SCHEDULE OF RATES AND FEES

Some cases are billed on a flat fee basis while other cases require advanced legal fees. Flat fees are paid in advance of legal services and earned upon receipt. The flat fee covers all legal services thereafter rendered for the particular matter that the attorney is retained for. Advanced legal fees are also due in advance of the services being performed, but are earned by the attorney as the work is performed. The advanced legal fee is deposited into the firm's trust account and is used to credit against future billings and costs that the client incurs during the course of representation. Attorney time is billed at $250.00/hour and paralegal time is billed at $175.00 per hour.

FAMILY LAW/DOMESTIC

Dissolution (Contested):

Advanced Legal Fee ($1500-$7500)

Dissolution (Uncontested)

No Children:
With Children:


Flat Fee of $750 + Filing Fee
Flat Fee of $1,000 + Filing Fee

Adoption (Contested):

Advanced Legal Fee ($1,500-$5,000)

Adoption (Uncontested)

Stepparent:
Adult:
Agency:
Independent:


Flat fee of $1,000 + Filing Fee
Flat fee of $1,000 + Filing Fee
Flat fee of $5,000 + Filing Fee
Flat fee of $5,000 + Filing Fee

Prenuptial Agreements:

Flat fee of $500.00

Pro se assistance (Advice/Drafting):

Billed at hourly rates

Parenting Plans:

Modifications/Relocations

Advanced Legal Fee ($1500-$7500)

Child Support:

Modifications, Post-secondary, Enforcement

Advanced Legal Fee ($1000-$3000)

Guardianship:

Advanced Legal Fee ($1500-$3500)

CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC

Traffic Infractions/Citations

Within Kitsap County:
Jefferson County:


$300.00
$500.00

Misdemeanors:

Flat fee of $1500/$3000 (if matter proceeds to trial)

Felonies:

Flat fee of $3,000/$6,000 (if matter proceeds to trial)

Expungement:

Flat fee of $300.00

Vacation of Criminal Conviction:

Flat fee of $500.00

BANKRUPTCY

Chapter 7:

Flat fee of $1500 + Filing Fee

(1/2 due upon retaining; ½ due upon filing of petition)

Chapter 13:

Flat fee of $2500 + Filing Fee

($1,000 due upon retaining; remainder of payments TBD)

WILLS/TRUSTS AND PROBATE

Simple will (Individual):

Flat fee of $300.00

Simple wills (married couple):

Flat fee of $500.00

Powers of Attorney (Financial/Healthcare):

Flat fee of $250.00

Community Property Agreement:

Flat fee of $500.00

Will/POA Package (individual):

$500.00

Will/POA Package (married couple):

$750.00

Will/POA Package w/Community:

$1000.00

Property Agreement:

$1000.00

DEBT DEFENSE

Billed at hourly rates