The Evidence for Collecting Against that Overdue Client – Attorney Billing Software

The end stage with a non-paying client is for you to sue in collections. Why is it so off-putting to file a collections case to win the fees that you know you’ve already earned?  Could it be that you don’t want to show the judge your shoebox of handwritten billing…

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Fee Arbitration Requires Attention to Your Client Invoices

Most states now have a process for an attorney or a client to request fee arbitration.  In some cases, you’re the one seeking fee arbitration as a first step in the formal collections process.  In other cases, you’re defending against a client, likely one with an overdue balance. If you…

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An Invoice, All of Your Own – Lawyer Billing Software

Clients want to feel good about paying money to their lawyer.  They want to know that you have a particular presence in a competitive marketplace and that you are a top-notch professional. Part of how you provide positive reinforcement to clients about your professionalism is to send clients a professional…

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Avoid Costly Trust Account Mistakes

If there is any one item you don’t want to mismanage, it is your escrow account. Best practices indicate that simply reconciling your trust account bank statements at the end of every month is not enough to avoid costly mistakes. Trust accounting software for attorneys can help you minimize the…

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One Batch Processing to Speed Up Collections – Law Firm Billing Software

Collections against your own clients are no fun.  You’ve been in battle together and now you’re in battle with each other. The key to successful collections is continued billing and communication, but you need to simplify that so you don’t loose time you could be billing on a file with…

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Stop Estimating, Start Recovering! – Divorce Settlement Software

You may be in a bad habit without even realizing that it is costing your client money. When you are negotiating a matrimonial settlement, do you concentrate on two or three big assets, use estimates, and say each party ‘keeps their own’ for everything else? The problem with the approach…

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Cash Me Out! – Family Law Software

You’re working cases causing you to pull your hair out. You win a good temporary alimony figure for one client, but it isn’t regularly paid.  Another client has a good case for an award of long-term alimony, but the breadwinner is on a short-term employment contract.  And then there’s the…

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So What is an Alimony Buy-Out, Anyway?

You’ve heard the phrase before “alimony buy-out,” but what does that really mean? Alimony is typically a periodic payment, paid monthly or per paycheck, over a period of years. When you “buyout” alimony, a calculation is made of how much that stream of periodic payments would be worth if it…

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