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My daughter has a lawyer and she is not standing up for her.

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My daughter has a lawyer and she is not standing up for her. I went to court with her the daughter and her lawyer asked her what to say. She had no agenda the lawyer. She does not talk to her about anything. My daughter wants it adjourned. And her lawyer said she has no time for it. My daughter got mad at her and raised her voice. from then on she does nothing. She needs to step down. My daughter has payed her over $5,000. It is with placement for her son. She has a gaurdiem litem lady and that lady is friends with the father family. It's a conflict of interest. Her lawyer does nothing. The father is doing this cause he hates my daughter. What can we do. Help.
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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. If this attorney was privately retained by your daughter, she has ever right to fire her and ask her to withdraw from the case. The attorney needs to act in your daughters best interest and if that is not happening, she should not be proceedings with the case. Your daughter can fire her and retain new counsel. When the attorney files the motion to withdraw, she can ask that the court stay the proceedings for 30 days, to allow your daughter time to hire new counsel and for the attorney to get caught up to date on the status of the case. if there is a conflict with the guardian ad litem, then the Judge needs to be made aware so a new once can be appointed, who will not be favorable to the father, as a result of being a friend of the family.

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