I recently spoke with an attorney about a matter in my home that was undisclosed when I purchased the home last year. I was told that the legal fees would be more than what we would get from the sellers and I would be better off making the repairs myself. I decided not to pursue it but i received a possible litigation letter stating his fee per hour and the retainer fee.
No problem. Just tell the attorney that you've changed your mind. Send a simple letter that just says you've decided not to retain him/her. You don't even need to give a reason.
"Dear Atty Smith, Thank you for consulting with me, but after considering the matter, I have decided not to go forward on the claim about the _____. Sincerely, John Jones."
Be aware that this response does not create an attorney/client relationship. I live and work in Massachusetts and may or may not know the local laws where you live. I hope people find my responses not only helpful but somewhat entertaining as well. If you rely on this as legal advice, remember the old saying, "You get what you pay for."
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