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Does a lawer have the right to up ajudgment from 4200. to 9300.she

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Does a lawer have the right to up ajudgment from 4200. to 9300.she has a lein on my house for 5000.

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Does the judgment say anything about court costs, attorney's fees, or collection costs, in addition to the amount of the judgment?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes resonable attorney fee

Then yes, she can. As long as she can show that the attorney's fees are reasonable, she is allowed to include that in the amount that she is collecting.

What is considered reasonable is based on the amount of work performed and the time it takes, not the total judgment amount. So, for example, you can request copies of the billings, showing what was done, the amount of time the tasks took, and what the hourly rate is. Attorneys can redact these bills to remove any personal information. That way, you'll be able to tell if you have some basis for disputing the amount that she's asking for.

Just from experience, if she charges $200/hour, that's only about 25 hours of work. Depending on the type of case, and whether she had to file papers or make court appearances, that would likely be considered reasonable.

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