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Practical Fee Considerations
We've talked somewhat about some general fee considerations, but as I have more clients coming in the door (Yay!) I am finding that I'm curious about how to determine what types of fees to use and how much ethical leeway I have to modi…
We have taken a couple of approaches to tire kickers.
I used to insist on a consultation fee for all clients. This kept the tire kickers away, entirely.
When we moved into our new office, Randall asked me to make the consultation fee discretiona…
Credit Card Payments
Graham asked me about taking credit card payments. I have been using PayPal
for this for a few years, now.
PayPal charges you based on your monthly income. Here is PayPal's merchant
I am intrigued by the flat-fee concept every time I hear/see you discuss it. My practice is limited to family law and guardianship/conservatorship.
In the guardianship/conservatorship area, it's simple enough to set a flat fee. In family …
Flat fees in Domestic Relations
Dear Sam and Group,
I practice in Cleveland, Ohio and primarily focus on domestic relations
matters and criminal law cases. Having practiced for more than 30 years, I
have read the literature on flat fee billing and value billing in divorce
2010 Flat Fee Experiment
Until recently, I have given most clients the option to pay me by the hour, even if I also quoted them a flat fee. No more. It just doesn't make sense. In my debt collection defense cases, for example, I usually charge 20-30% (with minimums) as a fl…