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Hi, here were no children involved, I was seeking assistance, but a limited divorce. I had asked the attorney to settle with the opposing counsel on the folowing:
1) the defendant (my husband) pay part of my attorney fees
2) forgo my petition
3) my for the law suits that were pending against us since the defendant had left an abandon car on our driveway causing the causing county to sue us.
4) Pay for the suit issued by our home association due to nonpayment (the defendant inform the association that he was going to pay but didn't)
Again the opposing counsel was consistenly protecting her client from all the charges my attorney was causing. I even asked my attorney to be mindful of my budget, yet he never did so upon my request. I pleaded with his office several times that I did not want to have a bill that I couold not pay. I had threaten that I would call the opposing wcounsel after his office continued to harrasse me about giving him money towards my balance three days prior to going to court. When I had given his firm money prior to going to coourt, the money that was given was not deducted from the balance.
What about the attorney's statement that my complete bill after the trial should be no more than $5000.00 after the deductions. Yet he is making me pay $15245.00 before crediting me the $4000.00 he stated he would deduct from the balance.
Sorry, I am so upset. I had already paid this attorney $20000.00 prior to going to court. It is common for a limited divorce (no children and only $8000.00 of retirement) to cost $37000.00 I have tried to contact the attorney about resolving this outrageous bill, but he will not contact me. He has only stated that I must contact his paralegal about the bill. He does not want to acknowledge what he told me in court prior to settlement about my final bill.
He has given me 5 business to come and sign a payment agreement. His paralegal was requesting that I pay $1000.00 a month to get the balance paid off. I had informed her that I could not pay that amount, because I so behind in my other bills.
Again, the attorney does not want to acknowledge that he had told me that my final complete would be $5000.00. What should I do about this, since he will not acknowledge it.
Should I sign an agreement of $15245.00 when the bill is incorrect and it does not reflect where I have any money that should have been deduction from the current balance that was prior to going to court?
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