If you're facing the prospect of a divorce or separation, you're probably concerned about the legal expenses. Your concerns are reasonable, because divorce and family litigation can quickly become expensive, adding stress just when you need it the least. But by making sure you obtain competent legal advice, you can keep costs down by helping all parties avoid making decisions that prejudice their rights, or needlessly complicate their case.
We try our best to provide our clients with an estimate on the expense of legal representation, and we'll also keep you informed about the future costs of upcoming steps in the proceedings. It's also not uncommon for family lawyers to request a deposit, also known as a "retainer." The retainer will be used as work is billed, and kept in trust. If it ever needs to be replenished, we will let you know.
We bill our clients monthly, and you'll receive a statement detailing the work performed over the prior month. We charge $395 as our hourly rate, and there aren't additional hourly charges for our support staff or legal administrative assistants.
For uncontested divorces, co-habitation agreements and separation agreements we offer fixed fees. Contact our office for more details.