Engaging an Attorney – Process and Costs
When you engage a family law attorney to represent you in a legal proceeding, you need to choose one that you will be able to trust and work well with. After the initial call to the office, we will clear you in our conflicts system and get you on the attorney’s calendar at the earliest date available. During the initial consultation, the attorney can answer any questions you have and explain the law in Colorado. Once you sign our engagement letter, our representation will include:
Unfortunately, we cannot estimate the total attorney fees and disbursements that will be required in our representation of you. The primary reason for that is that we cannot predict how cooperative or reasonable your spouse or ex-spouse, or counsel for them, will be. To the extent he or she is uncooperative, contentious and/or unreasonable, the time (and therefore the expense) required to work through the process will necessarily increase. All we can do is keep you advised, by monthly invoices, of the time, labor and costs required, and you must direct us as to how aggressively you wish to respond to the circumstances we are facing.
While we are totally committed to providing you with the best possible representation, settlements necessarily involve compromise, and contested hearings necessarily involve risks beyond our control.