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UNDERSTANDING LEGAL FEES

At Shannon Davis Legal, we are committed to providing transparent and predictable legal fees- with flat fee and hourly billing options available for every matter. Understanding the costs associated with legal services is crucial for planning your legal strategy effectively. Below, we outline the typical cost ranges for our key services, based on national averages and our own pricing structure.

Business Transactional Services

Business transactional services encompass a wide range of activities, from contract drafting to business formation and franchising. On average, clients can expect to pay:​

Hourly Rate: $400

  • Flat fees for specific services:

    • Business Formation- $750-$2500

    • Franchising- $15,000- $30,000

    • Contracts- $750 and up 

    • Asset/Stock Purchase Transactions- $10,000 and up

 

Business/Civil Litigation

Litigation costs can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case and the length of the trial: 

Hourly Rate: $400

Flat fees for specific services:

Superior/State Court: $15,000 to $75,000

Magistrate/Small Claims: $2500-$5000

 

Divorce Proceedings

The cost of a divorce can depend greatly on whether it is contested or uncontested, and the complexity of the issues involved, including the amount and type of assets and child custody:   

Hourly Rate: $400

Flat fees for specific services:

  • Uncontested divorce: $2800 

  • Contested divorce: $15,000 to $30,000  

 

Custody Matters

Custody disputes are often complex and emotionally charged, influencing the cost:

Hourly Rate: $400

Flat fees for specific services: 

  • Uncontested: $2800

  • Contested: $10,000 to $20,000 

Trademark Registration

Protecting your brand with a trademark is an essential investment with relatively predictable costs:

Hourly Rate: $400

  • USPTO filing fees: $250 to $400 per class of goods/services

  • Attorney fees for standard trademark registration: $850

We strive to make our legal services accessible and convenient for all our clients. We offer a variety of payment options to suit your financial needs:

  • Credit/Debit Cards: We accept all major credit and debit cards for easy and secure payment.

  • Electronic Check: You can also opt to pay through electronic checks, a reliable and direct way to transfer funds from your bank account.

  • LawPay: Specifically designed for legal payments, LawPay provides clients with the flexibility to manage legal expenses more comfortably by allowing you to finance your payments over time. This can be particularly helpful for spreading out the costs of more extensive legal services.

  • Installment Plans: We understand that legal proceedings can be costly. To assist our clients financially, we offer in-house installment plans that allow you to spread your payments over time.

 

Each of these options is designed to provide flexibility and ease in managing the costs associated with your legal needs.

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