Steps for changing lawyers

Hi, I am in the process of changing lawyers since I have gotten very little guidance and advice from my current lawyer since we separated with my husband 10 months ago. I just feel lost and I have to do most research all by myself. As we get ready for the divorce in a couple months, I have lost faith in that firm and not sure if I would be strongly represented.

What would be the best way to change lawyers? Should I contact the lawyer personally and let her know that I would like to cease using their services, or should I wait to meet with my new lawyer in a couple of weeks to discuss how to go about it? Just wanted to make sure I take the right steps.


It would be best to ensure that you have another lawyer retained to represent you before informing your current lawyer that you will no longer need his or her services. Your current lawyer will be able to forward your file to the new lawyer upon your request.

Anna Ayscue

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