Thank you for the additional information. Based upon the amount owed, your son could sue him in small claims
court to recover. He does not need an attorney and can do this on his own. The fact that this was an oral agreement does not prevent him from filing a lawsuit. It just means since nothing was in writing, it may be harder to prove the terms and conditions of the agreement, since it is his word against your sons. Of course, if you were present and heard what the agreement was, you could testify on behalf of your son, to support his position. It does seem odd that the attorney is now going back and saying he has to paint the outside of the home, which may not fairly represent the cost of the work done. By that, I mean if the $750 was a reasonable amount for the remodeling job, it would certainly seem odd that your son would agree to pay the outside of the home, which would result in him charging next to nothing, for all the work. It is possible that the attorney is trying to take advantage, so if he and your son are unable to reach an agreement, your son would have to sue him to recover and provide evidence of the agreement. The clerk of courts has the forms for him to obtain, to fill out and file, to start the process as soon as possible.
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