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For Example, the fees for representing an individual charged with a DUI—first offense will likely be significantly less than one charged with DUI Manslaughter, because of the factors enumerated above.
Criminal cases are usually fixed fee cases (excluding costs), while civil and family law cases are usually hourly cases based on the firm’s current hourly rates.
Costs are separate from legal fees and they typically include court costs, deposition costs, travel expenses, and standard office costs such as postage, copying, scanning, and conferencing charges, as well as other costs incurred during the representation of a client. All costs incurred on behalf of a client will be billed as soon as the cost is incurred.
Whether your case is a fixed fee, monthly installment or hourly, every client will receive a monthly statement highlighting all of the work done on your matter, what legal fees and costs if any are owed, etc.
I have settled family law cases and civil cases at mediation and through settlement agreements prior to the commencement of litigation.