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I paid my lawyer for a divorce on April 26, 2013 and he still

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I paid my lawyer for a divorce on April 26, 2013 and he still has not filed yet. He is not looking out for my best interest at all. He is dragging his feet, now he seems to be out of town. How can I remove him as my attorney?

TexLawyer :

Good evening. I'll be assisting you with your question.

TexLawyer :

So, nothing has been filed in court at all?

Customer:

No

Customer:

I do not understand.

TexLawyer :

In that case, all you need to do is tell him that you don't want him to be your lawyer anymore and hire a new one. You should do it in writing and request your file from him.

Customer:

What about my money. I paid him all upfront.

TexLawyer :

You are also entitled to a refund of any money you've paid him, minus the work he's already done.

Customer:

He said we will go for uncontested first.

Customer:

We have an agreement and still nothing.

TexLawyer :

So, if you've paid him $10,000 up front, and he charges $200 per hour and has worked on your case for 10 hours, he would be able to take $2000 (10x$200) of your $10,000.

Customer:

What about my filing fees? I paid to have him served?

TexLawyer :

You are entitled to a return of that, as well, since nothing has been served.

Customer:

Do I just mail him a letter?

Customer:

Email?

Customer:

Both?

TexLawyer :

Either will work. E-mail will probably be faster, though.

Customer:

I will do that first thing in the morning.

Customer:

Thank you!

TexLawyer :

Glad to help!

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