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Was in a car accident, I hire an attorney. The case was settled and the checks came in the attorney had me to endorse check's saying that the checks must clear their bank account before they will issue my portion and it will take 10days according to the Arizona law the waiting period should be no longer than five days. What kind of paperwork should I receive to protect my interests. I really didnt feel comfortable endorse

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Arizona

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Should I stop payment on the check? And release the lawyer

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Which law are you referring to that says the attorney must release your settlement in 5 days?

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Do you have a copy of the retainer and your settlement agreement or release?

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