JustAboutOver wrote:Slowly progressing through the court system for a Judge to sign. I have 3.5k left in my retainer, and everything is filed. There is nothing more left for this law firm to do. A few days ago I received a request for another re-up because I fell below the retainer agreement of 4k. One of the paralegals or interns called me and asked me about it. I said why would I re-up when the divorce has been settled and is on the Judges desk? She didn't know, but would get back to me. Said it could just be an mistake. Yet, this morning, received a reminder to pay the additional retainer. I think I've given this dude enough. Do I have to re-up?
This doesn't make any sense, I would push back. You are asking yourself the right question. And even if he wanted to keep some sort of cushion as retainer, $3.5k is a lot - unless he charges $1000/hr.
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