Paid Legal advice is a kind of advice otherwise the free legal advice, it requires the attorney to make additional effort or specialized writing, and whose fees are predetermined under an oral consent or written agreement between the client and the attorney.
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In the beginning, the advice is given for free by phone in most law firms within a reasonable limit and time, and the attorney does not charge it an allowance. Still, sometimes a client, company or even a government authority may ask an attorney to provide a legal opinion on an incident that may be complicated or to express a legal opinion before referring it to the courts to assess the legal situation, this requires the attorney to provide a consideration that has responsibility, and therefore fees shall be charged for that.
When something requires you to seek the assistance of an attorney, the first question getting into your mind is that how much it will cost, but there is no specific answer to this question. However, we will provide you an overview of how to charge attorney fees for paid advice. Noting that most law firms do not charge an allowance or fees for the initial advice, and for us, we do not charge fees for the advice answered by phone.
The attorney may not surprise the client that it has to pay fees, but the attorney must inform the client that it has to pay fees and determine the amount or the basis for calculating it transparently.
In this case, the law firm calculates the fee for each hour spent in responding to the advice, and this means that written advice inevitably takes more time and fees, and in this case, providing advice or responding to it by a partner in a law firm is different from one attorney working or trainees, and fees vary as well.
Regarding Hourly accounting, the attorney often charges half of it in advance or on account and the rest after completing the advice, and this method of calculation has advantages and disadvantages, and one of its advantages is to reduce costs and that the attorney is responsible for doing his best.
As for its disadvantages, it is not possible to estimate how long the advice will take, so it is recommended to use the fixed fee advice in advance, or it is agreed that the total costs shall not exceed a certain amount.
This type of advice is more common in specific cases, types of legal disputes, and the determination of fees depend on the experience of the attorney in the dispute before it, in which the attorney can reasonably predict with certainty the time taken to answer the advice.
This method advantage is that it ceases the uncertainty of clients and attorneys alike. Additionally, clients do not hesitate to contact their attorneys because they will not charge any additional fees for these communications or meetings. Fixed fees encourage attorneys to work more efficiently as their fees will not be increased by earning more time. Instead, the attorney’s interest here requires urgency.
This type of fee compensation has a disadvantage, which is arising from complications or unexpected matters in the case. Still, as we mentioned, the attorney’s experience is sufficient to predict what will happen in this case.
In this Standard, the fees depend on the hour and the time, the attorney determines the minimum and maximum hours required, and it is considered the best agreement on an allowance for advice.
Some of the payment methods that we use to accept fees for legal advice are PayPal, direct bank deposit, Wire transfer or Western Union transfers.
For more information about the legal advice service, please contact us and make sure whether your advice is free or not, and know the amount of the fees in advance before you tire yourself to reach us.
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