Our Unique Billing Practices
Flat Fee Billing
Flat Fee Billing
Olivia Sheppard Attorney at Law, PLLC has begun implementing client-centric, flat-fee pricing for our family law services. We work carefully with our potential clients to arrive at a custom pricing for specific services after an initial discussion with a potential client so that there is no hourly billing and no surprises in costs during his or her case.
Before ever engaging our services, our clients know the full fee in advance with no surprises along the way.
We discuss and advise the potential client of the fee during the consultation. This eliminates the extra stress that can result from not knowing how much the case will cost. Our unique, flat-fee billing is designed to offer potential clients the highest quality of legal services possible at a predictable cost for services in full.
How are we able to offer flat-fee billing?
The answer is simple. We practice almost exclusively in the areas of divorce and child custody. Because a high portion of our cases are dedicated to family law, we are better able to gauge the amount of time and work force it will take to zealously represent a client. We have experience that allows us to evaluate the facts and circumstances surrounding your case and arrive at the appropriate flat fee. We find this approach to be a much easier process for clients than waiting their monthly invoice with attorney time billed by fractions of an hour. Once your case has begun, we move expeditiously toward settlement or trial, with preparation as if a trial is eminent throughout your case with a keen eye open to the possibility of settlement, to be advised to accept only when it is in the best interest of our client.
Out of Pocket Expenses
Most attorneys will charge for out-of-pocket expenses, which will increase your bill. We were once a firm that charged for these expenses. We no longer do so, and we can eliminate out of pocket expenses on bills because of our flat fee billing.
Filing fees, process server fees, and other expenses are not charged to your bill.
We do not charge for mileage to get to court.
We do not charge for print copies made during your case.
We do not charge you for postage.
We do not charge you for legal research subscription fees.
We do not charge you for couriers.
We offer clients 24/7 access to their files, and we do not pass on the charge for that service to our clients.
Award of Attorney's Fees
Depending on the circumstances of your individual case, we may ask the Court to consider awarding attorney's fees in the case. The decision to award attorney's fees, payable by the other party, to either party is at the complete discretion of the trial court judge.
If any reimbursement or award of attorney's fees is made in your case, the award will be applied to your bill at the time the award is received If there are excess funds, the excess funds will be refunded to you upon the completion of your case.
Olivia Sheppard Attorney at Law, PLLC
Flat Fee Billing
We offer flat fee billing to potential clients. Schedule your consultation for your divorce case, custody custody, or representation in another family law matter today by either scheduling online here or by calling (870) 860-7084.