Texas divorce FAQ: Does my lawyer have to keep working for me when I don't have any money to pay the bill?
Posted By O'Neil Wysocki
Generally speaking, lawyers work in exchange for payment of a fee. If a client lacks the means to continue to pay the lawyer, then the lawyer will seek permission of the court to withdraw from the representation. The ethical rules for lawyers require that a lawyer withdraw from representation in a way that does not damage the client’s case.