When someone gets divorced, they understand it is likely going to be expensive. They worry that the bill for their attorney may be too much for them to afford. They may be in the process of looking for a new home, buying a new car, and paying spousal support in addition to saving money for their West Palm Beach divorce attorney. It may seem daunting, but most law firms will work with a client to make sure they are comfortable with the fees. This way, the person will have enough money for everything as they look to start a new life.
Before working on the case, the attorney and client will sit down and have a frank discussion about fees and costs associated with a Florida divorce. The client will get a clear understanding of where their money is going, a ballpark figure of what the attorney expects it to cost, and an explanation of how the client’s money will be used. While it is impossible to say exactly how much a particular divorce will cost, an experienced lawyer generally has an idea of what to expect and can give the client a rough estimate before beginning the case.
Once all of this has been agreed upon, the client will give the law firm a retainer for their services. The attorney then bills the client and deducts it from this retainer. In general, the attorney will try to make this money last the duration of the case. It may, however, be necessary for the client to replenish these funds if a matter becomes especially contentious or especially complex.
At The Law Office of James S. Cunha, we understand that cost is a big factor for people when choosing a divorce lawyer. It should be noted that seemingly “cheaper” attorneys can cost a client substantially more in the end if an unfavorable judgment is rendered against them or if the client doesn’t get an equitable share of the marital property. Therefore experience and dedication should be the most important factors when choosing an attorney. For a more in-depth explanation about fees in a family law or divorce matter, click here.
Our West Palm Beach divorce law firm handles all types of family law proceedings located throughout the West Palm Beach, Boca Rotan, Wellington, Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Broward County, Martin County areas.