Britney Spears just can’t seem to keep a lawyer for long! On Wednesday, Britney’s third attorney, Sorrell Trope, filed papers to withdraw from handling her child custody case. “There has been a breakdown in communications between Petitioner (Spears) and Trope and Trope (law firm) making further representation of her interests impossible,” Trope wrote in his request.

TMZ reports the lawyer’s resignation could have been spurred by Britney missing her fifth scheduled deposition on Wednesday, Jan. 2. A hearing is set for Feb. 4 to deal with Trope’s motion to be relieved as counsel.

Click here to see the legal papers.