The answer to this question is yes. A lawyer can break away from your case. However, your lawyer needs to have a good reason to do so. If the lawyer is already in court, he needs to have permission before he walks away.
Why would my lawyer break up with me?
There are a few reasons why this happens. I will go over some of the more common reasons below.
- The case could become a conflict of interest. One of the examples of this is when the lawyer and their client becomes sexually involves. You’d be surprised how many times this happens. If this is happening with you, it’s best to hire a new lawyer right away. Your lawyer could actually be held liable for this by the judge. It’s not a crime to have sex with someone. It is a crime to stay attached to a case where this has happened.
- Some lawyers will choose to leave because their clients have yet to make payment. The odds of this one happening are somewhat lower than the first one, but it does happen.
- The client is not keeping up his or her end of the bargain. There is a lack of communication, things like this. If you are a client and in this situation, it’s in your best interest to keep your word. Lawyers can and will walk away if they feel there is no trust.