Q: Can I fire my attorney for my divorce case? This is in Ohio
We have pre-trial next week and trial next month
A: Clients are free to fire their attorney at anytime and can do so in writing to inform of the decision and to request that no further work be done on the case. It is highly suggested that prior to doing this clients consult another attorney who can potentially take over the case since there might not be an approval of a continuance for the trial date due to the last minute withdrawal of an attorney. Another consideration is that retainer costs may be higher if there is a trial date already scheduled on the docket so clients looking to fire their attorney might want to consider the additional costs of bringing in someone new. Prior to firing an attorney it is always good to send an email and call the attorney to try and and discuss any concerns about the issues and their services. It may be the attorney is not aware of the unhappiness or concerns with service and the attorney should at least have a chance to address the problems.
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