Here’s a more likely scenario of how this would play out. Welcome to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl LV Bound Vacation shirt, absent exceptional circumstances, such as an approaching trial or a history of a party playing games to increase costs or cause delay, a client is free to terminate their counsel and counsel are similarly free to exit representation with a showing of good cause, and courts will generally rubberstamp such requests. However, when there is active litigation, the request must be made to the court, as otherwise, the attorney-client relationship continues. Thus, if a law firm wants to cease representing a client, it will file a motion to withdraw in the appropriate court. In the motion, the attorney(s) seeking to exit will state (1) whether there is any opposition to the motion, including from the client, and (2) whether replacement counsel has been lined up.
My grandmother was a very quiet and petite southern woman. She had three sisters. My grandmother married a man and they remain married until their deaths. They would be considered poor by any standard but never on welfare or accepting of a handout. As the wake was wrapping up, my grandmother had removed her sweater and placed it on the back of her chair. The two sisters approached her to inform her they were filing to break up the estate. They both announced this would be the last they saw of her as they lived in different states and did not plan on ever returning here. There were no tears.. no hugs… nothing of sentiment. As the two sisters left, one picked up my grandmother’s sweater and took it with her.