Providing effective representation locally, since 1991.
Attorneys at Law
Fees are often a source of struggle and frustration for many law clients. At Hyden Zakheim, LLP we seek to eliminate this frustration by making our fee structure reasonable, clear and transparent. Below you will find our basic fee information. For further information, please feel free to speak to any of our attorneys. We strongly encourage you to ask questions about the perspective costs of your case and what can be done to minimize the costs. Please don’t be shy. Open dialogue on fees should help you feel at ease and never to feel as though you are insulting anyone by asking about costs.
Family Law and Litigation
Since it is impossible to accurately anticipate the amount of work involved in each individual case (some are resolved quickly and easily, others prove extremely time consuming and litigious), all our family law and litigation matters are billed on an hourly basis. At first meeting, your attorney can begin to provide “ballpark” estimates on your case. At the onset of the case, a retainer is deposited into our trust account linked to the California State Bar. All fees and costs are billed monthly to this retainer account. In the event there is a balance left in the trust account at the conclusion of your case, it will be refunded to you. As a general rule, our partners bill $425/hour, associates $375/hour and paralegals at $200/hour. However, we honor a variety of discounts on the bill rates above.
Immigration and Estate Planning
All immigration and estate planning work is done on a flat fee basis. Your attorney will be able to provide accurate quotes on your specific matter at the conclusion of the consultation.