Sure. For that matter you can fix the brakes on your car. We don't recommend either--we have received countless problem files, some of which are nothing short of tragic, from do-it-yourself divorces to handling your own criminal defense. This really isn't the place to save a few dollars and rush something through that will affect the rest of your life.
We handle uncontested divorces for $450.00, plus the filing fee of $318.00. Add $65.00 if you have children, as you'll need to attend the mandatory divorce orientation and parenting course. Uncontested means you come to us with the agreement in your head. We'll take it from there.
Contested cases are billed hourly in quarter-hour increments. Our rates range from
$200.00 to $250.00 per hour.
Most cases that begin as contested matters settle without going to trial for under $2,000.00. Cases that require a trial to litigate child custody, property, or support may be significantly higher.
Unlike most firms, you won't be billed for copies, postage, or other miscellaneous expenses.
There is a ninety-day waiting period that starts when you file for divorce. The waiting period will not be waived unless you have some extraordinary reason. If there is a settlement, we'll submit the final paperwork to the Court on day ninety.
Contested matters requiring a trial routinely require over a year.
We don't rely on paralegals or assistants. You will have direct access to an attorney throughout your case.
Absolutely. We don’t shy away from litigation, but we'll do our best to avoid it.
Trials represent a failure of one or both parties (or their lawyers) to look at things rationally and negotiate in good faith.
The kitchen table is the best place to settle your case. If that fails, mediation must be attempted before you can ask for a trial date.
A mediator will attempt to assist you to settle your case with a balanced, unbiased perspective. Mediation is either done at a lawyer's office or in a neutral setting. Unless you request to meet in the same room, the mediator will shuttle back-and-forth between separate meeting rooms.
Qualified, experienced, court-approved mediators are booked weeks in advance, and they don't need to advertise. Call us for referrals.
Bring your lawyer, be prepared, and plan on four hours.
Recent federal decisions have been heralded as a long-overdue recognition of the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry. We support those decisions, but the effect of the Supreme Court's ruling raises complicated and potentially troubling issues, particularly for persons who were married in other jurisdictions.
Unmarried same-sex couples have the same issues as other unmarried couples. If
you are in a committed relationship; a comprehensive estate plan is essential.
When a relationship fails, people snoop. Change your passwords and your security questions. Otherwise,if your ex knows the name of your first pet (or whatever security question you selected), he or she can change your password and lock you out of your own account.
We provide a level of responsiveness that is unmatched in the industry. Absent extraordinary circumstances, we return every call, every day. Emails are often responded to immediately.
Mr. Woodall is typically available to meet or talk to clients by 6:00 a.m., seven days a week. Holidays are no exception.
Mr. Carr’s clients have his personal cell phone number.
We do not share client information with anyone. We will not initiate a greeting in public. Our electronic files are encrypted. Access to our offices is key-card controlled and video monitored. Discarded documents are shredded using a certified on-site shredding service.