King @ Law’s Legal Fees
King @ Law’s Legal Fees
- September 13, 2022
- Posted by: David44357
- Category: Uncategorized
King @ Law uses an online calculator to determine a flat fee based on the claims, services, or complications involved in your divorce. This explanatory post helps clear up any potential confusion about how to use the calculator to determine your fee.
No. of Issues
Generally, the number of issues can be determined by adding up the number of claims listed on you and your spouse’s Complaint, Counterclaims, Motions, or listed to the mediator as the issues for mediation. However, when you and your spouse make an identical claim, such as when both spouses file for equitable distribution, the claim is only counted once. Additionally, interim and permanent claims, such as when you file for child support and interim child support, only count as one issue, except at the Hearings phase.
This section covers circumstances that may make your case more complicated. This includes if either spouse is self-employed, if the total assets between the spouses exceeds $1 million, and if we need to enforce a court order or separation agreement. The enforcement and complications checkboxes are per scheduled hearing, even if those hearings don’t occur. If we need to subpoena a substantial volume of your own records, this counts as a discovery complication. Sometimes, it can be ambiguous whether a problem is a “discovery complication” or “enforcement”. You will never be billed for both for the same issue.
This section determines your bill based on the services provided, which is primarily measured by how far through the court system your case goes. Early Litigation fees are triggered once King @ Law drafts the initial lawsuit papers. Negotiation fees are triggered once Mr. King starts preparing for mediation or a cooperative divorce agreement is signed. Hearings fees are triggered once Mr. King starts preparing evidence for a hearing.
The Hearings fee will apply even if a trial/hearing does not actually take place. However, you will never be charged multiple times for a trial/hearing that is rescheduled repeatedly. For Informal Negotiations, the fee is always due up-front. This service lasts as long as your spouse is providing progressive settlement offers.
Documents & Misc
Services under the Documents section do not include any dispute-related services. The Divorce Decree pricing in this section is only for simple, uncontested divorce decrees. The separation agreement fee is only for divorces where both spouses have already reached an agreement on the substantive terms.
The Zoom Consultations fee is rounded up to the nearest 30 minutes for each call. For example, if we had three, 15-minute calls, the fee would be for three consultations. For one three-hour Zoom call, you would put a six here.
For Court Documents, the pricing is only for small court documents (no legal memorandum or inventory affidavits) and is for each individual document. For example, your initial pleadings may include several separate documents.
Routine legal expenses, such as court fees, printing costs, service of process expenses, postal fees, etc. are all included in the flat fee, unless you are proceeding pro se using the à la carte options or a DIY workshop. However, you are always responsible for fees from any professional services, such as appraisers, mediators, or expert witnesses. Additionally, you are responsible for any attorney fees or sanctions awarded against you, or other costs awarded by the court.
Generally, your legal fees are due up-front or whenever new fees are triggered based on the work being performed. However, if King @ Law agrees to a payment plan option in writing (such as by email), you may have a different payment schedule. Our checkout process through PayPal has financing options available through PayPal.
If a bill is due after the marital home is sold, you must pay within: (a) 14 days of receiving funds related to the marital home (b) 14 days of learning you will not be selling the home, (c) within 12 months of King @ Law starting your case, whichever comes first. If a bill is due after an issue is resolved, it is due within 60 days of a court order or separation agreement resolving the issue, including an interim order.
For any services provided that the calculator is not setup to handle, you will be billed at $200 per-hour, or any amount agreed to in writing. Any clear and express agreement in writing between you and Mr. King takes precedence over these terms or the legal fees calculator. You will always be billed based on the actual facts of your divorce and actual services provided, which may differ from what you anticipated or how you filled out the calculator. All purchases are contingent on a conflicts check and King @ Law’s decision to accept your business.