Miami, FL asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana

Q: I feel like my attorney is not trying to represent me very well and I am do for court on Tuesday. Can I hire another .

I am domicile parent of my 11 year old son. My ex-husband is behind on child support and is now remarried. The two of them are all the sudden taking me to court 7/14/2020 to try and gain custody of my son. My son gets extreme anxiety when it gets closure to his dad's week and I have yet to get down to the bottom of this matter so I scheduled him counseling later this month to hopefully get answers because I'm for his dad being in his life. My attorney informed me that they have asked that I would take a hair follicle test which I agreed to do. I am not a drug user nor have I ever given any reason to be thought of as such. I feel as though my attorney should have demanded that my ex take one as well. I feel as though my attorney is not performing as he should and of course I have paid his retainer fee. QUESTION: Is it too late for me to remove him as counsel and hire another attorney and file a motion of continuance in order to give my new attorney time to review my case in order to re

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Stephen Rue
Stephen Rue
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Kenner, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: You should Candidly talk to your attorney about how you feel. You could always hire another attorney but an attorney ref net needs time to know your case and prepare.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux agrees with this answer

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Good luck trying to hire an attorney on 24 hours notice. Some will, some won't.

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