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I have been in a very conflictive divorce years. I cant

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Customer: I have been in a very conflictive divorce for 3 years. I cant afford my attourney anymore. My ex doesnt let teh process close. H delays on purpose just to make me spend in fees. I am wondering if there is an alternative to get out
JA: Has anything been filed in court yet?
Customer: yes, we filed and we are actually divorce
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: there are assest issues pending but I am am spending so much in fees that is not even worth it anymore
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: His attourney doesnt do any work and I have been the only paying for teh whole process. I was hoping to file a motion to get fees back
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Hello. I’m a family lawyer and appellate attorney with 36 years’ experience and also have extensive experience with landlord-tenant issues, contract law, and other types of law. I look forward to helping you today.

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You are the ex wife? Are there any kids?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am the ex. 1 kid
Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Hi. I didn't know you were here. I was just about to sign off because I'm in the east but that's okay. What state are you in? It's not showing here.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
CA
Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Okay thank you.

What's left now -- the community property case -- how close are you or how far apart are you with your ex?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Not much left. Hoping we can close do that I ca file for fees over the entire case but he doesn't let's us move the case
Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

If your attorney isn't helping you and at this point there's not much left, you might want to finish the case by yourself. If you are close, and it sounds like you are, you can probably work out the rest with your ex and file a motion for legal fees. It doesn't mean you will get legal fees but you can try.

I usually tell people to get lawyers but if your lawyer isn't helping you and you're almost done, you might as well go the rest of the way alone if you think it's not worth it anymore.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
How should I approach it with my attourney? It seems like I can tell him that I can't pay anymore but he will have to continue in the case to close it unless judge authorize him to withdraw. What do you recommend? I want him to stay and close asap
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can I file a motion for fees by myself?
Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Sure, you can do a Request for an Order for legal fees.

http://V\http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-divorcerequests.htm

You can fire your attorney any time. You don't even need a reason.

If you want the lawyer to stay tell him you cannot pay a dime more. That you're done, no more money left.

If you don't want him to stay, you can fire him and tell him you're out of money.

Does this answer your question? I'm so sorry it's taken this long. It's so frustrating, I know. I hope it ends soon for you and that you can still get something out of it.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I want him to stay and finish all little pending a and settle what is left. Is he obligated to stay by the law?
Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Not obligated but sometimes the judge won't let him off the case. Sometimes he needs permission to get off the case. It's up to the judge sometimes, otherwise you can just fire him. You may need court permission at this time to do so.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok. Will see what happens
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Tx for your help
Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

I found this for you:Re: your lawyer:

You're the boss. If at any time you're unhappy with your lawyer's services, you can fire your lawyer. You can fire a lawyer regardless of your fee agreement and even if your case is pending in court. Your attorney is entitled to payment for services rendered up to the time of dismissal, in accordance with your fee agreement.

Be aware that firing a lawyer after a suit has been filed usually requires the court's permission.

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

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