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Attorney fees

Discussion in 'Other Family Law Matters' started by Paulaann, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Paulaann

    Paulaann Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My sister and I are heirs. she does not want contribute to attorney fees to pursue our inheritance. What can be done? If I pay and pursue it alone does she still inherit?
     
  2. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Very generally (because of the lack of actual information provided), the attorney would be paid by the estate.
     
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  3. Paulaann

    Paulaann Law Topic Starter New Member

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    She and I are the heirs. Retainer to get attorney we need $25,000. If she does not pay her half is there any thing that I can do? Does she still receive as an heir?
     
  4. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Heirs to what? A parent's estate? Something else?

    Why would you (or she) need to hire an attorney "to pursue [your] inheritance"?

    In the abstract and without any relevant facts whatsoever, I have to assume that the list of things that "can be done" probably numbers several dozen or more than a hundred, and I have no interest in trying to compile such a list.

    With virtually no relevant facts having been provided, the only possible answer to this question is maybe.
     
  5. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    If an attorney is requiring a $25k retainer to handle the probate of an estate, then there is something very unique about the estate. Normally, the attorney handling the probate of an estate is paid a percentage of the value of the estate.

    Again, if you want useful information, you'll need to provide relevant facts. However, if you don't want to provide relevant facts, I suspect the attorney asking for the $25k retainer will be happy to answer your questions.
     
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