Chicago, IL asked in Divorce for Illinois

Q: Today was to be the divorce if both parties agreed to terms. My attorney was a no show. What are my options

My attorney failed to discuss with me the proposal sent to him. Can I finish on my own?

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4 Lawyer Answers
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry
Answered
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You should have representation.

Ask the attorney for an explanation. If not satisfied, hire another attorney.

Cheryl Powell agrees with this answer

Dennis Delman
Dennis Delman
Answered
  • Skokie, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: unless the agreement was signed by both parties and the judge allows the parties to proceed,highly unlikely,your attorney needs to be present

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
Answered
  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes, but you would first have to discharge your lawyer in writing. Then he or she must go to court to get leave to withdraw as your attorney. This process can take two to three weeks. The judge will continue the case about a month, and you will get 21 days to file your Pro Se Appearance.

Cheryl Powell agrees with this answer

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
Answered
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It depends. You should discuss this problem with your lawyer.

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