Q: Is there a set time a lawyer has to get me my settlement check? I believe it came to him a couple of weeks ago.
A: There is no official deadline, but as a general rule lawyers try to do this as quickly as possible. After all, the lawyer doesn't get paid until you do. It's possible the check had to be deposited in the lawyer's trust account and he or she is waiting until it clears the issuer's bank before paying the money out of the trust account. If in doubt, call the lawyer's office and ask when you can expect your check.
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