[This post is the third in a series of posts on the issues involved with terminating a relationship with an attorney.]
As noted in previous posts on this subject, the reasons for breaking up with an attorney can be many. Sometimes it is a breakup within the law firm or the retirement of a key partner that has precipitated the decision to move files to another firm. Or it could be poor communications or even just bad lawyering.
Often times, though, the reason for the decision to move files to another attorney is money. In fact, it may even be a large disputed bill that precipitated the decision to transfer a particular file as well as other files the lawyer has to another lawyer.
Unfortunately, attorneys may have the upper hand (at least for the moment) on this issue on the issue of payment of disputed legal fees before files can be transferred. This is because…….
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