Attorney Retainer Fees must be pre-paid as a deposit placed in a secure legal account to be used for the expected legal services to be provided by your attorney. Once you provide your attorney with the agreed upon retainer amount, this will allow your "contracted attorney" to proceed for you with the legal services that you have agreed upon.
You must have a signed contract of Attorney work for hire between you and your attorney, BEFORE you fund the Attorney Retainer Fees. The contract describes the work the attorney agrees to do for you, the client, which also includes any additional overhead associated fees, and declares generally the agreements, expectations and rights between both parties signing the agreement.
An Attorney Retainer is requested at the beginning of your legal representation. This is when your attorney advises you that they can not accept your case and proceed, until the required retainer deposit is paid in full. Your attorney will refund to you, any remaining unused balance of your retainer, when the case is completed, after all costs and fees have been accounted for.
Sometimes, if your retainer fee is exhausted, before your case and legal services are completed, then it becomes necessary for your lawyer to ask you for an additional deposit amount, to fund your retainer, to continue working your case . See below for PayPal Pay Later option
Usually, your attorney will calculate your retainer based on their hourly rate multiplied by the hours expected to complete your case. Once your case begins your attorney will begin to subtract amounts periodically from the retainer, based on the hours worked on your case. Again be assured, any unused amount because your case does not require the entire retainer, will be returned to you. This is a legal requirement.
Your attorney will discuss with you after you initial consultation, whether a retainer is required, how it can be funded, and why it is necessary. Your advising attorney will be happy to answer any question you may have, and discuss the different funding options available to you.
the use of this page is only for persons who have already signed an attorney client agreement with Southern Hills Law, PLLC and want to use an alternate method to pay.
Paying Attorney Retainer Fees using this Web page without an attorney client agreement in place DOES NOT create an attorney client relationship, and the fee will be returned or voided.
If you do not have a PayPal account you can create an account with PayPal here Once you have created your PayPal account you can use it to fund your Attorney Retainer fees. You may want to consider the PayPal Pay Later option
If you need to fund your ATTORNEY RETAINER now, but you also need a flexible payment plan, and time to pay it off, you can use the new PayPal Pay Later option to Buy Now, and Pay later.
This option will allow you to fund your Retainer now, and break your payments up over weeks or even months using your PayPal account.
PayPal is now offering their version of pay later with their new “PayPal Pay Monthly. This can be a great help for Legal Clients who are looking for better ways to pay for their Attorney Retainer Fees. Now customers can use their PayPal account to pay now, and repay over a six month or even a two year period, depending on the PayPal option that best meets their needs.
PayPal’s new Pay in 4 months divides your total purchase amount into four equal payments" making it easier to handle larger purchase, and have time for repayment, and good news, PayPal is not charging interest for this plan.
Payments will be automatically billed by PayPal to the debit, credit card or bank account you provide in your PayPal account.
Select desired "Funding Amount" from the PayPal options below to add funds to your ATTORNEY RETAINER FEES
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