Once you have selected a Attorney and awarded your case, you will be prompted to review and update Terms and Milestones. After sending the Terms to the Attorney, you have the option of funding the Escrow account. This is referred to as “prefunding” since you are depositing funds into Escrow before the Attorney accepts the Terms.
The advantage to prefunding the Escrow account is that it will help the case begin immediately if the Attorney accepts the case and makes no changes to the Terms or Milestones. If the Attorney declines the Terms or makes any changes, the funds in Escrow are automatically refunded to the payment source.
Prefunding also applies to Terms changes. If you make a change to the Terms such as adding a milestone, you can immediately fund the new Milestone prior to the Attorney accepting the change. As above, if the Attorney declines the change, the funds are automatically refunded to the original payment source.
Prefunding is completely optional. If you chose not to prefund the milestone, you can send the Terms to your Attorney and fund the milestone once the Terms agreement is finalized. You will be notified when the Attorney accepts or declines the Terms.