Fee Schedule

*These fees are subject to change at any time.

Initial Meeting Fees Rate
Fee for intake appointment Free
Fee for initial appointment or fee for advice only with 2 follow-ups   $20

Criminal - Retainer - $75

Criminal Fees Rate
Analyze case, advise, no further representation Free
Routine Appearance/Negotitate plea bargain / suppression motion $10-35
Trial $50-100
Post trial (no appeal) withdraw guilty plea / Motion to reconsider $10-35

Civil (non Domestic) - Retainer - $75 plus all possible court costs

10% contingency on all recoveries after all fees returned to the client.

Civil Fees Rate
Demand or Settlement Letter $10
Uncontested court proceeding (such as name change)   Deposit = Fee $100
With children $150
Negotiated Settlement $10-35
Suit with Negotiated Settlement or Mediation $60-100
Trial $60-200
Post trial (no appeal) $35-60

Domestic Law - Deposit $75 for adoption; $125 for all other

Domestic Law Fees Rate
Do it yourself advice, forms $10-35
Child support calculation $35
Default no children $175
Default with children $200
Negotiate agreement - no children $200
Negotiate agreement with children $250
Attend a non-default hearing $50/time
Trial - no children $300
Trial with children (or adoption) $400
Adoption Step-Parent $150-250
Post-Decree / Modification or Temporary Order of Protection $35-100


Appeals Fees Rate
To District Court on briefs $60
To District Court with hearing $125
To Supreme Court on briefs or with hearing $200

Document Preparation - Deposit = appropriate fee

Document Preparation Fees Rate
Document prep no drafting $10
Document prep with drafting $25
Will prep $50
Will prep with trust provisions $75
Spouse Will $40
Spouse Will with trust provisions $45


General Fees Rate
Miss appointment without advance cancellation $5
Client non-participation floating fee $5-50
Handle a case after client leaves school $20/hour; $100 retainer
Research and/or provide formal opinion $10-35
Expedited Proceedings Double
Mediation Service ($50 deposit) $25/2 hr. Session
Administrative Proceeding ($50 deposit) $25-50
Guardian Ad Litem $30/hour
Copies $0.10/page

Attorney Fees - Any fees awarded in a case denominated as attorney fees will be retained by ASUM Legal Services.