Making parents pay

Quandary: Do you accept or decline the representation of a divorce client who says he cannot pay your legal fees, but his parents promise to? Many divorce lawyers have encountered this dilemma. Some have taken it on faith, believing the parents will make good on their promise, while others have demanded a signed guaranty. Attorney Ben Goldwater’s case against the Greenbergs illustrates the …

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