At Gross & Miller Attorneys at Law, our attorneys understand that many people truly do not want to consult with a family law attorney when initially confronted with a divorce or other family law matter. When an individual is confronted with a family law matter they do not know what to expect or how their case will proceed forward. Divorce and family law matters can be a difficult and an emotional time for all parties concerned.
Our firm understands the difficulties you may encounter and will help guide you through the family law process. Our attorneys can provide you with the insight, skills, and valuable expertise that you need to obtain a prompt resolution.
Our firm does offer a free five (5) minute telephone consultation with one of our attorneys. However, to address your individual and personal needs and answer any questions you may have, it will be necessary to schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys at our office. Our firm charges a flat rate of $150.00 for a one hour initial consultation. The consultation is strictly confidential. When you meet with one of our attorneys we will answer any questions you may have and provide you with helpful insight regarding your case. We believe in providing a road map for our clients from start to finish to help you understand the legal process regarding your divorce or other family law matter.
The initial consultation is a great opportunity for the client to find out answers to their questions and to help guide them through the divorce process and their other family law matters. Some of the questions we very often hear and believe it is better for the client to get an answer from the onset of their case at the initial consultation rather than after the fact are as follows:
- Does equitable mean 50/50 in Georgia?
- My spouse changed the locks on our residence and will not let me back in, what should I do?
- My spouse is threatening to take the kids from me if I file for divorce, what should I do?
- My spouse withdrew all of the monies from our joint bank account and closed our account, what should I do?
- My spouse has taken our children and will not let me see them?
- My spouse plans on relocating from the State of Georgia and taking my child what should I do?
- How much Child Support should my spouse be required to pay to support our children? How is monthly amount of child support determined in Georgia?
- I just loss my job and I can’t pay child support what should I do?
- My former spouse is refusing to pay me the monthly amount of Child Support as ordered by the Court, what should I do?
- I have been solely dependent during the marriage on my spouse for my support and maintenance; can I receive alimony from him or her? How much can I receive per month in alimony? How long will my spouse be required to pay alimony? What are the factors that the Court may consider in determining whether or not to award alimony from one spouse to another?
- I owned the house prior to the marriage and now my spouse just wants me to take my personal belongings and get out, what should I do?
- What are the different types of custody in Georgia?
- My spouse or former spouse has taken our child and left the State of Georgia, what should I do?
- My spouse or former spouse is refusing to return our minor child after a visit over the summer?
- I would like to retain physical custody of our child, what should I do?
- I would like to visit with my child, what should I do?
- I caught my spouse cheating on me with my best friend, what should I do? How does this affect my divorce? How do I go about proving adultery? Will the Court punish my spouse for sleeping around on me?
- My spouse caught me doing illegal drugs and now is threatening to take our child from me, what should I do?
- My spouse has hit me in the past and has threatened if I file for divorce to make my life a living “you know what” and has stated he or she is coming to my place of employment, what should I do?
- My spouse has taken my cell phone and taken the text messages off of my cell phone between me and my boyfriend, what should I do?
- My spouse states he knows what I have been up to and he has been watching my every move, what should I do? I just want my husband or wife to leave me alone and respect my privacy.
- My spouse just took $50,000.00 from our bank account and wired the monies to his girlfriend? What should I do? How do I preserve our assets?
- My spouse has been recording our telephone conversations. Can he or she do that? Is that legal? What should I do?
Once we have met with you and had an initial consultation, we can intelligently discuss the fees and expenses associated with our legal representation of you. The retainer quoted by the attorney to represent you is based upon the complexity of the issues involved; the novelty and difficulty of the issues at hand; the experience and reputation of the attorney, and the amount of time involved. The initial retainer starts at $2,500.00 and may be higher based upon the complexity of the issues at hand. Our firm will require a written contract and retainer to be paid prior to legal representation. Our firm will request upon the Court for reimbursement of your attorney’s fees from the opposing party when necessary and as authorized by case law and/or statute.
For an uncontested matter such as an uncontested divorce, in which both parties have reached a private agreement on all issues up front prior to any legal action being filed we charge a flat rate, plus the filing fee and any necessary expenses. The retainer fee for an uncontested divorce starts at $499.00 and could be higher amount based upon the complexity of the issues at hand.
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