I receive calls all the time from spouses who are not happy with the non-performance
of their divorce attorney.
Some of them feel their lawyer doesn’t know what he/she are doing,
and others never hear from their attorney and have no idea what’s
going on in their case.
So why did you hire your divorce attorney?
Your Uncle Joe recommended him? She had great reviews? An impressive legal
Whatever the reason, if you are not happy with your divorce lawyer, and
they’re not doing a great job for you, it’s time to let them go!
Every profession has talented people. But there will also be some professionals
who are lazy, not assertive, or simply just not good at what they do.
When it comes to your divorce, you need the best, most talented, highly
motivated attorney, and more importantly an attorney who will be the right
fit for you.
If you have already signed a contract, and sadly hired a dud, it’s
time to get rid of your lawyer and you can probably get your unused retainer
back. As a dedicated and highly skilled divorce lawyer and mediator, I
can tell you that having accomplished, highly motivated representation
when divorcing is the key to getting the best possible settlement for
you and your family. When it comes to your future, and that of your family,
there is no room for mistakes.
Here are 4 reasons to change your divorce attorney today!
- Doesn’t return phone calls or respond to emails.
You are entitled to prompt communication with your attorney. Yes, they
are busy, and you are not their only client, but they should respond to
you in a timely fashion.You deserve to be heard and to have your questions
answered, and to be advised on the progression of your case.They should
not take on more business than they can handle!
- The Attorney You Hired Is Not Equipped to Handle Your Case.
Some cases become complex and if you are a high net worth client, you may
require a divorce attorney with a strong financial background. Depending
on the scope of your case, you may need a divorce attorney who is a highly
skilled negotiator or seasoned litigator. Not all attorneys are created
equal.If you feel your attorney lacks the expertise your case requires
you may not get the settlement you deserve!
- Your Attorney is a Mess!
If your attorney never seems to be prepared, or on top of what is going
on in your case, you’re in trouble. This can really be a problem,
and negatively affect the outcome of your case when they show up unprepared
for court. If this happens to you, don’t walk, run!! Your lawyer’s
disorganization should never waste your time, money or jeopardize your
case or your settlement.
- You Don’t Agree with Your Lawyer’s Advice.
Although you are probably not an attorney, and should take your lawyer’s
advice, your attorney still needs to listen to your wishes. If you feel
your attorney is pressuring you to accept a settlement that is not comfortable
for you, you may have a problem. After all, it is your life, and also
your decision. If your attorney can’t adequately explain the reason
for his/her advice, and the settlement offer is not in alignment with
what you feel is fair; you may want to consider at the very least a consultation
with another divorce attorney. My advice? Get a second opinion!
If you are experiencing any, or all of the above, please call me to go
over your case, and to discuss your concerns.
As a highly trained and experienced divorce attorney and mediator with
a successful track record of over 35 years, I can help you decide whether
or not it’s time to call it quits with your current divorce lawyer.
If during our conversation we determine your attorney is not behaving in
your best interest, I can also guide you on how to properly terminate
your attorney, and how to prepare properly to do so.
FREE 1 HOUR CONSULTATIONS are conducted virtually to reduce risk.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Stay healthy and safe!
If you are not happy with your divorce attorney call New York Divorce Lawyer
Lois Brenner now to schedule your Free Consultation. 212.734.1551