I already paid him 20 000 (debt in my credit card) and he only asked for $5000 and judge gave 3000 to be pay 100 a month, also he is not doing a good job in all other things I do not know what i need to do to stop my deal with him. thanks!
As the client, you are free to terminate your attorney's representation at any time, for any reason. Changing attorneys in the middle of a case can create delays and other unanticipated consequences. It is usually better to try and repair the relationship with your current attorney before "changing horses" in the middle of the case.
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Mr. Waters is correct if you have paid home $20,000.00 to date you could be close to the finish line. Starting with a new attorney may help but it will come with a price. I suggest you schedule a consultation with a Family Law attorney most offer an free consultations. You could fire your attorney at anytime, however he may be willing to take payments or you may contact an attorney referral service. This said if your ex has money for an attorney you should have an attorney there is either money in the estate or a disparity in income. Best of luck.
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You have a right to terminate representation anytime you want and seek the services of another attorney. If you want to terminate him/her, write them a letter and tell them you are terminating their services and demand your file immediately. They do not have a right to keep your file even if you owe funds. If they owe you a refund, then the refunds must be made within a reasonable time not over 30 days.
Have you been to court a lot? Are you close to concluding your case? Unless your case is complicated or you have been to court on one or more issues, $20,000 seems high. It can be expensive to change attorneys. You should consider consulting with another family law attorney to discuss what needs to be done to finish your case and how long it would take to do so (i.e., how much it will cost). Even if you don't change attorneys, perhaps you can use that information to have a conversation with your current attorney about finishing your case without further significant cost.
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