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Can I Change Attorneys Once Divorce Proceedings Are Underway?

On Behalf of | Jun 29, 2021 | Divorce, Family Law, Firm News

Not every family law attorney has the experience and skill to handle your divorce. If your case has been dragging on, your attorney is difficult to reach, and you always feel like you are in the dark regarding the details of your case, it may seem like you are alone in this situation. If you are rethinking your choice of legal representation, continue reading to learn more.

Changing Your Divorce Attorney

Changing legal representation is a big step, so it is crucial not to do anything impulsive that may further harm your case.

Here are some questions you should ask yourself:

  • What is it about your situation that is frustrating you?
  • Is your case moving along too slowly?
  • Are you not getting any results?
  • Are you unable to reach your divorce attorney when necessary?

It is important to correctly identify the problem before you begin making any serious moves toward changing legal representation.

Although no one wants to think about it, you should also ask yourself if you may be the source of the problem. The divorce process does not work the way many of us think it does. Moreover, just because your friend achieved a certain result in their divorce does not mean yours will have a similar resolution, given the unique nature of each individual case. Therefore, if the expectations you have for your divorce are not realistic, changing attorneys will not change your situation at all.

If your expectations are realistic and your attorney is doing any of the following, changing representation may be the best course of action for you:

  • Misses court appearances
  • Does not keep you up-to-date on your case
  • Does not return your calls
  • Makes promises and never follows through
  • Is disrespectful or insulting
  • Refuses you to explain how your money is being spent

Divorce is a very personal matter and if you feel you can no longer trust your attorney, it may be time to change. The cost of not changing attorneys may end up being greater than what you will spend if you do.

Reach Out to Our Knowledgeable Family Law Team Today!

Choosing the right divorce attorney to handle your case can make a world of difference in how you feel and the results you achieve. At Barach Law Group LLC, our family law team is committed to providing exceptional legal representation for every client we serve.

Call our law office today at 617-819-1805 to request a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys to get started.