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mail. b. Communications with opposing counsel - whether by telephone, e-mailor regular mail.c. Meetings with Client.d. Communications with any other persons connected with the case - whether by telephone, e-mail or regular mail.e. Preparation of any documents related to the case.f. Travel timeg. Research h. settlement negotiations
: that if you want to use your retainer quickly, a barrage of telephone calls or e-mails will do so.Costsinclude but are not limited to filing fees, professional fees (such as expert witness,guardian ad litem, and evaluators' fees), long distance charges, mileage, and other costsincidental to the case. Client must pay some of these costs before services are rendered, forexample, filing fees and guardian ad litem's retainer.4.PAYMENT OF COSTS AND FEES. At the end of each month, Attorney sends a statementof account that describes fees and costs incurred to date. Attorney deducts those costs andfees from the retainer. If a monthly bill results in a balance due, the balance is due within tendays. Unpaid balances incur an annual interest rate of 12%. Client will be responsible for any cost associated with collection of unpaid fees. Client must pay some costs directly to theprovider of services, and will be notified of what costs must be paid directly. .Client is responsible for paying Attorney's fees and costs even if the Court orders theother party to pay Client's costs and fees. Any award of attorney fees reimburses Client, andClient may attempt collection from the other party. If the Court orders Client to pay anotherparty's fees and costs, that payment is separate from this fee agreement.If Client's claim is resolved through structured settlement, where Client receives partof the settlement proceeds in the future, Client agrees to pay any remaining attorney fees andcosts out of the first payment. If the first payment does not cover fees and costs, Client agrees to pay the balance within ten days.