TRANSPARENT FLAT FEES

We pride ourselves on being transparent from the beginning to end of our representation on each matter! 

We also offer flexible options and payment plans for retainers on non-emergency matters. Please contact the firm directly to discuss! 

*FEE SCHEDULE (Standard): 

 

Uncontested Divorce: $2000.00 Flat Fee*

Contested Divorce/Complex Family Issues (Most Cases): (Complex division of property, Complex Family Issue, Complex Custody Issues, Adoption, Juvenile Cases, Contempt Petition/Rule to Show Cause issues ect.) : $2,500.00 retainer due upfront and $250.00 per hour of attorney time spent/billed.*

Publication Divorce: $2,500 retainer due upfront, and $250.00 per hour of attorney time spent/billed.*

Default Divorce: Ranging from $2300.00 - $2,500.00 flat fee upfront. *

DCFS Admin Appeals : $2,500.00 retainer due upfront and $250.00 per hour of attorney time spent/billed*

Guardianship of Minor: $2500.00 retainer due upfront and $250.00 per hour of attorney time spent/billed*

*Other Family/Divorce/Custody Matters:  Retainers start at $2,000.00 and subsequent hourly fee/monthly flat fee is based on the nature of your matter.

*FEE SCHEDULE :  Flat Monthly Legal Fee Option

WE UNDERSTAND THAT LEGAL FEES RELATED TO LITIGATION & OVERALL FULL REPRESENTATION ON FAMILY AND DIVORCE MATTERS CAN BECOME COSTLY QUICKLY,  ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HOURLY BILLABLE LEGAL FEES. THEREFORE, IN OUR MISSION TO SERVE AS A SOURCE FOR THOSE ON A FIXED INCOME WE OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CLIENTS TO BYPASS THE UNCERTAINTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE STANDARD BILLABLE HOURLY STRUCTURE, AND INSTEAD SUBMIT THEMSELVES TO A CLASSIC UPFRONT FIXED RETAINER, WITH AN ACCOMPANYING FIXED MONTHLY LEGAL FEE AMOUNT THAT WILL NOT FLUCTUATE. 

 

TYPICAL FIXED MONTHLY ARRANGEMENT IS AS FOLLOWS:

 

RETAINER:

$2000.00 - $2500.00 (COVERS THE FIRST 30 DAYS)

FIXED MONTHLY LEGAL FEE: (POST THE FIRST 30 DAYS)

$500.00 - $750.00 per month.

*Limited Scope Options: 

 

This is a lower cost option for those who are needing legal assistance in a limited capacity or as to a short-term or limited/smaller issue in an ongoing case or new case initiation. This is also referred to an an unbundled service offering. 

No retainer is required for unbundled/Limited Scope services! 

 

All of our limited scope offering are done on a flat rate basis. The flat rate fee is calculated and determined based on the specific type and extent of assistance requested by the client.

*PLEASE NOTE:  All prices/fees/retainer amounts presented here are subject to attorney approval, but are standard of most cases handled by the firm. These fees/retainer amounts are non-applicable to trial or appeals. All cases are unique, so your legal fees/retainer fees may vary based on the details and complexity of your individual matter. This page and its details is no guarantee of the rates for your particular matter. This page and its details are meant to serve as an informational piece.