I had a private divorce mediation on 06/28. The Judge asked my husband to pay at least half of my attorney fees. My attorney made a mistake and gave a wrong number to the judge, she gave him at least 5 times less than the amount I'll been paying them. At that moment I had a huge headache and didn't pay attention. Once I asked her about that, the firm immediately emailed me saying I created an irreversible conflict and that I have to sign that motion to withdraw. I mentioned the word malpractice as she made a huge mistake and now in this document that I received she's lying by saying she represented me competently and strongly. I can't continue paying them and I don't know if I should block my credit card.
I’m sorry to hear about your situation. Your attorney probably can withdraw, without your consent, but it’s impossible to guess if it will adversely affect you in any way. Obviously you don’t want a disinterested (or worse) attorney representing you. It’s unclear whether you reached full agreement at mediation, though it seems likely if fees were included. Even if full agreement was reached, there may be additional work to finish your case, such as preparation of a decree. If you suspect malpractice you’ll want to consult with a professional liability attorney.
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