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Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.Will I be looked upon as uncooperative or troublesome by the judge if I change counsel after six months? Not really. You have the right to hire and fire new counsel--the issue becomes as to whether or not it is being done to intentionally delay or not.My attorney is well regarded but I am not feeling safe in regards XXXXX XXXXX many mediated sessions in which I appear to be caving to all demands. Could be strategy. Don't know. What I do know is that my spouse has broken countless MSA agreements without repercussion. (The latest is refusing to pay my support). I have broken none of the agreements.Presently, I am flat broke and unemployed while he continues running (our jointly owned) business.Both attorneys are encouraging the sale of my home. I have no place to go and no money to go there with if I did. (He is out of the house because of assault)I am baffled by all of these decisions supposedly made to my benefit.I do not want to to mess up my case by appearing to stall in the eyes of the judge. Also, I have no money to hire another attorney.What can I do? This is a bit different than your original concern, if you cannot hire a new attorney, it is tough to seek a continuance to do so. You can potentially go 'pro se', that is, self-representing. Or you can contact local groups such as LegalAid and see if you qualify for an attorney at a reduced fee or even pro-bono. Good luck.
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