Final hearing in 30 days, have 10 days to reply to my attornys motion to withdraw.
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Mr. Ascheman is correct. The answer will depend on the rules of procedure and substantive laws that govern in the Court in which the action is pending. You may want to consider if you really want your lawyer to continue to represent you if he or she wants to withdraw.
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The usual reason given formoving to withdraw is "breakdown in communication." That's often a euphemism for "the client stopped paying" or sometimes "stopped cooperating." Generally, there's no way to successfully oppose a lawyer's motion to withdraw, with the one possible exception being some prejudice to your rights if e.g. a motion is pending that needs to be opposed and argued. As long as you've got time to hire a new lawyer before the next significant event in your case, your judge won't make this lawyer remain as your counsel and will grant this motion.
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