Fee Structure

Fees May Be Hourly, Flat, or Contingent

Our Firm offers different fee structures for different situations: hourly, flat, and contingent.

Hourly

Most cases will be billed at an hourly rate. Mr. Lewis' hourly rate is $325 per hour. The firm requires an advanced fee deposit of $7,000. A 95-minute office consultation is billed at $500. The paralegal rate is $100 per hour.

Flat

However, a subset of family law matters and all estate planning matters handled by the firm are billed at a flat rate, depending on the complexity of the case. All flat fees are due before the firm begins work on the matter.

An additional fee of $500 will be charged for home visits.

Flat Fees

Uncontested Divorce

The fee for an uncontested divorce includes the basic fee of $1,250 and the court filing fee of $315 plus any additional elements that may be necessary, as follows:

ELEMENTS
  • Children
  • Real Property
  • Pension
  • Stock Awards
FLAT-FEE
  • $1000
  • $500
  • $500
  • $500

Mediated, Pro Se Divorce

The fee for a mediated pro se divorce includes the basic fee of $2,000 and the court filing fee of $315 plus any additional elements that may be necessary, as follows:

ELEMENTS
  • Children
  • Real Property
  • Pension
  • Stock Awards
  • Draft all pleadings
FLAT-FEE
  • $1,000
  • $500
  • $500
  • $500
  • $1,500

What to Bring to a Pro Se Mediated Divorce Session

Will

ELEMENTS
  • Simple Will
  • Reciprocal
  • Contingent Trust(For Minor Children)
  • Stat. Healthcare Directive, Gen. Power of Attorney, Med. Power of Attorney
FEE
  • $1000
  • $250
  • $500
  • $250

Additional

Any Discovery or continuance matters will be billed at $325 per hour in addition to the Flat Fee.

  • Order for Protection: Anti-Harassment
    (Petition or Response)

    $4,500

  • Order for Protection: Domestic Violence
    (Petition or Response)

    $4,500

  • Pre-Nuptial Agreement

    $2,500

  • Post-Nuptial Agreement

    $2,500

  • Motion to Convert Decree of Separation
    to Decree of Dissolution

    $500

  • Order of Child Support Adjustment

    $4,500

  • Order of Child Support Modification

    $5,750

  • Establishment of Parentage-Agreed

    $1,000

  • Establishment of Parentage-Contested

    $4,500

  • Contempt

    $5,500

  • CR 60 Motion to Vacate

    $5,000

  • Domesticating Foreign Subpoena

    $750

  • Garnishment, employer

    $500

  • Garnishment, financial institution (up to 2)

    $500

  • Any subsequent garnishment

    $100

  • Enforce

    $5,000

Filing Fees

  • Petition for Dissolution

    $315

  • Deposit or Withdrawal, Will Registry

    $20

  • Ex parte presentation of agreed orders via the clerk

    $30

  • Post-Nuptial Agreement

    $20

Contingent

In cases where there may be a significant damage award, the fee structure is contingent. These cases are typically serious injuries or civil rights cases arising from altercations between non-tribal members and security officers at Indian casinos. Our firm charges a flat fee of $5,000 for all contingent cases.