Every lawyer charges differently. Some lawyers charge hourly rates, some charge a flat fee depending on the case. Your lawyer can charge you for responding to emails and phone calls. If you are unhappy with your lawyer, you should have a sit down with him/her so you can both be on the same page.
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Yes most lawyers charge for emails and phone calls. Rather than complain on here go in for a face to face conversation with your lawyer and ask the same questions.
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Also, although no assets and no children generally make for a simple divorce, if you spouse is not agreeing to something, or if there is debt, then perhaps it is not as simple as you think. Communication is essential. You should know what you are paying for, but expect to pay for it. Also, quite often divorces move slowly through the courts not because of the lawyers, but because the court system is overworked and understaffed at the moment, and civil cases are not a priority. So when parties do not agree and hearings are required, things can take a lot more time.
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