Question: I went to a lawyer for my divorce. He quoted "about $1500.00, maybe a little more." Due to mistakes his people made the divorce took about 8 months. He is now billing me for over $10,000.00. There was no fighting between my former spouse and me, at all. He will not tell my why the cost is more than six times the original amount, and he is now adding interest of 18%.
Answer: This site can only provide information. For specific advice on your situation, you may want to look at the information and phone numbers posted on the State Bar of Arizona website. If you are having a dispute with an attorney, visit the State Bar of Arizona website to learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a client as well as the attorney's rights and responsibilities. The State Bar of Arizona has a section of their website discussing topics about working with lawyers.
March 12, 2009