If I fire my Attorny a year into my divorce, will I get time to find a new one?

My sister is getting totally screwed in
her divorce. Everything that the judge
once ordered has been taken away, during
a court that she was not even at because
she was in jail. Her lawyer says it’s a
bad idea to ask for assets from the
marriage. She’s already lost custody and
h asnt even seen her daughter in 3
months. I need to help her. But need
time.she has court in 2 days again.

Asked on March 26, 2018 under Family Law, Ohio

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If you fire your attorney, you will have to ask the court for a continuance to have time to find another attorney and for the new attorney to review the file and become familiar with the case.  Granting a continuance is at the discretion of the judge.


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