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Unhappy With Your Divorce Attorney? Get a Second Opinion!


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 is 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 Aunt Emma recommended him? She had great reviews? An impressive legal background?

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 get a second opinion!

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.

If you are experiencing the following It’s time 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, along with my legal team 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, we can also guide you on how to properly terminate your attorney, and how to prepare to do so.

All our FREE 1 HOUR CONSULTATIONS are still available virtually.

I look forward to speaking with you!

Warm regards,


If you are not happy with your divorce attorney call New York Divorce Lawyer Lois Brenner now to schedule your Free Consultation.


Get A Second Opinion Today!