What is the minimum amount to pay for the other party’s legal fees and can I have a deferred payment? 7 Answers as of September 11, 2012

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Dennis P. Mikko Attorney at Law | Dennis P. Mikko
It is not clear what you are asking. Typically, in the United States, each party is responsible for their own attorney fees. Unless there is some reason for an award of attorney fees, most of the time each party pays for their own.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/11/2012
Havens Law, LLC
Havens Law, LLC | William Havens Nebeker
All debts are negotiable. What you need to do is negotiate with the opposing party's attorney/firm the amount and how much for each payment. They will try to get it all in a lump sum, however, if you're on a budget and can't acquire a loan due to insolvency, they will work with you, especially if you are represented by an attorney. The above information is applicable to your case unless the Court in awarding the fees mandated a minimum payment, which is rare, I've never seen that but could happen.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Replied: 9/10/2012
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
You do not give enough information to answer this question. The only answer is it depends upon your income and the debt.. Contact an attorney directly.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/9/2012
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
Why would you pay the legal fees? There is not enough detail here to answer.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/9/2012
Park Law Offices LLC | Kevin Parks
There is not necessarily any minimum amount the amount of the other side's attorneys fees depend entirely on the amount of time they spent on the case itself. If a case goes through judgment by default, a couple thousand dollars is likely. If a case went all the way through to a trial, however, opposing party's attorneys fees are likely significantly north of there.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 9/7/2012
    Law Office of Bijal Jani | Bijal Jani
    There is no minimum amount of legal fees that get attached to a debt. The creditor's attorneys have to submit a Bill of Legal Costs to ascertain the amount being demanded as fees.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/7/2012
    Victor Varga | Victor Varga
    Depends on whether the contract provides for attorney fees. If it does, then the court looks as several factors such as how much the judgment is, and how much time the attorney spent on the case. Deferring payment is up to the other party/attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 9/7/2012
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