- New clients who have never used the services of our firm before meet with an attorney for an initial consultation that is billed at a minimum charge of 1 hour calculated at the attorney's hourly rate.
- For all other work, our attorneys and staff bill at an hourly rate that is charged to the client in six-minute increments. Attorneys and staff are assigned an hourly rate based on their experience.
- Should you decide to retain our firm after meeting with an attorney, we will request a retainer to be deposited into our trust account. The retainer amount is based on the complexity and anticipated requirements of your case. It is not intended to be a minimum or maximum amount of our charges. Our retainers are refundable. At the completion of your case, any unused portion of your retainer is returned to you. If the retainer has been depleted prior to completion of your case, the attorney will request additional monies be deposited into the trust account. If additional work is done without a retainer, payment is due upon receipt of your bill.
- The retainer is held in trust by our office and is used to pay for any fees or costs incurred. Fees include any attorney, law clerk or legal assistant's time spent on your case. The most common costs incurred on a case are court filing fees, depositions, faxing, experts, messenger services, filing fees, subpoena fees and process server fees.
- Your case may require us to hire other professionals to assist in the evaluation and/or trial of your case. This may include the services of a pension evaluator, appraiser, accountant, parenting time evaluator or other experts. We will require that you provide the funds necessary to pay for the services of these professionals. We will not hire such experts without consulting you, however, the outcome of your case can be substantially affected by the use or non-use of such experts.
- Our firm always keeps our clients apprised of the work done on their case and costs of such service by doing comprehensive bills monthly. Any billing questions or concerns should be directed to the billing department immediately upon receipt of your statement.
In addition, it is our practice for you to receive copies of all pleadings and letters upon receipt.
- If you have questions regarding a specific charge, our billing department can best help you if you mark your statement, mail it in and then call to discuss the charge. Please send in the uncontested portion so as to avoid late fees. We charge a flat fee of $5.00 for any mailings or long distance calls.
- If your bill is not paid in its entirety, the bill accrues a late charge at a rate of 24% per annum on all charges 30 days past due.
- For your convenience, Feibleman & Case, P.C. accepts VISA and MASTERCARD. A convenience fee may apply.
- As part of our normal procedure, the firm invokes its statutory right to place an attorney lien on any money judgment or personal property awarded to you for any balance due our firm.