LEO: Domestic Relations - Contingent Fee LE Op. 405
Domestic Relations - Contingent Fee.
April 6, 1981
It would not be improper for an attorney to represent a wife in a suit to
obtain alimony arrearages on a contingency basis for the amount of alimony
that has been fixed previously by court order when the arrearages have
continued for a period of seven years and the wife is otherwise indigent.
[See II: DR:2-105(C) and EC:2-22.]
Committee Opinion April 6, 1981
See also LE Op. 588, LE Op. 667, LE Op. 1062, and LE Op. 1298.