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Asked on: 8/05/13, 3:37 pm

What recourse do you have if a lawyer leaves your case (breaks contract) without your approval?

My Mother's lawyer is going to ask a judge to be removed from her separation/divorce case as he is taking a position at another firm. The law firm has no other lawyers on staff that practice Family Law. The money spent on work already done by said lawyer will be wasted as another lawyer at another firm will have to start from scratch on her case to familiarize themselves with it, costing thousands more dollars than if the current lawyer finished her case. My Mother has been advised that this is a highly unethical move by her lawyer. What kind of recourse does she have? Can she get her money back from her current lawyers law firm?

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