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.
With no children, and no property division required OR an uncontested divorce no children and an a already executed property settlement agreement/CR2A or mediated agreement
Flat fee of $750.00
With children, but otherwise the same factors set forth above
Flat fee of $1,000.
With no children, and no written agreement as to property division/spousal support
Flat fee of $1250
With children, but no written agreement as to property divisions/support
Flat fee of $1500.
With no children
Minimum advanced legal fee of $2500
Minimum advanced legal fee of $5000
A contested parenting plan action
Minimum advanced legal fee of $3,500 ($3500 if child support is not at issue).
If parties were never married
Flat fee of $1250
If parties are/were married (within Ktisap County)
Flat fee of $1500
A domestic violence protection order
Flat fee of $1,000 (within Kitsap County)
A $500 deposit is required prior to the mediation.
The mediation will be billed at an hourly rate, and paid immediately after each session. The deposit will be credited toward the final bill.
Probate has a minimum of a $1500 advanced legal fee.
Hourly rate will be $275/hour
There will be a consultation fee of $50.00.