Generally, 10 days is the standard time for an attorney to get a copy of your records to you after the representation has concluded. No attorney may withhold your files if you request a copy, and even if you haven’t yet paid the final invoice (assuming any monies are due). You are the owner...Continue reading…
Fee Agreements: When Needed and What to Look Out For
Under current regulations, any time an attorney’s efforts will or reasonably expect to exceed $1,000, there must be an agreement in writing. That agreement must contain certain disclosures, the most important of which (in my opinion) is how the attorney will bill for his time (hourly rate), what exactly you will be...Continue reading…
Attorney Fee Awards Under Family Code 2030
Can I Get an Attorney Fees Award in My Divorce Case?
It all starts with the California Family Code Section § 2030 et. seq. Under Section 2030, the Court may award attorney fees to either party upon request, upon a showing of need and ability to pay.