Princeton, MO asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Missouri

Q: Is a judge allowed to give my personal property,my place of business plus equipment,files,etc that I had 20 yrs before

Am I allowed to have time to get counsel if my lawyer quit, isn't debt supposed to be split, I'm filing for a appeal because I don't think the judge was not only fair but I don't see how his decision is legal

1 Lawyer Answer
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: I don't understand your question. Give your property to whom? What decision?

You are certainly allowed to retain new counsel, but the judge is not required to put the case on hold to allow time for you to retain new counsel. Most will give a reasonable time period, however. Your prior counsel should have filed a motion to withdraw and a notice of hearing, thereby giving you some time to get new counsel.

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