Consultation & Fees
Call to Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation
We offer a free initial consultation. The consultation for legal representation can take place over the telephone or in person. During your consultation, we will answer all of your questions about your family law matter and explain to you how the legal process works.
The consultation for mediation takes place in person with all parties present. During your consultation, we will answer all of your questions and explain to you how the mediation process works.
If you wish to make an appointment, please fill out the contact form or call us at 952-224-9977.
Reasonable Fees for Experienced Lawyers
Our retainer fee for legal representation varies depending on the various issues and complexity of your case. Generally, our retainer fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,000. The retainer is placed in our client trust account, from which we make payment for services rendered each month. We send you a very detailed and itemized billing statement for all work performed on your behalf each month. If any portion of the retainer is unused when your case is closed with our firm, we will refund that amount to you. If your retainer is depleted and there is still work to be performed on your case, you are responsible for making payments to our firm. When appropriate, we will seek to have the other party reimburse you for your attorney fees.
We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check, cash, money order or cashier's check.
Our hourly rate for legal representation is $300 per hour.
We understand that this is often a difficult time for our clients not only emotionally, but also financially. As such, we do our best to allow our clients to control their fees by actively participating in the preparation of their case. It is extremely important to routinely perform a cost-benefit analysis during this process—how much is this going to cost and what is the likely outcome? We explain strategic decisions regarding our client's cases to them from both a legal perspective and a financial perspective and allow them to participate in the decision-making process with that knowledge. If an Affidavit or discovery responses need to be drafted, we encourage our clients to prepare a first draft. If an extraordinary number of copies need to be made, we often suggest that our clients do the copying themselves. Our clients also often keep their costs down by communicating with us through email.
Choose Mediation and Save Substantial Costs
We do not require a retainer fee for mediation. Rather, we collect payment from you at the end of each session. We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check, cash, money order or cashier's check. Our hourly rate for mediation is $250. Our hourly rate is generally divided equally between the parties.
Contact Bloch and Whitehouse, P.A. Today
If you would like to know more about legal representation or mediation, contact us online or by telephone at 952-224-9977. We represent men and women from Minneapolis, St. Paul and throughout the Twin Cities metro area. For your convenience, we offer free initial consultations and accept Visa and MasterCard.