What's the best way to fire my lawyer?

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Question:

I have given my lawyer several tasks to do and he never gets them done. I pay him $2,000 per month. I have a replacement attorney on hand, but I want to protect myself. What should I do?

Answer:

Simply ask your new attorney to do the work for you. The new lawyer should even do the dirty work -- contacting your old lawyer and asking that your files be transferred. If you are involved in litigation, you must also sign a substitution of attorney form, and your new attorney should file that with the appropriate court.

As with other partnerships that run amok, it is never necessary to give a reason to end a relationship with a lawyer. You hired him, you are free to fire him.

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