Q: When you fire a probate lawyer. Do you have to pay her after that?
My lawyer is charging me for my emails to her , to the courts and to restract postings in the newspaper.
A: If you have a balance or bill still due to the lawyer you still must pay the fees you incurred for their work on your behalf. That includes phone calls, emails, text messages, court hearings, conferences with other attorneys and the court and any other work performed on your behalf. READ your engagement agreement carefully. Everyone expects to get paid when they go to work and lawyers are no different.
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