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Most of the time, when someone facing divorce works with a divorce lawyer, their attorney works in their best interests, focuses on solutions that are best for that individual, and helps their client secure the best settlement or verdict possible. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Some attorneys do not spend the time with a client that is necessary and try to quickly close the case so they can move onto another and start a new invoice. When this happens, those clients often want to know if they can fire their divorce lawyer and hire a new one. The short answer is that yes, they can.
Divorce is highly personal and so, when a person wishes to fire a divorce lawyer, the reasons are also typically highly personal. The most common reasons a person wishes to fire a divorce lawyer include:
These are just a few of the most common reasons clients fire their divorce attorneys. Any time a person is uncomfortable with the attorney they are working with, they should speak to someone else and get a professional opinion.
Unfortunately, you cannot simply decide that you do not want to work with your divorce lawyer anymore and just walk away. First, talk to the attorney about the problems you are having. Maybe mediation really is the best route for your case, or maybe there are not any updates to tell you about. Whatever the case, the lawyer may have a perfectly good explanation for your concerns.
If the attorney does not provide a reasonable explanation, you may make the final decision to leave them and find another attorney. You should find the other attorney first. This is because you will have to go to court so a judge can issue an order to withdraw or an order to substitute, and a new attorney can represent you at this hearing. Your new attorney can also work with the old attorney to secure the files they need to get to work on your case.
If you are having problems with your skilled Hinsdale divorce lawyer, our attorneys at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio can help. We can provide the necessary advice on your case, work with your current attorney to get up to date on the status of your case, and help you secure the fair settlement or verdict you deserve. When you need an experienced and skilled divorce lawyer, call us at 630-920-8855 to schedule your free initial consultation.