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Is it okay lawyer to demand a payment upfront to do the

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Is it okay for estate lawyer to demand a payment upfront to do the estate tax etc to settle end of life papers for state and federal concersn?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 10 months ago.

Good afternoon. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

Expert:  Loren replied 10 months ago.

It is not illegal or unethical. However, make sure you have a written retainer agreement which specifically provides for the duties to be performed and that no additional charges will be owed.

It should also be pointed out that if this arrangement makes you uncomfortable you can always say no and use a different lawyer.

Expert:  Loren replied 10 months ago.

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