Post # 1
My Fiance is a lawyer and is new at the firm where he is working. They paid him a salary for the first 4 months and have just announced that they are removing him from salary and putting him on a 60/40% split for his income. The problem is that he hasn’t had any time to build his clientel base so he could be making nothing for several months until he is able to build one. So, he has gone from salary to basically nothing when we had understood that he would have a year to build his portion of the firm up.
This means that we cannot afford a wedding right now (but I am still going to continue planning it) and we will likely have to put things off. I can’t work because I am disabled so I can’t help him out either.
I am devestated and SO tired of moving ahead a few steps just to be shoved back ten. We have struggled so much and felt that we were finally making our way forward for a change.
Post # 3
Oh i am so sorry to hear this!! Is theri anyways you can just scale down your budget and wedding planning so you can still have the wedding??
Post # 4
I’m so sorry to hear this. Keep your head up! Maybe while you are at home you could try to find some new ways to advertise his name. That might help to build the clientel base for him…every little bit will help 🙂 I know you can pay an extra fee with some search engines and advertisers to have your name appear at the top of the list, so it might be something to consider. The money spent on that would be worth it to get his name out there.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 5
i’m so sorry! would it be worth it for him to look for another job that is salaried?
Post # 6
Oh I’m so sorry to hear that!! ((HUGS))
Post # 7
Yuck. I know how much postponing or scaling down a wedding sucks after all the planning.
Did he sign a contract with the firm?
Post # 8
🙁 I’m so sorry to hear that. I have a bunch of friends/family members that are attorneys, and no one seems to realize that it’s kind of a cutthroat business. It’s all or nothing a lot of the time with making money. It really seems like a lot of bees are having rough times lately. 🙁 Keeping you guys in my thoughts.
Post # 9
I am sorry.
I dont know what your disability it is you have, but is there something you can do to put money aside? Do online surveys that get paid? Dog walk a few days a week? Plant sit for neighbors on vacation? Part time job someplace? That will help you have the wedding sooner?
Post # 10
Thanks for the support everyone. Looking for another job isn’t possible. He will still get paid, apparently but what he earns will depend on who he brings into the firm. That is how it always works we were just hoping that we would have more time.
Unfortunately I can’t work at all right now or I would be 🙁
Fortunately we haven’t put any money into the wedding yet. We may be okay for our wedding date and will continue planning it but not put any deposits down. Hopefully we will still be okay for our date. As for scaling it back, I can’t scale it back any further unless we just go to the court house and get married. As it is, we are having a small ceremony with only our parents and our daughters are the sum of the wedding party. We planned on taking everyone out for dinner afterwards and that was it.
Post # 11
Glad you haven’t put any money toward it. That is very frustrating though, my thoughts are with you guys. Hoping that his talents truly shine and he builds a client base quickly.
Post # 12
I am in law school also and the amazing thing about law is a lawyer can work anywhere. Has he thought of venturing on his own? I mean if he has to start at zero and do a 60/40 split, then why not start at 0 and get 100% for yourself? I think he should also look elsewhere. Good luck and everything will work out!