My fees - $200 an hour - are well below market
in the Atlanta legal community, compared with attorneys
of a similar level of experience and expertise.
This is an important part of our mission.
I could charge, and indeed used to charge,
$350 to $400 an hour.
However, hard-working professionals with suburban families, who strive to stay on a reasonable budget
for all the right reasons,
were stretched thin and under too much pressure to pay for the careful, high-quality legal services that
they both needed and deserved.
Usually, we charge a retainer
and we bill our hourly rates
against that retainer. Retainer amounts vary. The retainers range from a minimum of $2000 to over $10,000 for a final trial. The retainer amount is determined at your initial consultation, and very much depend upon the complexity and the contentiousness
of your family's situation.
We are open to discussing whether a flat fee arrangement or payment plan
makes sense for your case.
Retainers are not flat fees unless specifically designated as a flat-fee in the Fee Agreement signed by you. In general, attorneys and paralegals bill hourly, in tenth of an hour increments, against retainers, which must be replenished if depleted.
Additional Fees/costs apply for filing, court costs, payments to third parties such as court reporters, private service of process, mediators, guardians ad litem, copy services, private investigators, financial advisers, and other direct expenses.
To retain Catherine Knight Family Law, LLC, to represent you, you must carefully review and sign a Fee Agreement, which will be provided at the consultation. The Fee Agreement - and not the terms on this website summary page - provide the terms of legal representation and mutual obligations.
We bill every month via email billing.
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