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Fees and Consultations
ESTIMATED FEES. Any fee listed on this website or given to you on the phone is an estimate. The estimate is based on previous experience with related matters, the information you provide, and other considerations. After your consultation, you will be given an estimate specific to your matter and circumstances. A change in circumstance or the discovery of new information that changes the scope of work required may result in a change in attorney’s fees, whether caused by you or others.
COSTS AND EXPENSES. You will also be responsible for third party costs and expenses, such as Clerk of Court fees related to your matter and may be required to furnish an advance deposit form which these expenses will be deducted.
SUCCESSION ADVANCES. In many cases, we are able to get you money within a few days or weeks prior to or during a Succession. This money comes from the Estate of the Decedent and is not guaranteed. There must be sufficient funds available in the Decedent’s accounts, all heirs may be required to consent in writing to the Advance and the financial institution must accept the Affidavit of Withdrawal in keeping with Louisiana law. Challenging a denial of an Advance by a financial institution is not included in the scope of our representation.
FREE CONSULTATION. Whether you call or schedule online, we are only able to offer free consultations (where the fee is waived) during our normal business hours and subject to attorney availability. We reserve the right to require a fee for consultations that are rescheduled, requested for a time not reserved for free consultations, outside normal business hours and for consultations not occurring at our office in Baton Rouge or on the phone. We also reserve the right to bill you after-the-fact for a free consultation if you fail to show up for your scheduled time or fail to answer our call for a phone consultation (we will try three times).
CONSULTATION FEE. As compensation for a Consultation with a Louisiana attorney, I agree to pay Field Law LLC (“Field Law”) flat fee of up to two hundred dollars ($200), unless otherwise agreed or waived. I understand that the fee may be waived for my consultation, however Field Law may asses this fee to me after the Consultation, in its sole discretion, if I require additional time or information that is not typically provided in an initial consultation. The fee is due upon acceptance of this agreement by Field Law. The fee reflects not simply the number of hours which individual attorneys may devote to my representation, but also the experience, reputation, skill and efficiency of the attorneys, as well as the potential inability of the firm to accept other employment during the pendency of this agreement or after it has concluded. Field Law has made no promises or guarantees whatsoever as to the total fees, costs and expenses involved in Field Law’s potential representation of you in this matter, unless otherwise agreed to in writing. The fee is not refundable and shall be deemed fully earned by the providing of any information, whether written, oral or otherwise, to me about legal services. I will not owe any further balance should I choose not to proceed. The consultation fee amount will be credited towards attorney’s fee for services, if based on a flat fee and as provided for in any Representation Agreement.
CONSULTATION. A Consultation includes up to 30 minutes of consultation time with an attorney concerning your legal matter. Should consultation time (which includes all communication with any attorney representing Field Law, whether caused by you, family members, the attorney, or required by an authorized third party) exceed that threshold, you agree to and Field Law reserves the right to charge its usual and customary fees in 15 minute increments (not to exceed two hundred dollars an hour) on an hourly basis. The Consultation shall be limited to a single legal issue, which shall be described by you before the Consultation begins.
LIMITED SCOPE. This agreement is for a Consultation only. Field Law, nor any attorney associated with it, represents you in any matter unless there is a signed and accepted Representation Agreement separate from this agreement. You understand that no representation of any kind exists between you and Field Law, unless otherwise agreed to in writing. If you request or Field Law is required to perform work not included in a specific fee agreement, the firm’s usual and customary fees will be charged on an hourly basis.
CONFIDENTIALITY. All communications between you and Field Law are confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone without your expressed written consent. However, no attorney-client relationship shall exist until Field Law has accepted representation of you for a specific matter as agreed in a Representation Agreement.
NO GUARANTEE. I acknowledge that Field Law has made no promise or guarantee regarding the outcome of my legal matter. In fact, Field Law has advised me that litigation in general is risky, can take a long time, can be very costly and can be very frustrating. During the course of the Consultation, Field Law may provide me with candid advice and professional predictions regarding how this matter may be resolved. In doing so, Field Law is only providing a guess of the outcome and has made no guarantee as to a specific result. I further acknowledge that Field Law shall have the right to cancel this agreement and withdraw from this matter if, in the attorney’s professional opinion, the matter does not have merit, I do not have a reasonably good possibility of recovery, I refuse to follow the recommendations of the attorney, I fail to abide by the terms of this agreement, if attorney’s representation would result in a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct or at any other time as or if permitted under by the Rules of Professional Conduct.