I paid sine if my son's atty fee with a personal check. There is now a big dispute over the billing. This is a simple visitation case for his granddaughter and the atty is charging $9,000 Some of the fees are reasonable but a lot are not. We did not sign the contract but did pay some of the bills with a personal check. Can we be held liable for the bill or can the atty. file a lien on our property?. Can my son dispute some of the charges? He is on disability and has no property and very little income.
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You can contact the disciplinary board for the NM Sup. Court or you can contact the State Bar of NM. The link for the state bar is: http://www.nmbar.org/Nmstatebar/For_Public/Fee_Arbitration.aspx (copy that link into your browser and press enter) and the contact point for the contact information for the Disciplinary Board is: Address: 20 First Plaza Center NW # 710, Albuquerque, NM 87102; Phone: (505) 842-5781.
If you contact either of these two places you will probably find the help you seek.