At the Atherley Law Firm we can arrange flat fee, retainers with an hourly fee, contingency fee, and in rare cases – hybrid fee agreements. Generally, the type of fee arrangement offered depends on the practice area.
Our immigration cases are usually flat-fee rates. We generally can accurately estimate how much time we will need to spend to assist you in certain immigration matters. We offer flat-fee rates with no guesswork or hidden fees for you. You will know exactly how much our legal services, fees, and government related filing fees will cost and won’t pay a penny more – even if we end up spending more time than expected on your case.
FAMILY LAW FEES
The family law cases we accept are on an initial retainer and hourly fee schedule. If you decide to hire us after your consultation, we require an initial retainer (advanced fee) based on the level of complexity of the case. This amount is not a flat fee. Once you pay your initial retainer and provide the signed fee agreement, you are then billed against that retainer held in a trust account at an hourly rate that corresponds with the work done on your case, as well as any fees incurred. If and when the retainer is exhausted, you are required replenish the amount as specified in your signed fee agreement. If there is money available at the conclusion of your case, we will refund the balance to you.
PERSONAL INJURY FEES
Personal Injury cases are based on contingency fees. When we take a case on a contingency basis, you pay nothing upfront and are not charged an hourly rate. Rather, you only pay a percentage of your monetary award if your claim is successful via trial or settlement.