Answers To Your Questions About Legal Fees
The most common inquiry when beginning the search for an attorney is, “How much will this cost?” At Ammarell Deasy, LLP, we understand how stressful this time is for you, and financial concerns only add to your worries. Our experienced family law attorneys always try to use your time wisely to give you value for your dollar. The bottom line is that we are cost-sensitive and we don’t waste your hard-earned dollars. We will happily explain our billing process and the steps required for your particular legal matter.
You should be wary of lawyers who claim to know or estimate the cost of complex litigation. The most truthful, yet unsatisfying response is, “It depends.” However, the level of contention in any family law matter is the greatest indicator in determining the cost assessed to a client. The more often you use the law to resolve your conflicts, the more expensive and time-consuming your case will become. Litigants who use the law to argue frivolous matters will find themselves with higher attorney fees than those who are able to pick their battles wisely.
What Is A Retainer?
Most family law firms, including Ammarell Deasy, LLP, will require you to provide a retainer and sign a fee agreement. A retainer is simply an advance payment that is put into a special account. As we work on resolving your legal conflict, we will deduct from the retainer. If your case is resolved with money still remaining in the retainer, we will refund the remaining amount back to you. If your case is not resolved with money remaining in the retainer, then we will bill you on a monthly basis for the time put into your case. We follow this billing arrangement for all family law and mediation/arbitration matters. If you decide you only need or can afford limited services, we offer those, as well.
What Is A Contingency Fee?
If you contact our firm for a personal injury matter, you will not be charged a cent until your case is resolved. This is often referred to as a contingency agreement. A contingency agreement allows you as the injured party to only have to pay us when you receive your net recovery. Minor criminal defense matters may involve a retainer or a flat fee may be requested.
We Are Happy To Answer Your Fee Questions
We know that the legal process is stressful even without having to worry about expenses. That is why when you schedule your consultation with us, we will be happy to discuss any concerns and issues you may have regarding the cost of your legal issues and give you a better idea about what to expect. Call us today at 303-470-3020 or send us an email to get started.