Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I hired a lawyer in NC. for divorce. He made me sign a

I hired a lawyer...

I hired a lawyer in NC. for divorce. He made me sign a contract to where his fee is a percentage of my share of the equitable distribution. But my friends and online search says such a contract is illegal. Is that true? we are near the end.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in NC family court?

Yes

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?

No

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

The divorce is final but only equitable distribution remains

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
3/25/2018
Bill Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 2,040
Experience: Attorney
Verified

Dear Customer ,

Thank You for posting your legal ethics question today. I'm attorney Bill assisting you with your request. That is quite true and contingent fees in family law cases are prohibited by the American Bar Association.

ABA rule states the following:

"

(d) A lawyer shall not enter into an arrangement for, charge, or collect:

(1) any fee in a domestic relations matter, the payment or amount of which is contingent upon the securing of a divorce or upon the amount of alimony or support, or property settlement in lieu thereof; or"

So because you have a fee dispute with your attorney you file a complaint with the State Bar disputing this fee arrangement.

https://www.ncbar.gov/for-the-public/i-am-having-a-dispute-with-a-lawyer/filing-a-grievance/

We are here to help so please follow up with me as required.

I'm an independent legal expert and get a credit for my time after you take the time to leave positive feedback.

You do this by rating 5*****, 4**** or better.

FIVE STARS or your rating is much appreciated in this regard.

Thanks

Attorney Bill

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
the case is expected to be completed in a matter of days. Will it delay completion to file a grievance now? Should I wait for completion? I am afraid he may withdraw form the case if I file and It will cause delays. [He presented this contingency agreement in the middle of the case and said I could find another lawyer if I didn't agree.]

The grievance procedure is separate and doesn't effect your representation agreement.

Your lawyer must ask for your consent to resign or file a request with the court to withdraw and cannot just resign on his own accord.

I'm an independent legal expert and get a credit for my time after you take the time to leave positive feedback.

You do this by rating 5*****, 4**** or better.

FIVE STARS or your rating is much appreciated in this regard.

Thanks

Attorney Bill

Bill Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 2,040
Experience: Attorney
Verified
Bill Attorney and 87 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Bill Attorney Your Own Question
Bill Attorney
Bill Attorney
Bill Attorney, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 2,040
2,040 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Attorney

Bill Attorney is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

8,775 satisfied customers

JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,353 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

20,727 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

42,358 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

Attorney

292 satisfied customers

7+ years of experience handling various legal matters.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
I am looking for legal representation to file a petition to
I am looking for legal representation to file a petition to have my sister removed as power of attorney for my mom … read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,700 satisfied customers
If you will I need assistance in locating representation for
Please if you will I need assistance in locating representation for a criminal case. May I give you my number for contact. I need Council as soon as possible. … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
Getting a divorce quickly does texas have alimony support.
Hi getting a divorce quickly does texas have alimony support … read more
Gerald, Esq
Gerald, Esq
Juris Doctor
3,821 satisfied customers
I'm interested in legal representation in NY state. The DMV
I'm interested in legal representation in NY state. The DMV is alleging driver license fraud against me. Do you offer referrals, or just advice?… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
42,358 satisfied customers
Title 26 USC section 71 Does this code explain Alimony with
Title 26 USC section 71 Does this code explain Alimony with Child Support or Child Support without Alimony? I am being told in this code it is clear Child support requires a written agreement? My ex h… read more
Edward Young
Edward Young
Juris Doctor
339 satisfied customers
I'm in need of representation on site 54137 Krakow, WI we
I'm in need of representation on site 54137 Krakow, WI we have a rape accusation, and I'm seeking a party prior to talking with officials. This is a request for help, not the involved party direct … read more
Thelawman2
Thelawman2
Doctoral Degree
1,353 satisfied customers
Can alimony stop after paying for one year? Divorce filed in
Hello, can alimony stop after paying for one year? Divorce filed in February 2017 as well as a Chaper 13 Bankruptcy case in state of California ? … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,117 satisfied customers
Are you familiar with Florida laws regarding alimony? My
Are you familiar with Florida laws regarding alimony? … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,152 satisfied customers
I need representation to answer an order to appear in
I need representation to answer an order to appear in Ozaukee County Wisconsin on March 20, 2018 @ 9am, but I live in California and cannot afford to travel to Wisconsin to appear in court to review c… read more
Sean K
Sean K
Attorney/Member
JD
441 satisfied customers
Do county jail inmates have access to legal representation
do county jail inmates have access to legal representation when it comes to obtaining temporary custody of a minor? … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
24,353 satisfied customers
How is child support and alimony reduced when there is no
How is child support and alimony reduced when there is no income coming in due to a disability? This would apply in the state of CT.… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,117 satisfied customers
I'm seeking legal representation regarding employment
I'm seeking legal representation regarding employment issues. I'm a 59 yr old female er nurse that was called into administrations office last night as I arrived for my shift. I was suspended because … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,152 satisfied customers
How can an indigent inmate get representation during a
How can an indigent inmate get representation during a divorce? … read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,866 satisfied customers
Is it required that a written representation agreement or
Is it required that a written representation agreement or fee agreement be signed by a client when they work with a lawyer? … read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
20,727 satisfied customers
Divorced in1999 w/ permanent alimony/disabled during
divorced in1999 w/ permanent alimony/disabled during marriage...ex is stating he can no longer pay me...his 401 runs out w/in 4 mo and he went bankrupt 2016..said he only get ss now..not working. my q… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,152 satisfied customers
I was referred to your Legal Representation for Tenants from
I was referred to your Legal Representation for Tenants from Tenants Rights Group. … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
29,370 satisfied customers
I'm being tortured and need legal representation for medical
I'm being tortured and need legal representation for medical malpractice, family law and civil rights and have no money. What should I Do? … read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
36,187 satisfied customers
I am looking for representation regarding a Company, Ditech,
I am looking for representation regarding a Company, Ditech, that I feel is harassing me. … read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x