I help clients achieve their goals in divorce quickly and efficiently. Specifically, I represent clients in dissolution of marriage, legal separation, child custody, and domestic violence cases. I am known for my affordable fees, compassionate approach, and efficient resolution of cases.
I understand that divorce and litigation in family court can be a costly process. To help clients navigate their legal matters without going broke I offer an affordable hourly rate of $275 per hour. My reasonable fee has helped many clients afford legal representation from the initial petition to the final order.
Family law is an emotionally charged practice area. Whether a client is filing for divorce, custody, or involved in a domestic violence case, I take a compassionate approach to legal representation. I can take the time to listen to your concerns and provide sound legal advice until you understand your options. At all times the attorney-client relationship should be cooperative; never adversarial.
Many attorneys are happy to let cases drag on with no results. The more hearings, paperwork, and conversations the more money these attorneys make. Instead of profiting from endless litigation, I believe in navigating clients towards realistic outcomes while
If you’re considering divorce or facing litigation in family court you probably have some questions. To help clients get a better understanding of what I can do for their case I offer free consultations at my office. To schedule your free consultation call (916) 250-1610 Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 6 PM.
How Much Will My Divorce Cost?
If you’re looking for a divorce and family law attorney, you probably want to know how much the attorney charges, what is the total cost of your case, and whether there are any additional fees. To help you get a better understanding of my reasonable fees and the related costs of family law I’ve broken down the typical expenses:
Divorce is a time-intensive process for an attorney. Accordingly, attorney fees are by far the largest expense in divorce. Most attorneys charge by the hour and bill their client every month. However, some family law attorneys charge a flat fee for a specific service like attending a hearing or representing the client in a domestic violence restraining order.
After hiring a family law attorney clients are usually asked to pay an initial deposit called a “retainer.” The attorney collects this money and deposits the funds in a client trust account. As the attorney works on the case and invoices according to their hourly rate, the invoice is paid from the initial retainer. For example, if you pay a cheap divorce attorney a $2,500 retainer and the attorney spends 10 hours working on your case at $250 per hour, thereby invoicing $2,500 for the month, the attorney will pay themself $2,500 from the $2,500 retainer balance. Since the balance of the retainer would be zero, the attorney will ask the client to “replenish” the retainer.
Court Filing Fees
Filing divorce in Roseville isn’t cheap. Apart from attorney fees, the second largest expense for many are Placer County court filing fees. As of 2019, the fee for filing a Petition or Response is $435.
Child Custody Lawyer
Child custody is one of the most frequently contested issues in divorce. Without guidance from an efficient child custody attorney legal bills can skyrocket as parties litigate endlessly without cost-effective goals in mind. To help clients achieve efficient outcomes that are in the child’s best interest I offer neutral counsel, set realistic goals, and zealously pursue my client’s interests in and out of court.
Business Divorce Attorney
I am one of the few divorce attorneys who specialize in business divorce cases. For business owners and spouses, the law pertaining to property division and valuation procedures requires representation from an experienced business divorce attorney. To learn more about my services as a business divorce attorney call my office at (916) 250-1610 for a free consultation.
Child Support Lawyer
California child support law has been accused of being unfair to income-earners and a windfall to stay-at-home parents. In truth, the calculation can become a financial burden for decades, so many clients invest in a child support attorney during their divorce. With the assistance of a child support attorney, the final calculation and order can save or earn the represented party a significant sum of money.