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Can I Fire My Divorce Attorney - And Hire A New Attorney?

Posted by Gregory Gordon | Apr 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

I get so many calls from potential clients complaining about their present attorney.  The complaints range from the attorney doesn't return my phone calls, the attorney doesn't know anything about my case, to the attorney missed an important deadline, etc.  These are serious concerns that need to be addressed.  The attorney client relationship is essentially a contractual relationship.  When the arrangement is not working for you, you have the absolute right to change attorneys.  Begin by reviewing your retainer or fee agreement.  There is most likely language in that agreement protecting your right to discharge your attorney if he or she is not doing a good job.  Remember, judges in Clark County, Nevada are not going to have sympathy for you if your attorney is fumbling the ball.  Even though the attorney is the expert in the law, you need to keep tabs of important dates and deadlines, and make sure your case is being properly handled.  Be diligent in voicing your concerns, or asking questions of your attorney. Be diligent about following up with deadlines, etc.  If a deadline is missed by your attorney, you will ultimately end up paying the price.

If you think your attorney could be doing a better job, feel free to contact our office for a second opinion.  Changing attorneys right before an important hearing or trial, may not be possible.  By that time, it is too late to start over with a new attorney.  So, if you have concerns, be sure to address them promptly, and don't wait to call our office for a fresh perspective on your case.  Greg is always available to talk with potential clients and answer your questions regarding divorce law in Nevada and your particular case.

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Gregory Gordon

Mr. Gordon is a native of Las Vegas.  He has been handling all types of family law cases in Clark County, Nevada for the past 26 years.  He received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, and he graduated magna cum laude in 1994.  After law school, Mr. Gordon began working as...

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