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Confidentiality, Useage, & Ethics (State Bar of Texas Disclosures)

NO LEGAL ADVICE: The content of this website is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this website is intended as a source of legal advice or a representation as to results that may be achieved on any matter. Thus, you should not rely on information provided herein for legal advice or for any purpose without seeking legal advice from a duly-licensed attorney competent to practice law in your jurisdiction.

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Notices About Payments (See Clause in your Agreement!)

This applies once you hire us. Please refer to your Agreement for Representation.

Notices on Debt, Past Due Balances, & Collections

PAYMENTS: Payment amounts and due dates are listed in Sections 1-5. If an overdue fee is not paid within 15 days after its due date, the Firm may withdraw immediately from the case. If payment plan installment is past due by 15 days, Firm may withdraw payment plan and require full fee be paid; upon failure of which Firm may withdraw immediately from the case. If Client terminates this agreement for any reason, any fees paid shall be deemed as earned by the Firm based on actual work and/or to ensure Firm???s availability on Clients matter.

BREACH OF CONTRACT & NONPAYMENT: In the event Client fails to pay the balance owed to Firm, Client understands that Firm has a right to pursue collection remedies by either filing a lawsuit or by turning the account receivable over to a collection agency. Rule 1.05 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct protects Client???s confidential information received by Firm, but Client consents and authorizes Firm to reveal confidential information to a collection agency or another law firm for the purpose of Firm collecting fees owed by Client to Firm.

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