Affordable Family Attorneys (AFA) an Internet matching service will pay the attorneys the sum of $250 to create all the initial documents/pleadings that needs to be filed in court.
We focus mostly on Custody, Visitation, and Guardianships.
Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client at a rate of $50 per document. The exceptions to this are Joint Parenting agreements and Marital Settlement Agreements, which should be billed at a rate of $125.
A Court appearance fee (which is paid by member\client) will be quoted based upon approximate travel time for the attorney:
00 – 15 minutes = $250 per appearance
15 – 30 minutes = $300 per appearance
30 – 60 minutes = $375 per appearance
60 – 90 minutes = $450 per appearance
90 minutes or more = to be negotiated at the time of case acceptance
The client is responsible for filing fees but the ‘filing’ will be determined by whether or not the client is to be pro se in the courtroom, or if they wish to have the attorney represent them in court. If the latter, the attorney can do the filing electronically and as the “attorney of record”.