Can my attorney just quit on me? I have paid over $160,000 for the custody of my children and divorce and over 2 years later I have nothing.
Answered on: 9/04/12, 6:43 am by Robert Sher
An attorney may seek to withdraw from client representation, but if the case is in court they must file a petition and get court approval. Generally an attorney feels an obligation to continue to represent a client as long as the client is abiding by the terms of the fee agreement and otherwise cooperating with the attorney in his/her efforts to competently represent the client. Sometimes a conflict may arise or the attorney may have a personal issue that prevents them from continuing to represent a client, but in these instances a competent attorney will give the client ample opportunity to obtain new counsel before withdrawing.
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