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Old 01-04-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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I'm in dire need of some clarification here so I'm hoping some NC attorneys or someone who has had a similar experience will chime in and help me with some information:
I have been dealing with my attorney for two years in an effort to come to a financial agreement with my husband before we file for divorce. Now that that is accomplished, my attorney informs me he will be keeping a check made out to me by my husband as part of our settlement, in payment for his legal fees. I think this is underhanded, illegal, unfair, immoral and downright unethical. I would like to just go in and snatch it from him when he asks me to endorse it, but would rather take the high road and straighten out the matter before I go to the NC Bar Association. I am afraid, however, if I give him the chance, he will do something dastardly like put his law firm's stamp on it for deposit or raise my fees. Also, I already attempted to discuss a payment plan with him just recently but he ignored my email on the subject. I also went into the relationship with the stated understanding that a payment plan would be necessary, and I have every intention of paying my bill.
What do I do now??? I'd be so appreciative of some perspective here, the sooner the better.

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Old 01-05-2009, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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You could call the Bar and ask, they won't do anything until you file a complaint.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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You could call the Bar and ask, they won't do anything until you file a complaint.
Thanks for the moral support! I have actually gotten on line a couple of times in the past and discovered the Bar Association has a client assistance department. If my atty gives me a hard time about this issue, I believe this is the time to call.
Thanks again.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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I had some bad dealings with a lawyer once. Did 2k worth of work for him, he decided not to pay. After 6 months I paid him a visit, he moved from around his desk and said "who is going to side against someone who is handicapped?". A few weeks later I saw him downtown, he ran is mouth again...I almost pushed him into traffic (come to think of it, I should have).

I filed a complaint with the bar and eventually received my monies.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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I had some bad dealings with a lawyer once. Did 2k worth of work for him, he decided not to pay. After 6 months I paid him a visit, he moved from around his desk and said "who is going to side against someone who is handicapped?". A few weeks later I saw him downtown, he ran is mouth again...I almost pushed him into traffic (come to think of it, I should have).

I filed a complaint with the bar and eventually received my monies.
I'm extremely shocked and saddened at your story. Also, so glad to hear you finally succeded. Was he sanctioned in any way for the atrocious behavior???
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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After that incident I quit consulting to lawyers and worked with people who paid w/o my having to chase them down. I've not seen him since....if I do I'll push him into traffic.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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After that incident I quit consulting to lawyers and worked with people who paid w/o my having to chase them down. I've not seen him since....if I do I'll push him into traffic.
GRRR! After this last round with my own lawyer, a Samuel Clemens quote keeps coming to mind: "99% of all lawyers give the rest a bad name!"
(I apologize if there are any lawyers out there who practice ethical behavior.)
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