Can you give me some more information? What issues would you like to address that were not touched on? Do you have a separation agreement or any court orders in place?

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It’s pretty standard not to feel comfortable with an attorney, but if your gut is screaming, then it’s time to move on! Don’t wait until it’s too late to get screwed. Remember. The attorney is supposed to work for YOU. However, many just drag it out and hem and haw in order to make major bucks off of you. They speak in circles and really never answer anything. Remember. Talk is cheap…unless you are talking to an attorney. Some are good, but it’s hard to find 'em, especially a divorce attorney. Remember. They make $ off of other people’s misery. Takes a “special” kind, right?


I have had 2 GREAT attorneys work for me. If you are uncomfortable, then you can ask to have your attorney withdraw.

I think my attorney’s were great was because they were small practices…one or 2 partners. I didn’t get ‘lost in the shuffle’ or get moved to a lawyers aide and such. I believe the huge lawfirms CAN have the tendency to not show a lot of personal one-on-one interest. But this is not the case for all. Getting references helps too.

Not all attorneys are out to ‘get your money’ or hem and haw around. They’re doing a job. If you don’t like their work, you always have the freedom to release them and find another lawyer. BUT you do have to formally release them.

Good afternoon. I have not felt comfortable with my present legal representation for almost 9 months. I feel as if I am a very low priority for my attorney. If I switch to another attorney this late in the game, would we continue from where my case is now; or could I re-address issues that my current attorney didn’t previously?

Thank you,

John H.