Legal Question in Legal Ethics in Florida

Is it acceptable, or even legal for the government to "change terms" once a process is already in play? For instance, let's say I was charged $30 for "service of process", and then later get a bill for $10 from the court because the process server managed to later re-negotiated a higher fee for themselves?

note: not the real situation, but illustrates the issue fairly satifactorily

Asked on 12/23/12, 7:23 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

If you have a contract with someone and you pay what was agreed upon then they cannot unilaterally charge more later one.

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Answered on 12/23/12, 9:00 am

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