Fees and Costs

WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE?

We handle a lot of phone calls from people who want to know what the hourly rate is for attorneys at Leap Frog Divorce.

In our experience, each family and divorce case is unique. So, we try to customize fees for each particular situation. We also offer a variety of fee options beyond the typical hourly rate.

You may simply want to compare one lawyer to the next based only upon an hourly rate. We don’t recommend this. There is so much value to getting the help you need that goes well beyond the hourly rate. Of course if you only want to find the cheapest lawyer in town, your primary consideration will be the hourly rate and the total fees and costs to solve your legal problem. For a better comparison, you should know what is being provided for the hourly rate.

Unfortunately, some think that lawyers just fill out forms or are public servants who should give away their knowledge and experience for free. You have a legal problem and you need professional help to solve that problem. You want a lawyer to be your guide who knows what to do to help you reach your destination. If your legal problem was easy, you would not need a lawyer to help you. Because you need legal help to fix whatever big legal problem you have, you should expect to pay for the lawyer’s services.

The attorney rate at Leap Frog Divorce is $375 per hour. Your particular hourly rate may be different depending upon the unique circumstances of your situation. Finding the right attorney for you is more complex than looking for the cheapest. I encourage you to contact us and schedule an appointment so we can hear more about your situation and determine how we can best help you. Just click the green button at the bottom of this page.

HOW MUCH IS YOUR RETAINER?

We offer a wide variety of pricing options for our clients at Leap Frog Divorce. Since we designed our business with streamlined systems and state of the art technology solutions to deliver more affordable legal solutions to our clients, we are able to offer more pricing options than most divorce lawyers.

In those situations where a client determines that a retainer and hourly billing is the best pricing option for them, we provide very reasonable retainers. Each client’s situation is different, so retainer amounts will vary.

With Leap Frog Divorce, you can expect your retainer to be somewhere between $1,500 and $5000. This is a typical range for most cases. We also offer flexibility so you don’t have to pay your full retainer all at once if that is necessary for your budget.

I encourage you to spend some time on our website. We have a lot of useful information for you. If you are ready to take the next step, schedule a consultation with a Leap Frog Divorce attorney so we can hear more about your situation and determine how we can best help you. Just click the green button below to schedule your consultation with us.

CAN I JUST GET A QUOTE?

That’s a good question! We handle this question a lot. The specific facts of your case influence costs. The typical cost for the solution to your legal problem ranges from about $2000 to $20,000. If your priority is to find the least expensive option, we encourage you to find help that fits within your budget.

Giving custom price estimates or quotes over the phone is not something any quality lawyer will do. If you get a specific quote from a lawyer who is going to charge you by the hour, I would advise you to be concerned.

Hiring a divorce lawyer to solve your legal problem is not like buying a car or getting an estimate to paint your house.

Sometimes we get calls from people who don’t want to schedule a consultation and just want a price quote. They usually ask something like “I need a divorce. How much will it cost?” or “I need to change custody of my child. Can you give me a quote?”

Asking these questions would be the same as calling a doctor’s office and asking “I have pain in my lower back. How much for surgery?” or “My shoulder really hurts. How much for some pain medication?”

I can’t imagine any reputable medical doctor quoting prices over the phone without seeing and talking to a patient first. It is the same with lawyers. Without talking with you about your particular situation, finding out what you need from your lawyer, and what your goals are, there is no reasonable way for us to determine how much your particular legal problem might cost to solve.

Can we provide an estimated range of what a typical divorce might cost? Yes, we can do that. Any lawyer with at least 5 years experience handling the type of legal problem you have should be able to give you a reasonable estimate. However, it will likely require a consultation so the lawyer can talk with you and gather enough information about your unique situation.

CAN I HIRE YOU BY THE HOUR AS A CONSULTANT?

Absolutely! We have done that for some of our clients. If you just need an experienced lawyer to be available when you have questions or to provide guidance and answers to your legal questions, we can help you with that. We charge $375 per hour for this kind of legal help.

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