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KimberlyLaw, Attorney and Real Estate Broker
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We have hired an attorney. He is $350 per hour. We told him

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We have hired an attorney. He is $350 per hour. We told him to include in a agreement facts that pertain to receiving back up power and services from facilities that a development company was building. He did not include this in the agreement. We asked him to include the taxes on property in an agreement he did not. Now he is making amendments to the agreement and charging us $350 per hour to do so.
Is there a procedure we can take to question his charges? question his orginial work.
Hello, I am happy to assist you today.

Sorry to hear about your situation with your lawyer. I assume that when the agreement did not have all the relevant terms that you requested, that you did not sign it?

Yes, there is a procedure. You first confront the attorney directly in writing, explaining that the work that he did was not what you requested. You should demand that he complete the work as requested before you pay him any more money. And don't pay him for any work that he is replicating such as amending the agreement to include what you originally asked for. It's that simple.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes we did sign it as on the day of signing he had 5 different sets of papers many pages long spread all over the table. He was very unorganized in this we read them over but the focus was on are all he papers set there were 8 different papers to sign.

If there is not a set procedure to move on this fine


we will use common sense and approach his with our complaints. thanks

Ok, you really should have read the agreement before signing it. But at the same time, he should have gotten that agreement to you WAY before the signing so that you could review it and issue any requested changes to him. You shouldn't have to review it and sign it on the spot, especially if it is lengthy.

Yes, I would take this up with him directly. I would definitely put it in writing rather than call him, so that you have a record of your discussion.

Best of luck,
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


You are welcome.
Take care