The cost of representation will vary widely depending upon the scope and complexity of your case. Typically, our firm bills by the hour for family law cases. It is important to sit down and think about what you are realistically able to spend in order to meet your objectives. If you know that you only have a limited budget, it may be difficult to fund a fully litigated custody battle. An attorney’s hourly rate generally corresponds with how long they have practiced. Additionally, that rate can vary if you hire a solo-practitioner, versus someone in a large firm. I currently charge $225.00 per hour for my hourly work. I also request an initial retainer up front which remains in a trust account until I earn it. You will receive monthly invoices that will show your retainer balance or you can call and ask at any time. If there are any funds remaining after the case is complete, it is returned to you. We will discuss the status of your retainer as the case progresses. It is possible that, due to the scope of your case and litigation, an additional retainer will be required mid-case.
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