In general, contested family law matters require an initial retainer (billed out of hourly) to begin representation. In some instances, uncontested matters will only require a flat fixed-rate fee (one time cost). Attorney Dorion will discuss fee arrangements with you during your free consultation.
Many divorces unfortunately start off without a full agreement on all issues. If there is no agreement in your case on all issues, it is considered a contested divorce/judicial separation. Your case will then be resolved through settlement discussions, mediations, and in some instances, trial. Representation starts with an initial fee retainer which is billed out of at an hourly rate until the matter is fully resolved.
If you have an existing divorce judgment or parental rights and responsibilities judgment recognized and in effect by the court and wish to enforce or modify, the matter is likely contested. Representation will commence with an initial fee retainer which is billed out of at an hourly rate until the matter is fully resolved (whether by settlement discussions, mediations, or a final hearing/trial.)
If all issues are resolved and agreed upon, your case may be eligible for a fixed flat rate fee plus court filing and costs. Attorney Dorion still only represents one of the parties in an uncontested divorce. The other party may choose to have any settlement agreement reviewed by their own counsel prior to the court filing. Flat rates start at $1,000.00 plus filing/court costs. If there are children and/or property, the flat rate will be higher.
If you have an existing divorce judgment or parental rights and responsibilities judgment in effect but you wish to update child support amounts, visitation, or spousal support amounts, and both parties agreee, your case may be eligible for a fixed flat rate fee plus court filing and costs. Attorney Dorion only represents one of the parties in an uncontested post-judgment action. The other party may choose to have any settlement agreement reviewed by their own counsel prior to the court filing.
These relaxed, in-office Divorce consultations last about 60 to 90 minutes and payment is due on the day of the consultation. Many people contemplate divorce, but simply have no idea what to expect from the stressful and oftentimes confusing process. While there is no pressure to hire, if the potential client needs to hire the Attorney for full representation within sixty days of the consultation, the initial charge will be deducted as a courtesy discount off of the client's first invoice.
Under some circumstances, Attorney Dorion may agree to provide limited representation which only covers one phase of your court case. Limited Representation isn't appropriate for many situations. Limited Representation by Attorney Dorion could possibly include reviewing/drafting of initial filing documents, drafting/review of a settlement agreement for filing, or representation for just a mediation.
Also known as "pre-nups" or "post-nups." Drafting or reviewing an existing agreement usually can be done for a fixed flat rate fee which depends upon the complexity of the assets and liabilities involved. Attorney Dorion represents only one of the parties and the other party reviews with their own counsel prior to signing. Flat rates start at $600.00 for review, or $1,200.00 for drafting a new agreement.
All potential clients will be asked to complete a confidential estate planning questionnaire. Once Attorney Dorion reviews the questionnaire and a letter of representation is signed by Attorney Dorion and the client(s), an initial appointment will be made to begin preparation of your estate documents. You will then meet with Attorney Dorion at least one more time to finalize the documents and sign before a notary public and witnesses.
A basic Last Will & Testament, with no trust creation.
Wills must be nearly identical and both parties must agree to and be eligible for joint representation.
This custom document will set forth exactly what actions your loved ones/medical personnel should take with respect to your health care in the event you are no longer to make decisions for yourself.
This custom document will allow for someone you trust to manage your finances in the event that you become incapacitated and are unable to make those decisions yourself.
This package includes the custom creation of a basic Last Will & Testament with no trust creation, a health care directive, and a durable power of attorney.
This package includes custom estate documents for both spouses.(Basic reciprocal wills without trust creation, two health care directives, and two durable power of attorney documents.) Parties must agree to and be eligible for joint representation.
If you wish to create a testamentary trust (funded at the time of your death based upon instructions set forth in your Last Will & Testament), please call for a consultation to receive a flat rate quote. Single parents, couples, and even grandparents often wish to create a testamentary trust in their Will for the benefit of their minor children/grandchildren.
Retainer amounts depend upon the complexity of your case and the type and number of charges you may be facing. Please call for a free thirty minute consultation.
Offered to potential clients in Cumberland County or York County as part of a free thirty minute consultation. Call or use the site contact form for details.
Representation for a "basic" first-time OUI with a test under .15 BrAC and representation before the Bureau of Motor Vehicles starts at $2,000.00. The fee for your situation will be quoted only upon completion of your free case consultation.
Call to schedule a free thirty minute consultation for cases in Cumberland County or York County. If Attorney Dorion is able to accept your case, you will be quoted an initial retainer (which is billed out of hourly), or in some cases, a fixed flat-rate fee.
For all other matters, please schedule a free consultation.
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