can i change my lawyer after a contract to buy has been made?

Asked by Buying2010, 60073 Mon Mar 8, 2010

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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Warren, NJ
Mon May 10, 2010
Sure you can make a change, but if work has begun, expect to compensate the attorney for his time.

Good luck,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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Gary Geer, Agent, Antioch, IL
Mon May 10, 2010
Buying2010,
Normally you can change your attorney.Some will still charge you for work done for you up to that point. I would check with the attorney you are considering going to first and discuss with the new attorney and previous attorney prior to making any move. I would try to resolve any issue with your existing attorney if possible prior to making and change.

All the best,
Gary Geer
RE/MAX Grand
847-857-8200 x 241
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Hello Buying2010,
This is a great question. There are certain situations, in which I would say this is applicable, ie., if you are not getting the service you expect, difficulty reaching them for lengthy periods of time, etc. However, you do want to consider that your attorney has probably assisted you with reviewing your contract and making sure that it is in your best interest. A new attorney depending on when they enter the transaction, may not be privy to conversations that have been had previous to them taking on your new purchase. Be careful and try not to step on any toes. I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt when doing business with them, express your concerns and see if they are able to help you overcome them.

Cecelia Marlow
Pan American Mortgage, LLC
Senior Mortgage Consultant
773-782-6000 direct
http://www.yourhomeloanpartners.com
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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Warren, NJ
Mon Mar 8, 2010
It is unclear to me where you are in the transaction. If your are under contract and your attorney has done work on your behalf to get you there, then you may owe him some money. But I have had buyers change representation part way through, and the crazy thing was that the attorney "fired" them - for whatever reason just couldn't work together. I had no trouble with the buyer - in fact remains a favorite client relationship.

But it certainly shows that it happens - you may pay more by doing so, but if you are not comfortable and feel a change makes sense, then you can probably do it.

Good luck,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
Read my Blog: http://www.trulia.com/blog/jeanne_feenick_-_new_jersey/
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Mon Mar 8, 2010
You need review the contractual agreement with the attorney which provides the terms and conditions cancel representation

Lynn911
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