Our FAIR Approach to Attorney Fees:
At Vette Law we offer multiple options for billing including flat fee billing.
Option 1) Flat fee billing takes the mystery and stress out of budgeting for your case. We believe that a client should know what their family law case will cost up-front. With flat fee billing, you will not receive surprise bills with fees you did not expect or anticipate. You will not be billed separately for calls, emails, and messages. We take a high-tech approach to handling your case which helps us keep costs low and be efficient.
Flat fees are quoted at the time of the consultation depending on the complexity of the case and level of acrimony involved. Typical flat fee rates are as follows:
Uncontested divorce without children: $2,000 flat fee
Uncontested divorce with children: $2,500 flat fee
Contempt Hearings: $2,000-$4,000 flat fee
Domestic Violence Injunction Hearings: $3,000-$5,000 flat fee
Contested Divorce without children and assets less than $200,000: $5,000 flat fee
Contested Divorce with children and assets less than $200,000: $5,500 flat fee
Contested Divorce with children and assets of more than $200,000: $6,500 flat fee
Pre-nuptial agreements: $2,000 flat fee for drafting side, $1,000 flat fee for review side.
Option 2) Hourly billing. This is the more traditional way of billing for family law related matters. If hourly billing is requested, we offer fair rates which are competitive as compared to the local rates charged by other family law attorneys. My standard hourly rate ranges from $250 to $300 per hour depending on the type of matter and complexity. Retainer amounts range from $2,000 to $5,000 depending on the matter.
Option 3) In some cases, we can offer payment plans which allows client's to break up the cost of their case into more affordable installments.
What sets me apart?
My approach to family law cases is simple. I will not seek to create conflict, rather I look for creative solutions to resolve your legal issues. I realize that divorce and family law matters are emotional situations and work efficiently to move your case to a conclusion. If settlement is not possible, then I have the trial experience needed to take your case to trial. I treat my clients like family and take the time to understand all the facts and to strategize ways to achieve great results.