This Note will sketch the background of the contingent fee in North Carolina and then examine contingent fee agreements in domestic relations actions in other jurisdictions. The Note will then examine the Thompson court's holding and look at some unanswered questions. The Note concludes that, based on the public policy of North Carolina and of the majority of other jurisdictions, the court reached the correct decision in holding that contingent fee contracts in domestic relations actions are against public policy.
Timothy H. Graham, The Contingent Fee Contract in Domestic Relations Cases - Thompson v. Thompson, 7 Campbell L. Rev. 427 (1985).