You can terminate your attorney's services simply by telling him - preferably in writing. Ask for your file and a refund of any unused retainer. The attorney will file a motion to withdraw unless you have retained new counsel to substitute in. It is important for you to know that your attorney must still represent you until there is an order allowing him to withdraw his appearance.
Send the lawyer a certified letter firing him. Ask for your file and an itemized statement. Also send an email, fax,and send it regular mail too so there is no room to say he never got it. You will need to file a pro se appearance in the case and inform the opposing side by sending them a copy. I would fax it to the attorney representing your spouse.
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There are a few things that should happen, here: 1) you need a new attorney, 2) your new attorney needs to undo som eof the damage that's been done (ease the burden of your debt load, get some help for daycare, etc.), 3) your previous attorney's bills should be reviewed to see i you deserve a refund.
Many attorneys will do a lot of that for free -- they'll fire your attorney for you, pick up thee file, get up to speed, review the attorney's bills regarding a refund, and take care of all of the necessary business regarding the "substitution." From there, you should be on the road to recovery.
I've attached below an article I found on things you should consider when changing attorneys in the middle of a case. Good luck.
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