How do I record one check into separate retainer accounts?

How do I record one check into separate retainer accounts?

There are times where a client will submit one check for a trust and operating retainer and the firm is unable to get 2 separate checks. The firm would deposit the check in the trust bank account and then either transfer or write a check for the operating retainer amount to the operating bank account.

Here is how to record this in Zola Suite: 
  1. Create a new trust retainer for the full amount of the check
  2. Create a new trust check to yourself (and print it to deposit it in the operating bank account)
  3. Create a new operating retainer for the trust check created above
Make sure to notate the splitting of the check to the different bank accounts in the notes fields.

    • Related Articles

    • How Do I Record a New Retainer?

      When taking in any kind of advanced client payment, retainer or recording a deposit to the Trust account you will want to enter it as a New Trust/Retainer Payment. You can also create a retainer with a credit card via LawPay. Go to Accounting section ...
    • How Do I Refund a Retainer?

      If you have leftover funds within a client's matter or if they overpaid, you can refund their retainers. Operating retainers can be done within the Invoices and Payments section by clicking on the +, while Trust retainers must be refunded by creating ...
    • How Do I Create a New Retainer Using LawPay?

      Zola Suite along with LawPay allow users to receive retainers and directly apply the funds to their accounts. To do so: Go to the Accounting section under the Invoices tab  Click on the plus sign and select New Trust/Retainer Payment Fill out the ...
    • How Do I Customize Permissions for Bank Accounts?

      Do you have Bank Accounts that you only want certain users to be able to access?  Now, you have the ability to grant permissions on a user by user basis to access bank registers and check writing capabilities. This article will show you how.  From ...
    • How do I enter and pay accounts payable/vendor invoices?

      When receiving a bill from a firm provider, make sure to add it to Zola Suite's Vendor and Bills section. Doing so will increase Accounts Payable on Accrual. This will give you the ability to report on how much the firm owes from bills that are ...


    Experiencing degraded performance in Zola Suite?