Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX the additional information.
I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you, but I believe I have information which you will find helpful.
There is nothing the attorney can do to force you to sign a promissory note to him. Additionally, if he tries to sue you, which is his right (and yours-to have access to courts), the burden is on him to prove that you owe him money. That means you can demand (even without a lawsuit) that he account for his charges and show how he arrived at his totals for the work that was done and the time spent. He must also show that all your payments have been properly credited.
Just remember, with attorney fees, everything is negotiable and nothing is written in stone.
Finally, if he is acting unethically in his representation
, making threats or intimidating you, for example, you may want to consider filing a disciplinary complaint with the Louisiana State Bar.
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