Depending on the type of case, Attorney Thomas B. Dance, Esq. will be able to represent you in your case on a "flat fee" or on an "hourly" basis.
Flat Fee Cases
We can offer a flat fee, which is a one-time payment, for the following types of cases:
- uncontested divorces (subject to certain requirements)
- name changes
- protective orders
- business formation
- the preparation of business documents
- serving as a registered agent for the business
- all criminal cases and traffic offenses
- last will & testaments
- advance medial directives
- durable power of attorney
- medical power of attorney
All filing fees required by the court and any service fees will be an additional cost that will be discussed and identified during the initial consultation.
Hourly Fee Cases
The types of cases we offer on an hourly fee are:
- contested divorces
- negotiated separation agreements
- uncontested divorce
- uncontested custody
- uncontested visitation
- uncontested support
- enforcement of separation agreements
- court orders
- litigated business disputes
To hire our attorney, an advance on fee payment (also known as a retainer) is placed on deposit with the firm and held in trust. Billing invoices are provided to the client on a monthly basis which illustrate the legal services that were performed on behalf of the client and the associated payment.
During the case, additional advance on fee deposits may be requested if the funds in the client's trust account fall below the minimum balance required as stated in the client's employment agreement. Advance on fee deposits can range between $2,000.00 and $10,000 or more depending on the type of case, the facts of the case, and the complexity of the matter. Because everyone's case is different, the advance on fee deposit will be quoted to the client at the conclusion of the initial consultation.