What do I need to do to get rid of an attorney who is doing nothing for my case?

Asked over 2 years ago - San Antonio, TX

I was represented in a child support motion to modify, paid attorney the fees she asked, went to court she told me we settled but I have yet to hear from her in two months. She will not return my calls, texts or messages etc...No other attorney will talk to me because she is representing me. I would not think so by the way she is acting. I need help! What can I do??? PLEASE help!

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  1. James Brian Thomas

    Contributor Level 14

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    Answered . Continue calling or texting if you like, but you should begin addressing the issue in writing. Regular mail is more likely to gain a response than e-mail, and certified mail is your best method of proving (if you need to) that your attorney received the correspondence.

    Calmly and succinctly outline your understanding of where things stand, your questions about moving forward, your expectations of your attorney and the steps that you believe need to be taken to regain your confidence. Include a deadline for return communication, and instruct your attorney that a failure to respond will result in termination of her services and the return of any unearned fees.

    Lawyers, like anyone else, can be fired. You aren't married to your attorney any more than she is married to you. If you aren't receiving the level of communication you believe you deserve, consider firing your attorney in precisely the same manner that I've outlined above.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice. I am admitted to practice law in the State of Texas only, and make... more
  2. Clifford Michael Farrell

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    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . My colleagues' advice is sound. I have added a link that will at least get you started to some reasearch on filing a grievence, or some alternatives to get some help.

    http://www.texasbar.com/Content/NavigationMenu/...

    Good luck to yolu.

    The exact answers to questions like this require more information than presented. The answer(s) provided should... more

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