Q: A client borrowed funds against their case and now have a lien. Client wants to pay lien himself instead of having atty
A client borrowed funds against their case and now have a lien. Client wants to pay lien himself instead of having attorney reimburse the lien to the case funding company because he believes if he pays the lien himself he can get a tax benefit since some of the lien is made up of funds he borrowed against his case and interest. (There is no dispute on the lien). Is this ethical or does the attorney have the responsibility to pay the lien directly to the company or can the client choose to pay the lien himself? This is in Missouri.
A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. This is really a question for your attorney because they probably have the contract entered into for the loan, and are familiar with state codes of professional conduct & ethics. Good luck
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