Q: Why didn't I get a physical copy of the agreement between me and my attorney and why won't you send me one?

The attorney that I retained never gave me the written agreement between us for what he should be doing and charging during administration of my mother's estate. I asked him to send me a copy but he never did. When I voiced my dissatisfaction about the services I had acquired. I received a bill from him with crazy fees for copy and paste documents. He also wants an extra retainer now along with the extras charged in his invoice for him to continue. I was under the impression payment was a one time, flat rate fee. I was distraught when I was told to go see him a few days after her passing and just paid him not thinking about getting a copy of our agreement.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: The attorney should most certainly provide you a copy. In some States the fee agreement is invalid if you do not get a copy.

Put your request for the fee agreement in writing.

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