I have given my attorney a check. The amount the check was a offer I had given the bank to do a s The amount and the check was a offer I had given the bank to do a short sale with me for a property . They did not accept the offer two years later he has not given back the check yet in the two years though I had had him just recently involved and two cases he has never given me a itemized invoice of what was owed to him now when I asked for the funds to be given back because I did end up coming to the agreement with the bank. He now says he is deducting his fees from that amount. Can he do this.
Confusing question. If he is holding money and you have a bill outstanding for services, he is allowed to take his fee before giving you the balance.
I would refer you to your fee agreement which should provide some guidance. Nevertheless, if has outstanding fees for services provided, generally he can deduct those fees.
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