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Lawyer Fees from Divorce 8 Years Ago - Do I Need to Pay?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by mobileweld, 16 June 2014.

  1. mobileweld

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    Friend of mine has just received a $400 bill from his old solicitors for divorce proceedings from 8 years ago. The invoice/letter states that this amount was incorrectly not billed to him at the time, he had paid the original costs in full at the time of the proceedings.
    Appears to be a very unusual request and seems to me to be a bit dodgy (someone checking accounts after 8 years??!). It is going to be very difficult to verify this cost (as genuine) from the friend's point of view, any suggestions?
     
  2. Owens Lawyers

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    Generally there is a six year limit on claiming payment for services. There are exceptions however, and your friend should get legal advice about his specific circumstances. What state (or territory) is he in?
     
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  3. mobileweld

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  4. Owens Lawyers

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    He could contact Legal Aid QLD on 1300 651 188. They may be able to provide info or advice or a referral to another legal service (eg a community legal centre)
     
  5. mobileweld

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    Thanks, I'll let him know
     
  6. Renata

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    Hello mobileweld, do you know how this finished up?

    cheers,
    renata
     

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