Legal Insight. Strategic Instinct.
4115 BLACKHAWK PLAZA CIRCLE, SUITE 100 , DANVILLE, CA 94506 - PH: (925) 648-2004 - FAX: (925) 208-4373 


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I set up an appointment?

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.

2. What are your rates?

Ms. King charges $395 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 rate is $175 per hour, and her legal assistant's rate is $85 per hour.

3. How much will my divorce cost?

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.

4. How much do you charge for a retainer?

Ms. King typically requires a $5,000 retainer for a modification of custody, visitation, or support and $10,000 for a divorce case.

5. Do you take credit cards?


6. Why do you charge for consultations? Some lawyers give free consultations.

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.