I am going to court with my ex husband for joint visitation. I have had the same attorney throughout my custody case and now visitation case. He has made several comments in the last couple months that have not set well with me and I feel that it is in my best interest to seek another attorney. I do not go back to court for our case matters for a couple months. Would it look bad on me to find a different attorney? And if not how do I even go about doing so? Do I have to contact the courts and get it approved by them or what is the process?
Often, an attorney gives a person good advice and an honest opinion about the case that the person may not want to hear. If a case has flaws, weak areas, or if a person has unrealistic expectations a good attorney will point them out. Some people will then fire the honest attorney and call around until they find a bad attorney that will tell them what they want to hear whether it is accurate or not.
A person has the right to change attorneys at any time but always a good idea to first make sure that is the smartest move. When there is a change of attorneys they can file a substitution of counsel to make the change.
I wish you the best of luck with your case.
This communication does not create an attorney/client relationship and is not legal advice. ALWAYS conduct a detailed in-person consultation with an attorney before taking any legal action or making any decision that could impact in any way your legal matter.
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