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Pricing

My services are provided at affordable and competitive rates through either full service representation or unbundled legal services.  Unbundled Legal Services is the provision of limited legal services instead of full-service representation.

Traditionally an attorney representing a person performs a “bundle” of tasks:

  1. Advising
  2. Researching the law
  3. Gathering facts
  4. Gathering facts from the opponent (doing discovery)
  5. Drafting documents
  6. Negotiating
  7. Advocating in court

With unbundled legal services, you represent yourself and contract with the attorney to perform any one or several of the tasks traditionally performed by an attorney.

You untie the “bundle” and decide which task or tasks the attorney will perform.

I charge $125.00 per hour for full service representation and $125.00 per hour as well for unbundled legal services.  A retainer is required for full service representation.  Unbundled legal services are paid at time of service.

Full service representation is billed at the rate of $125.00 per hour.  The following table shows the required retainers.  If the matter is determined by the Court following a trial, I estimate that the required retainers will cover about 90% of the costs of the matter.  In addition to paying these retainers, the client will make a $200.00 per month payment on any balance remaining at the conclusion of the matter.  Because of the uniqueness of each matter, these are only estimates, and the total cost of a matter may exceed the required retainers by more than 10%.

Initial Retainer

Second Retainer

(due 15 days after responding party answers or objects)

Final Trial Retainer

(due 30 days prior to trial if trial is necessary)

Initial Custody – requesting party

$1,250.00

$1,250.00

$2,500.00

Initial Custody – responding party

$1,875.00

$0.00

$3,125.00

Custody Modification – requesting party

$1,250.00

$1,250.00

$2,500.00

Custody Modification – responding party

$1,875.00

$0.00

$3,125.00

Child Support

$450.00

$0.00

$750.00

Grandparent visitation – requesting party

$1,250.00

$1,250.00

$1,250.00

Grandparent visitation – responding party

$1,875.00

$0.00

$1,875.00

Minor Guardianship – requesting party

$1,500.00

$0.00

$2,500.00

Minor Guardianship – responding party

$1,875.00

$0.00

$2,000.00

Developmentally Disabled Adult Guardianship – requesting party

$1,000.00

$0.00

$2,500.00

Adoption with consent

$1,250.00

$0.00

$0.00

Adoption with  contested termination

$1,250.00

$1,875.00

$1,875.00

Domestic Violence Restraining Order

$1,000.00

$0.00

$0.00

 

Unbundled legal services are billed at the rate of $125.00 per hour.  Payment is made at the time of service.  The following table estimates my fees for drafting the documents necessary to start the identified legal proceeding:

 

Custody

Child Support

Grandparent visitation

Minor Guardianship – requesting party

Develop-mentally Disabled Guardianship

Adoption with consent

$450.00 $250.00 $375.00 $450.00 $450.00 $500.00

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