Divorce over; ex's atty has filed to withdraw


The divorce finally is over, and everything is signed and filed. Why would the ex’s attorney (hired by the ex, not court-appointed) now file to withdraw and cite the reason that “all matters for which retained are complete”? Seems unnecessary, but maybe there’s more to it than meets the eye. Is it likely the attorney hasn’t been paid? Or, that the ex was someone the attorney doesn’t want to represent on any other matters?


It is standard for an attorney to withdraw at the conclusion of the case. If any matter comes up down the road the attorney, if not withdrawn, will receive any correspondence from the court and will still be counsel of record.