In addition to the flat fee packages and one-hour consultations, I do represent people in traditional divorce and family law matters at an hourly rate.
My hourly rate is $220. I also require a $2,500 retainer in most cases, which means you deposit that money in an account and keep it there until your case is completed.
The first step for any representation is a one-hour, no-obligation consultation. The fee for this hour is $225.
Feel free to contact me to see what option is best for you.
What are the advantages to having a lawyer representing you in the traditional way? Most of all, you should experience a lot less anxiety knowing that you have an experienced attorney calling the shots, working on a plan to get the best outcome for you that is possible given your circumstances, and keeping you informed along the way. It also helps to have a litigator with you in negotiating an agreement, because your lawyer will know what the range of probable outcomes is for you and can help your arrange for a negotiated outcome that is in your favor. I believe that your lawyer should also help you prioritize your actual life goals over prolonging the Vermont family law case - a distinction that is sometimes lost in the heat of battle.