Law Offices of Marshall D. Chriswell
Licensed in Pennsylvania State and Federal Courts
Offices in Indiana and Clearfield
(724) 465-5826
mchriswell@westernpalawyer.com
Our Fees

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 consultations for most types of cases. Below are some of our more common practice areas and fee guidelines for each.

Estate Planning

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 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 for a single form to $350 for an individual will package, which includes a simple will (i.e. no trust provisions), 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. These services may run from $500-$2000 depending on the matter.

Residential Real Estate Sales

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, etc.), then you can expect Mr. Chriswell’s fees to fall within the following ranges:

  • For buyers: $550-$750
  • For sellers (deed preparation and document review) : $200-400

 

Contract drafting and review

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.

Family Law

Mr. Chriswell handles family law issues, such as divorce, custody, support, and protection from abuse (pfa). For these matters, we always require an up-front deposit (and minimum fee) of at least $500. Mr. Chriswell offers flexible billing options, and his rates for these matters range from $120 to $175 per hour depending on the complexity of the case.