Fees

FEES FOR FAMILY COURT MATTERS: Most legal services provided by Godfrey Law Firm in family court litigation are paid for based upon an hourly billable rate system. The hourly billable rates of the timekeepers within the office, whether Senior Attorney, Associate Attorney, or paralegal, will be clearly and conspicuously set out on a client’s fee agreement at the time we are retained by the client. All work done will be digitally preserved in our computerized case management and accounting software. All time spent working on the client’s behalf is recorded in 3 minute increments.

We must be retained by you paying an initial retainer. Godfrey Law Firm prides itself on assessing each case individually to establish the lowest possible retainer in order for us to begin work on your case. We then bill against that retainer, according to the applicable billable rate for each 3 minutes of time we work on your case. If your retainer gets low or is depleted, you must replenish your retainer for us to continue working for you. We analogize this process to the gas tank on a car that must have fuel in order for the car to operate. You must fill it up when it runs low or your care doesn’t go!

We have 1 attorney to serve your legal needs and help resolve your legal matter in an effective and efficient manner. The Associate Lawyers confer with the Senior Lawyer (and vice versa!). You have the benefit as a client of Godfrey Law Firm of having not only much legal education and experience at your disposal but also the benefit of well thought out legal planning for your individual case.

THE STAFF IS HERE TO SERVE YOUAND TO HELP THE ATTORNEYS HELP YOU!

Godfrey Law Firm is fortunate to have a superior staff dedicated to serving our clients. They are knowledgeable about the systems and the procedures involved in your case. Moreover, our staff is very knowledgeable about all of the firm's cases and can usually answer any questions you may have about your case. You should always leave your message or question with the staff and probably it can be answered by them.

Otherwise, a phone appointment, call back, email, or appointment with the attorney will be arranged in a timely manner.

Our staff enables us to offer superior client service in a cost-efficient manner by returning client phone calls and acting on client requests when we are with other clients or in court. Our clients appreciate our staff's dedication and willingness to help with the many issues and questions that arise as we work toward resolving their legal matter.

FEES FOR PERSONAL INJURY MATTERS

You will get a free initial consultation when you contact us about your personal injury matter. If you need us to come to you in the hospital we will.

You do not pay any fee for legal services. Our law firm will be paid on a CONTINGENCY FEE BASIS for services rendered to you. That is, we don’t get paid until you recover money, too. That recovery by you may be through settlement or trial.