Q: I have been done wrong by two lawyers that i have paid. Is there a lawyer who would help contingent on payment after?
Pay after settlement We have been separated for two years now
Fees are negotiable between client and lawyer. Although there are often substitutions of counsel in family law matters, which tend to be more emotional than other practice areas, many lawyers would be concerned about a client who has had unsatisfactory working relationships with two lawyers. You should expect to answer questions about the reasons for your dissatisfaction and the nature of your working relationship with prior counsel.
A lawyer can acquire a perfected professional charging lien against the recovery in equitable distribution in a divorce case. Some lawyers may be willing to accept representation with the expectation of payment from this source. There are also financing companies that will finance litigation in return for a portion of the recovery.
A: It sounds like you're in a difficult situation. However, not many attorneys would be interested in this type of arrangement. You may wish to contact some of the local agencies who provide pro bono or low-cost services for legal clients. Or, you might invite your spouse to mediation. You can meet with a neutral party to resolve the issues required to obtain a divorce in mediation. Once you have a written settlement agreement, you should be able to finalize your divorce without much additional expense. You can find mediators simply by doing a Google search for "mediation and divorce".
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.