I hired a attorney to file a contempt and for a second matter in a divorce. I have paid the retainer for one owe on the other. I have decided the contempt really isn't worth it at this time as the second case will handle this one as well in a way that will satisfy me. Can I ask that we just forget the contempt. As we haven't filed yet. Would that make it so I don't have to pay the rest or then allow that money to apply to the case I really want settled and maybe a refund there after if we settle quickly.
Thanks for the help in this.
Without being able to read your retainer agreements, it is impossible for us to determine the correct course of action. You should call your current attorney and explain your feelings about the two cases and ask him or her these questions.
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This is question you should asking your attorney.
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So, you hired lawyer to do a job, paid the fee and now have a bit of "buyer's remorse" and want a refund of fee paid. Well, the answer is maybe. As my colleagues said, call your lawyer and talk to him about this. If he has done the work, I suspect that little, if any, refund will be made. If he has not done the work, perhaps. Why you are looking for answer here is beyond me - my guess is that you talked to lawyer, he said no and you are now looking for someone to validate your position. I could be wrong though.
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