I am mindful that most clients are concerned about legal fees. At the outset of an engagement, once I learn about the nature of your estate planning needs, I can then provide you with information about what your fees, which may be based upon a fixed fee, an hourly fee, or a combination of fixed fees for some aspects and hourly fees for other aspects.
The Engagement Letter
At the outset of an engagement, I’ll provide you with an engagement letter that will set forth the terms of our engagement and the basis of the fees to be charged. Typically I will require an advance fee (often called a “retainer”); if this is the case, this will be described in the engagement letter.
This is only a general overview of certain terms and conditions, the terms and conditions set forth in your engagement letter will be the ones that will govern the legal services that I will be providing to you, so please read this carefully and ask me if you have any questions.
You Should Never Hesitate to Discuss Your Fee Concerns with Me
It’s important that you have a clear understand about basis of fees. If there are any aspects about which you are unclear, or that arise over the course of our engagement, please do not hesitate to ask me.