Depending on where you live in North Atlanta, are sometimes seen billboards on the side of the road, or you can walk through the mall and see a full-size ad in the directory for lawyers offering $ 500 divorces. On occasion, we will receive a call from someone who is looking to hire an attorney to see if we charge a flat fee. There are certain areas of law where a lawyer can charge a fee in advance and does all the work done in a file or on a contingency basis, which receive the attorney payment or reimbursement of all filing fees and work done in the case after the case is over, such as a personal injury case. Divorce cases, however, fall into either of these categories. Unlike other types of cases, there is no way to estimate for the total amount of time spent in a divorce case because the amount of time varies from case to case. Each divorce is unique and no two divorces are alike.
In divorce cases, law firms generally bill your client on an hourly basis. Before the attorney begins work on a client’s behalf, however, the attorney requires its customers to sign a repayment agreement and pay a retainer. The fee agreement is a contract between the client and the lawyer and explained in detail what the customer can expect from your lawyer. The settlement, a list of services the lawyer provided, such as the preparation of the allegations, the amount of retention, the hourly rate at which he or she is billed, and the additional costs, such as filing fees, courier fees and travel expenses. It is very important that you carefully read the fee agreement before signing it.
By signing the fee agreement, which will also pay a retainer fee to the lawyer. The retention rate is a single payment to be paid in advance for your attorney to secure his services. It is similar to a security deposit that you make at an apartment complex or earnest monies you pay the seller when buying a house. When your lawyer or one of its staff carried out work on the file will be billed out of this withholding. The retention fee is a flat fee and you will receive an invoice for the additional time and money spent by the firm in his file. In the fee agreement, law firms also charge a replacement seal. Once the amount of money left in your retainer falls below a certain amount, the law firm required to replenish the retainer to cover any work done for you. Not set the amount of retention in a divorce case. Each case is different. For our law firm to quote a retainer, you should speak with one of our attorneys. You can quote a reasonable retainer based on the facts of your case. Moreover, the unused portion of your holding is fully refundable. If there is any money left in your retainer at the end of your case you will receive those funds back.
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This may be the first time you’re facing a divorce, child custody battle, spousal support or criminal charge but it’s not ours. The Cherry Law Firm, P.C. offers you individual attention, knowledgeable guidance and experienced, aggressive representation.
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Given the emotional, financial and legal impact of a divorce or criminal charge on you and your family, we work closely with you through every step of your case and even prepare you for life after your case is over.
We take steps to protect your rights and ensure you aren’t saddled with a settlement or conviction you’ll regret in the long run. We are prepared to negotiate, but are also aggressive litigators fighting for you, especially when the division of debt, marital assets and custody issues or criminal charges are involved.
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Attorney Diane Cherry has practiced law for more than 20 years. She is an aggressive trial attorney who knows when and how to fight hard and when a more subtle approach is more appropriate. She understands that some cases are more suitable for settlement or alternative dispute resolution, while others must be fought hard in court to the end. She has practiced in state and federal courtrooms throughout the area and have a long and successful track record.
Attorney Diane Cherry approaches legal problems by first trying to resolve them amicably without going through the time-consuming and expensive process of litigation. But if your case is one where litigation is warranted, remember that Diane Cherry is a trial lawyer who is not afraid to fight for you, and will be with you every step of the way.
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For more information regarding how we can help you through any family law or criminal issue, call us at 770-444-3399 or contact us by email today. Our office is conveniently located in Kennesaw, Georgia close to downtown Marietta and conveniently located in between the Cobb County and Cherokee County Courthouses and is easily accessible to all of metro Atlanta, including Fulton, Dekalb, Paulding, Bartow and Douglas counties.
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