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Please note that court fees and filing fees are not included in any of the amounts above and vary by county.  They can be found on the clerk's website for each county.

  

The Law Office of Christina Martell accepts most major credit cards through LawPay, a secure credit card processing company that facilitates easy transactions, automatic monthly payments, and does not charge a processing fee to the client.

PRICES BASED ON VALUE, NOT ON MINUTES SPENT ON THE PHONE

The Law Office of Christina Martell provides an affordable alternative to most traditional law firms that bill hourly for their time.  Rather than charging a large retainer at the outset of the case and charging for every six-minute increment spent thinking about your case, you'll be billed monthly or pay a flat fee for a set amount of work to be performed. 

 

All fees are earned upon receipt and expected to be made on the date(s) set forth in the Engagement Agreement.  The duration of the matter depends upon a variety of factors, including unforeseeable or unknown variables, but clients may terminate representation at any time by providing written notice to the law firm of their intentions to do so.  Prorated refunds are available on a case-by-case basis and discussed openly with the client.  All monthly fees are determined based on the number and type of issues in a particular case, but finalized during the consultation.    Flat fees are based on the typical market rate for a set, known, amount of work required for a specific legal matter.  Limited scope representation is commonly employed to ensure that a case is feasible for both the attorney and the client. 

 

Filing fees, court fees, and fees for items not typically included in a particular matter will be billed separately.  The Engagement Agreement will clearly detail the scope of the matter, the additional fees that will likely be charged, along with the billing method and fee type employed for each individual's case.  I am proud of my decision to move away from the billable hour, and I am happy to discuss fees more thoroughly in person prior to engagement.  

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MINOR

GUARDIANSHIPS

Analysis of Merits of Matter

Filing for Minor Guardianship in Court

Working with Court-Appointed Child Representative or Guardian ad litem to resolve conflicts

 

Facilitating a Visitation Schedule 

Meeting with Parent of Child if necessary

$500 to $800 per month, depending upon the scope and complexity of the matter

ADOPTION

Related
Uncontested: $1100 flat fee

By Default: $1375 flat fee

Unrelated
Agency: $1400 flat fee

Private: $1600 flat fee

By Default: $1800 flat fee

 

Contested: $800 per month

 

Review or Draft a Good Faith Open Adoption Agreement: $600 to $700 flat fee

PARENTAGE

Establishing Child Support

Modifying Child Support

Establishing a Parent-Child Relationship

Negotiating Allocation of Parenting Time and Responsibilities

$500 to $800 per month depending upon the scope and complexity of the matter

DIVORCE

Negotiating Allocation of Marital and Non-marital Property

Analysis of Maintenance

Establishing Child Support

Modifying Child Support

Negotiating Allocation of Parenting Time and Responsibilities

$500 to $800 per month, depending upon the scope and complexity of the matter