Michael Lohan has been very vocal about his desire to get help, in any way, for his troubled daughter, Lindsay.
He's talked about getting his daughter help into a treatment center and about his desire to stage an intervention. But, with Lindsay's mom, Dina, and Lindsay's close friends shunning Michael he's been struggling to get the support needed for his plans.
So when Michael heard that Lindsay's attorney, Shawn Holly Chapman was in his hometown of New York he jumped at the opportunity to meet up with her
with a view to discussing a plan to get the old, happy, well adjusted Lindsay back.
But, a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com that unfortunately, although Michael did meet with Chapman, it was purely a social situation and Chapman refused to discuss anything about her client's life with her client's often estranged father.
"Shawn was in New York City teaching law school for one week as she does every year," the source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. "Michael Lohan
had been calling her office in Los Angeles with a view to setting up a meeting to discuss Lindsay, and she called him back and said she was in NYC.
"Michael was adamant about meeting with her, so Shawn told Michael she would be out to dinner with some friends, and he could come by the restaurant to say hello.
"Shawn had never met Michael Lohan before, and the visit was purely social. The visit lasted no more than ten minutes.
"Unfortunately for Michael, there was no talk about intervention, rehab, etc. as that would of been highly unethical for her to discuss with him, and
especially in front of her friends that she was dining with, one being a federal judge."
However, it's not all doom and gloom for Michael, a source tells RadarOnline.com that one bright spot for him is that he is in fact talking to Lindsay again.
"Lindsay talks and texts her father at least once every day," the source says. "Deep down Lindsay knows that her dad does really care about her. And
although often his motives are questioned and his way of trying to get her help seems unconventional, to say the least, she knows that he has got her
best interests at heart."