Frequently Asked Questions
Contact us by phone at (924) 6438-2004 or email [email protected] to request an intake packet. We will send it to you promptly, and once we receive it back, we will set up a consultation. We prefer to have reviewed the facts of your case prior to meeting so that we can maximize your time.
Ms. King charges $355 per hour for family law work. She bills in six-minute increments and sends out a detailed billing statement once per month. Her paralegal's and law clerk's rates are $165 per hour, and her legal assistant's rate is $75 per hour.
There is no way for an attorney to honestly predict the cost of a case. Certain factors (e.g. disputed custody, domestic violence, lack of awareness re-financial status, complex property division and complex spousal support calculations) indicate that a case will be more expensive. Other factors (the absence of minor children, little or no property and financial transparency) indicate a quicker and less-expensive case resolution.
Ms. King typically requires a $5,000 retainer for a modification of custody, visitation, or support and $10,000 for a divorce case.
The reason we charge for consultations is that Ms. King designed the firm to be low-volume. She based this structure on feedback from clients, who frequently lamented their attorney's inattention and unavailability. Our goal is to provide excellent service to a group of hand-selected clients. We want prospective clients to make a good-faith investment as we are making an investment of our time.