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8 Reasons to Say "Goodbye" to Your Divorce Lawyer!


Every profession has wonderfully 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 attorney!

As a seasoned divorce attorney/mediator for over 35 years, I can tell you 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, and your case.

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

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 any of the below behaviors from your divorce attorney, it may be time to find new representation!

1. Poor Communication Issues

Communication is key in any attorney-client relationship, and it's essential that you feel comfortable discussing sensitive issues with your divorce attorney. If you find that your attorney is unresponsive to your calls or emails, doesn't listen to your concerns, or doesn't explain legal terms and concepts clearly, it may be time to find a new attorney.

2. Lack of Experience

Divorce law can be complicated, and it's important to work with an attorney who has experience handling cases similar to yours. If your attorney doesn't have the expertise you need, you may want to consider finding someone who does. An attorney specializing in divorce and family law is what you need!

3. Conflicts of Interest

If your attorney has a conflict of interest, it can compromise their ability to represent you effectively. For example, if your attorney is also representing your spouse or has a personal relationship with your spouse, it may be difficult for them to remain impartial and advocate for your best interests.

4. High Fees

Divorce attorneys can be expensive, and if you're not comfortable with the fees your attorney is charging, it may be time to find a new one. It's important to be clear about fees upfront and to understand how your attorney charges for their services.

5. Slow Progress

Divorce can be a lengthy process, but if you feel that your attorney is dragging their feet or not making progress on your case, it may be time to find a new attorney who can move your case forward more efficiently.

6. Poor Strategy

If you feel that your attorney's strategy for your case is not effective or is not in line with your goals, it may be time to find a new attorney who can develop a better strategy for your case.

7. Lack of Trust

Trust is an essential component of any attorney-client relationship, and if you don't feel that you can trust your attorney, it may be time to find a new one. You need to be able to rely on your attorney to represent your best interests and provide you with honest advice.

8. Personal Issues

If you have personal issues with your attorney that make it difficult to work with them, it may be time to find a new attorney. For example, if you don't feel comfortable with your attorney's personality or communication style, it may be best to find someone who is a better fit for you.

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.

All our FREE 1 HOUR CONSULTATIONS arestill conveniently conducted virtually!

I look forward to reviewing your case with you!

Warm regards,


Call New York Divorce Lawyer, Lois Brenner now to schedule your Free Consultation. 212.734.1551