Q: Can I pay with payments each week?
I really need a lawyer before January 5th I don’t have the money upfront but I can guarantee I will have it before trial which is Jan 5th 2021
A: Yes. You can pay a retainer and the rest in installments. What type of case and in what county?
A: Depends on the lawyer. The higher end lawyers quickly move away from payment plans, as they are such an expensive hassle. I would speak with several lawyers, explain the situation, and figure out how much you can save up BEFORE court. Then hire a lawyer with your accumulated bankroll.
Lawyers that take a hundred here and a couple hundred there are common, but that practice says alot about that lawyer and the kind of practice they run. While there are some FANTASTIC lawyers that use payment plans all the time (we regularly break fees into 3 payments), be careful you do not sign up and make payments only to have the lawyer back out at the last second because you missed *1* payment. There are some bad lawyers out there that just want your money, so go over the retainer with them thoroughly. "Earned When Paid" is standard and it will make you cry if you break the terms.
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