Can I change guardianship attorneys?

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I recently retained and attorney to filed for guardianship of my mother because she is not physically able to provide POA. The guardianship was granted in Oct. However, the attorney has missed two (2) deadlines for filling the initial guardianship reports, the last of which was do today. (15 day order to file) I have provided everything requested of me to the attorney and opened the guardianship account and maintained accurate records of all papers provided to attorney. My question is do I have to keep this attorney? and how do I go about changing? Do I need an attorney for the yearly fillings?

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I hired a attorney who claimed he had done gaurdianship before and went with him because my mothers bank manager recomended him. He screwed me over. He too did not file in before a non profit did and then was told I didn't need paperwork I had and the judge asked for it when I got to court. I did not go get an elder lawyer and got screwed. Get another lawyer. Like a doctor second opinion is best. At least ask another lawyer his opinion. Wish you well.
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I am looking forward to hearing the answer to your question. I currently have both a lawyer in both in VA and OH. Over the year I have been working with the VA lawyer, I have never trusted him. When I moved my mil to Ohio, I wanted to change my VA lawyer but I was told by my Ohio lawyer to keep him to finish the process. Frustrating...I wish you luck in changing lawyers.
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Good question - I don't have that experience, but I hope you get answers and that you go for it. So often we stick with an MD we don't like, or a lawyer who doesn't treat us with respect - I think that the mistrust that arises, ends up complicating the case and leaving us feeling powerless. At the very least, if you tell this attorney that you would like him to refer you to someone who can help you change attorneys, you may wake him up, and you can let him know that you need confidence to take on the role, and your lawyer is a piece of helping you with that, and ask if he is able to Man-Up, as they say, and deliver, or could he tell you the process involved in changing. If he says he has to wait for the courts to send him information, maybe you can tell him you would feel more confident if he gave you a weekly update, even by email or messages, until the matter is solved, so you are not left wondering if something is amiss.
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