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 $300.00 / hour. An office consultation is billed at $350. The paralegal rate is $100.00 / hour. The firm requires an advanced fee deposit of $6500.

Flat

However, a subset a 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.

Flat Fees

Uncontested Divorce

The fee for an uncontested divorce includes the basic fee of $1250 and the court filing fee of $315.49 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 $2000 and the court filing fee of $315.49 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
  • $1000

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
  • $750
  • $250
  • $500
  • $250

Additional

Any Discovery or continuance matters will be billed at $300/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

    $2,000

  • Post-Nuptial Agreement

    $2,000

  • Motion to Convert Decree of Separation
    to Decree of Dissolution

    $500

  • Order of Child Support Adjustment

    $5,500

  • Order of Child Support Modification

    $6,500

  • Establishment of Parentage-Agreed

    $1,000

  • Establishment of Parentage-Contested

    $4,500

  • Contempt

    $5,000

  • 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

Filing Fees

  • Petition for Dissolution

    $315.49

  • 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.