My sister and I have real estate dispute. I have my lawyer filed a complaint in Hawaii state court. We finally settle out of court. While my lawyer is drafting a agreement so we both could sign, my lawyer suddenly disappears! it's a week now and he didn't answer my email or phone call. At current stage, it's timing sensitive for both of us signing the agreement, but I have no knowledge of what is going on with my lawyer. He's in Hawaii and I'm in California. My question is: Can I terminate my lawyer's service and represent myself when dealing with my sister' lawyer?
Response: You can do that, but only after sending your Attorney a formal notice of termination because of lack of communication and time being of the essence with regard to the agreement that was supposed to prepare. So, you need to e-mail your Attorney of your intention. You should also send him a notice by FedEX, signature requested.
Can I communicate directly to the other side lawyer since the time that we agreed in the settlement almost run out? Thanks.
Can I communicate directly to the other side lawyer since the time that we agreed in the settlement almost run out? Thanks. Response: Yes, you can. However, the other Attorney would not want to speak with you unless he/she is convinced that you are no longer being represented. So, it is very important that you send your Attorney notice of termination before communicating directly with your sister's Attorney.
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