if you not happy , can you change the attorney after sign the contract.

Asked by Sik90005, New City, NY Thu Oct 11, 2012

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Thu Oct 11, 2012
If the attorney has a partner(s), consider asking for a switch. You can change, however you may owe fees, the new attorney may want to begin with a new contract, etc.; what is your agent advising...
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Ellen Kippel, Agent, Suffern, NY
Sat Jun 1, 2013
Hi there,

I know this is coming rather late, but I thought since I just joined Trulia as a realtor, I'd ask you how you did with your decision to change your attorney in the middle of your real estate transaction. Did you find an attorney who worked better on your behalf? What was the problem to begin with?

Please call me if you need help with any real estate transaction, at 914-588-2365.

Take care,
Ellen
Ellen Kippel
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson NY and NJ
Weichert Realtors
Mutli-Million Dollar Producer
Website : http://www.dreamhomesrocklandandorangeny.com
Website: http://www.ellensellsrealestate.com
Email: eskippel@aol.com
Cell: 914-588-2365
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Ellen Kippel, Agent, Suffern, NY
Sat Jun 1, 2013
Hi there,

I know this is coming rather late, but I thought since I just joined Trulia as a realtor, I'd ask you how you did with your decision to change your attorney in the middle of your real estate transaction. Did you find an attorney who worked better on your behalf? What was the problem to begin with?

Please call me if you need help with any real estate transaction, at 914-588-2365.

Take care,
Ellen
Ellen Kippel
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson NY and NJ
Weichert Realtors
Mutli-Million Dollar Producer
Website : http://www.dreamhomesrocklandandorangeny.com
Website: http://www.ellensellsrealestate.com
Email: eskippel@aol.com
Cell: 914-588-2365
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Ellen Kippel, Agent, Suffern, NY
Sat Jun 1, 2013
Hi there,

I know this is coming rather late, but I thought since I just joined Trulia as a realtor, I'd ask you how you did with your decision to change your attorney in the middle of your real estate transaction. Did you find an attorney who worked better on your behalf? What was the problem to begin with?

Please call me if you need help with any real estate transaction, at 914-588-2365.

Take care,
Ellen
Ellen Kippel
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson NY and NJ
Weichert Realtors
Mutli-Million Dollar Producer
Website : http://www.dreamhomesrocklandandorangeny.com
Website: http://www.ellensellsrealestate.com
Email: eskippel@aol.com
Cell: 914-588-2365
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Fri Oct 12, 2012
Good morning Sik90005,

While it is not recommended, the answer to your question is, "Yes, you may retain a new Attorney to represent you even after you have signed the contract." You will need to formally release the original Attorney in writing and retain the new Attorney and advise all parties of the change immediately to avoid confusion and delays in the process of buying your home.

Trevor Curran
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Mobile: 516-582-9181
Office: 516-829-2900
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PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
185 Great Neck Rd, Suite 240
Great Neck NY 11021
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services
NMLS#3528
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Jolie Muss, , Upper West Side, New York, NY
Fri Oct 12, 2012
Sik,
You have gotten some great answers here- yes but there maybe be ramifications depending upon what stage you are at (ie: Has you also given the 10% contract downpayment in escrow, has the contract been delivered to the seller, has the seller signed it and returned it to your attorney? ) Why are you unhappy with your attorney?
Jolie Muss
Licensed Real Estate Broker & Brokerage
"The Upper West Side's Buyer Broker"
331 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023
Office: 212 721-3301 Email: broker@joliemuss.com
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Maria Gilda…, Agent, Manchester, CT
Thu Oct 11, 2012
I have to agree with what have said on the earlier posts. You can switch attorneys but you have to anticipate fee/bill from the lawyer's office.
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allan erps,A…, Agent, Pearl River, NY
Thu Oct 11, 2012
Be careful with that request as they may have already been spent dollars doing searches and so forth. Be prepared to get a bill from the attorney as well.
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Jacques Ambr…, Agent, Forest Hills, NY
Thu Oct 11, 2012
You can change tour attorney any time. Some attorneys will not like to take over a deal after the contract has been prepared by another attorney
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Nirmala Cara…, Agent, Bronx, NY
Thu Oct 11, 2012
You can always change the attorney involved in your transaction. But based on the retainer agreement you signed with them, you will have to pay them according to those terms and conditions. If you have a new attorney in mind to use going forward, you will have to discuss it with the new attorney.

Good luck.
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