Q: Can an attorney keep documents I showed him at a consultation when I am not sure I want to hire him?
I saw an attorney today for a problem with the co trustee of my fathers estate. The attorney was brusk and started saying his son can sell the house, he can get me money yada yada and he can take care of it all for 350 bucks an hour. I decided to try and work things out before hiring him but he kept original copies of my parents death certificates and also an original copy of an amendment. He said he was going to hold on to them just in case. This guy really rubbed me the wrong way, he creeped me out and I though he was rather sleezy. Stressed and stunned I let him do it. I am going back tomorrow to tell him I am not hiring him and to get my documents back. Can he do this? Should I be concerned? He was very controlling, did not like that.
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