The answer to your question will probably be found in the retainer agreement you signed, but it doesn't take long to use up a $1,600 retainer. Just because the other attorney drafted the documents doesn't mean that your attorney didn't do any work. We still have to review and document and, often times, we suggest or insist on changes. In addition, your attorney would have spent time visiting with you, probably spent time negotiating with the other attorney, and probably fielded several phone calls and/or e-mails. You are entitled to a detailed invoice explaining what work was done, how much time was spent, and how the retainer was applied to pay the invoice.
The answer depends on the reta8ner agreement you signed with hte lawyer. That is your contract for services. Some retainers are hourly based while others may be for a flat, non-refundable fee.
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