Q: If a Female attorney is unwilling to defend, do I not have a right to separate her from overburden.
She has sent what appears to be a recorded message, it is not her answer.
An Arkansas attorney would be in the best position to answer, if there are state-specific laws involved. But your question remains open for a week. As a general matter in any jurisdiction, you are free to separate from your attorney. At the same time, your attorney could be entitled to compensation for services rendered and out-of-pocket disbursements made. In personal injury cases (which is one of the categories you include), the incoming and outgoing attorneys would generally discuss the efforts made to date and try to reach an equitable solution in determining respective attorney fees to compensate the original attorney for their time. Good luck
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