Do I lose my rights for a formal accounting if I request for a arbitration of fees with part 137 Rules in New York Courts?
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I do not understand why fee disputes appear as ethical question, but Avvo has its limitations. As for Part 137, there is not enough information here to answer the question. Part 137 does not apply to fee amounts greater than $50,000 without consent, and we do not know the amount in dispute. Moreover, if the fee amount was fixed by the court, then there is no possibility of arbitration via Part 137. However, more importantly from these facts, Part 137 does not apply to requests for arbitration made by a person who is not the client of the attorney or the legal representative of the client.
The asker does not lose any rights, whatever those may be in probate court.
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