Learn a bit more about the law
First question every attorney gets is “How much will it cost me?”
There are few types of legal fees. They vary based type of the case. For example, some attorneys take contingency fees. Generally, contingency fee is 1/3rd or 33% from the entire disputed amount of the case. Court costs are usually not included. However, parties can agree on different percentages.
Some attorneys charge hourly fees and some offer flat fee arraignment. While there are pricing guidelines, there is no general price set for an actual legal hour. Lawyers’ prices vary depending on location, local custom and office expenses. This is a fair market value price.
The attorney with higher prior experience and/or skill in particular field, which charge more. Size of the firm where the attorney works can also affect the cost. Keep in mind that ethical guidelines forbid attorneys charging contingency fees for criminal and marital cases.
The contents of this and future articles is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as providing legal advice. Each individual case is different and the outcome of your case depends upon its circumstances.
Written by Margarita Smirnova, Esq.
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