You can elect to substitute a new attorney for your current attorney at any time during your chapter 13 case. There are inefficiencies in doing that due to the new attorney needing to get up to speed in your case, and getting a new attorney will not necessarily solve the budget problem in your case, but you are able to substitute in a new attorney if you decide that continuing with your current attorney will not help you achieve your goals. Before you leave your current attorney, you should do everything in your power to get answers from him or her as to the health of your case and what can be done to address the budget problems you are having so that you know whether bringing in a new attorney will change anything in terms of making your case more likely to succeed. I say that because. despite not being happy with the level of communication you have with your current attorney, switching attorneys is not cheap. Brining in a new attorney will cost you more in legal fees than continuing with your current attorney, and that additional expense is something you should consider before making the decision to switch horses. If you ultimately decide to get a new attorney to represent you in your current chapter 13 case, ask around and get some feedback as to bankruptcy attorneys in your area that are known for not only being qualified bankrutpcy attorneys, but also responsive to their clients. Avvo (this website) is a pretty good place to start in that regard.