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My attorney filed a charging lien against me in a contested

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Customer: My attorney filed a charging lien against me in a contested divorce. I paid her $22,700 already. The lien is for an additional $23,000. Can I respond to her charging lien?
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

Thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

You do not indicate what state you are in. But that is OKAY because almost every state has adopted mandatory binding arbitration for attorneys who are having a dispute with a client over fees that have been billed. If you wish to dispute the fees that have been assessed and that form the basis for the lien, you can file a demand for arbitration through the State Attorney Bar Association. The advantage of the arbitration process is that you as the client are not charged for the Arbitration and you can represent yourself if you desire.

If you google the name of your State and Attorney Fee Arbitration you should get a link to the program in your state. If you have trouble let me know and I can research it for you. While it is possible that your state does not have such a program, most states do.

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