Last summer my lawyer and I had differing opinions about how to continue with my family court case. I originally hired this attorney six months after my divorce to create a parenting time order and to modify the child support order. After about 14 months, I finally had a hearing in front of the friend of the court. Two days before the hearing my lawyer informed me she couldn't make it. I wanted to go ahead without her and she wanted to change to a different date. I went ahead without her (we had some differences for months leading up to this). The same day she texted me telling me she would be withdrawing from my case. I agreed that it would be best and she essentially told me, "Then you can remove me from the case yourself." She never withdrew, I have not heard from her and I have since handled the parenting time and child support myself with FOC. I have no further legal needs to hire a new lawyer for my family court case. Does she have any legal/ethical obligation to withdraw from my case, if not, how do I go about doing it myself? Can a new attorney help me without replacing her on my case?
Generally her appearance is automatically withdrawn 30 days after a decision is made on the issue she was working on.
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