Going through divorce or resolving family law matters can be a very costly process. In most cases, one household turns into two separate households, which doubles expenses. In addition, attorney fees add a significant cost to both sides. Family attorneys are not allowed to have contingency fee arrangements, or to take any interest or percentage of any of the marital property and assets as compensation. Because of this, family law attorneys are paid by the hour for all of the work they do on any given case. This includes all forms of communication with clients, other attorneys, the court and anyone else involved in the case. It also includes court appearances, mediation sessions, review of financial documents, legal research, motion practice and many other legal tasks.
In our firm, clients and their interests always come first. We swore an oath to help people and take great pride in offering fair and competitive pricing for the level of experience, depth of knowledge, and legal services we provide. We apply basic rules of fair dealing, transparency and full disclosure. Our work is always done in pursuit of what is best for the client. Therefore, if a case is best settled early and quickly, we will advise all sides to pursue an amicable resolution irrespective of the fact that we may have fewer hours billed and less in legal fees that could be earned. If a case requires a strong stance and a trial to best serve our client, we will deliver the highest level of legal representation and will not give up fighting for our clients until we achieve a just and fair outcome.
The time and cost it takes to resolve a divorce or a family law matter is extremely difficult to predict due to many variables that exist at the inception of the case, and many of which develop as the case progresses. In general, we find the complexity of each case and the level of cooperation between the two parties will ultimately have the biggest impact on both duration and cost of a case.
We incorporate modern technology and best available team practices to help us work smarter within a traditional industry, which ultimately makes the legal process and experience more efficient and affordable for our clients. The hourly rates for our family lawyers range from $400 to $500 per hour, depending on their experience and years of practice. Time is meticulously kept and checked by several time tracking software systems with checks and balances. Any billing issues or questions are routinely resolved favoring our clients since we never wish to lose a relationship over billable hours. Our firm is proud to have a reportable 97% retention rate of our clients.
Choosing the right divorce lawyer and family attorney to handle your case is the most important step in the process. We offer you an opportunity to meet our attorneys in person during a FREE consultation and gain confidence in our in-depth knowledge and abilities BEFORE you have to spend any money. We are also happy to provide you with a second opinion if you already have legal representation.
OUR CONSULTATION WITH YOU IS COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL.