Like any business, lawyers need to get paid to "keep the lights on" or to avoid financial hardship. So, in some cases, we cease work until you can pay or until you can provide a payment plan that realistically liquidates the debt in a mutually agreed time frame. It is extremely important that you set realistic goals for legal projects at the front end of requesting legal services and do so within your means. We will always try to work with a client, if possible, by deferring payments or accepting reduced payments over a longer period of time. Like everything else, we try to adapt the solution to the client and the overall circumstances of our representation of the client.