Do Lawyers give you receipts?
Yes they do. Call the State Bar and ask what you can do if the law firm continues to refuse to cooperate.
Can a lawyer retain a copy of your file?
I would simply echo the sentiments expressed and affirm that the file is yours. He can retain a copy, if he likes for his records, but he must provide you with the documents you are requesting. Your second paragraph is a little surprising to me however.
Can a solicitor disclose a copy of a client’s will?
To clarify circumstances where a solicitor can disclose a copy of a client’s will to a property and financial affairs attorney or, in circumstances where the client has lost mental capacity, to a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection. Who is your client?
Can a lawyer make a mistake when representing a client?
Lawyers are human, and like everyone else, they sometimes make mistakes when representing clients. In some cases, the mistakes are small and easily fixable—for example, not filing enough copies of a document with the court or needing to reschedule a meeting.
Do you need an attorney to keep your wills?
A locked filing cabinet full of wills is a potential goldmine of future probate work. There are good reasons to let your attorney keep your original wills. If your wills are in your attorney’s safe, you do not have to worry about losing them.
Why do you need a representation agreement with your attorney?
The simple reason to have a written agreement with your attorney is to make sure that both parties to the contract know what is going on. Most disputes that arise between lawyers and their clients are about money, whether it is how much the attorney is owed, or how much the client is owed as a refund.
How to write a letter of attorney representation?
Letter of Attorney Representation. Note: This is a very basic letter to the insurance company or company that you are representing the personal injury victim in a motor vehicle accident case.
What should I do if my lawyer Won’t give Me a file?
The lawyer has a duty to turn over the file to you (with a few exceptions). Therefore, if you make a written demand of him, he is required to give you the file. If the attorney doesn’t surrender the file, then, I’d think that your next step would be a complaint to the Bar Association. * This will flag comments for moderators to take action.
Can a probate attorney represent the executor of an estate?
If you are the Executor hiring the attorney, ask what the law is. If you are an heir of the estate, the lawyer should give you some guidance. If the probate estate is in one of the majority states, the first letter from the attorney should start with a sentence that reads, “I have been retained by Mr. Smith, Executor of the Estate of Ms. Smith.