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My divorce attorney and i are negotiating a settlement on unpaid bills. What is a fair settlement?

Freehold, NJ |

The debt to him is as he invoiced over many months. We had issues, but i was dependent on him. I complained but did not exit the relationship. After divorce I got far less than i expected and now cannot pay him what he wants. We are negotiating, and he is playing hardball, incouding filing a suit against me in superior court. he claims he can get most of the money plus expenses, and is bold with his emails to me offering settlement. what is a fair thing to do?

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Attorney answers 1


Most bar associations and state courts have arbitration proceedures for fee disputes. You should contact the bar association and ask if there is the possibility of having a third party decide what is fair.