What if the attorney doesn’t want to do what I ask?

You and your attorney are working as a team, but it is your case.  While the attorney has much more experience in legal matters than you do, the ultimate decision is always yours.

If your attorney feels strongly that the course you want to take isn’t in your best interests, you should listen carefully to the reasons why he/she is recommending you do something different.  However, the ultimate decision and burden is yours. You have the right to disregard your attorney’s advice. But, if the case doesn’t turn out the way you hoped, you have to be willing to accept the responsibility for your decision.