Is the divorce/custody/child support arrangement still valid if the attorney withdraws from the case because of non payment?

Asked about 1 year ago - Amite, LA

My wife hired the attorney and agreed to a payment method. She made two payments and then stopped months ago. The attorney's secretary stated that the attorney withdrew from the case.

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  1. Lauren G. Coleman

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    Answered . If the judge signed the judgment on custody then that judgment is valid. The divorce may not have been completed if it was the type that required the parties to be separated for a year so you may want to consult your own attorney about completing the divorce. Either party can complete an Article 102 divorce.

    Every situation is different and you should consult your own attorney to go over all the particular facts in your... more
  2. Michael D. Conroy

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    Answered . The withdrawal of the attorney would have no effect on a judgment of the court.

    This response does not creat an attorney client relationship. In all cases, I recommend you seek a paid... more
  3. Matthew Thomas Majeski

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    Answered . If it was submitted to the court and the judge signed off on it, then yes it is a valid divorce decree.

    Disclaimer: This email message in no way creates an attorney client relationship between Majeski Law, LLC and the... more

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