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Generally attorneys *cannot* just leave a case, especially if the case is actively in court; they'll usually have to petition the court for permission to be discharged of their obligations to you. Often there is a clause that states nonpayment of legal fees is grounds for an attorney to leave your case but, again, it depends on what type of case it is and where in the process of litigation it is. I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any questions or you need me to clarify anything. I would be happy to do so. If there is a delay in responding it's because I'm working with another customer or simply not at my computer - but I assure you I will respond as soon as I can.
Ok, I see. You do not have to switch lawyers if you don't want to - but probably grinning and bearing it until you have a postnuptial agreement might be a good thing to do if you don't want to hire a new attorney.
You could get attorneys fees back for any amount that hasn't been already spent by your attorney, not for funds that have already been spent on work he has done. If you don't want his paralegal involved you're certainly allowed to ask - but if that's his only paralegal then he generally would be free to say no to you. If he wants to be dismissed from the case he would have to ask the court and get the court's permission before he can leave the case. I hope that helps.
The lawyer will generally not allow a bad agreement to leave his office because that would ultimately come back to hurt him.
But you certainly don't just have to sit and wait if you want to leave this attorney yourself.