We generally request an initial down payment at or immediately after an agreement is made to begin legal representation. For estate planning, full payment is required at the delivery of the estate planing documents. For chapter 7 bankruptcy, full payment is due at the signing of the bankruptcy petition. For chapter 13 bankruptcy, the majority of legal fees are typically paid through the chapter 13 plan payment. In all other matters, the payment terms will be determined in light of the overall context of the case or legal matter.
Many of our services are offered on a flat-fee basis. However, if we are billing on a hourly basis, we may require a deposit which will be held in our client trust account until hourly services have been rendered.
We ask that when possible, payment for court filing fees be made separately from payment for legal fees.
How to Make Payment
If you are mailing a payment, please make it payable to Fabricius & Fabricius PLLC, and mail to:
Fabricius & Fabricius PLLC
P.O. Box 1230
Knightdale, NC 27545-1230
Please do not send payments to our office address.
Accepted Payment Methods
We can accept the following forms of payment:
Fabricius & Fabricius PLLC has partnered with lawpay.com to accept MasterCard and Visa for select transactions. Credit cards and generally accepted for estate planning matters. We cannot accept credit cards from individuals we are representing who are or may be seeking bankruptcy relief. In other matters, including civil and non-debtor bankruptcy litigation, credit cards are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Fees and costs to be incurred in a case cannot be charged onto credit cards.
Personal and Business Checks
We gladly accept business and personal checks from our clients. As an exception, we cannot accept a personal check from a bankruptcy client within 10 days of the anticipated filing date. This requirement is due to the nature of the check clearing process, as until a check has cleared the maker's account, a debt-relationship exists that can conflict with the debtor's attorney relationship.
We accept cash for payment of all legal service and costs. Cash payments over $100 must be by prior arrangement. We do not have the ability to make change at our office, so payment in exact amount is necessary.
Money Orders & Bank Checks
Money orders and bank checks are accepted for all services.