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Do You Want to Fire Your Divorce Attorney?


If you are unhappy with your divorce attorney, you should consider it!

Why did you hire your divorce attorney?

An impressive legal background? Great reviews? A family referral?

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 to go!

Every profession has amazing talented people. There will also be some professionals who are lazy, not assertive, or simply just not good at what they do. That’s just not good enough for you!

When it comes to your divorce, you need the best, most talented, highly motivated attorney and more important, an attorney who will be the right fit for you and your case.

If you have already signed a contract and sadly hired a dud, it’s time to “break up” with your lawyer. 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.

Below are some reasons to fire your divorce attorney.

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.

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 to 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 it 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. 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.

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic all our FREE 1 HOUR CONSULTATIONS areconveniently conducted virtually to reduce risk.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Stay healthy and safe!

Warm regards,


If you want to fire your divorce attorney call New York Divorce Lawyer Lois Brenner now to book your Free Consultation.


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