Attorney's Fees and Costs—You Have Options
Family law litigation is complex, and not having an attorney can have negative life-altering consequences. Family law litigation can also be costly, but at Law Office of Channe G. Coles, you have options. Legal services are offered in two manners: full-service representation with a retainer billed at an hourly rate, and in some circumstances limited-scope representation with a flat-rate fee.
Affordable Rates for Full-Service Representation
Law Office of Channe G. Coles requires a much more affordable retainer to begin services, and more reasonable hourly rates than other local firms. By offering affordable services, more people in our community are able to afford the legal representation they need and deserve.
Need-Based Attorney's Fees Requests
Whether you’re going through a divorce, separation, or a child custody battle, you may be able to ask for an attorney’s fee contribution from your spouse or co-parent because California Law requires that parties have equal right and access to representation during a family law proceeding.
At Law Office of Channe G. Coles, we are experienced in navigating the legal and factual hurdles of requesting and obtaining attorney fee awards, especially those based on an inability to afford the cost when the other party has access to funds. We work diligently with each client to determine their particular needs and the existence of community assets or funds available for contributions towards attorney fees, even if such assets are in the control of the opposing party. The specifics of your case will determine whether or not you can make such a request. Before trying to litigate matters on your own, contact us to schedule your free consultation to determine if you qualify for a need-based attorney’s fees request.
Limited Scope Services with Flat Rate Fees
Limited-scope representation is when you and a lawyer agree that the lawyer will handle specific aspects of your case, and you will handle others, often at a flat-rate fee. This is different from more traditional arrangements between lawyers and clients where a lawyer is hired to provide legal services on all aspects of a case, from start to finish. Limited-scope representation is sometimes called “unbundling” or “discrete task representation.” Read more about limited scope services.
Not all matters are appropriate for flat-rate services; some cases may be too complex or require heavy litigation to resolve the issues.
Affordable Help in Family Law Litigation
At Law Office of Channe G. Coles we provide affordable legal representation without compromising the diligence or work done to represent you and your needs. Although not all matters will qualify for an attorney’s fees request or limited scope services, scheduling a free consultation will help provide you with a plan of action within your budget. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.