Value Fee Pricing
Value Fee Pricing for Fox Firm, P.C.
Top-Grade Lawyer at Reasonable Rates: Unfortunately for clients, hiring good lawyers will probably never prove to be inexpensive or 'cheap.' However, at Fox Firm, P.C. we understand how important it is within our legal system that good lawyers also make themselves affordable lawyers -- especially in an uneasy economic climate. My firm offers reliably good, top-tier personal legal services without billing at the rates top-tier lawyers normally bill. By approaching my law practice in this manner, I am able to provide good
value to my clients.
Moreover, for a limited time, my firm has slashed retainer fee rates for all domestic relations cases and cut the hourly rate for Fox Firm, P.C. from $275 to $255 per hour for all retained and post-retainer work. (see below for details).
The Concept of Value: Quality vs. Cost: Legal services are often expensive because of the significance of what is at stake in the case. Those looking to successfully navigate through the thicket of the legal system and protect what matters most to them realize that hiring a good, quality lawyer is an essential investment to safeguard their future or the future of someone they love – even if it means that significant expenses may be incurred.
However, most savvy individuals are looking to merge quality legal services with manageable case-costs. Even though most people agree that cheap legal services -- usually involving minimal case preparation, a lack of lawyer-client communication, sparing attention to detail, dispassionate and unpersuasive presentation of the case – are too risky, people do want good value from a lawyer: an A-grade lawyer at B-level prices.
As founder of Fox Firm, P.C., I am committed to giving clients what they really need: an experienced and determined lawyer who makes the financial investment worth it.
The following is a very basic breakdown of the value fee pricing structure for my cases.
Value Fee Pricing in Specific Cases
Family Law/ Domestic Cases and Protective Orders (TPOs): Value Fee Pricing
- Retainer fees are set based on the number of issues involved in a case, the minimum expected time to resolve the case, and, among other things, the level of expertise required to properly handle the case.
- Depending on individual circumstances, retainer fees may be broken up with an initial up-front down payment, followed by a short-term payment plan.
- Retainer fees do not include filing fees and service fees charged by the Clerk of Court or law enforcement
- The hourly rate billed against a retainer is currently discounted to $255.
- Once the time and expenses in the case exceed the initial retainer, all additional time and expenses will be billed at a rate of $255.00 per hour; law firm reserves the right to request another retainer.
- The following family law cases are priced under the Value Fee Pricing structure:
- Contested Divorce with Children (custody, visitation, parenting plan and child support); no Alimony issues: $3500 ($2500 up-front)
- Contested Divorce with Children, Alimony issues, and Property/Debt Division: $4000 ($2500 up-front)
- Contested Divorce with Property/Debt Division only (no children and no Alimony) issues: $2500 ($2000 up front)
- Contested Divorce with Property/Debt Division and Alimony issues (no children): $3000 ($2000 up front)
- "Uncontested" Divorces: A divorce case is very rarely truly "uncontested" where both parties have reached full agreement as to all issues required to be addressed before a lawyer is even hired. The details to be covered in the final legal documents almost always produce important sticking (i.e. "contested") points between the parties. In Georgia, since one spouse cannot block the other party from divorcing them, it doesn't matter whether one spouse wants to challenge (or contest) the other party's decision to seek divorce.
- The minimum retainer fee for a divorce a client promises will be truly uncontested is $1500 up front; provided, however, that any divorce involving children will not qualify for this rate.
- Modification: Change of Custody (must include Child Support): $3500 ($2500 up front)
- Modification: Visitation and/or Non-Custody Terms of Parenting Plan: $2500 ($2000 up front)
- Modification of Child Support: $2500 ($1500 up front)
- Contempt of Court: depending on number of issues to be address, fee starts at $2000 ($1500 up front)
- Legitimation/Father's Rights to Child (must include parenting plan, custody and child support); $3000 to $3500 ($2500 up front)
Temporary Protective Orders/Family Violence or Stalking TPOs (Restraining Orders) without children:
Temporary Protective Orders/Family Violence or Stalking TPOs (Restraining Orders) with children:
$2000 up front
- If client wishes to pursue or defend against multiple claims, such as, for example, modification of custody and contempt of court, retainer fees may be adjusted accordingly as the scope of the legal needs expand
 Please understand that I do not do low-budget pricing because my staff and I would be unable to offer the level of individual attention to each case if I were a 'volume' case lawyer.