Section 12-19-274

Attorney's fees negotiated in private; court may approve stipulations.

Nothing in this article shall be construed to prevent an attorney and his client from negotiating in private the actual fee which the client is to pay his attorney. Nothing in this article is intended to limit the authority of the court to approve written stipulations filed with the court or oral stipulations in open court agreeing to no award of attorneys' fees or costs or an award of attorneys' fees or costs in a manner different than that provided in this article.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-186, p. 254, §5.)