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What does "accredited to you" mean in the following sentence: Our first 15 minutes of consultation is at no charge, and beyond that time there will be a charge of $210 that could be accredited to you if you decided to proceed with the application?

  • "proceed with the application" for what? That detail might help you get a better response. – JTP - Apologise to Monica Feb 14 at 12:44
  • @BrianH It's for an initial consultation with a lawyer. Lawyers, unfortunately, can be very expensive. – dante Feb 14 at 18:39
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It means that the writer is using words that he doesn't understand. It should be "credited".

The intent is to say that the $210 that is charged for the consultation can be applied toward your future costs, if you proceed with the application.

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    Thus lowering my future costs by the amount of the consultation ($210) should I proceed with the application? – dante Feb 14 at 11:41
  • No, increasing your costs. – Glen Pierce Feb 14 at 15:09
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    @Glen, no if the amount is credited to you, it reduces what you have to pay. – prl Feb 14 at 16:21
  • I should have been more clear. If you do not proceed, they will charge you $210. If you do proceed, they wil still charge you the $210, but might reduce the application fee by that amount. – Glen Pierce Feb 14 at 18:21

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