Domestic Attorneys Search For Ways to Accept Credit Cards, Some Divorce Clients Unable to Pay Retainers

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Skyrocketing divorce rates in the US have domestic attorneys looking for ways to help their clients pay legal fees. Divorce clients are often in severe financial trouble.

Domestic attorneys in the United States are currently experience problems with clients that are unable to pay retainers (legal fees). This is especially affecting domestic and defense attorneys.

In the unfortunate case of many divorce lawsuits for example, the client may have frozen bank accounts and other severe financial limitations.

As a result, several attorneys are looking for ways to accommodate their clients by offering financing options -- which can be as simple as accepting credit cards.

“Giving my clients the option of paying with credit has reduced my receivables and has really augmented my business,” says John, an attorney from Richmond, VA.

John recently started using a credit card processor made specifically for attorneys or small law firms.

He continues, “I am a sole practitioner so I don't have a steady flow of credit card business. Nevertheless, the low monthly fee allows me to offer credit payments for my clients.”

This makes it easier for clients to pay legal fees, and it allows attorneys to assist larger numbers of people going through a divorce.

The service that John uses is called “Accept by Phone”, based out of Columbus, OH. It's unique because it requires no equipment, and therefore the traditional expenses of accepting credit cards are eliminated.

See John's solution at


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