If you are not happy with your current lawyer you can always change. However, I would not terminate your lawyer's services without first finding the new lawyer. You may not be able to find a new lawyer willing to take on your case at this late date and/or you may not be able to afford a new one. You can insist on a face to face meeting with your attorney (you will have to pay for this) and express your disappointment and state your needs. Good luck!
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I hate to put it in such terms, but $3000 buys very little legal service. Your "long and difficult" divorce proceeding is out of proportion to what you are paying. If you want to get a lawyer's attention it helps if that lawyer is being paid. If you disagree with the stipulated value of the house, you are going to have to pay for an appraisal, and pay for legal time to renegotiate the stipulation. You can change lawyers any time, but you will still be responsible for whatever balance you owe your present lawyer, and you are going to have to come up with more than $3000 to retain a decent matrimonial lawyer. Moreover, your new lawyer will need to review the file to get up to speed. That will cost you, too. As the song goes, it's cheaper to keep her.
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I agree. $3,000 sounds like a pretty inexpensive lawyer or retainer for services in a divorce case. I say this because I handle divorce cases in LA and I know how much they really cost. I don't know what exactly happened with you and your lawyer. It could be a communication issue or other issues. What I'd advise you to do is make an appointment with your current attorney to address your concerns and, if you can't come to an agreement, hire another lawyer.
As for your family law case, I'm sorry that you're going through this. It's not unusual that people getting a divorce are unhappy although if you're not in agreement with the terms of the divorce then, yes, you should certainly hire another lawyer or consult with one who can advise you as to whether your expectations in this case are realistic. No lawyer on avvo can tell you if your lawyer is correct.
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