What is the Price?
To ascertain an appropriate amount for an initial retainer for your case the attorney must conduct an initial consultation to speak with you about your case. To contact the firm to set a consultation, call our main number at (813) 272-2345 and enter extension 1 to set up a consultation.
Our initial consultation fee is $150.00 for an in-depth initial consultation over the telephone that usually lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. This is a confidential consultation where the attorney speaks with you about the background of your case, gives you information about the law firm, sets up a plan for you if you decide to retain the firm and discusses the retainer process with you. Since no two cases are the same, we must tailor each plan for your specific set circumstances and therefore the fees are different in each case depending on the circumstances of your case.
If you decide that retaining FOLEY DIVORCE | William S. Foley, P.A. is right for you, an initial retainer fee will be quoted (the fee will be determined at the time of the initial consultation) which will secure your legal representation and initiate the proceeding after the retainer process is completed. Upon execution of the retainer agreement and payment of the initial deposit you will then be a client of the firm and you will receive your new client homework for the process to being.
Your initial retainer fee is for attorney’s fees and costs, this is what the office bills each team member’s hourly rate against during the course of your case. We feel it is important to discuss with you the fees and costs prior to you retaining the firm.
We feel it is extremely important to understand that an initial retainer is just that, an initial amount to retain the office. There may be additional retainers, and/or trial retainers, if your initial retainer is depleted during the course of litigation, or if your case is set for trial. At anytime during your case, we request that you speak to us about the status and our goal is to keep you informed about your fees as we know this is an important aspect of litigation for all of our clients.
A common question is what is a normal initial retainer, again, unfortunately, it does depend as each case is different and your consultation tailors your retainer to your goals, but as a general range:
Other matters have different initial retainer amounts, but the above are our most commonly quoted cases and we hope this gives you some insight into the reasoning for your initial retainer quote.
Again, when an initial retainer is depleted we may require an additional retainer(s) and/or a trial retainer so the initial retainer, while it is refundable is NOT a flat fee and is our minimum fee in order to be involved in your case.
We take all the major credit and debit cards as payment, as well as cash, check and wire transfers.
We also do offer payment plans depending on the type of case and the stage of your case. Please inquire with the firm if we are able to offer you a payment plan on your case.