I gave a lawyer $1500 retainer to help me change my name legally , got court date but after reviewing first billing statement found out that she billed me for proofreading and certified copies of passport there is only $400 left and I never wanted to spent over$1500. Today I told her she is too aggressive w her billing and she said I am welcome to represent myself in court what should I do?
JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.
Customer: Pay $5 where ?
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And to clarify, can you tell me what paperwork has been filed?
Customer: I am in NY city NY state. She filed the papers to civil court explaining reasons why I want to change my name. Court date is January 24.
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: The petition for the name change
was filed and they gave me date that was December 14th I met her November 15.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just want to get 400 $ back and pay to someone who will not take advantage. She said she will draw paperwork to stop representing me clearly she is greedy. I have simple matter just a name change. But I don't want to go to court alone. What should I do?