Fredericksburg, VA asked in Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Virginia

Q: Can an attorney request additional money for incorrect paperwork filed?

Retained attorney for a PSA, Final Decree, and QDRO paperwork preparation. QDRO was incorporated into decree. Investment company rejected the QDRO based upon incorrect verbiage contained therein. Attorney is now asking for additional money to correct this paperwork and refile. Should I have to pay for this correction?

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Gary D. Godman
Gary D. Godman
  • Stafford, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The best thing you can do is discuss it with your attorney! QDRO's are touchy in that different investment companies require different words in the order - it's possible the investment company gave incorrect info and that there's no fault on the part of your attorney. Review your retainer agreement and have an open discussion with the attorney. Good luck!

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