Q: I have hired an attorney through a referral service who has reasonable rates and retainer. I do not have any personal recommendations for him? I am hoping it will all work out well, but in case it does not? What are my options?
A: David’s Answer: On the one hand, you’ll need to pay the new incoming attorney to “get up to speed” by reviewing the prior legal file. On the other hand, you need to ask yourself: what’s the price of sticking with an inferior attorney & losing your trial? Could you end up losing custody of your children? And if so, what price tag do you put on that? What’s the best/worst-case scenario on payment of child/spousal support? Often times, when calculated out over several years, one is talking many, many ten’s of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollars. Having a good, well-experienced attorney representing you is often far better given what you stand to lose. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Divorce attorney for a full assessment.