What is a retainer?

A retainer is a lump sum of money that a client pays to a lawyer in advance of the lawyer performing services on behalf of the client. The retainer is paid to guarantee the lawyer’s fees will be paid as services are performed by the lawyer. The amount of the initial retainer may or may not cover the entire costs of a client’s legal fees and the client may be asked to replenish their retainer as work continues on their case.

It is virtually impossible to determine in advance the total cost for lawyers’ fees in a family law case. However, factors which influence the total cost of legal fees include the issues involved, complexity of the issues, and whether the case can be resolved by agreement versus litigation of contested issues.

Consultations are available in Miami and at several meeting locations throughout Dade and Broward Counties including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and in the Homestead area. Appointments are also available by telephone and via Skype internet video chat.  Telephone our office at (305) 222-7351 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.

When scheduling a consultation, please inform the secretary if there are any pending hearings, deadlines for filing an appeal, or other reason why you may need an immediate appointment. We will do our very best to accommodate your schedule in setting an appointment.

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