Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring to my first consultation?
The more information you give us initially, the faster we will be able to proceed to a satisfactory resolution. It is helpful to bring the following information:
- Contact information for your spouse, his/her attorney, neighbors, and any others who may be able to provide help
- Financial documents
- Written timeline of events
- Anything else that relates to your case such as pictures, videos, copies of e-mails and texts, statements by friends and neighbors, etc.
What types of things influence the outcome of my case?
How long your case will take and the end results are determined in part by such things as the following:
- Requests for custody and visitation
- Working relationship with your spouse
- Assets that are to be divided
- Finances and requests for financial support
- Domestic violence or criminal activity
How much will it cost?
Naturally, every case is different and a lot depends on how complicated your case becomes. When you come for your initial consultation, we will review your case and prepare a free estimate of costs. You will have the opportunity to review this estimate before you retain our services. This estimate is known as the "retainer."
What financing options are available to pay the retainer?
You will receive a written agreement as to how funds will be paid. A deposit is usually required at the beginning. The deposit is normally about half of the retainer fee or more, depending on how litigious your case is. After the case is finished, the rest is usually paid in monthly installments.
All fees for your particular case and the payment setup will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.