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Whether you can settle on your own and drop him will depend on what your fee agreement says. I would be very careful about doing that if he has done work to get to the settlement.
What is the fee arrangement, contingency? Hourly? That does seem like quite a strange and unfair share.
Ok, then I do not believe that is a valid contingency split. Please check what your fee agreement says so that I can help you. I need to know what the percentages state. There are strict requirements for these.
Just come back to here and attach it using the paper clip icon. Please black out your name and all identifying information before you attach it. Oh just a move attorneys do for some reason..perhaps to seem more persuasive.
Ok. It sounds like they received a check into their trust account. But I assume a settlement agreement would have to have been signed and you would have had to give permission for that.
Do not accept the check yet and get the fee agreement and ask them if they settled the matter and if there is a settlement agreement. Then lets pick up from there. Ok?
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