Have any of you been with a lawyer when selling a property that you begin to wonder if they can handle the money transfer part of the settlement even? The lawyer I am using will not admit he made a mistake when he exchanged contracts and put down 1 month extra in the settlement period instead of the period that had been agreed upon. Claims that we had agreed over the phone when in fact they had been sent both verbal and subsequent texts to confirm the various contract details. So out of pocket for another month of mortgage payments and other expenses. They want to now have the transfer of ownership document signed and given to them before settlement and it was put to me that what of they hand over the document without even bothering to collect the money first. So, outside of changing lawyers (already taken months, don't want more delays), are there safeguards in place just in the system process (have mortgage owing so there is a bank involved) to keep the mind at ease?