You will find that there are a wide range of fees charged by attorneys since fees are set by each individual attorney. I invite you to compare my rates with those of the other experienced attorneys. I believe you will find that my set fees, as well as my hourly rate of $200.00, are competitive and reasonable fees for an attorney. Unlike other attorneys, I do not charge additional for time spent in court. Court time is billed at the same $200.00 per hour that I charge for office time.
A. Residential Real Estate Closing. In the Auroraland area my fee for a residential closing is $400.00. If the closing takes place more than 30 minutes from Aurora, the fee will be increased to $450.00 - $500.00 based on the closing location.
B. Commercial Real Estate. Commercial real estate representation is usually more complex. These transactions are charged at my hourly rate of $200.00 per hour for all work performed.
C. Wills and Trusts. A simple individual will can cost as little as $250.00. If simple wills are prepared for both spouses, the cost generally begins at $400.00. If you have many bequests or have small children and need a trust for them, the costs may increase due to the additional drafting work. Fees for trusts are higher because they are more complicated. Most basic trusts costs begin at about $500.00. However, whether it is a will or a trust, the final cost is determined by the time needed to draft the documents which are needed to meet your goals. Please contact me to obtain an estimate based upon your needs.
D. Divorce and Family Law Matters. These cases are charged at my hourly rate of $200.00 per hour. A retainer fee will be charged for this representation.
E. Probate and Guardianships. These cases are charged at my hourly rate of $200.00 per hour. Usually a retainer will be requested.
F. Business Law and Contract Litigation. These cases are charged at my hourly rate of $200.00 per hour.
G. Bankruptcy. Bankruptcies are charged at a fixed rate based on the type of bankruptcy and the number of creditors you have. Please contact me to obtain an estimate based on your individual situation.
H. Traffic Tickets and Misdemeanors. Fixed fees are charged for these matters based on the specific charges. Please contact me to obtain a quote based on our situation.
In addition to the fees for my professional services, the Court system charges fees for filing cases in all civil matters. Each county sets it own fees and so these costs will vary from county to county.