At Crosby and Crosby, we understand how daunting the issue of attorney’s fees is to the average client. While it is essential to have a retainer available, we understand that most clients will not be able to provide a retainer that will cover the entire cost of guidance and legal care during their case.

Because of this, our law firm offers our clients the opportunity to establish a payment plan toward their retainer.

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Divorce Lawyer Payment Plans

Our payment plans are established on a case-by-case basis, depending on the client’s income, budget, and the circumstances of their case. As all cases are different and each client’s individual financial needs and circumstances are different.

We do not have a standardized payment plan or offering but work with each client on an individual basis to secure a payment plan system that makes the most sense for each client.

Crosby & Crosby’s Family Lawyer Payment Plans

When seeking the assistance of a family law attorney, we find it helpful to give clients an idea of what their legal fees will look like. As mentioned above, each case is different, but as a general rule, be prepared with a check, cash, or credit card.

Typical retainers range from $2,500.00 to $5,000.00 depending on the circumstances of how we handle your case. To avoid spending more time seeking payments as your legal matters progress, we encourage clients to make full initial retainer payments.

If the case warrants it, we can also offer a payment plan going into the future. If it is not possible to make a full retainer payment, we highly recommend for clients to pay as much as possible before we begin our legal services. Then, you can enter into a payment plan for the remaining retainer as we battle your legal issues.

If you’re seeking a reliable and affordable lawyer and law firm in Rockford, Il, look no further than Crosby & Crosby for help. For legal advice on your case, you can schedule an initial consultation with our attorneys.

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How to choose the right divorce lawyer?

Choosing the right divorce lawyer, in our mind, comes down to three factors. First, is this lawyer going to be an aggressive advocate for me? Second, is this lawyer a person I can get along with personally? Third, do I trust this lawyer to communicate with me effectively? If you walk away from an initial consultation with a lawyer answering yes to those three questions, you have likely found the lawyer who is right for you.

Legal work can be extremely time consuming. Your expectations should not necessarily be that your lawyer is someone you can vent to about your personal life, as that would likely result in an unreasonably high bill. But you should expect your lawyer to keep you informed as to the status of your case. You should also expect your lawyer to listen to your wishes and concerns and use those thoughts as a basis for your case. You don’t need to talk to your lawyer everyday, but you should hear from them every other week or so.

Expect the unexpected when it comes to the Court dates. The Court system is based on a first-come-first-serve calendar, when the case is not filed as an emergency. All initial Court dates are determined by the Clerk of the Court, not of the lawyer or client. If you have a lawyer, expect the Judges to want your lawyer to do the talking, unless the Judge asks the client a question directly. You should also expect the Judge to keep the Courtroom as orderly as possible. Judges very much look down on people who speak out of turn. As for dress, the Court does not require a strict dress code, but it is always a good idea to dress professionally to show the Judge that you take the system and their Courtroom seriously.

There is a process in the law referred to as “discovery” that allows a party to a legal proceeding to discover information about the opposing party. In the context of a divorce, “discovery” is primarily used in the form of written questions and written requests for the opposing party to provide documents to the party that is doing the requesting. These are called “interrogatories” and “requests to produce.” During the process, the party answering the questions or requests must provide a written testimony, under oath, that the documents and answers are true and accurate. It is through this process of “discovery” that we are able to learn what assets a party possesses.

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