2018 Fee Schedule

Adoption

In addition to the attorney's fee, adoptive parent(s) pay $212 for the filing fee plus minor e-filing fees, approximately $50 for each parent for criminal background check, service of process fees of about $50 for each service of process and a fee to the provider of the home study (which varies depending on the provider but is probably about $500). The home study may be waived in some cases.

Adult adoption...……………………….$   350

Uncontested child adoption..........$1,200

Bankruptcy

Services include advising client of requirements of filing bankruptcy, all typically required attorney services including appearance at 341 Meeting of Creditors and communication with opposing counsel and parties. There is an extra charge of $150 per hour for bankruptcy litigation, motion practice, and other additional services. Fees do not include court costs ($335 for a Chapter 7 and $310 for a Chapter 13) and cost for required pre- and post-filing classes (about $25).

Chapter 7..........$1,200

Chapter 13........$1,500

Divorce

Contested divorces or divorces that become contested are $150 per hour. Court costs ($212 plus electronic filing fees which vary) are not included in fee. If there are minor children, parents are required to complete the divorcing parents seminar which cost $40 for each parent.

Uncontested divorce without children...............$375

Uncontested divorce with children....................$550.

Name Changes

In addition to the attorney's fees, the court clerk will charge $212. For adult name changes, publication in the newspaper is required and costs around $120.

Contested name change for minor...………..$150/hour

Uncontested name change for minor...….…$350

Adult name change...……………………………...$255

Wills

Wills are generally $150 per hour. All Wills include a Self-Proving Affidavit and a free Advance Directive for Health Care.

Simple Will with 1 beneficiary, 1 contingent beneficiary, up to 3 pages..........$200

Simple Will up to 3 bequests or up to 4 pages....................................................$250

Simple Will up to 5 bequests or up to 5 pages....................................................$300

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