Why should I seek out a lawyer with experience in several areas? Problems that need legal solutions often come in bundles, requiring solutions that involve one lawyer and an integrated thought process. Injuries and divorces may lead to a bankruptcy filing while business problems may lead to litigation. Our firm can help with more than a single need, and we can refer to others when that need arises.
How are “divorce,” “family law,” and “domestic” lawyers different? They are not. The services are the same.
In North Carolina, divorce per se comes after a year of physical separation. During that time, other needs often arise and are the real focus of what we do.
How are your fees structured? The fees depend upon the service. Some are “flat” fees.
For example, wills are generally $250. What we call “simple” divorce actions are now $300 plus the filing fees to the state, for a total of $575. Traffic matters are generally $250 to $350.
In contested domestic matters, we generally follow the minimum fee model as per the State Bar form, charging an up-front fee that is usually $2,000. However, this can vary with the nature of the case.
Consultations are generally $50.
In bankruptcy matters, we generally charge $1,500 for a Chapter 7 filing and $750 up front in Chapter 13 cases. However, there may be variations from case to case, and the best indication comes after speaking with the attorney.
Attorney's fees are to be paid up front and are subject to the terms described below. ALL MONIES MUST BE IN CASH, MONEY ORDER, OR CERTIFIED BANK CHECK. The filing fee is payable on the day the petition is signed.
* Attorney's fees may be adjusted upwards in cases where urgent filing deadlines are necessary.
Allow us to provide the outstanding legal representation you need and deserve. Give us a call at 704-867-1795 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.