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What If I Don’t Agree With My Lawyer’s Tactics?

Posted by admin on April 27th, 2006

Everyone lawyer has their own tactics and their own way of handling all divorce cases. Sometimes people find themselves with a very passive lawyer or a very aggressive lawyer and do not agree with the way in which they are handling their divorce. Some people may prefer a middle of the road attorney that is neither passive nor aggressive or they may wish their attorney to use different tactics than they are.

Lawyers are people just like us and have their own personalities and ways of doing things. You may find that their personality and they way they do things are completely opposite of yours. Do not feel like you have to accept their behavior. You hired them and they work for you. If you feel that they are not using tactics that you approve of do something about it. If you believe, they are being weak and not using the information you provided or you believe they are too demanding then you must step forward and take control. This is your divorce and you should be in control. They are your mouthpiece so to speak.

If you find yourself in this situation and you do not agree with your lawyers tactics you do have some options. These options include:

Talk to them and let them know that you disagree with their tactics and the way they are handling your case. Be firm, explain to them that you desire them to change their tactics or you will have to look elsewhere for legal counsel. Confront them immediately and let them know that this behavior is unacceptable.

Seek the advice of another attorney. Explain to different attorney how your attorney is handling your case and seek advice on what you can do. They may be able to advice you so you can still work with the attorney you now have.

Talk with a mediator. Sometimes, divorce mediators can also help between you and your lawyer and maybe give you some insight to how to approach your attorney with your feelings and concerns.

Fire your attorney. If all else fails, fire this lawyer and seek a new one.

Remember, you hired this lawyer and if they are not doing what you ask or are using tactics that you do not agree with you have every right to do what is necessary to change the circumstances, including firing them and finding a new lawyer.

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