While it certainly should not be a go-to move in the normal course of your divorce case, there ARE certain situations in which you should consider terminating your divorce lawyer and hiring a new one.
Going through a divorce can leave you feeling like you are not in control of your life. But by being informed, cooperative and organized, you can actually control the legal expenses related to your divorce case.
Law schools typically do not offer courses on divorce law. So when people graduate from law school, they know nothing, or close to it, about this type of case.
TV shows, movies, and books have created the illusion that it is ideal to hire an aggressive lawyer. You do need to hire an attorney who is confident and assertive about asking for what you need, but being aggressive—refusing to back down on the smallest detail and bullying people—helps no one.
Many people think there are dozens of decisions to make in a divorce and that all of the marital assets are “up for grabs” in the divorce process. That is not true. While people picture a 100-yard football field, what we are really dealing with in most divorces is a 10-yard football field.