A Flat Fee Lawyer Can Save You Money

October 25, 2022

What is a Flat Fee Lawyer?


A flat fee lawyer is a lawyer who charges a set fee for their services. This fee is usually based on the number of hours the lawyer anticipates spending on your case. For example, if the lawyer expects to spend 10 hours working on your divorce, the flat fee might be $3,000. Or, you might pay for a certain amount of work, like how I charge. The advantage of using such a lawyer is that you know exactly how much you’ll be paying for their services. You will also know what things have an additional charge. This can help you budget for your divorce.


How Can a Flat Fee Lawyer Help Me Save Money on My Divorce?


There are a few ways that paying a set fee can help you save money on your divorce. First, you will be charged one fee or charged for certain work. This means you are not paying an hourly rate which may result in bills that are much more than anticipated. This can save you a lot of money in the long run. Second, flat fee lawyers have an incentive to work efficiently. Hourly lawyers do not have the same incentive — they make more if they work more.


Is There Anything I Should Watch Out For When Working with a Lawyer?


There are a few things you should keep in mind:


  1. First, make sure that you understand the terms of the agreement and what is included and what is not. Some lawyers may charge additional fees for court appearances or other services, so it’s important to know what you’re agreeing to pay for beforehand.
  2. Second, take some time to interview several different lawyers before choosing one so that you can get an idea of their experience.
  3. Third, make sure that you’re comfortable with the lawyer and feel like they have your best interests in mind before hiring them.


If you’re getting divorced and looking for ways to save money on legal fees, consider settling with your soon-to-be-ex. A divorce where you decide how to divide the stuff and parenting issues is a lot less expensive than fighting about everything. You can consider hiring a flat fee lawyer, like me. Flat fee lawyers can help save you money in a few different ways and are often more efficient than traditional hourly lawyers. Just make sure that you understand the terms of the agreement and choose a lawyer that has experience handling divorce cases similar to yours.


I offer a flat fee price for simple, uncontested and agreed divorces. If you are ready to start the process in St. Clair or Madison County IL, call me or reach out through my website.


Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.