Refund for Unearned Legal Fees
Often when hiring an attorney, you will be asked to pay a lump sum up front. This sum is called a retainer. Your attorney will bill their hourly rate against this retainer.
However, what if the total amount billed by your attorney does not exhaust the retainer fee? This could happen if you decide to stop pursuing legal action, or your case ends unexpectedly. The good news is that you should be able to receive a refund on overpaidlegal fees.. Simply contact your lawyer and ask for a final accounting and a refund for any unearned legal fees.
As always, it is very important to get your attorney’s fee structure in writing. That way, you fully understand the fees being charged, and you eliminate the risk of any miscommunication about what fees you are responsible for.
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Last Modified: 09-06-2012 07:34 AM PDT