Family lawyer costs depend on your particular needs. We offer a free telephone consultation, which is designed to determine if we are a good match for you. We then offer a one-hour consultation for $300. The hour long consultation will allow us to assess your case, advise you of your rights and obligations, and outline your options.
Mediations and Arbitrations
10 minute telephone consultation (with each party)
1 1/2 hour intake (including family violence screening)
$275.00 per client
General hourly rate
For criminal matters we often offer a flat fee rate based upon the nature and complexity of the file. This would be discussed in your initial consultation.
A retainer is a deposit to secure the services of the Lawyer/Mediator/Arbitrator. These are negotiable depending on the scope of service. Payment plans can be arranged on all services except arbitration. Many clients use a credit card to set up pre-authorized payments.
Fees for drafting of documents is based on time spent, charged at 6-minute intervals. This includes Mediation Agreements, Decisions, Memoranda, Separation Agreements, Parenting Plans, etc. Disbursements are billed on a cost recovery basis.