Family Law Legal Fees & Programs

There are at least 5 different ways to get legal help at Best Law Firm. No one really likes to talk about money, but everyone wants to know about money so here it goes: upfront and honest

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Initial Consultation

Initial Consultation


$100 for one hour with an attorney

The most helpful first step is a consultation with an experienced family law attorney. We will answer all of your questions about your unique situation. During this conference you will also get advice on your best game plan moving forward. So, pick up the phone or fill out the form and schedule your consultation today.  

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Traditional Representation

This agreement calls for an attorney to handle every aspect of your legal matter. We require a $5,000 upfront advance fee and then we invoice you monthly.  We bill by the hour and for each attorney and paralegal and all details are written in our fee agreement.

Traditional Representation


Can Range From $3,000 to over $20,000, depending on the complexity of your matter.

Traditional representation is the most complete type of representation we offer. We handle all phone calls, emails, documents, meetings, communications, court hearings, legal papers, legal strategy, mediation, settlement and experts (if needed).

This can range from $3,000 in total to over $20,000, depending on the complexity your matter.

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Mediations

Settle all of the issues in your divorce without stepping foot in court. Our experienced mediators will help you resolve all your issues efficiently and equitably.

Mediation


Typically range from $600 – $2400

The mediator works on an hourly basis and can conduct the mediation all on the same day or we can do it in 2 hour increments. That decision is dependent on what is most convenient for you.

Mediation is paid for by the hour, at $300 per hour, (minimum of two hours). Generally, it takes about 2-3 hours to complete for an uncontested divorce.  Document preparation can be added onto this service for a flat fee. We can draft all the initial documents and all the closing documents for your matter.

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Flat Fee Legal Services

We can do a limited legal projects for you and customize it based on your needs. We can make this decision at the consult after listening to your situation. Here are some of the common limited scopes: initial documents, settlement letters, Rule 69 agreements Order of Protection hearings, pre-trial statements, decrees, pre-nuptials, parenting agreements, resolution management conferences, parenting conference preparation, trial appearances, and mediation.

Have A Lawyer Attend A Non-Evidentiary Court Hearing

(this includes a preparation meeting, attending and conducting your trial)


Range from $750 to $1,500

If the court has set a return hearing, a resolution management conference, a status conference or any other court hearings, call us and we’ll help you figure it out. Prices will vary depending on the type of hearing and preparation required to represent you effectively.

Have A Lawyer Conduct A Trial (Less than 3 hours)

(this includes a pre-trial statement, preparing exhibits and testimony, trial prep meeting, attending and conducting your trial)


From $7,500 – $12,500

This would be for any hearings that require exhibits and testimony. Prices will vary depending on the type of hearing and preparation required to represent you effectively.

Have A Lawyer Conduct A Trial (4 – 6 Hours)

(this includes a pre-trial statement, preparing exhibits and testimony, trial prep meeting, attending and conducting your trial)


From $10,000 – $15,000

This would be any and all hearings that require exhibits and testimony. Prices will vary depending on the type of hearing and preparation required to represent you effectively.

Draft Settlement Letter

Resolve your issues efficiently.


From $395 to $995 

We’ll meet with you, determine your offer, advise you, and draft the letter.  We can follow up and talk with the other party or their attorney (if they are represented). Prices will vary based on the complexity of the issues.

Coaching Consultation Hour

Get advice from an attorney about your matter.


From $250 – $375

You want to do it yourself with our help, assistance, advice and expertise.

Order of Protection

Protect yourself and your family.


From $1500 to $2500

If the court sets a hearing or an order of protection, we will meet with you, prepare for the hearing, and conduct the trial. Prices will vary depending on the type of hearing and preparation required to represent you effectively.

Document Preparation

An attorney will draft, review, and finalize your court documents to file with the court. This situation has little to no contact with an attorney, but an attorney reviews the final documents. Below are some common documents that we draft:

Initial Divorce Documents


From $745 to $845
(plus court filing fees) 

We will send you a questionnaire and then return your complete set of documents for you to file with the court to start your divorce.

Parenting Plan


From $750 to $950

This plan is a requirement for parents getting divorced. We help figure out the day to day schedule, vacations and holidays.

Divorce Decree


From $750 to $950

This document is your final piece of paper that has all your agreements in it.  The judge signs this and you are then officially divorced.

Petition to Establish Paternity, Legal Decision Making, Parenting Time, and Child Support

From $845
(plus court filing fees) 

This is primarily for single fathers to become a “legal” dad.  This will give a father parenting time, decision-making, and determine if you child support is necessary.

Petition to Modify


From $845 to $1250
(plus your court filing fees) 

These documents can be complex and so the cost varies based on your situation. It is general used to change or update a prior court order.  It is used for parenting time, child support, decision making and spousal maintenance.

Most Popular Legal Services

We offer many different family law legal services.  The options below are our most common legal services and most often requested.

 

 Mediation


Typically range from $600 – $2400

The mediator works on an hourly basis and can conduct the mediation all on the same day or we can do it in 2 hour increments. That decision is dependent on what is most convenient for you.

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Initial Divorce Docs (with or without children)


From $745 to $845 plus your court filing fees. 

We will send you a questionnaire and then return your complete set of documents for you to file with the court to start your divorce.
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Petition to Establish Paternity, Legal Decision Making, Parenting Time, and Child Support

(primarily for fathers to get legal custody of their children)


From $845 plus your court filing fees. 

This is primarily for single fathers to become a “legal” dad.  This will give a father parenting time, decision-making, and determine if you child support is necessary.
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Order of Protection


From $1500 to $2500

If the court sets a hearing or an order of protection, we will meet with you, prepare for the hearing, and conduct the trial.
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