Not satisfied by my lawyer
Good day, I hired a lawyer to assist me to get divorce and at first he was willing to help I paid 350 for consultation and he charged me 9500 for his legal fees which I paid now in full and he has promised to help me to claim penssion fund from my husband on my behalf and now he wants me to that on my own and he said I owe him 6000 which he says is for the advocate who will help me further to get divorce. I am not happy at all please help
Depending on the complexity, uncontested divorce alone can cost between R800 and R20000 and an attorney may hire an expert without the input of the client. To guide against this, client should ask for a limiting clause stating that when an expert charges more than the amount he/she budgets for, he/she have to agree to it prior.
Attorneys are subject to strict ethical rules from their various law societies. You are therefore entitled in terms of these rules to know exactly how your money is spent. To answer your question, you may ask him for a detailed fee statement.