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Is it acceptable, or even legal for the government to "change terms" once a process is already in play? For instance, let's say I was charged $30 for "service of process", and then I later get a bill for $10 from the court because the process server managed to later re-negotiate a higher fee for himself?
not the real situation, but illustrates the problem pretty well.

Hi Wade,

While this departs from contracting matters, it appears you are involved in legal / court issues, which requires competent and licensed legal counsel, which I am not.

From a reference / reasearch standpoint, you will need to review the specifc court, i.e. superior, civil, etc. - procedures and codes, which generally require formal filings and notices regarding fees and approval / assements of such, unless they are proscribed in the court codes.

Again, seek competent legal advice if you cannot locate the info within the local court codes & procedures.

Good Luck & Best Regards,
Gerry Caskey  

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