Sometimes a Consultation is all it Takes
Almost every case starts with an initial consultation. We charge a discounted flat-fee of $200 for this service, which includes meeting with an attorney for approximately one hour.
Some attorneys offer “free” consultations, which many times are nothing more than high-pressure sales pitches. Instead, we view an initial consultation as a comprehensive service in and of itself. During the meeting, we will evaluate and analyze your particular situation, give you real legal advice and inform you of the range of options you have for moving forward. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about how to proceed.
In some cases, our clients find they are able to handle their cases on their own or with only limited attorney assistance. Other clients find that the issues or the process are too complex to handle without attorney representation. Either way, you will walk away from the consultation with a wealth of information that will help you decide what next steps are best for you.
Occasionally some clients want to meet with an attorney several times with no long-term commitment and handle everything else in the case themselves. We will meet with you as many times as you deem necessary. After the initial discounted consultation, each subsequent one-hour consultation is charged at the rate of $300.
Clients frequently contact us because they want to review and discuss documents with an experienced attorney. For example, sometimes people will negotiate an amicable settlement and prepare the documents themselves or have them prepared by a document preparation service. Other times an unrepresented party is handed a stack of documents by an attorney and instructed to “sign here.” Regardless of the circumstance, we are happy to thoroughly review your documents and then discuss and explain the content with you. In some cases we discover problems in the documents that need to be resolved immediately before signing, while in other cases we find that the documents are completely in order and you can be assured that what you are signing is properly drafted and reflects exactly what you agreed upon.
To review documents, analyze and discuss them with you, fees can start as low as $500, depending on the complexity of the matter. Call us to find out about your particular situation.