How Much Will Your Georgia Divorce Cost?
The fee charged for representation in a contested divorce will be drastically different from that charged in an uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce situation, a one-time fee is usually charged based upon the anticipated complexity of the settlement agreement to be drafted. In a contested divorce situation, a retainer is initially charged, against which the attorney will charge his then current hourly rate. This retainer, like a fee, is paid by you prior to the commencement of actual legal representation. Kupferman & Golden, Attorneys at Law, keeps accurate and detailed time slips for all work performed on your behalf and a detailed statement of services rendered is sent to you on a monthly basis. In addition, a written contract of employment will be executed between the attorney and the client evidencing this understanding and fee arrangement. Should the time expended at the agreed upon hourly rate exceed the retainer previously paid, you will be notified and an additional retainer may be required, unless other arrangements have been made to the contrary.
In a contested divorce situation, the court may, in its discretion, based upon the circumstances of your case, make an award of attorney’s fees. Assuming that you are current and have not expended the previously paid retainer, then all sums so awarded by the Court and collected will go directly to you. There will be no attempt to “double-dip,” and retain this award of attorney’s fees as well. Should you owe any monies for legal representation or other expenses, such sums will be deducted prior to reimbursement.
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From offices in Atlanta, Kupferman & Golden, Attorneys at Law, advises and represents clients in communities throughout in metro-Atlanta, Georgia, including Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Cherokee County, Hall County, Douglas County, Clayton County, and Forsyth County, including the communities of Buckhead, Decatur, Marietta, Alpharetta, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Roswell, Smyrna, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Norcross, Georgia.