How patient should I be with my family attorney/law firm? I feel like because I am "small potatoes" I keep getting the shaft.
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I agree with Mr. Pedersen. It is unclear what you expect. It's possible that your attorneys are trying to keep your fees down by using a paralegal. I have had some clients that can literally "eat" hours of my time with what we lawyers affectionately call "hand-holding.” Their fees show it. It is the main reason I no longer handle custody cases. I would concentrate on the results and not your feelings. You mention nothing about those.
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Well, you either stay or go. It is that simple. Of course, things like the status of your case is an important factor, but the firm you are at has proven itself to be a certain way. You have given them a chance to pay attention to your case, and you know what to expect. You have the right to change attorneys at any time.
If you move on you may find a far more attentive attorney, or you may not. If you move on you should do far more vetting of the new attorney than you have to date. There are many good and attentive attorneys out there. Do your due diligence to find one of the good ones.
Good luck to you.
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