HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST ME?
How Much Will This Cost? Our pricing philosophy embodies our firm philosophy. That means accessibility, consent, and transparency are some of our most important guiding principles. We know that real life costs money, and bills are real for everyone, including us (*we’re looking at you, Sallie Mae*). So, we think it is important to talk about money from the start of our relationship. You should know that we are not the cheapest lawyers on the block, and we do not compete on price. And, we never want cost to be the only reason you don’t get your important legal work done. So, if the Fee for the Work is not accessible to you, always let us know. You’d be surprised what we can figure out. Problem solving and brainstorming happen to be two of the things we do best.
HERE IS HOW WE ANSWER THE MONEY QUESTION.
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We try to work on a flat fee basis whenever we can. This allows everyone to budget and to make informed choices. We customize the Fee for each scope of Work.
(Example: You tell us that once X event has occurred, we need to meet and consider how you would like to proceed).
HERE ARE SOME PAYMENT OPTIONS WE CONSIDER.
HAVE SOMEONE ELSE PAY
Often we find that when people ask, “What do you charge?” what the really want to know is “How am I going to pay for this?” If it is possible to have someone else pay for your legal fees, we think that’s genius. So, we work with most legal insurance, EAP, and employee benefits plans that provide legal benefits. Some of the ones we have encountered include:
• Workplace Options
• Hyatt Legal Plan
• Met Law
• Other pre-paid legal plans or insurance
ATTEND WORKSHOPS OR CLASSES
Attending workshops or classes may be another way for you to budget effectively for legal expenses. We host action-oriented workshops that dive deep into topics in our core practice areas. (Example: If workshop is on durable powers of attorney, then expect to leave the workshop knowing what one is, and having completed one). For a single workshop or class fee, you may be able to complete a legal objective that would have cost significantly more if you retained us.
WE BARTER SOMETIMES
As you can imagine, this is a highly specific option. And, candidly, we mostly do this with our relatives. But, we’re open to it, so there’s that.
OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICES
• Volunteer: Probate Court
• Lawyers in the Library
• Legal Referral Services (links)