When you schedule a new client appointment, we plan on up to an hour and a half to review documents, get to know your situation, and make an assessment of your case. For some clients, one appointment is all you need for us to give you good guidance on your legal issue. For this initial appointment we schedule 90 minutes. This is billed at the hourly rate of $350, with a minimum charge of $350. If you use the full 90 minutes, the fee will be $525. The fee is payable at the end of the initial meeting.
After the initial appointment, most cases involving Medicaid and Long Term Care planning, and special needs planning, are billed at an hourly rate of $350. If you are more comfortable with a flat rate where you will pay a fixed fee, we can discuss that option after your initial case assessment. For cases billed hourly, we will send itemized bills out on a regular basis.
Most of our estate planning like wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, is done on a flat fee basis. We will tell you what the flat fee is during the initial meeting.
Services of our support staff, such as legal assistant and paralegal work, are billed at $110-150 per hour.