, I have a lurking suspicion that my ex didn't pay her.