This is a very difficult question for any attorney to answer at the beginning of a case as the nature and the scope of the work required cannot be predicted. In general, your attorney’s fees will be commensurate with the amount of time dedicated to your case. The amount of time dedicated to your case is directly related to the number and complexity of the issues in dispute. Unfortunately, this means if the other person is contentious and disputes most issues and files many motions this drives up the cost of your case.
You should have a clear understanding of the hourly rate that you are being billed for both attorney time and paralegal time as well as out of pocket expenses. You should receive a written fee agreement from your attorney. It is important to read and understand the terms of your financial relationship with your attorney.
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