What to Expect from a Free Consultation with a Divorce Lawyer

When you’re looking for the right Louisville divorce lawyer, you don’t just want the one closest to your front door. You want the one who will truly help you and your family through a difficult time. Finding the best fit for your situation requires understanding your own needs, doing research, and potentially doing a few free consultations to figure out who will work best for you. 

To help you as you make this decision, here are a few things to consider about attorneys in general and what it is like to work with our team at Wise Law.

What is the average retainer fee for a divorce lawyer?

Retainers are the fees that a lawyer can charge you upfront to represent you in your court case. Depending on the complexity of your case and the profile of the attorney you’re hiring, you can expect to pay $1,000 or more on just the retainer fee. Many, however, will more than likely charge somewhere between $3,000 and $5,000.

Like we mentioned, a retainer fee is just your upfront costs. Once you "use up" the time covered by your retainer, you could still be left with the hourly rate of your lawyer, plus any other fees associated with going to court.

Subscription-based billing with Wise Law

Our goal at Wise Law is to relieve stress, not add to it. That’s why we take a different approach to legal services that include greater communication and elimination of outdated billing methods.

With a subscription-based billing method, we eliminate the concern and anxiety associated with lump-sum payments and hourly rates by using a flat weekly, biweekly, or monthly rate for legal representation. From day one, our clients know how much they will be paying, when it will be paid, and when it will stop. We work out payment structures with each client that is tailored to their income and preferences. 

In fact, without the continuous billing for every interaction, we are able to save our clients money in the long run. We put a cap on what our clients pay, and whether it takes 10 minutes or 10 hours, our clients deserve time with us worry-free. We are here to listen, not to rack up the highest bill possible.

What do you want your divorce lawyer to be like?

There is no doubt that this is a very trying time in the life of your family. Things are changing and you don’t necessarily know what the outcome will be. Helping you through this hardship is part of your divorce lawyer’s job, and you want to work with someone who is willing to take the time to get to know you and your case first and foremost.

You also want a lawyer who:

  • Specializes in divorce and other family law issues you may be facing, such as child custody and child support
  • Has a strategy to resolve your case as quickly and painlessly as possible
  • Listens to your needs and stays in communication with you through every step of the process
  • Uses their time wisely to make the most out of the attorney fees you’re paying and doesn’t put the pressure of hourly rates on you with every phone call
  • Is willing to do what it takes to ensure a positive outcome for you and your family

Raising the standard of a divorce lawyer practice

At Wise Law, we do everything we listed and more. Trust is the foundation of our relationship with clients. We focus on active listening and communication to reduce the amount of anxiety typically felt by clients who do not know what to expect. Working in family law is about a lot more than just "winning" court cases. We want to know what success actually means to you before we approach a case. 

Looking for more information about getting a divorce in Kentucky? Here are some questions a top divorce attorney might ask you!

Here at Wise Law, we take a more compassionate, modern approach to "winning" for our clients. If you're ready to talk to a Kentucky divorce lawyer, we're here for you. Schedule an initial phone consultation during which we'll learn more about your situation and how Wise Law can help you.

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