Answered on Feb 18th, 2019 at 9:11 AM
If you do not pay, the lawyer has the right to enforce the attorney's fee order and could take a judgment against you if you fail to pay. A judgment may be picked up by the credit reporting agencies and result in it being listed as a negative on your credit history. Judgments also may also be filed in the records of any county where you own property and results in a judgment lien against your property. I suggest that you speak with the attorney and try to work out a payment plan to pay in installments. The attorney will probably not want to give you a long period of time to pay the installments, but they may be willing to work with you.