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“Can I Change Attorneys Once Divorce Proceedings Are Underway?”

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If you’re facing a divorce, it’s essential that you have total faith and trust in your attorney and his or her firm. When divorce proceedings begin, you want a lawyer who can not only handle the issues that arise along the way, but also guide you and calm your nerves about the process. 

But in some cases, you may end up with an attorney who doesn’t meet these qualifications. So, can you change your divorce attorney once the proceedings have begun? Let’s take a look at the law and how it might apply to your situation.

The Answer is Yes You Can Change Attorneys, But…

There are a few things you need to do as you go about changing attorneys, including:

1. Inform your divorce attorney that you wish to terminate their services.
2. Request your final bill and pay the balance left after your retainer is figured in.
3. Get a copy of your file from your current attorney. (This will save you money when you find a new attorney, as they won’t have to do as much preliminary work getting started on your case.)
4. Find a new attorney and inform him or her of what you expect from their practice. Be totally honest about your previous experience and why you chose to get another attorney.

Why Would I Want to Change Attorneys During My Divorce Proceedings?

Here are a few reasons you might want to obtain a new family law attorney to represent you:

Here Are Qualities and Services You Should Look for In a New Family Law Attorney

Choosing a new attorney after you’ve already picked one may seem like a tough task. However, it’s essential that you choose one as soon as possible to prevent problems with your case. To that end, here are ideas to help you choose an attorney you’ll feel more confident with:

Here’s What Your New Jersey Family Law Attorney Should Offer

When you change attorneys, it’s important that your next choice is absolutely a perfect match. To do that, make sure you know what to look for this time when making your selection.

Divorce is an emotional process, and it can be tempting to make a rash decision. However, you may want to think carefully before switching lawyers during your divorce proceedings. You should thoroughly explore all options before deciding what’s best for you.

Contact the Experienced Family Law Attorneys at Smedley Law Group in Cherry Hill, NJ Today

If you’re facing a divorce, you’ll need to hire a qualified attorney to represent you. The New Jersey family law attorneys at Smedley Law Group represent clients throughout the state, including West Deptford, Mantua, Runnemede, and Marlton. We understand how challenging this time can be for you, which is why we will fight hard to protect your interests, and the interests of your loved ones, throughout the legal process. Call us at (856) 251-0800 or fill out our confidential contact form to schedule a consultation. We have an office conveniently located at 750 Cooper Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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