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Why is my lawyer ignoring me?

Why is my lawyer ignoring me?

There are many possible reasons. Lawyers are notorious for being hard to reach and for being unresponsive and nonresponsive.

If you aren’t paying your lawyer, don’t be surprised if you’re being ignored and don’t wonder why.

But if you are paying your lawyer (in full and on time), there are still many possible (common) reasons could include, in descending order of the most likely explanations:

  1. Your lawyer has way too many open cases and has thus rendered himself or herself unable to give you and your case the attention they both require.
  2. Your lawyer is incompetent, and so your lawyer avoids your calls and emails to avoid having to do hard work and/or give you bad news about how he or she has screwed up.
  3. Your lawyer is lazy and thus does not respond to you in a timely manner.
  4. Your lawyer doesn’t care about your case enough to give it the attention it requires.

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Doing the Work on Your Case Is Hard, and You Must Help Do It

Doing the Work on Your Case Is Hard, and the Client Must Help Do It

By Phillip Aguirre, Paralegal

Believe it or not, even though you hire a lawyer, that does not mean that you are off the hook when it comes to working on your own case.

Because if you want your family law case to go well, you must put forth the effort required of you.

First, understand that there are many things that you and only you can provide. The raw material we work with to build your case. We need your help to prepare your motions and defenses. And to do so by the deadlines the court and court rules impose.

Second, don’t procrastinate or shy away from hard things and from what’s required of you. The more work you could have done yourself (but that you dump on me and the attorney I work for) and the less you cooperate with us, the more expensive your case gets. The less clear your case may be to us. There are no guarantees, but what you get out of your divorce case is significantly affected by how much you put into it.

Do the work. The success of your case depends on it. The more you do of what you need to do on your case, the better your attorney can help you. The more bang for your buck you get. When you give what your case requires of you, your case rewards you (and when you neglect your case, your case suffers). The more you stay engaged with your case the better you’ll understand its strengths and weaknesses, where you can shore it up, where you need to cut your losses. The more attention you give your own case the better you understand it increase your chances of success.

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