Hired a lawyer for increasing parenting time. Seemed knowledgeable and filed for me. Went to court and he no showed and did not contact 3rd party key to the case. Referee rescheduled and when he showed up for the new hearing, he seemed and smelled intoxicated. Blurted out stuff that had nothing to do with my case. I took over representing myself. Thankfully, I was recommended the time by referee other party was recommended 500 in attorney fees for the no show and having to reschedule. Now I will object that but my question is do I have to use him for the objection? I don't want him representing me but I don't want the case dismissed because I didn't have the lawyer that filed for me. This case is 2 years old and I do not want to start over. Can't I represent myself and how do I file that with court
If you aren't happy with your lawyer for any reason you should fire him or discharge him get a new lawyer. As to the rest including the fee dispute take that to the board association at your earliest convenience
You can represent yourself (but that is fraught with possible issues). Most Courts have notice of appearance forms where you can fill in your name and indicate you are proceeding on your own (pro per or pro se). Confirm with local counsel.
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