I currently have attorney however my attorney has failed me more than once. My case should have been a walk through the park however I feel like I am losing due to my attorney. I currently pay my attorney on a "by service" basis rather than by the hour but have always paid on time and in full.
I am flexible in finding another attorney that will offer this rather than charge by the hour however I need an attorney ASAP.
Most experienced attorneys will charge by the hour.
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I am happy to offer you a bit of unsolicited advice. First, complaining about an attorney who has offered you a payment plan that helps you get representation is a bit off-putting for any other attorney. Second, complaining that that attorney is the reason why you are losing, especially without providing clear evidence of your beliefs is a warning signal to any other attorney. Third, requiring the next attorney to adopt your flexible payment plan is the third strike in your finding someone who will be genuinely interested in helping you. Try to imagine that you provide a service and a client provided you with this scenario. Bear in mind, that having an attorney does not mean you should win your point or your case. You are paying to be represented, not for a guarantee of success.
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Considering the practice area where you posted this, i'm assuming your case involves child custody. Child custody is very rarely a win/lose situation. Many factors go into why the results can go poorly (and it upsets the attorneys as well when our clients consistently have setbacks). Setbacks happen for many reasons; sometimes one party's position is just weaker, other times there's one particular factor that effectively breaks a "tie" between one person and the other, and sometimes the judge prefers particular situations to go in a particular way. Often a series of setbacks will happen initially only to resolve once you have had time to demonstrate that the current result is able to "work." I would not be so quick to blame the outcome solely on your attorney, though certainly it happens where the personality between the lawyer and client just doesn't match, and it is important to be comfortable with the person representing you. Most attorneys will charge on an hourly basis.
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