Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
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Not only do you not owe the attorney fees, you may have a malpractice claim to assert against the attorney to recover any damages you may have incurred.
You can also file a disciplinary complaint against the attorney with the California Bar.
An attorney can not just abandon your case without notice.
I attempted to accept your phone call request and received the following message:"Payment for this service failed, please do not fulfill yet. We will attempt to reach this customer to fix the situation."
If you can resolve the problem (it is usually a matter of confirming with your bank or credit card that the charge is authorized) I look forward to speaking with you.
You should send a letter to the attorney discharging him for nonperformance and demand the return of any documents you provided and any unused retainer you provided.
You can retain a new attorney or present your settlement letter yourself to the other attorney.
Sometimes it is just a matter of confirming the charge with the bank.
We can continue online if you want.