Our office strives to provide quality service at a fair price. However, is difficult to estimate your bill before meeting with you and reviewing your situation. This is why Mr. Chriswell offers free or discounted consultations for most types of cases. Below are some of our more common practice areas and fee guidelines for each. Please keep in mind that the below prices and rates are not “quotes,” they are merely guidelines based on Mr. Chriswell’s past experiences. Each case is different, and fees can vary widely. Please contact us to discuss your case further.
1. There is no charge for your initial consultation. At that time, Mr. Chriswell will obtain pertinent information and review various estate planning options with you. This meeting typically takes 30 minutes.
2. Mr. Chriswell’s hourly rate thereafter is $150.00.
3. For some matters, Mr. Chriswell will be happy to quote a flat fee rather than an hourly rate.
4. Mr. Chriswell’s general estate planning services range from $75-$150 for a single form to $400 for an individual will package ($750.00 for married couples), which includes a simple will (i.e. no trust provisions or other complexities), financial power of attorney, living will, and healthcare power of attorney.
However, depending on the size and structure of the estate, some clients will require additional documents and services, such as the drafting of trusts and the transferring of assets.
As with all matters, Mr. Chriswell’s fees for residential real estate matters will vary depending on the amount of time he actually dedicates to the matter. Assuming that your transaction is for a single parcel of real estate, and there are no issues that require additional time or litigation (such as lack of good title, lack of legal access to the property, subdivision requirements, price negotiations, etc.), then you can expect Mr. Chriswell’s fees to fall within the following ranges:
Often, clients approach Mr. Chriswell to review a contract before they sign it, or to draft a contract for use in their business. For these one-time services, a rate of $150 per hour applies. However, depending upon the clients wishes and the scope of the work, Mr. Chriswell often works with clients to set an affordable flat fee.
Mr. Chriswell handles family law issues, such as divorce, custody, support, and protection from abuse (PFA). Further, he handles general civil litigation matters. For these matters, he always requires an up-front deposit. Mr. Chriswell offers flexible billing options, and his rates for these matters are typically $150.00 per hour, but can vary depending on the complexity of the case.