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divorce in process

HI.
My divorce is in trial.My lawyer proposed me an expert if my ex has hidden property, wealth etc, as he always mention " he has nothing".

My question is: Is it normal that my lawyer sends me email every 2 weeks ? My divorce will be pronounce in 2023, I just imagine how much the charge will be.
The expert cost around 20,000 according to judge.
My lawyer charged me 5,000 for 2019-2020.
Have you had the same experience ? thank you in advance if you share your opinions.
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Re: divorce in process

Whether or not the lawyer mails you every 2 weeks is entirely a matter of what you have arranged with the lawyer. You are right to think that every mail costs - it definitely does - and you can choose how frequently, or for what reasons, you wish to receive them.

It is your reponsibility (towards yourself) to be sure that you know what your lawyer costs, and that you budget to pay the lawyer's fees. Get the agreement with the lawyer, about the fees, in writing. Before you go any further, get a detailed bill from the lawyer for the work done up until now, so you can see which tasks were the most expensive, and to see whether there were any you could have avoided, or kept lower. Ask for a tariff schedule, so you can see, for the future, which kinds of work cost how much, per item or per hour.

Being properly informed will help you plan what you do, and what you do not, want to ask the lawyer to do, for you.

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Re: divorce in process

Here's a thread (about a different set of circumstances) with some lists of basic things that you can do, yourself, to help keep the lawyer's fees as low as possible, and also to keep yourself (and your documents) safe.

https://www.englishforum.ch/housing-...t-anymore.html
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Re: divorce in process

Thanks doropfiz, sometimes I have some doubts about the procedure. I asked my lawyer if it is necessary to send me emails every 2 weeks . It says on the letter most of the time same texts . And sheís a bit annoyed Iím thinking to change a lawyer . I donít know. Iím bit confused.
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Re: divorce in process

The lawyer will send you a mail every 2 weeks if that is what you have agreed to pay her to do, and perhaps if you do not make it very clear to the lawyer what you do and do not want.

Your confusion will most likely lessen once you have a detailed bill and a list of her fees.

Then, you can see what that mail is costing you, and you can decide whether or not you want to receive that update mail. If you do, be prepared to pay the fee for it. If you don't, then make a clear agreement with the lawyer, about what kinds of circumstances need to have changed, for her to write to you again. You don't want her to leave you out in the cold if there is, really, new information.

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