We think legal and mediation fees should be transparent. Clients should be able to budget for their legal and mediation fees without facing sticker shock, if possible. Usually, it is possible. At TDC, we are fans of fixed-fees and the efficient delivery of professional services. Our progressive fee options provide significant value to our clients. Although over 75% of our mediation and collaborative divorce clients select a fixed fee package, our competitors wish we didn’t offer them at all.
OK, so now the bad news. If you have a contested, court-based divorce we can still offer you a fixed fee, but you might not like it. Why? There are lots of variables in a litigated divorce that we cannot control. Thus, we have to consider this when deciding on the fee.
Many law firms will not disclose their hourly rate online or over the phone. We are not sure what the big secret is. Our lawyers and mediators bill at the rate of $300.00 per hour. We are neither the most nor least expensive in our geographic area. Of course, if you hire anyone for anything based upon price alone you are likely making a mistake.
Why Consider a Fixed Fee?
A fixed fee divorce can provide peace of mind and has a number of advantages. Our flat fee options are not paired down packages where we cut the level of services and attract customers based on low price and reduced quality. In fact, our fixed fee plans are frequently selected by clients that have substantial assets and desire a high level of service, while appreciating the peace of mind that comes with knowing the cost of their legal services in advance. With a fixed fee, the goals of the client and the firm are much more closely aligned. Remember, hourly billing rewards inefficient lawyers with higher fees.
Your specific fixed fee will be provided to you at your initial consultation.
Fixed Fee Massachusetts Collaborative Divorce
We believe clients should explore options to traditional litigation, including the collaborative divorce process. We are pleased to offer clients a complete Massachusetts collaborative divorce at a one-time fixed fee. Currently, we do not know of any other firms in our area offering this choice.
Our flat-fee collaborative divorce fee starts at $9,500.00. If your case involves complex financial or other issues, then your fixed fee will be greater. Call one of our Massachusetts collaborative lawyers at (877) 842-1199 for more details.
Comprehensive Fixed Fee Massachusetts Divorce Mediation Program
Our inclusive fixed fee divorce mediation programs are popular with couples that have a full-range of issues to resolve or for those without children and short-term marriages. A number of different packages are available, ranging from a plan for couples that have fewer issues to full-featured co-mediation options featuring a male/female mediation team. At times, we have even created a custom fixed fee mediation package for clients.
Traditional hourly billing remains available on all matters. The decision is yours, and we will be pleased to assist you in making the best choice for your personal situation, budget, and priorities.
Call us at (877) 842-1199 to schedule your consultation with our Massachusetts divorce attorneys, collaborative divorce lawyer, or divorce mediators in our Franklin, MA (Norfolk County) office. Other meeting locations may be available, including Wellesley or Cape Cod.
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