Many attorneys now accept credit card payments. If you can charge the retainer on a credit card and pay that monthly, this will give you a lot more choices about who to retain rather than looking for an attorney who is going to immediately put you into a payment plan.
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I agree. If you are able to put the retainer on a credit card then you will only have to pay monthly payments on your credit card which will give you more flexibility. Since there is usually a lot of time involved in drafting court documents and appearing in court, attorneys require that you have money on account to bill against so they will be getting paid for their work.
If you have family members who are willing to help pay your fees, some lawyers will agree to allow them to pay your bill on your behalf. In order to do this, they may require the person paying your bill to sign a document that they are agreeing to pay the bill and that they understand they have no control/say in your case. Another alternative would be to request that the Court send your case to mediation. Generally, when the mediation is court-ordered, the fees are waived (or done on a sliding scale) and both parties attend the mediation without their attorneys. Mediation does require that both parties are willing to put in effort and listen to the other, so it's not always the best solution, but it might be worth a shot. Good luck.
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