Find two new lawyers. One to handle your divorce and another to assess whether or not you have a malpractice case against the first lawyer. Why would you try to keep an attorney in your case if he has done the things you stated?
Michael is in San Jose, California and can be reached at 408-295-4232 or at email@example.com. Consultation fees, rates and retainers vary based on need and ability to pay.
No, there is no "form" you can fill out to oppose an attorney's motion to be relieved as counsel. You are entitled to file a written opposition, but you must specially prepare it.
Attorneys have the “legal right to withdraw” just as the client has the “absolute right to discharge” the attorney. (Scott v Superior Ct (1928) 205 Cal 525, 531.) Therefore, unless the attorney failed to provide timely notice of motion, it is unlikely that you will be able to successfully oppose the motion.
Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is general in nature and is not intended, nor should be construed, as legal advice. This posting does not create any attorney-client relationship with the author. For specific advice about your particular situation, consult your own attorney.
Sign up to receive a 10-part series of useful information and legal advice about the divorce process.