HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
One of the most frequently asked, but most difficult questions to answer, is “how much will my case cost?” The total cost of a contested case depends on a number of factors. We offer a variety of simple and cost-effective billing, fee, and payment structures designed to meet the individual needs of our clients and accept nearly all forms of payment.
Typically, attorney’s fees in contested family law matters are billed on an hourly basis. With hourly billing, charges are incurred for any time that the attorney spends in connection with your case. Usually, a portion of these fees are paid “up front” upon hiring the attorney in the form of an initial deposit (known as a retainer). Additional fees are then due as the work on your case proceeds. Unfortunately, the more complicated or adversarial a case is, the more it can cost.
To minimize financial uncertainty and to help our clients better plan for their legal costs, in addition to hourly billing, we are happy to offer flat fees, alternative billing methods, and payment plans for our clients to choose from. For more information about all of our fee arrangements, please contact us directly. We will gladly discuss all of the billing and payment options to help determine the one that best suits your needs.