Fees and Costs

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Attorney Fees & Costs

Johnson Marquez proudly serves the Denver, Colorado area and all the surrounding regions with effective and strategic legal protection surrounding family law issues and much more.  However, like every other law firm divorce comes at a financial cost whether it is through time, money or both.

 

We at Johnson Marquez would like to outline exactly what kinds of fees and costs you should expect while you pursue legal action for the purpose of divorce, custody, domestic violence protection or anything else.  Even though Johnson Marquez’s Denver Colorado Law Offices provide convenient “pay as you go” payment options to avoid huge retainers, it’s important that both new and returning clientele understand exactly what they should expect to pay during family law proceedings.

 

First, it’s important to acknowledge that there’s no such thing as a “average cost” for any divorce; they are all different, and all require different levels of debate, litigation and evidence presentation.  It helps to find effective and knowledgeable legal protection, in the form of great lawyers who handle divorces, but many cases are extremely complicated and take time and that can translate into expense.  For example, in many states there is a 90-day “cooling” period between when divorce litigation starts, and when it’s legally allowable for judges to reach a verdict.  Even with the best legal defense available, it is bound to take at least a few months for a divorce to come to full fruition, and clients should be prepared to pay for that.

 

Potential clients should ask lawyers questions about their retainer fee. Simply defined, a “retainer fee” is a sum of money paid in advance in order to secure your representation.  A retainer is not a “flat fees,” nor will the amount of the retainer likely cover the attorney fees and expense for an entire case.  Rather, a retainer serves as an deposit fee to ensure that a lawyer can represent you through the entire case.  Johnson Marquez offers a “sustainable retainer” system, where our clients post a lower retainer and pay their expenses as they go for their legal defense.  Twice a month, our billing department collects the fees and costs incurred on each case.

 

Every divorce and family law dispute contains issues that directly affect the costs of legal representation and courtroom procedures.  The most impactful of these factors is conflict.  Even the greatest divorce attorneys cannot predict what fights are going to take place in courtrooms.  In the case of many divorces, some parties are opposed to separation, or are deeply emotionally stressed over it.  It’s common for complications in a case to arise over subjects such as custody, dividing of funds and legal action including criminal charges such as abuse or drug & alcohol violations.  Similarly, the speed of courtroom procedures can be reliant on which judge you are assigned and the complexity of the issues in your case.  Any complication resulting in extra courtroom procedures will usually result in fees to go along with them.

 

With all of these factors considered, contact Johnson Marquez today for your free consultation.  During this consultation we will assess the level of conflict and uniqueness of your situation, along with a strategic and review what potential costs you may encounter during your family law case.

 

Let us be your Denver Family Law Advocates. 


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