We do not accept payment online right now. We take payment by cash, check, money order, debit or credit card, PayPal, or bank transfer. You are always welcome to drop off or mail a check or money order. You can also pay by giving us your debit or credit card over the phone. There is a 1.5% fee for debit cards and a 3.5% fee for credit cards. Additionally, you may pay remotely through either PayPal (though the fees tend to be higher) or bank transfer.
Having a will protect not only financial assets, but other aspects of your life. For example, it might have provisions for what you want to be done with your remains, or who makes decisions for your children in case you are medically incapacitated.
Having a property settlement agreement protects not just your financial assets, but other aspects of your life. A property settlement agreement will often contain provisions that are not financial in nature, such as non-harassment clauses that protect you from being harassed by your ex.
Although we facilitate many divorces, it is truly our wish that every marriage works out. However, the statistics speak for themselves:
A lawyer is an expert - three years of law school, the bar exam, and years of practice in and out of court translate into experience. That experience can help you evaluate what the best course of action is, and can save you money in the long run by helping you figure out what the most likely outcomes are, what your strategic advantages are, what a judge is likely to think, and what the law means.
It is unethical for any attorney to guarantee an outcome; it simply isn't possible. Our value is our experience, expertise, and judgment which can help you evaluate all the likely outcomes and select the path that has the best chance of leading you to that resolution.
A consultation is a relatively low-cost way to understand the legal aspects of your situation, legally speaking. Even if you choose not to retain our services, we will give you honest, ethical advice that will definitely help you move forward.
A lawyer's value comes from their time. We dedicate time and effort to every consultation, and give real, actionable legal advice during that meeting that you benefit from even if you decide not to retain. For those reasons, we usually charge for consultations.
Before the consultation, we will ask you to fill out an information sheet including your name and contact information. In the consultation, we will get a feel for your case, listen to everything you have to say, and give our first impressions and short-term advice.
Be sure to bring documents that you believe are relevant, notes about your case if you have them. If you are coming in for an estate planning appointment, be sure to bring the questionnaire completely filled out, and any previous wills that you have had. If you have any questions, be sure to ask!
We have a staff member fluent in Spanish. For other languages, we recommend having a close friend or family member who you completely trust who is able to translate for you.
We are a client-centered firm that focuses on getting a favorable judgment without breaking the bank. We know that you don't plan for a divorce, ticket, or custody issue - we are here to empathize and fight for you while keeping in mind your entire situation. We never double-bill - if a paralegal sits in on a mediation or assists with trial, you are not billed for the attorney and the paralegal at the same time. We are a well-respected, high-quality firm that cares for our clients, many of whom come from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. Choose us to handle your legal needs, you won't regret it!