I paid a lawyer to file my divorce but he is not my attorney on record, can I get help from another lawyer?
I paid a lawyer to file my divorce papers and he has not completed forms. He is not my attorney on record. I am now experiencing a second time that it has been weeks that it has been impossible to get a hold of him. My simple divorce has to still be finalized and it has been over a year and a half since I filed.
Generally, if you hire an attorney, he or she will determine if there is an attorney of record and file a substitution of attorney themselves. Therefore, even if the attorney who you hired is your attorney of record, a new attorney you hire can file a substitution of attorney for you and take over the case. If you are not satisfied with the service you are receiving, you have every right to seek a new attorney. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney for assistance and to explore all your options.