Please note that there are exceptions to the rule.
We gave our attorneys, half of their required fees and then made payment arrangements.
I have learned that payment arrangements is just another way of saying “layaway plan”.
Merriam-Webster describes layaway as, ‘a way of buying something in which you do not receive the thing you are buying until you have paid the full price by making small payments over a period of time’.
Most attorneys give the impression that they will immediately begin to zealously represent their client once the agreement is signed.
They are lying
Payment arrangements mean, “I am going to take your case and not work on it until the balance is paid in full.
Never mind that you gave them $12000 as a deposit.
They will motion for continuances and continuances.
Later, the case starts moving a little forward when the last payment is in.
However, because they have not been working on the case for several months, they are ill-prepared and do a hurried job.
You would think that now that they had all of their fees, they would do their job to the best of their ability.
Now that they have received all of their money, they do just enough to say that they had done their job.
No more, No less. That zealous representation is forgotten.
After all, investing too much time in their clients’ case takes away from their net gain.
Now, I understand why wealthy people have better results in court.
It would must be nice to be able to say, “I will give you and extra $20000, if you win this case.”
I bet that would be a real motivator for an attorney to vigorously represent their client.
Otherwise, you are
Innocent Until Proven Broke