Yale Lewis Law

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 $325 per hour. The firm requires an advanced fee deposit of $6,500. 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 - FLAT FEE


Children - $1000

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 - $1000

Reciprocal - $250

Contingent Trust (For Minor Children) - $500

Stat. Healthcare Directive, Gen. Power of Attorney, Med. Power of Attorney - $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 - $3,500


Order of Child Support Modification - $4,000


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


Enforce - $5,000


Filing Fees


Petition for Dissolution - $315


Deposit or Withdrawal, Will Registry - $20


Ex parte presentation of agreed orders via the clerk - $3


Post-Nuptial Agreement - $20


Quit Claim Deed and REETA - $113.50



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.

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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