HOURLY RATE FEES
In family law, the hourly fee method is the most common response you will receive from law firms when discussing payment methods. In most cases it is hard for a family law attorney to determine exactly how complex your case will be and therefore how long it will take to complete. Therefore, it is a risk accepting family law cases on a flat rate basis.
FLAT RATE FEE
A flat rate is simple…one fee for the entire case. Newer firms may have less expensive flat rate fees. But the newer firms have less experience. Older firms will have more experience. But their fees may cost more.
THE PROS AND CONS
In summary, both hourly rate and flat rate fee structures have positive and negative aspects for the client. These differences must be considered carefully before retaining a family law attorney.
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