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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.
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 agree on all issues but would like representation to better navigate through the process and ensure their interests are properly memorialized and protected. Flat fee divorce is only available to couples with no minor children.
If your case meets the requirements, we will represent you and your spouse from the start to the conclusion of your divorce action for a one-time, flat fee. Our flat fee representation includes preparing and filing all necessary documents; limited discovery; assistance with your financial affidavit if needed; and drafting your Settlement Agreement.
Sometimes when a divorce is uncontested, parties are tempted to represent themselves rather than hire an attorney. However, our flat fee representation has been a good alternative for those clients because it offers the following advantages:
Our Flat Fee divorce is an excellent low-cost alternative for parties that can agree on all issues before filing. Since the 90-day waiting period can be waived in Connecticut, there is no added delay from waiting to file. The parties must be able to agree upon the following:
All potential cases begin with an Initial Consultation. The Initial Consultation is billed at a discounted rate of $225 for up to one hour of consultation time with an attorney. The Initial Consultation fee is in addition to the flat fee. The Initial Consultation is critical for our firm’s attorney to determine whether we will accept the case as a flat fee and to quote the appropriate price depending on the scope of work that is required. After the Initial Consultation, our attorney will tell you whether we can accept your matter as a flat fee and what that price will be. Our flat fee pricing ranges from as low as $4,000 to as high as $6,000 (total cost for both parties). The price depends on several factors, including, but not limited to, whether: there is a marital home, retirement assets to be divided, or other factors requiring more time for our attorney or paralegal to invest. Please note the fee includes the mandatory court filing fee of $360.
Infrequently, a couple comes to the mediation consultation believing they will qualify for the flat fee based upon the answers provided during the Intake process; however, this is not determinative as the final decision is up to the attorney/mediator that meets with the clients. If factors arise wherein the attorney is not comfortable with handling the case on a flat fee basis, then the couple may have the option to proceed with a mediated divorce, which is a slightly different process but also provides substantial cost savings as compared to litigated divorces.
Find out if it makes sense for you
If both you and your spouse agree on all issues or both believe you can reach an agreement without much difficulty then contact the McConnell Family Law Group to discuss our low cost alternative that can save you both time, money, and heartache.