Can my attorney withdraw for nonpayment if I can't borrow money any more? 2 Answers as of February 22, 2017

I borrowed and paid my attorney $20,000.00 for my divorce case.

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Edwin Fahlen Attorney at Law
Edwin Fahlen Attorney at Law | Edwin Fahlen
If you cannot afford to pay for additional future services then a court will USUALLY allow the attorney to withdraw from the case for non payment of fees. There are exceptions such as right before a trial. However in that case a Judge MAY let the attorney withdraw, and continue the trial date to allow the client time to hire new counsel. One consideration may be that if the spouses are creating more litigation by spite, hate, principals and/or not resolving issues that should be resolved, the court will not force an attorney to continue representing that client.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/22/2017
Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
Yes. Payment is required for work.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/22/2017
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