While most people do not plan to hire an attorney, when the need arises, it is important to understand the costs involved. At JORGESON PITTMAN LLP, we want our clients to understand how the Firm collects fees and what to expect when paying for quality legal representation. With that in mind, we have compiled the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below.
Another question that clients frequently ask is "Do you offer payment plans?"
Unfortunately, the short answer is no. In order for the Firm to become your attorney, you must pay the initial deposit in full. However, if you know that your case will exceed your deposit, it is possible to set up a recurring payment to ensure that your account remains funded throughout the entire case.
As a general rule for the majority of Family Law cases, each side pays his or her own legal fees.
There are exceptions to every rule, and the attorneys at JORGESON PITTMAN LLP have a strong track record of requesting and being awarded legal fees on behalf of our clients. However, for planning purposes, it is best to assume that you will need to pay for the entire case yourself, either through savings, borrowing funds (from retirement accounts or from friends and family), or by utilizing available credit lines. If you are able to obtain an award of attorney's fees, it will usually be at the end of the case.
Yes! However, there is a small fee deducted from each credit card deposit to cover credit card exchange fees, so please be aware of that. We also accept eChecks with just your routing and account number (there is a $2.00 fee per eCheck transaction).
The attorneys at JORGESON PITTMAN LLP only accept pro-bono cases through Volunteer Legal Services (VLS). Please contact VLS directly to find out more about their program
At this time, the only legal insurance plan that JORGESON PITTMAN LLP accepts is Texas Legal.
Texas Legal is a statewide, nonprofit legal benefit plan that was founded by the State Bar of Texas and the Texas State Legislature in 1972 as an effort to better meet the legal needs of Texans. It is available only to Texas Residents, and there are some restrictions about the types of cases that Texas Legal Covers, and requirements about having the insurance in place for at least six-months prior to a case being filed.
To find out more about Texas Legal, please visit their website at https://texaslegal.org/
Yes! We are proud to offer a discount on our hourly rates to active duty service members of the United States Armed Forces, First Responders, and Teachers.