FEE STRUCTURE AND PAYMENT

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 $385 per hour. The firm requires an advanced fee deposit of $7,500. A 95-minute office consultation is billed at $500. The paralegal / case manager rate is $175 per hour or $195 per hour (senior paralegal), 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. We don’t accept contingent cases except under rare circumstances and we only accept one contingent case at a time.

Our firm charges a flat fee of $2,500 for all contingent cases. This is in addition to any award obtained at the close of a contingent case.

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FLAT FEES

Uncontested Divorce

The fee for an uncontested 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

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 for a matter will be billed at $385 per hour for the attorney and $175 per hour for the paralegal in addition to the Flat Fee.

  • Order for Protection: Anti-Harassment (Petition or Response) – $5,000
  • Order for Protection: Domestic Violence (Petition or Response) – $5,000
  • Order for Protection: Surrender Weapons – $2,500
  • Draft and Negotiate Pre or Post-Nuptial Agreement – $2,500
  • Review and Negotiate Pre or 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
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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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