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When you have an initial consultation with one of our attorneys, you will be receiving legal advice. We charge a fee for an initial consultation because we know our advice and time are worth charging for. Additionally, once you have come into our office for a consultation, even if you don't retain us, we may be precluded from representing someone with interests adverse to yours (such as your soon to be ex-spouse, for instance). Add an answer to this item
If you do not use your entire retainer for any reason, it will be refunded to you. You will receive your refunded retainer after your last bill. You will not receive any interest on the amount of the unused retainer, as we are required by the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct to keep your retainer in a non-interest bearing COLTAF account or to donate automatically any interest back to the state of Colorado COLTAF fund.Add an answer to this item.
Hourly Rates Kimberly Franks $275-$425, depending on how you are referred.
Associate Attorney $225
Initial consultation fee
We charge for the initial consultation at our regular hourly rates. We recommend a 60-minute initial consultation, which we recommend having in person. However, it is possible to do an initial consultation via telephone. This firm does participate in work benefit plans with ARAG, CLC, Legal Access and Legal Assist. These plans usually have a free initial consultation.
If you hire us for full-service representation, the retainer is generally is $5,000. However, we reserve the right to require a larger retainer, if your matter will be particularly complex or contentious. If we believe we must charge a higher retainer, we will discuss that with you at the initial consultation.
Many of our estate planning services are billed at a flat rate. This rate is determined by what the client needs and wants for their estate planning products and the complexity of the documents and the estate. We normally do not accept cases on a contingent-fee basis. We are precluded from doing so by the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct for majority of the types of cases we handle.