What is a Flat Fee Divorce and Does it Make Sense for You?

While most divorce cases cannot be estimated with any reasonable certainty because of the different issues involved, and therefore most, are billed on an hourly basis. There are, however, certain uncontested divorce cases where a flat fee is available and makes sense for the client.

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What is a Flat Fee and When is it Available?

  • While most divorce cases cannot be estimated with any reasonable certainty because of the different issues involved, and therefore most, are billed on an hourly basis. There are, however, certain uncontested divorce cases where a flat fee is available and makes sense for the client.

  • The McConnell Family Law Group offers a flat fee for divorce cases where the parties have an agreement on the important issues but would like representation to better navigate through the process and make sure their interests are properly protected.

  • If your case meets the requirements, we will represent you from the start to the conclusion of your divorce action for a one-time flat fee. Our flat fee representation includes the preparation and filing of all necessary documents; mandatory discovery and assistance with your financial affidavit, if needed; the drafting of your Separation Agreement; and an appearance in court with you for your final uncontested divorce hearing.

  • Sometimes when a divorce is uncontested[1], parties are tempted to represent themselves rather than hiring an attorney. However, our flat fee representation has been a good alternative for those clients because it offers the following advantages:

     

      • The client knows the exact fee at the beginning of the case.
      • The clients do not have to concern themselves with preparing the required documents or meeting procedural deadlines. The case moves quickly and efficiently.
      • We prepare assist you in preparing a comprehensive Settlement Agreement, protecting your interests and decreasing the likelihood that you will have to return to court in the future.

[1] Most family law cases resolve without a trial; however, in the context of the “flat fee” option we are referring to “uncontested cases” where both parties want to dissolve their marriage, agree on most issues, believe the case can be resolved on their own, but would still like an attorney to help navigate the system.

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