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FEE STRUCTURE AND PAYMENT
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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 $365 per hour. The firm requires an advanced fee deposit of $8,500. A 95-minute office consultation is billed at $500. The paralegal and case manager rate is usually $150 per hour, depending on the fee agreement. Rates may be different depending on the fee agreement.

Both hourly fees and costs advanced on behalf of the Client shall be noted on a monthly invoice prepared and emailed to the client on or around the 20th of each month.  The Law Firm shall pay any outstanding invoice by transferring the funds from the trust account to the operating account until the balance of the trust account dips below $2,500

Once the balance in the trust account dips below $2,500, client shall replenish the trust account so that it is sufficient to pay off the invoice and maintain a balance of at least $2,500.  The balance in the trust account shall always be at least $2,500.   

In the event that the Client does not pay off the invoice by the 30th of the month, the Law Firm shall pay it off from the $2,500 in the trust account and then terminate the client.  Any deficit shall be immediately payable.  Any outstanding balance after 30 days shall be subject to collections and a finance charge of 12% per annum.  Upon satisfaction of the final invoice, any balance in the trust account shall be returned to the client.


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 any travel.



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 in Indian country.

Our firm charges a flat fee of $2,500 for all contingent cases. This is in addition to the contingent fee itself.

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(206) 223-0840

FLAT FEES

Uncontested Divorce


The fee for an uncontested divorce includes the basic fee of $1,500 and the court filing fee of $315 plus any additional elements that may be necessary, as follows:


ELEMENTS - FLAT FEE


Children - $1,000

Real Property - $500

Pension - $500

Stock Awards - $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 - FLAT FEE


Children - $1,000

Real Property - $500

Pension - $500

Stock Awards - $500

Draft all pleadings - $1,500

Will


ELEMENTS - FLAT FEE


⦁ Simple Will - $1,000
⦁ Reciprocal - $250
⦁ Contingent Trust (For Minor Children) - $500
⦁ Stat. Healthcare Directive, Gen. Power of Attorney, Med. Power of Attorney - $250
⦁ File in King County Will Repository - $75
⦁ Obtain notary and witnesses - $250



Additional


Any Discovery or continuance matters will be billed at $365 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
⦁ Order for Protection: Surrender Weapons - $2,500
Draft and Negotiate Pre-Nuptial Agreement - $2,500

⦁ Review and Negotiate Pre-Nuptial Agreement - $1,500

Draft and Negotiate Post-Nuptial Agreement - $2,500
⦁ Review and Negotiate Post-Nuptial Agreement - $1,500

Motion to Convert Decree of Separation to Decree of Dissolution - $500

Motion to Adjust Child Support (Minor Modification) - $4,000

Motion to Modify Child Support (Major Modification) - $6,000

Establishment of Parentage-Agreed - $1,000

Establishment of Parentage-Contested - $4,500

Motion for Contempt - $5,000
⦁ Motion to Enforce - $5,000

CR 60 Motion to Vacate - $5,000

Domesticating Foreign Subpoena - $750
⦁ Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) - $5,000

Garnishment, employer - $500

Garnishment, financial institution (up to 2) - $500

Any subsequent garnishment - $100



Filing Fees


⦁ Petition for Dissolution - $315
⦁ Deposit or Withdrawal, Will Registry - $20
⦁ Ex parte presentation of agreed orders via the clerk - $32
⦁ Quit Claim Deed and REETA - $203.50 plus $1 for each additional page

Have more questions? Give us a Call

(206) 223-0840

PAYMENT

Many Ways to Make Payments


We accept cashier's checks, personal checks and credit cards. We also accept payment in cash if you pay in person.


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