My best friend is going through a divorce. Its been over a year now since he had filed. He hired a lawyer but his not doing anything. My best friend just bought a house and his future ex-wife needs to sign an interspousal deed form but his future ex-wife would not sign until the four of them meet (the 2 lawyers and the couple). The lawyer finally wants to be released as my best friends lawyer. Once the paper work is file how long does it take until my best friend can talk to another lawyer? Can he talk to another lawyer as long as he signs the release paper on his current lawyer? What is the best way to handle this?