Hourly Fee: Sodoma Law PLLC may undertake legal representation on an hourly basis. Usually, a retainer fee is collected upfront before work begins. The retainer fee goes into an escrow account and clients receive notice of legal fees incurred through a monthly invoicing system (electronically). The amount of the retainer fee and the hourly rates depend on the nature of the case and the scope of representation. Before any work will begin, Jeff will discuss the hourly fee options with any client/potential client.
Flat Fee: As an alternative to hourly rates, the Sodoma Law PLLC may charge a flat fee rate to prepare certain legal documents on a "package basis", including (but not limited to) deeds, powers of attorney, wills, trusts, and advance medical directives. Flat fees may also be offered for those clients seeking special needs, asset protection, and long-term care planning services. Fees can vary from situation to situation based on complexity and whether a client is single or married (typically requiring two sets of documents). Again, Jeff will be happy to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your individual needs to better quote for legal services.
Contingency Fee: Contingency fees vary and are typically set forth for litigated cases only. Generally, Sodoma Law PLLC does not participate in litigation cases.
Retainer Fee: A retainer fee is an upfront cost paid by an individual for the services of an advisor, consultant, lawyer, freelancer, or other professional. The fee is most commonly associated with attorneys who have been engaged by the payer to provide legal services. It ensures the commitment of the receiver of the funds, but does not usually represent all the fees for the outcome or final product. Once the payer and receiver have agreed on the work to be performed, the retainer fee is sometimes deposited in a separate account from the account of the receiver to ensure that the funds are not used for other purposes. Generally, Sodoma Law PLLC does not participate in situations requiring retainer fees, but we can schedule a consultation to discuss if this type of fee agreement would be appropriate to meet your needs. Consultation Fee: Sodoma Law PLLC may, prior to consulting with you about your case, charge you a consultation fee. Other fees may also be charged later if appropriate for additional services offered.
Monthly Invoicing: Sodoma Law PLLC may extend to clients the ability to be billed on a monthly basis as part of a "installment plan" to pay outstanding legal bills. All outstanding bills should be paid in all due haste. If monthly billing is desired, please check with us first before making partial payments.
Sodoma Law PLLC offers a variety of ways to pay legal fees, accepting traditional payments, such as cash or checks; and also accepts major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Supposedly we accept minor credit cards as well, like Diners Club, et. al.
Legal fees can be paid online using a credit or debit card through the secure payment portal below (powered by Clio Payments and LawPay--both of which are specifically designed with the highest levels of security precautions):
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