Full Legal Representation
Your payment for full legal representation begins with a retainer, which is a prepayment of legal fees. Your payment is deposited in an account that belongs to you until fees are paid down at my hourly rate. Filing fees, costs for law enforcement to serve the other party, and other costs are also withdrawn from that account. Your retainer payment is not an estimate of your legal fees; it is a starting place. If more fees accrue, you are responsible for overages at the time they are billed. If funds remain in your account when our work together concludes, that money is refunded to you.
Limited Scope Representation
Your payment for limited-scope representation is a flat fee that is disclosed up front. You pay the fee to commence our relationship, but it remains on deposit in an account in your name until our work together concludes. If you need services in addition to those we agreed upon, additional fees will apply; but I will be there to help you however my assistance is needed.
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