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
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.
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