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Contingent Fees in Child Support Cases

Adopted: October 29, 1993

Opinion rules that an attorney may charge a contingent fee to collect delinquent child support.

Editor's Note: This opinion was originally published as RPC 155 (Second Revision)


May an attorney charge and collect a contingency fee in the amount of one-third of the funds collected for the recovery of delinquent child support when the custodial parent has insufficient means to defray legal expenses?


Yes. RPC 2. However, see Davis v. Taylor, 81 N.C. App. 42 (1986).


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