Is my patient eligible?
Frequently asked questions
What areas do you finance?
We focus on consumer law practices where attorneys charge a flat fee. The areas we typically finance are Bankruptcy, Criminal, Family Law, Immigration, Estate Planning and Probate. If you practice in another consumer area and charge a flat fee, then call us and we can discuss whether we can finance it.
Is it difficult for clients to qualify?
Our underwriting is based on income and we do not pull credit reports. Almost any client that makes at least $2,000 a month in gross income will qualify.
Is it ethical for attorneys to offer payment terms to their clients?
Yes. The keys to compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct are to make sure the payment plan is in the clients’ best interest and to make adequate disclosures so that clients can give informed written consent. We provide attorneys the necessary disclosures and train attorneys and their staff to make sure they are in compliance.
How long are the payment plans?
We allow clients 12 months to pay their legal fees, and they can pay weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly.
If a client doesn’t pay, do you threaten them or send them to collections?
No. Fresh Start Funding relies on their unique relationship-based payment management program and doesn’t use “hard” collection techniques. We have a highly trained payment management team that treats your clients with respect and works with them when they can’t make a payment.