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


Grab a cup of coffee, put on your blue jeans and come meet with an experienced family law attorney.  They will answer all of your questions about your situation.  We charge $100 for this appointment which is a reduced hourly rate.  During this conference you will also get advice on a game plan to move forward.

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Traditional Representation

This agreement calls for an attorney to handle every aspect of your legal matter. We require a $3,500 upfront advance fee and when we send you an invoice every month for the billing in that month. We bill by the hour and for each attorney and para legal and all particulars are written in our fee agreement.

Traditional Representation


Range From $2,000 to over $10,000, depending on your matter

Traditional representation is by far the most expensive and complete representation. We handle all phone calls, meetings, communications, court hearings, legal papers that need drafted, legal strategy, and hiring or referring other required experts if needed.

This can range from $2,000 in total to over $10,000, depending on your matter.

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Mediations

The first 30 minutes of the mediation is no charge to you and the opposing party. If you stay past the first thirty minutes, you are charged at the attorney’s hourly rate of $225-$350, depending on the experience of the attorney you desire.

Mediation


Typically less than $2,000

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, what tge clients desire. After the mediator helps the parties come to agreements, we can then prepare documents to file and complete the divorce or other matter on a flat fee basis.

Mediation can cost a total of $225 or more, depending on your needs and decisions. They usually range around $400 – $600 and then we draft the paperwork. The total amount can be less than $2,000.

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Flat Fee Legal Services

We can do a limited legal project for you and tailor it to your needs and wants. We usually prepare such an agreement during an initial consultation after we know the legal issue and game plan. Here are some of the common limited scopes:

Have A Lawyer Attend A Non Evidentiary Court Hearting


$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.

Have A Lawyer Conduct A Trial 3 Hours Or Less

(this includes a pre-trial statement, preparing exhibits and testimony)


$3,500 – $6,500

Call us and we’ll figure this out.  This would be any and all hearings that require exhibits and testing.

Have A Lawyer Conduct A Trial 4 – 6 Hours

(this includes a pre-trial statement, preparing exhibits and testimony)


$3,500 – $6,500

Call us and we’ll figure this out.  This would be any and all hearings that require exhibits and testing.

Draft Settlement Letter

(and attempt settlement for a 30 day time period)


$750 & Up

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).

Coaching Consultation Hour

(help with anything in your matter)


$225 – $350

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

Order of Protection


$1600 and up

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

Document Preparation

We ask the questions, you answer the questions and we provide you with the legal documents within 24 hours that are required by the court. This has little to no contact with an attorney, but an attorney reviews the final documents. Below are some common documents that we draft:

Divorce Packet with or without children


$295

We will send you a questionnaire and then return your complete set of documents to get your divorce started.

Parenting Plan


$295 & Up

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

Decree


$450-700 & Up

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 Settlement Agreement


$650 & Up

This document will be negotiated and include all your agreements with your spouse.  We can help with the terms and the law so you are protected.

Petition to Establish

(for fathers to get legal custody)


$295 & Up

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

Petition to Modify


$295 & Up

This is for parties who want to change 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.

Initial Consultation


$100 for 1 hour

Grab a cup of coffee, put on your blue jeans and come meet with an experienced family law attorney.  They will answer all of your questions about your situation.  We charge $100 for this appointment which is a reduced hourly rate.  During this conference you will also get advice on a game plan to move forward.

Traditional Representation


Range From $2,000 to over $10,000, depending on your matter

Traditional representation is by far the most expensive and complete representation. We handle all phone calls, meetings, communications, court hearings, legal papers that need drafted, legal strategy, and hiring or referring other required experts if needed.

This can range from $2,000 in total to over $10,000, depending on your matter.

Mediation


Typically less than $2,000

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, what tge clients desire. After the mediator helps the parties come to agreements, we can then prepare documents to file and complete the divorce or other matter on a flat fee basis.

Doc Prep: Divorce Packet with or without children


$295

We will send you a questionnaire and then return your complete set of documents to get your divorce started.

Doc Prep: Decree


$450-700 & Up

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.

Flat Fee Legal Services


$750 & Up

We can do a limited legal project for you and tailor it to your needs and wants. We usually prepare such an agreement during an initial consultation after we know the legal issue and game plan. Here are some of the common limited scopes:

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