With EssayShark.com, you do not pay your writer before the whole paper or its part is completed. You can load the necessary funds to your personal account and issue the payment to the writer as he progresses.
All the funds loaded to your EssayShark.com account, which you have not yet used for a specific order, are 100% refundable. The payments used for a specific order will be refunded to your account in case you cancel the order (excluding payments for additional services, such as "Plagiarism check" and "Featured order"). You can, however, only claim back the amount that has not yet been paid to the writer using the "Release" button.
In order to claim back the money from your current balance, you need to press "Request a refund from your balance" on your personal page (tab "My Balance"). You can only refund the money if you current balance is positive. Once the final payment to the writer is released, the order is considered complete, and no money will be refunded.