Q: I don’t need a lawyer but can you buy into a lawyer so if something does come up like I guess just make monthly payments just in case there is a problem? (Pittsburgh, PA)
A: Yes, attorneys will always welcome payment. It can be considered a retainer to be applied to future services. It is more common when larger businesses, corporations or municipalities are clients. Given the fact that you don’t need a lawyer now, I would not advise just finding a lawyer to pay just out of expectation that a legal need may arise. The lawyer you pay now may not be suitable for your future legal needs and generally it is best to hold onto to your money.