April 13, 2023
Rachel Fiset, co-founder of Los Angeles–based Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP, explains that her lawyers would have to sue and receive a judgment before they could make moves to collect. Lawyers can put a lien on a client’s property, which, in simple terms, is basically a legal claim to assets that would cover the debt. Judges generally have to green-light the lien. Then, Fiset said, the court determines what the appropriate payments are.