Over our many years in practice, we have found that various circumstances may cause one client’s bill to be higher than that of another client.
When we sat down and analyzed it, we decided to make a list of things that our clients can do to effectively communicate in a manner that can reduce the overall cost of their divorce or legal separation. We have put that into a brochure, which we provide to all of the clients we represent in family law matters.
Your lawyer is going to be handling sensitive legal issues for you, and that can create a lot of emotion. It is very important to separate the emotion from the legal issues at hand, so that you can effectively use your lawyer to do what is required under the law.
Understanding how your lawyer charges can help you keep your legal fees as low as possible by reaching an early settlement. If your lawyer is charging per the fee agreement for telephone calls, for example, then if you call your lawyer five times a day, you are going to have legal fees that are astronomical.
In addition, we may be able to provide some services to you with the assistance of our support staff, who we bill out at a lower hourly rate. Whenever possible, we make decisions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the process, and to minimize the financial impact of attorneys fees on you during your divorce or legal separation process.