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Unable to pay counsel''s fees in a lump sum

  • Besselsleigh
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11 Dec 15 #470655 by Besselsleigh
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Today I have received a fee note for the counsel''s services (FDA) rendered in April this year. As the court left me with nothing, and I am the only working parent to my 5 year old daughter (her father is not paying any maintenance, I am repaying the debts for the legal fees, etc) I am unable to pay the outstanding sun in a lump sum.
Is it possible to write to the chambers and ask for a monthly installment plan? Has anyone had this experience?

thank you

  • Ebonee67
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11 Dec 15 #470656 by Ebonee67
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I have no experience of this but I am sure that your first action should be to contact the chambers and explain the situation.
I am sure they would rather have the payment in instalments than not at all.

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12 Dec 15 #470713 by .Charles
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Some payment is better than no payment. Telephone counsel''s clerk or the fees clerk if there is one and explain your position and tell them you are making a payment straight away or on whatever date you can and ensure you are good for your word.


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