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I recently fired an attorney and want to know what documents

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I recently fired an attorney and want to know what documents pertaining to my account the former attorney is required to turn over and what fees, if any, they are legally allowed to charge to do so.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 2 years ago.
Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. As the client, you are allowed to request a copy of your file and the attorney can charge you a fee to make the copies. The original belongs to the attorney/firm and is their work product, so they would not have to turn over the original but they can not simply withhold your case file, since you have paid for the work and are entitled and need it, to proceed with the case. However, if YOU provided them any original documents, those need to be returned to you since they belong to you. The actual fee charged should not be anything more then a reasonable fee to copy the file.
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