Lawyers are generally allowed to enter into contingency fee agreements with clients. Such arrangements can help provide access to justice to those who may not otherwise be able to afford an attorney.
But not all contingency fee arrangements are proper. Here is a list of some that are unenforceable in Georgia:
- Unreasonable contingency fee agreements.
- Oral contingency fee agreements.
- Contingency fee arrangements to secure a divorce, alimony or support, or property domestic relations cases.
- Contingency fee agreements to represent a defendant in a criminal case.
- Contingency fee agreements in cases to collect future child support payments.
- Contingency fee agreements in some cases to collect past child support payments.